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What is FYL on a drug test

What is FYL On a Drug Test?

Posted on August 31, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
FYL on a drug test stands for Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a commonly abused opiate, recently replacing heroin as the primary drug of choice for opiate addicts.  What is FYL On a Drug Test? FYL stands for Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that is used in the treatment for severe pain but is also becoming widely abused. It is often mixed with Heroin to increase potency and lower cost for drug dealers. This trend has
drug testing remote employees

Drug Testing Remote Employees

Posted on August 27, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
With many companies electing to allow employees to work remotely during the pandemic, businesses are interested in the best methods of drug testing remote employees. Fortunately there are several options available for drug testing remote employees depending on your company’s specific situation. Have Remote Employees Report to The Office for Drug Testing The easiest method of drug testing remote employees is to have those employees come in for staff meetings or performance reviews on a
What is TCA on a drug test

What Is TCA On a Drug Test

Posted on August 24, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
TCA on a drug test stands for Tricyclic Antidepressants. Customers usually recognize the obvious abbreviations on 12 panel drug tests, but some are confused by pharmaceuticals. What is TCA on a Drug Test? TCA stands for tricyclic antidepressants. Tricyclic antidepressants is a group of drugs used to treat bi-polar disorder, depression, insomnia, OCD, bedwetting and several other conditions or symptoms. Tricyclic antidepressants have mostly been replaced by newer classes of antidepressants such as SSRIs, SNRIs
do 12 panel drug tests test for alcohol

Do Drug Tests Test for Alcohol

Posted on August 18, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
One of the questions we are most often asked is if drug tests test for alcohol. The short answer is that no, drug tests usually do not test for alcohol. There are exceptions to this rule and many drug tests will include a separate alcohol urine test, but an alcohol test strip is not normally found on 12 panel tests themselves. The most common drugs included on a 12 panel test are cocaine, marijuana, opiates,
Drug Test for Welfare

Drug Tests for Welfare Recipients

Posted on July 31, 2020
Category: Addiction, Drug Testing
Do drug tests for welfare recipients save money or have any positive effects on society? Most of the data published has echoed the sentiments of the organization that published it. It’s not easy to quantify the success of these programs because the number of welfare applicants change as the economy improves and declines. In a study conducted and touted by Think Progress they found that only 1% out of the 263,000 applicants that could have
Requirements for legal random drug testing
Random drug testing is an important part of maintaining an effective and safe workforce. Many large companies outsource drug testing because they believe the requirements are too costly. Let’s break down the requirements for conducting legal random drug testing for your business. Identify Requirements for Legal Random Drug Testing Most large corporations use the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 as a starting point for their random drug testing program. It is required that all
what age do kids start using drugs

What Age do Kids Start Using Drugs?

Posted on July 16, 2020
Category: Addiction
Drug use is an issue that every parent fears. With drugs becoming more dangerous it’s important for parents to understand what age kids start using drugs. The Ages Kids Start Using Drugs You should start looking for signs of drug use at the age of 10. Usually kids that start using drugs at or below 10 years of age have an extremely dysfunctional home life and their parents may even give them drugs or force

What is Creatinine?

Posted on June 24, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
The most popular and consistent test for adulteration of drug tests is creatinine. Many people confuse this with creatine, but what is creatinine and how does it indicate that a drug test has been tampered with? Creatinine concentration is checked during standard urine drug tests. What is Creatinine? Creatinine is the primary metabolite of creatine that is produced when creatine is broken down in muscles. It is then expelled in the urine. Since creatine is