STD Screening for Gay and Bisexual Men

Knowing the male STD warning signs and how they should be treated is very important for every sexually active gay man to be aware of. Protecting yourself and your partner is the best way to make sure no diseases spread.  STD Rates Gay vs Straight Men STDs are by no means a problem that only…

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What is DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing?

A DOT drug test is a drug test that is administered under the authority of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Those who work jobs as a “safety-sensitive” employee – basically, anyone whose position includes tasks that could put the safety of workers or passengers at risk if not performed correctly  – are subject to DOT…

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How Do You Know if Your Teenager is Vaping?

Parenting is scary enough and now this: kids are getting hurt and even dying from vaping. There are hundreds of brands of vaping products out there and you don’t know what your teenager is using. So, how do you know if your teenager is vaping? Understand Vaping: Nicotine and THC (Cannabis) The Center for Addiction…

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Legal Marijuana and Drug Testing: An Employer's Guide

Legal recreational marijuana is coming to Illinois on January 1, 2020. Signed into law by Gov. Pritzker, HB 1438 allows for the sale and use of marijuana throughout the state. What does this mean for employers?  Legal Cannabis in Illinois First, let’s take a look at what legal recreational cannabis means here in Chicago and…

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Prescription versus illicit drug test in court

How do we determine if a positive drug test is the result of a valid prescription for drugs or illicit use?  The Department of Transportation describes the role of the Medial Review officer as such: A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a person who is a licensed physician and who is responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results…

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What Happens If You Fail a DOT Drug Test

We get this question from both employers and drivers: What happens if you fail a DOT drug test? What if it happens to your best driver? Failure of, or refusal to take a DOT drug test means immediate removal from all safety sensitive duties. In order to continue driving, the employee must go through the…

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FMCSA Clearinghouse Registration Info

As you’ve read in our previous posts, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA)’s clearinghouse database is going live in January 2020. In order to help employers and drivers get prepared for that, registration is now open. That means you can get your company and your employees registered today. Drivers, you should also get signed up…

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Drug Testing Resources for Lawyers - TrueTest Labs, Elk Grove Villae, IL

TrueTest Labs has long been a trusted partner with law firms and attorneys when it comes to court ordered drug testing. As part of that partnership, we have created a page of resources for lawyers, including a blank court order for drug testing, a downloadable list of drug categories and brand names, and a full…

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Get Your Prenatal DNA Test

In an era where nearly 40% of all births are to single mothers, one way to empower these moms is through prenatal DNA testing. Getting a DNA test while pregnant helps the single mother-to-be feel at ease, knowing who the father is. Can a Paternity DNA Test Be Done During Pregnancy? A sometimes uncomfortable but…

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On-site Mobile Drug Testing by TrueTest Labs

Mobile drug testing services are available for groups of employees or on-the-spot testing for individuals. Employers often have drug testing policies that require regular or random drug tests. On-site testing makes that easier, less disruptive and more cost effective for employers. It can also help in a pinch when there’s an incident that requires an…

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