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Drug Testing Employees ~ Using Workplace Drug & Alcohol Test Kits

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Drug Testing Employees ~ Using Workplace Drug & Alcohol Test Kits

Many changes hove occurred in workplace environments in 2020.

New social distancing measures have been introduced since we last gave guidance on best practice for workplace drug and alcohol testing.

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Drug & alcohol habits in today's teenagers

Posted by Dr Mike Garside on

Drug & alcohol habits in today's teenagers

Drugs, alcohol and teenagers

With the relaxing of the lock down restrictions in the UK, and lots of teenagers returning to school and college, or going off to university, we thought it was a good time to talk about drugs and alcohol use in teenagers, and what parents can do to prepare both their children and themselves.

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ETG Test Strips

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ETG Test Strips

What are ETG test strips and how are they used

Essentially ETG (ethyl glucuronide) is a reliable metabolite, breakdown by-product, or biomarker for alcohol use long after the detectable alcohol has been excreted by the body. The ETG test has also been called the 80hr alcohol test, although the sensitivity and specificity drop to below 44% by 72 hours.

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Safe Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing During A Pandemic

Posted by Dr Mike Garside on

Safe Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing During A Pandemic

Current levels of drug and alcohol use

The levels of drug and alcohol problems statistically increase during period of national crisis and the current pandemic is no exception.

Employers need to be aware of this and ensure that any changes to their pre-existing drug and alcohol testing policies and procedures are documented and implemented fairly and safely.

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A quick guide to urine drug test kits

Posted by Dr Mike Garside on

A quick guide to urine drug test kits
Urine drug testing looks for short, historic drug use as well as current drug use. Consequently a urine drug test kit does not screen for intoxication or prove that a drug is currently in the donors' blood at a level to cause a psychoactive effect. A non-negative result indicates use within the guide window for detection given for each drug group included in the drug test.

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