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We love staying in the know. Now we blog about it. Keep up to date on company news and promotions. Enjoy educational seminars and stay informed with industry related news atricles, trends and compliance. 

Adulterant Demonstration

Adulteration is an issue that most have encountered at one time or another in drugs of abuse management programs. Patients, or donors, sometimes go to great lengths to adulterate a specimen in an attempt to avoid a positive test result. In this video, Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, discusses the importance of using and reading adulteration test strips correctly along with a hands on demonstration.

CLIA Waived or Forensic Use Only: What You Need to Know

CLIA Waived or Forensic Use Only: What You Need to Know

Something you may have noticed while browsing our product catalogs and/or listings is that some of the tests have a designation of “CLIA Waived”, while others are designated as “FUO”. What do these two designations refer to, and how does it affect you? Let us look a little deeper and find out.

Gas Station Dope

In the latest NTS-U Webinar, join Chief Product Office, Eric Malis in discussing drugs of abuse commonly found at gas stations, convenience stores, and smoke shops; most of which are in legal gray areas. 

A Word on External Quality Controls

A Word on External Quality Controls

If you read the instructions that are included in each box of tests (stop laughing, some people have!) then you have seen the recommendation that “positive and negative controls be tested as good laboratory practice to confirm the test procedure and to verify proper test performance”. Every instant test does have built-in procedural controls

Know Your Substances: Cocaine

Know your substances! This on going series covers everything you should and need to know about the substances you’re testing for. Being well informed is one of the best ways to stay ahead of the curve. This episode will cover everything you need to know about Cocaine

What We Know Now About the Window of Detection for Fentanyl

What We Know Now About the Window of Detection for Fentanyl

Fentanyl use continues to rise, and with increased usage comes increased data, and an increased understanding of the pharmacology of this extremely potent synthetic Opioid. In fact, chronic Fentanyl use is a relatively new phenomenon. I suspect that over time we will...

Drug Trends and Emerging Threats

In this episode of our ongoing educational webinar series, Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, will be discussing trends among popular drugs, as well as new drugs to be on the lookout for 2021.

Fentanyl Addiction & Treatment Awareness

Fentanyl Addiction & Treatment Awareness

National Test Systems is proud to have partnered with Addiction Rehab Treatment to help raise awareness of Fentanyl use, addiction, withdrawal and treatment to help combat the spread of this deadly opioid in communities around the nation. Click this post to access the full article.

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