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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Forensic Toxicologist

The Difference Between a Drug Test and a Drug Screen

A 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

The 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

Forensic 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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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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