How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your Hair?

How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your Hair?

Drugs can usually stay in your hair for a period of about 90 days. However, different drugs can cause different results, as can the use of those drugs by different individuals. Whether you choose to receive drug testing results through hair, urine, or another type of analysis, National Labs can help you find the best…

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Adulteration Testing

Adulteration Testing

Urine Drug Testing to Identify Substance Abusers Illegal drug abuse is a serious problem in the United States. Many health care providers and treatment centers use drug testing as a means to identify clients who are abusing illegal or prescription drugs. Most drug screenings typically do not directly supervise in the specimen collection making it…

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Medication Monitoring As A Tool For Quality Medical Care

Medication Monitoring As A Tool For Quality Medical Care

Prescription drug abuse is a very real problem in America. Every day, thousands of people, including youth, abuse prescription drugs for the first time, while millions more take prescription drugs for non-medical reasons on an ongoing basis. If you are a physician prescribing narcotics, you can do your part to help control this epidemic, and…

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Addiction: 17 Most Abused Drugs in America

Addiction: 17 Most Abused Drugs in America

Alcohol reigns king as the most abused drug in America. Twice as many people report abuse of alcohol than the second-ranked substance, tobacco. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration conducts a National Survey on Drug Use and Mental Health each year. They survey children ages 12-17, and adults 18 and older. The most recent…

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Drugged Driving More Prevalent Than Drunk Driving

Drugged Driving More Prevalent Than Drunk Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drugged driving is now more prevalent than drunk driving. While drunk driving incidents decreased steadily since 2007, the rate of drugged driving increased. Who Is Driving While Stoned? According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 10 million people drive while under the influence of…

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Understanding Mass Spectrometry

Understanding Mass Spectrometry

At National Laboratories, we use mass spectrometry to identify specific drugs or metabolites in a biological sample. Mass spectrometry allows us to measure the mass of molecules and atoms. Using the molecular ion peak and fragment ions, we can gather information on the mass of molecules in a biological sample, as well as their chemical…

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ASAM Highlights Drug Testing as a Primary Healthcare Tool

ASAM Highlights Drug Testing as a Primary Healthcare Tool

In a recent white paper, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) highlights routine drug testing as “a primary prevention, diagnostic, and monitoring tool”. They hope that the paper will encourage physicians and healthcare providers across the country to make wider use of drug testing as a routine part of their practice. One of the ways…

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