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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Hair testing

The Disadvantages of Hair Testing

Does Hair Follicle Testing Really Work? Because of its non-invasive nature, hair testing has been on the rise for the last few years. Personnel can watch a donor remove their hair or even do it for them, as opposed to a urine test where donors are given the privacy of…

forensic toxicology

Beware of Breath Tests

Breath Tests Are More Prone to Error Than Blood Tests Breath tests have for years been used in courts in which to assess whether a person is under the influence or has exceeded the legal alcohol limit. As such it is the most commonly used method for testing blood alcohol…

hospital blood testing

What Can Blood Tests Diagnose

Diagnosis by Hospital Blood Testing There are many reasons why one would undergo a blood test. They help to indicate the presence of certain conditions or rule them out. They can also be used to monitor an ongoing condition and determine whether a patient is responding to treatment. Hospital blood…

drug testing

Current Trends in Drug Testing

Today’s Drug Testing Trends Despite the controversy around drug screening in current and future employees, drug testing is now extremely popular in larger companies. This is because it is a proven and cost-effective strategy which results in getting help to those who need it, lessens accidents and sick leave, improves…

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Dram Shop Law in New Mexico

New Mexico’s Dram Shop Laws Forty-three states have dram shop laws, but those laws differ slightly from state to state. In my previous post, I explained the basic principles of dram shop laws. In the next series of articles, I’ll be looking at dram shop laws for specific states. Dram…

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Drug Toxicology: Impairment & Driving

Driving while under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a serious and potentially fatal offense. Part one of this drug toxicology series will focus on what happens if a person is caught driving under the influence of drugs, the forensic tests needed as well as the challenges that arise when…

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Drug Testing: Sweat Patches 101

Analysis of biological fluids and tissues provide the most reliable method to documenting human drug exposure. The chemical analysis of human sweat in the form of drug testing sweat patches has become an effective method of monitoring drug use over an extended period of time. The sensitivity, specificity and reliability…

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NarcoPouch Test False Positive Dilemma

From as early as the 1900’s, police and investigators across the United States have used NarcoPouch tests to detect illegal drugs and substances. The NarcoPouch test offers a simple and easy way to detect illicit substances; officers simply have to drop the suspected sample into the pouch and watch for…

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