Drug Testing Education

What Do Faint Lines on a Drug Test Mean?

Posted on May 28, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
The question we get asked most frequently is what do faint lines on a drug test mean? It is very common to have faint lines on drug tests. Most at home drug tests explicitly state that a faint line is a negative result, but customers still assume that it means there is some level of the drug present. Faint Lines on Drug Tests Are Negative Faint lines are always negative. The purpose of a drug

What Does CLIA Waived Mean?

Posted on May 26, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
Almost all point of care drug tests are advertised as CLIA waived. Customers often want to know what does CLIA waived mean, and why is it so important? CLIA stands for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. CLIA is a set of guidelines and regulations that are jointly enforced by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration). In its most basic form the FDA categorizes
What Does BUP mean on a drug test

What is BUP On a Drug Test?

Posted on May 21, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
BUP on a drug test stands for Buprenorphine. When customers purchase a 12 panel drug test they usually recognize most of the abbreviations, but may be confused by the pharmaceuticals. Buprenorphine is a medication used in addiction medicine to treat opioid dependence. What is BUP on a Drug Test? BUP stands for Buprenorphine. Buprenorphine (BUP) is an opioid that is most commonly used to treat chronic opioid addiction. It’s often prescribed as Suboxone, which contains
Can fake pee be detected in a drug test
One of the most recent trends in tampering and adulteration of drug testing is people using fake pee as a substitute for their own urine sample. Subjects have been using other people’s clean urine for decades, but have sometimes been surprised when the urine they brought failed for more drugs than their own urine would have. People ask us “can fake pee be detected in a drug test?” because it would be a more convenient
home drug test vs. lab drug test
What is the difference between an at home drug test vs. a lab drug test? A lot of customers assume that when a they go to a physical location to take a drug test that it’s more accurate. That’s not always the case, but there are some differences between a home drug test vs. lab drug test. Home Drug Test vs. Lab Drug Test Many organizations use home drug testing kits that are CLIA waived
What is MTD on a Drug Test

What is MTD On a Drug Test?

Posted on May 14, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
MTD on a Drug Test stands for Methadone. When parents and employers purchase drug tests they usually recognize the abbreviations for common illicit drugs such as THC for Marijuana. It is common for one or two abbreviations to stump them. Methadone is not a gateway drug, it is primarily used for Methadone Maintenance Treatment. Methadone is almost always included on 12 panel drug tests. What is MTD on a Drug Test? MTD stands for Methadone.
why do employers drug test

11 Reasons Why Employers Drug Test

Posted on May 13, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
Why do employers drug test applicants? Even though the benefits are obvious to most, job seekers often ask us about the reasons drug testing has become ubiquitous. Here are 11 benefits employers and employees gain from drug testing. Reasons Why Employers Drug Test Productivity Safety Insurance Purposes Reputation Encourage Drug Users to Seek Help Encourage Drug Users to Stay Clean Lower Costs Avoid Lawsuits Gather Evidence Improve Work Environment Avoid Drug Related Incidents Productivity At
The average person that’s unfamiliar with drug use doesn’t usually know how to tell if someone is high. Still, drug use has become a pervasive part of everyday life and over the last 2 decades prescription drugs have brought drug use into more homes and businesses than ever before. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health 38% of adults battled a substance abuse disorder. Drug users are becoming more sophisticated at concealing