Common questions about hair testing

Here are a few commonly asked questions about hair testing. What is the detection window of drug use for hair testing?Hair follicle drug tests can identify drug use up to 90 days prior to the test date. Drugs in the bloodstream are able to incorporate and bind to the hair follicles underneath the scalp. Head…

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To freeze or not to freeze

Drug testing usually involves 3 stages – urine specimen collection, followed by initial screening and lastly, a confirmatory test if the specimen is non-negative. In the case of confirmatory testing, how should you be storing the urine specimen until it is tested? IntroductionFew studies have investigated the influence of storage conditions on urine samples and…

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A comprehensive guide to establishing a workplace drug testing program

Effective drug testing solutions can help to improve productivity, reduce workplace accidents, decrease absenteeism, and job turnover. Every workforce is unique, an employer should make a careful determination about the program elements that are most valuable for their employees. Reasons for Drug Testing Understanding when to test is directly linked to which drug testing solution your organization should select. …

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Drug & Alcohol Testing – Specimen Types

Employers implement workforce drug testing programs to help prevent the misuse of alcohol and drugs by potential and existing employees. Knowing the fundamentals is critical to executing a successful, drug-free workplace policy and program Urine Drug Testing A urine drug specimen is the most common specimen type for Drug & Alcohol Testing. It is the…

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Drug & Alcohol Testing Process

We provide Drug & Alcohol Testing for a wide range of employers across various workplace industries. Our testing procedure ensures all aspects of your business requirements are met and enhance workplace safety. Below outlines the process of the testing. Urine Specimen can be collected on-site at your designated location or via our collection site.It can…

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What is Chain of Custody?

Drug and Alcohol results can have life-changing consequences for the donor. Due to this reason, it is vital to handle every single sample meticulously. Chain of Custody refers to the system of controls governing the collection, processing and storage of samples. These controls reduce the potential for the sample to be accidentally or maliciously tampered with…

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Saliva COVID-19 Test Kits

A Singapore-based medical company has devised a quicker, less invasive test for detecting the COVID-19 coronavirus. Veredus Laboratories launched two new test kits on Thursday (Sept 17). The test can reduce the time taken to determine is a person has COVID-19 by up to 40 minutes. One of the kits is used with nasal swab…

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COVID-19 test kits – Antigen VS Antibody

Antigen (Nasopharyngeal/Oropharyngeal Swab)The virus or nucleic acid test (see chart above) is useful mainly during active infection, before the virus is cleared by the immune system. This test is mostly used for diagnosing active infection in individuals suspected of having COVID-19, especially people with symptoms of the illness. If a virus test is positive, it…

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