Drug Testing Articles

Benefits of Drug Testing
US studies show that substance abusers (including alcohol) are 33% less productive, three times as likely to be late, four times as likely to hurt others at work or themselves, five times as likely to sue for compensation, and ten times as likely to miss work.
Creating a Drug Free Workplace
Drug testing is one action an employer can take to determine if employees or job applicants are using drugs. It can identify evidence of recent use of alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit drugs. Drug testing works best when implemented based on a clear, written policy.
DO I Need a CLIA Waived Test?
Should I be using a CLIA Waived Drug Test and why? Be aware, not all in-vitro drug tests are CLIA Waived, if the product description does not mention a CLIA Waiver then most likely it is not CLIA WAIVED. Congress passed the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in 1988.

Using a drug test cup gives you a fast and wonderfully convenient method to perform a not so desirable task. Urine test cup drug tests has been the most popular method of drug testing every since the first brand came out on the market back in the late 1990’s.
When urine drug testing first started, decades ago, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) required that companies who use professional drivers, specified safety sensitive transportation and/or oil and gas related occupations, and certain federal employers be tested for the presence of five basic drugs.
Identifying Adulterants
Urine adulteration is an issue that you cannot ignore. Adulteration is the intentional tampering with a urine sample by the donor to avoid detection of illicit drug use. Successful adulteration produces a false-negative drug test result. The validity of any drug test depends on the integrity of the urine sample.