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How Do You Know if Your Teenager is Vaping?

How Do You Know if Your Teenager is Vaping?

Jan 10, 2020

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

Dec 30, 2019

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

Drug Testing and Prescription Drugs in Family Court

Dec 23, 2019

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?

Nov 29, 2019

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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Drug Testing with Legal Marijuana

Drug Testing In a Legal Environment for Marijuana

Nov 26, 2019

In January, Illinois will become one of the 11 states that will allow for the legal use of recreational marijuana.  While Illinois has allowed the use of medical marijuana for some time the list of qualifying diseases has kept the market limited.  That will all change in January when anyone over the age of 21…

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FMCSA Clearinghouse Registration Info

The FMCSA Clearinghouse: Get Registered Now

Oct 17, 2019

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

New: Drug Testing Resources for Attorneys

Oct 8, 2019

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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What employers need to know about the FMCSA Clearinghouse - DOT

Employers and the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Aug 22, 2019

The FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol clearinghouse is a database that keeps records on all commercial drivers, including those with learning permits. The goal is to provide up to date information to government agencies and employers in order to maintain safety on the roads and protect others from those with drug and alcohol violations.  What Employers…

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Get Your Prenatal DNA Test

Prenatal DNA Test: Getting a DNA Test While Pregnant

Jul 25, 2019

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

We Come To You: Mobile Drug Testing Services

Jun 20, 2019

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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