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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Forensic Toxicologist

The Difference Between a Drug Test and a Drug Screen

Reading Time: 2 minutesA Forensic Toxicologist on Drug Tests vs. Drug Screens Although these concepts sound similar, there is a big difference between a confirmatory drug test and a drug screen or screening test. It is useful to understand the differences in order to ensure that you are not falsely accused merely because…

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DUI Breath vs. Blood Test

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Forensic Toxicology Behind DUI Chemical Tests Under California law you are only obligated to submit to a chemical test, that is either a breath or a blood test, once you have been lawfully arrested for driving under the influence. Prior to lawful arrest, any test, including a field sobriety…

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Beating Synthetic Urine

Reading Time: 2 minutesForensic Toxicologists Beat the Cheaters Forensic toxicologists must always stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and testing methods in their field. This also means staying ahead of trends to cheat forensic testing. One such trend is synthetic urine. With many employers requiring drug testing from their workers, the market for…

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Defining the Role of a Forensic Lawyer

Reading Time: 2 minutesForensic lawyers are experts in both law and forensic science. The intersection of science and law has allowed for new tools and methodologies for discovering truth. Okorie Okorocha has served as an expert witness in over 280 trials. His role is to help juries understand complex, scientific concepts and to…

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Narcopouch Tests – Drug Testing Made Easy

Reading Time: 3 minutesA narcopouch test is a presumptive test designed to identify illegal substances. After analysis, a presumptive test will tell you one of two things. It is definitely not a certain substance or the sample is probably the suspected substance. Similar to a portable chemistry lab, narcopouch tests are self-contained, providing…

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The Pros and Cons of Sweat Patches For Drug Testing

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe use of sweat patches as a method of drug testing is a relatively new development in the field of forensic toxicology. Sweat patch drug testing is becoming increasingly popular among employers screening employees and job applicants for drug use, although sweat patches are typically used to monitor persons on…

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