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How Do You Know if Your Teenager is Vaping?

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 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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Drug Testing and Prescription Drugs in Family Court

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?

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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The FMCSA Clearinghouse: Get Registered Now

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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New: Drug Testing Resources for Attorneys

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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Prenatal DNA Test: Getting a DNA Test While Pregnant

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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We Come To You: Mobile Drug Testing Services

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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Hair Testing for Legal or Family Court Purposes

Hair Testing for Legal or Family Court Purposes

Court ordered drug tests often come up in family law, especially around child custody and visitation issues. These tests can be ordered as part of the proceedings and for ongoing, random testing. One of the best methods for drug testing is with hair. Why? The advantages of hair testing for legal and court-ordered testing include:…

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A Failed DOT Drug or Alcohol test for FMCSA: Now What?

DOT Drug Testing at TrueTest Labs

DOT Drug Testing is serious business, and both drivers and employers need to understand what’s at stake with these tests. Even a refusal to take a test will put a driver in the return-to-duty protocol to get back on the road. Therefore, it’s important for both parties to understand what is involved. Starting in January…

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