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Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Future of Blood Testing Could Reveal Age

Hospital Blood Testing May Soon Reveal People’s Age Forensic crime scene analysis methods are constantly advancing and developing, to the point where a new study has been published proving that crime scene investigators may soon be able to determine a suspect’s age from a sample of his or her blood,…

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Cheating a Drug Test

Not So Easy to Beat Urine Drug Testing According to a recent study published in The American Journal on Addictions, 48.2% of respondents have undergone some kind of workplace drug testing 1. With so many companies carrying out mandatory drug testing, many job-seekers and employees are turning to furtive methods…

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I Want to be a Forensic Toxicologist

Becoming a Forensic Toxicologist Forensic toxicology is a demanding but rewarding career. It requires a specific set of skills, education and training, and personality traits to succeed in this challenging industry. If you are considering becoming a forensic toxicologist, learn more about what to expect – and what will be…

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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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