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Monthly Archives: December 2015

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How Accurate are Hair Follicle Drug Tests

Forensic Toxicology and False-Positive Hair Tests Forensic toxicology is an established discipline with tried-and-tested methods for detecting chemicals, drugs, and toxins. As scientists, we pride ourselves on delivering accurate results. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes do slip by us. In these cases, the best thing to do is learn from the mistake…

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5 Tips to Avoid DUIs this New Years

Get a DUI Expert Witness or Simply Avoid DUIs? With the holiday season upon us, many people will be enjoying parties and gatherings. Unfortunately, this often means over-indulgence and drunk driving. So instead of spending your Christmas vacation looking for an expert witness for your DUI case, play it safe…

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What it Takes to Be a Forensic Toxicologist

Hire a Professional Forensic Toxicologist A forensic toxicologist deals with many facets of life as science merges with medicine and the law. You may be looking for a forensic toxicologist to conduct office drug tests for your employees or someone who knows about DUI laws and tests to be an…

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The Different Fields of Forensic Toxicology

Forensic Toxicology Fields There are many different types of forensic sciences and globally the American Academy of Forensic Sciences is the biggest forensic science organization. There are eleven sections in fields of interest, activity, education and the expertise of the individual members. The eleven sections include but are not limited…

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Recent Blog Articles

How Real Is Toxicology Testing On TV

Television communicates a rather interesting narrative on how toxicology tests are conducted. On television, toxicology testing can appear glamorous, easy, and efficient. The truth is, toxicology testing reality is far from the elegant forensic portrayal on television. What Is Toxicology Testing? Toxicology tests are processes used to check for drugs,…

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Types Of Drug Tests In The 21st Century

There is an increasing demand for toxicology data in the 21st century. With the number of types of drug tests available, many institutions and companies insist on drug tests before hiring or accepting a candidate. Traditional vitro methods of drug testing are not always feasible or time efficient. With the…

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Drug Toxicology: Alcohol vs Drug related DUI

Part two of the series on drug toxicology is focused on how alcohol-impaired driving compares to driving under the influence of drugs. This article explores the well-documented consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol, how prosecution of drug-impaired driving compares, and how blood and urine testing are required to…

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