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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Understanding 6-AM & 6-MAM: The Metabolite of Heroin

Understanding 6-AM & 6-MAM: The Metabolite of Heroin

One question I am asked fairly often is regarding the primary metabolite of Heroin; known as 6-AM or 6-MAM. These are synonymous for 6-Acetylmorphine and 6-Monoacetylmorphine (actually all 4 mean exactly the same thing!). For the sake of brevity, in this post I will call it by its most popular moniker: 6-MAM.

A Huge End of the Year Thank You!

A Huge End of the Year Thank You!

As 2019 draws to a close, and while visions of sugar plums dance in our heads, we at National Test Systems want to take a moment to reflect on what an incredible year we’ve had, and to thank you tremendously for being a part of it. This year was a big push with...

Abused Prescription Drugs That We Often Overlook

In this installment of our NTS University Educational Webinar series, we will discuss prescription drugs that may not be on your radar as drugs of abuse, but should be. Join our Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, to make sure you are aware of these, sometimes “overlooked”, drugs of abuse.

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!

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