Drug Test

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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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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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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An overlooked component to a drug testing policy

Question: A 2nd shift supervisor caught an employee drinking on the job and we released him. He applied for benefits and was successful in his claim, even though he was caught red-handed and didn’t deny it. They referenced the fact we didn’t test the contents of the bottle or the employee. What might we do…

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Is it Spice or Heroin?

Question: My daughter and some of her college friends smoked something they called Spice. She said it made her feel warm and then ultra-relaxed and nodding out at times. My research found Spice was green or brown leaves, but she showed me a brown putty-like ball that didn’t look at all like leaves. Is this…

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Vital to Prevent Exposure to Metals

Question: My wife is experiencing headaches, muscle & joint pain and is constantly tired which is uncharacteristic. These symptoms started when a new caregiver entered our home and we are interested in testing for poisons or metals. Can you recommend some type of test for this? Answer: Heavy metals exist in our environment both naturally…

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