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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...
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.
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.
Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, discusses Delta-8, a legal form of THC that has become popular across the nation. This a must watch for anyone in the Drug Testing Industry. Find out more about Delta-8 and why you should be aware of this substance.
Time for another NTS-U Boot Camp! This time join Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, for an in depth look into proper techniques, tips, tricks, and everything else you’ve ever needed to know about oral fluids testing.
One of the so-called “designer drugs” we talk about frequently is colloquially known as “K2/Spice”; named for the earliest products to became popular in the U.S. This colloquialism is why the drug testing industry decided to call our synthetic cannabinoid test a...
Going back to the basics with performing and reading your instant urine drug tests. Covering both cups & dips, we will provide the basics along with some tips and tricks to make your drug testing duties run a little bit smoother.
Safer Alternative Since March, as businesses and government agencies started closing and investigating safer alternative ways of testing procedures, more and more people have been inquiring about oral fluids testing for drugs of abuse. These are sometimes referred to...
Enjoy our latest webinar from our NTS-U Webinar Series where Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis, covers the Amphetamines class of Stimulants, including Methamphetamines and MDMA, also known as, Ecstasy.
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.
In our latest live webinar, our Chief Product Officer, Eric Malis dives into the DEA’s Emerging Drug Trends report to give you a better understanding of what to watch out for in 2020.
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...
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.
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?
Learn all about Kratom, from its origins to its effects, and how to detect its use (yes, finally a test that’s accurate!). Click this post to view the recorded live webinar.
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.
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! Click this post to view the recorded live webinar.
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.
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. Click this post to view the live recorded webinar.
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. Click this post to view the live recorded webinar.
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. Click this post to view the live recorded webinar.
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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