CBD versus THC: The Difference

CBD Oil versus THC in drug tests - SonicTest Labs

The Cannabinoids Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol  (THC) are two of the many compounds found naturally in Cannabis plants, which include Hemp and Marijuana. CBD is the ‘therapeutic’ component of these plants, while THC is the ‘psychoactive’ component. The Hemp plant, recently removed as a Schedule 1 drug by the FDA, contains CBD but does not…

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How Accurate are DNA Tests

How Accurate are DNA Tests - SonicTest Labs

A DNA test, most commonly a paternity test, is a lab test that determines if a man is the biological father of a particular child. It consists of a number of tested segments of DNA strands and compares markers to the child and the alleged father. Depending on the number of common markers from the…

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Reasons for Drug Testing in the Workplace

Reasons for Drug Testing in the Workplace - SonicTest Labs

Drug testing in the workplace first appeared in the 1980s after a naval aviator crash landed on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, killing and injuring many on board. While it turned out that the plane’s crew were drug-free, many others on that deck were under the influence of other substances. Therefore, the Reagan administration implemented…

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Fentanyl: The Deadliest Opioid

Fentanyl, Drug Testing - SonicTest Labs

In 2017, 3,000 pounds of Fentanyl was seized in the country. This does not sound like much, but the potency of this drug is so high, 3,000 pounds of Fentanyl is enough to kill 600,000 people…. that’s enough to kill nearly twice the population of the entire country! There were approximately 72,000 overdose-related deaths attributed…

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Choose the Right Test For Results You Can Rely On

There are a variety of tests available for drug testing and choosing the right test can make all the difference in getting results that are meaningful and reliable. One client, Sara (not her real name) contacted our office and explained how she was in the middle of a divorce and planned to curtail child visitation…

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Have you ever needed to talk to a doctor, but dread the high cost of the Urgent Care visit? For the cost of a lunch, you can talk to a board certified Physician

    It’s expensive to get sick. It can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,500 for doctor visits, urgent care centers and emergency rooms…not to mention lost time from work and inconveniences when the need comes at night. SonicTest Labs of Phoenix & Tempe now offers Telehealth Services for $18/month. No additional fee for talking to a…

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DNA Helps Doctor Target Medication

As seen in the Arizona Republic, Wednesday April 29, 2015 Question: One of my patients is having negative reactions to medication. I’m interested in trying the DNA test to better understand the patients response to current medication in addition to predicting his response to medication I’m considering. What are the steps and how can the…

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Saving healthcare dollars with DNA

Question: I take several prescribed drugs and I’m having negative side effects. My neighbor is being prescribed the same drugs and he’s just fine. Why wouldn’t a drug created to treat a specific problem work as intended? Answer: You are correct to rationalize that if a drug is designed to fight a certain illness, it…

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Testing Breast Milk for Misbehavior

Question: I left my girlfriend because of her drug habit. We have a newborn child together and I’m concerned that she is continuing the drug use and endangering our child through her breast milk. Can you test breast milk for drugs? Answer: Most drugs of abuse readily pass into human breast milk and can be…

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