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How A Urine Test Works

image of how urine test works 1For over 20 years now, companies have relied upon urine drug tests as a means of determining if someone is using drugs while on the job. It has become a tried-and-true method of drug testing, used heavily because it is cheap and easy to conduct. How is it done though, and just how accurate is it?

WHEN IS URINE TESTING DONE?

Any time that there is a question of the ability of someone to do their job because of drugs, testing is done. Many companies have random policies so that employees do not know when the urine test is going to happen. In addition, pre-employment drug testing is becoming more and more common throughout the United States. Drug testing through urine is also done in athletics as a means of determining if someone is using performance-enhancing drugs. If there has been an accident on the job, urine drug testing is also done as part of the post-accident investigation. Safety-related drug testing is also done, especially when the general public is in danger of someone who is on drugs, in the transportation, for example.

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What The Heck Is Synthetic Cannabis?

image of synthetic cannabis 1Everyone knows what cannabis is, but one interesting new product in the marijuana scope of things is synthetic cannabis. Essentially, synthetic cannabis is any drug that mimics the effects of cannabis sprayed onto an herbal base.

History

Synthetic cannabis first began to appear in the early 2000s when developers wanted to achieve an effect through natural herbs. It was found in research done in 2008 that, in fact, the natural herbs contained synthetic cannabinoids that impacted the body in a similar way to cannabis.

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How Do Hair Drug Tests Work?

image of hair drug testing 1Hair Test Introduction

Many companies are beginning to implement drug tests as a way to make sure employees and the public are safe when employees are doing their job. More often than not, drug tests are done with urine because it is cheap and easy to do, but that is beginning to change. More and more companies are now looking to do drug tests that are based on the hair follicle testing.

Despite the higher costs, companies are turning to the hair test because it can detect drug use as far back as ninety days. Even so, there are people that beat their hair test by using detox shampoos (yes, they do drugs). After some research, we were able to find multiple websites that are designed to help people pass their hair strand test. It’s an interesting topic and one we plan to discuss on the blog in a future post. (more…)

Cheating Urine Drug Tests With Synthetic Urine

image of urine sample 1While many companies are using urine tests as a means of determining what employees are using drugs on the job, many other employees are looking for an edge that helps them pass the test. Nonetheless, using drugs while being employed in an industry where safety is key is a serious problem and cheating drug tests is not only immoral, it is illegal. One of the most common trends right now is the use of synthetic urine to alter a drug test. Click here to learn more.

What is it?

Synthetic urine is a new trend that involves using a synthesized substance that simulates the composition, chemical properties and appearance of urine. (more…)