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EDDP: The Methadone Metabolite

EDDP: The Methadone Metabolite

I often get asked about EDDP – primarily, “what is EDDP?”, and “should I care about EDDP?”. EDDP – the abbreviation for the chemical compound 2-ethylidene-1, 5-dimethyl-3, 3-diphenylpyrrolidine – is a major metabolite of methadone. While methadone is not a widespread drug of abuse these days, it is certainly something you would not want to not test for. Hopefully, the information about EDDP in this blog post will help you decide if testing for EDDP would be beneficial.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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National Test Systems Presents NTS-U: An Educational Experience Tailored for You

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.

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