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1 Soul Lab Solutions Soul Lab Solutions We are your complete source for Employment, Court, and Personal Testing. Drug Testing Facts: What you need to know!

2 Who is Soul Lab Solutions: Soul Lab Solutions is a full service National Third Party Provider Administrator and testing facility. We offer professional and secure services with a hometown feel. We are located just minutes from downtown Nashville, TN. Adjacent to I-40 and Briley Parkway. We offer services nationwide with over 55,000 affilated SAMHSA Labs and Collection Sites. So no matter where you are Soul Lab Solutions can help you!

3 Applications and potential pitfalls of various test methods Drug and DNA Testing For Judicial Environments

4 Understanding the limitations and Advantages Is the method effective for the drug I am concerned with What is the Window of Detectability Are there any holes in the detection window Can the method be altered or tampered with

5 Common questions, excuses & mistakes: My hair test was positive so I went and got a urine test and it was negative. Your test is obviously wrong! I cant help that I live around drugs. Being exposed to drugs regularly will make my screen positive My client was required to have a hair analysis (body hair) but his/her spouse received the normal (head hair) hair test. Are they the same? A client is known to abuse prescriptions drugs but how can it be detected?.. Just go get a blood test.They are better anyway.

6 Drug Test Methods Urine Saliva / Oral Fluids Hair Blood Fingernail /Toenail Environmental

7 Most Common Asked Question: Is there a BEST / SUPERIOR Method? …… No!

8 Urine Drug Testing Most commonly accepted method Detects drug use from 2 to 28 days* Detects drugs within hours of use Less expensive / Less evasive We do have built in tampering devices

9 Saliva / Oral Fluids Tests for drug usage up to hours Detects drug usage within minutes of use Reduces Adulteration / Shy Bladder Issues Testing is limited to Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamines, Synthetics and PCP

10 Blood Drug Testing Very Invasive Adulteration proof Limited Window of detect ability Amphetamines (except meth): 12 hours Methamphetamine: 24 hours Barbiturates (except phenobarbital): 1 2 days Phenobarbital: 4 7 days Benzodiazepines: 6 48 hours Cannabis: 2 days Cocaine: 24 hours Codeine: 12 hours Cotinine ( a break-down product of nicotine ): 2- 4 days Morphine: 6 hours Heroin: 6 hours LSD: 0 3 hours Methadone: unknown PCP: 24 hours

11 Hair Testing Tests provide drug history up to (90 day avg.) Reduces Sample Adulteration Can test for up to 14 drug categories Detects both parent drug and metabolite

12 Fingernail Drug Testing Drugs can be identified in nail clippings 2-4 weeks following ingestion. Drugs can be detected up to 3 months (fingernails) and over 12 months (toenails) Drugs are incorporated into nails from the blood stream and remain locked in the nail until they are cut, bitten or worn off

13 1. CAN A NAIL TEST BE USED TO PROVE THAT A PREVIOUSLY TAKEN HAIR TEST WAS INACCURATE ? 2. CAN SOME ONE TEST POSITIVE BECAUSE OF PASSIVE OR ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE ? 3. HOW MUCH OF THE NAIL OR HAIR IS COLLECTED ? 4. HOW DO DRUGS GET INTO THE HAIR AND NAILS ? Fingernail Drug Testing Cont.

14 Synthetic Prescription Drugs Lortab! – not detectable in a normal opiate drug tests ! Oxycontin! – not detectable in a normal opiate drug tests ! Darvocet ! – not detectable in a normal opiate drug tests ! Vicodin ! – not detectable in a normal opiate drug tests ! Buprenorphine ! – not detectable ! 25 times more potent than heroin The new generation of addicts has discovered that synthetic opiates induce the same intense euphoric high as cocaine and heroin Experts say that there are 1.4 million painkiller addicts in the United States, versus an estimate of 980,000 heroin users

15 SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS (K-2 SPICE) & BATH SALTS- A NEW PROBLEM What are Synthetic Cannabinoids? Synthetic Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that mimic the effect of THC, the principle active ingredient of cannabis. How are Synthetic Cannabinoids being used? Legal in most states, JWH-018 and JWH-073 are the two most popular synthetic cannabinoids used today. Both are commonly associated with herbal smoke and incense products sold under names like K-2, Spice, Serenity, and others. What are Bath Salts? Synthetic stimulants are produced in clandestine labs and sold online or available at smoke shops. Promoted as bath salts, research chemicals, or plant food product labeling attempts to circumvent regulation by suggesting they are not for human consumption.

16 Common questions, excuses & mistakes: My hair test was positive so I went and got a urine test and it was negative. Your test is obviously wrong! I cant help that I live around drugs. Being exposed to drugs regularly will make my screen positive My client was required to have a hair analysis (body hair) but his/her spouse received the normal (head hair) hair test. Are they the same? A client is known to abuse prescriptions drugs but how can it be detected?.. Just go get a blood test.They are better anyway.

17 Other drugs once difficult to detect: Date Rape Drugs GHB Rohypnol Ketamine Detectable in Blood: (recent only) Detectable in urine: up to 5 days Detectable in hair: days

18 DNA Screening types of Testing Relationship Analysis Paternity Maternity Grandparentage Sibling Relationships Adoption Twins: Identical vs. Fraternal Things of use when Testing Sample Experience Buccal swab Blood Hair Saliva Semen Chewing Gum Cigarettes Hats

19 Additional Testing Services DNA Analysis (AABB Accredited) Probate Infidelity Testing (Instant & DNA Based) Proof of Identification for US DOCUMENTS Avuncular Testing

20 Summary (some Cardinal Rules to remember) Rarely (if ever) compare results from two different methods. Especially when trying to discount a result vs. another. Always use the method that is capable of detecting targeted drugs (remember the synthetics) More is not necessarily Better A Blood test is NOT the end-all answer day hair test; is it possible to separate? Nothing on the market that will MASK or hide a drug It goes without saying…theres more bad information on the internet than good. Especially when it comes to drugs.

21 Soul Lab Solutions of Nashville 2740 Old Elm Hill Pike Nashville, TN Phone: | Fax:


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