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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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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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