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As many of us are looking toward going back to normal, or at least back to work, special considerations must be made if we are going to prevent a new spike in COVID-19 infections. In addition to some tips on keeping a clean workplace, we will also talk about some...
Testing for COVID-19 is an important step in tracking cases and contagion mapping. It also tells us who needs treatment and isolation. At some point, COVID-19 testing will be needed in order for us to get back to “business as usual” as a country (and as a...
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.
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...
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.
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?
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.
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.
One of many new initiative that we plan to role out in the up coming months is our educational experience, NTS-U. Our goal is to provide our customers with all the resources they need in order to manage and operate any size testing program in any industry. We are positioning ourselves as a true consultant, from product training, best practices, compliance to a knowledge stand point, National Test Systems will have you and your facility operating at it’s max potential. We also understand that each customer’s needs are different and will do our best to custom tailor your education experience.
National Test Systems has been a trusted provider of instant test solutions for over 20 years and was founded with a passion for helping people. That same passion remains a core value of the new Management team and the mission remains to provide superior customer service and support while upholding the standard of product quality that has made National Test Systems so great, now with a revamped new look.
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