Wednesday 🔬 Wisdom
If you’re concerned about your employees substituting or adulterating their urine for a drug test (as you should be) try using a different testing method. Instead of testing urine samples, try testing oral fluid or hair. #claritylabs 🔬
Although the detection period for oral fluid is short (about 24 to 48 hours), it is very difficult to adulterate or substitute a specimen because the collection process is typically observed. In addition, the process is easily administered, quick, and noninvasive.
Hair follicles, on the other hand, provide a very long window of detection (about 30 days per 0.5 inch of hair) but cannot reveal drug use within the past few days.
Specimens of hair are nearly impossible to adulterate or substitute because the collection process is observed. However, the process is somewhat invasive, requiring about 120–150 hairs per sample. @_claritylabs_ we place your concerns at ease knowing you’ll receive the quickest most accurate information seamlessly.
The materials contained in this Salmonella Mutagenicity Assay Kit include virtually all of the supplies necessary for the conduct of the “Ames Assay” as described by Maron & Ames (Maron, D. M. and B. N. Ames, Revised methods for the Salmonella mutagenicity test, Mutation Research, 113: 173-215, 1983) and Mortelmans & Zeiger (Mortelmans, K. and E. Zeiger, The Ames Salmonella/microsome mutagenicity assay, Mutation Research, 455: 29-60, 2000). We strongly recommend that you carefully read one of these papers and OECD guideline 471 before you attempt to perform the assay. The MOLTOX® kit contains four tester strains; TA1535, TA1537, TA98, and TA100. Each strain was constructed with a different lesion in the histidine operon. This mutation renders them incapable of synthesizing histidine, i.e. they are histidine auxotrophs requiring exogenous histidine. In addition, TA1535, TA1537, TA98, and TA100 have altered cell walls (rfa) that increase the cell’s permeability to certain high molecular weight materials. These strains also share a lesion in a DNA repair-coding gene (uvrB) which results in an increase in sensitivity to a variety of mutagens [since this lesion extends through the gene for biotin synthesis (bio), biotin is also required for growth]. Tester strains TA98 and TA100 carry a plasmid (pKM101) which acts to increase the activity of an error-prone DNA repair system and to confer resistance to the antibiotic ampicillin; TA1535 and TA1537 contain no plasmids. The MOLTOX® Salmonella Mutagenicity Test Kit includes sufficient components for testing 1 unknown sample, in triplicate analysis of 5 concentrations, positive and negative controls, with and without S9.
The state of the art technology, the fast and accurate test results, the test result delivery, the sample pickup service, and the reliability is all there (as expected) BUT, what is different? 🤷♂️🤷♀️
The difference is in our “PEOPLE” highly trained, compassionate, dedicated professionals who understand the significance of each sample that we test. #claritylabs 🔬
👩💼 👩⚕️New York City Employers👨💼 👨⚕️
Are blaming a raging drug epidemic for much of the trouble they have filling jobs in one of the tightest labor markets in a generation.
More and more local prospective workers are testing positive for substance abuse, or showing up stoned for work, according to industry analysts.
Employers who drug test might not like what they find and even as weed is legalized in some places, or viewed as more socially acceptable, it’s not just marijuana’s job-impairing side effects that bother these hiring managers. The abuse of hard drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, has exploded, and further threatens productivity which will affect the bottom line 💰.
Many jobs in NYC now take 60 days or more to fill. 30% of the openings in NYC for registered nurses, bartenders, delivery drivers, program managers and machine operators that are posted on professional job websites go unfilled for 60 days or more, according to the employment portals.
We encourage you to contact us for a consultation to be your trusted source for toxicology testing. We want to ensure the safety of your team and your business. (sourced @newyorkpost)
News Break 🚨
With the nation reeling from an epidemic of drug overdose deaths, President Trump signed legislation today that is aimed at helping people overcome addiction and preventing addictions before they start.
"Together we are going to end the scourge of drug addiction in America," Trump said at a White House event celebrating the signing. "We are going to end it or we are going to at least make an extremely big dent in this terrible, terrible problem."
The expansive package focuses on improving access to treatment services by lifting certain restrictions on Medicaid and Medicare coverage, as well as backing the creation of comprehensive opioid recovery centers.
"It will help in terms of both reducing some of this poison coming into our communities, but it also helps with regard to getting people into treatment," Senator Portman said.
At Clarity Labs we are fully equipped to aid in the fight to save lives by providing essential and accurate test results.
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We are committed to providing innovative solutions & exceptional support to the organizations seeking to detect & deter the abuse of drugs & alcohol. How do we honor this commitment?
By delivering accurate & quick test results using unique testing systems to a wide variety of industries such as private employers, government agencies, occupational health clinics, pain management practitioners, hospitals, physician offices, and rehabilitation centers.
The sooner you know means having more insight to making the right decision for the patient’s well being.
Reliable & Innovative 🔬
Oral fluid testing is recognized as a reliable and innovative test format that provides fast and convenient specimen collections.
This non-invasive method doesn’t require special collection facilities necessitated by the privacy requirements of a urine collection. Also, because each collection can be directly observed, donor tampering with the specimen is virtually eliminated 👍
@_claritylabs_ analyzes oral fluid specimens for substances of abuse via state-of-the-art technology and automated systems. Our professionally skilled laboratory staff ensure you receive accurate and fast analysis on your oral fluid specimens.
Learn more by scheduling a consultation or a site visit today.
Congratulations to Cody White on being the winner of the 2018 September #Toxicology Calendar Trivia Contest and the recipient of a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
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Last Month’s Question: From 1918-1925, William Jennings Bryan became an activist against which controversial scientific theory?