Fentanyl: What You May Not Know

Listen to our Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, discuss the basics of Fentanyl: What you need to know about Fentanyl, but may not. - Are you taking the proper measures to effect harm reduction? - Are you aware that Fentanyl isn’t being mixed solely with Heroin? - What is Fentanyl? - Where does it come from? - Who does this affect? - Why should this concern you?


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A Word on Specimen Types

A Word on Specimen Types

Today we are going to discuss the different specimen types that can be used to test for drugs. We do offer testing for all the specimen types that I will cover. It is helpful to know what to expect from each specimen type in regard to window of detection (both onset and outset), susceptibility to adulteration, collection woes, and general benefits or shortcomings. So, take a few minutes to read and decide for yourself if you are testing the specimen type that works best for your program or facility.

The Great Poppy Seed Debate: A Quasi-Scientific Endeavor

The Great Poppy Seed Debate: A Quasi-Scientific Endeavor

There’s always been a lot of debate about poppy seeds and whether their ingestion can or will cause a positive result on an opiate panel; many of us have even seen the famous episode of the Seinfeld TV show where Elaine was almost fired due to a positive drug test caused by poppy muffins. There have been plenty of scientific papers published where sophisticated laboratory equipment is used to determine the opiate make-up of poppy seeds, and their concentrations. But what does really mean to those of us performing drug tests every day?

CBD Products Causing THC Positives?

CBD Products Causing THC Positives?

The question I am getting most frequently these days is whether CBD oil and other CBD products can cause a positive result on the THC panel. Let’s dig in a little to see what CBD is supposed to be, and what it often is.

Adulterants: Are You Testing a Valid Specimen?

Are you testing a valid specimen? The answer may surprise you!
We will discuss the myriad of methods people will use to “beat” a drug test, and also the tools you have at your disposal to combat this.
Make sure you are testing a valid specimen!

Fentanyl Exposure – Myth vs. Reality

We have all heard stories about people (first responders, law enforcement, etc.) coming into contact with Fentanyl; in some cases, causing ill effects and worry of overdose. But does Fentanyl even work that way? Read on as we separate myth from truth regarding Fentanyl exposure.

Emerging Drug Trends: What to Watch For

Join Eric Malis, Chief Product Officer here at National Test Systems, for another installment to our “NTS-U” webinar series. This time we will cover current and emerging drug trends with a focus on, “designer” or, “synthetic” drugs and their affects on the drug testing industry.

Alcohol and EtG Testing

This is our second installment to the NTS-U Educational Webinar Series. We are committed to delivering useful and necessary information in an effort to provide insight and resources for industry trends and topics. In this episode we will cover all things Alcohol, EtG, and Testing: What you should know, but may not.

Fentanyl: What You May Not Know

This is Episode 1 of our educational Web Series. All episodes are recorded live and hosted by our Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis. Don’t miss out on the next live episode and make sure to register to reserve your spot for the opportunity to join the discussion. We are always striving to do better and your feedback is always something we take to heart. Please give us your comments so we can be sure we are covering all the topics you want to know more about.

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