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1 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 TestingFor Judicial EnvironmentsHow does the Method work ? Detection times . The best test for my situation.“Applications and potential pitfalls of various test methods”
4 Understanding the limitations and Advantages Is the method effective for the drug I am concerned withWhat is the “Window of Detectability”Are there any “holes” in the detection windowCan the method be altered or tampered withDetermine what is the drug of choice or is there a specific drug we are looking for . Check the detection windows for the methods before making a decision .Choose the right method for your situation .
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 can’t 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 /ToenailEnvironmental
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 useLess expensive / Less evasiveWe do have built in tampering devicesWe have testing devices that check for adulteration, (to much Creatine ,specific gravity ,nitrates, oxidants /PCC
9 Saliva / Oral Fluids Tests for drug usage up to 48-60 hours Detects drug usage within minutes of useReduces Adulteration / “Shy Bladder” IssuesTesting is limited to Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamines, Synthetics and PCP
11 Hair Testing Tests provide drug history up to (90 day avg.) Reduces Sample AdulterationCan test for up to 14 drug categoriesDetects both parent drug and metaboliteMost labs only go back 90 days because after that you can only determine if the drug has been used but not the specific timeline of when it was used.The hair grows ½ inch every 28 days on average. And is 1mm thick .grows 1 direction out does not get thicker u get what you get .
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 offFingernails not only grow in length but in thickness (average nail is 4mm thick)this creates a drug profile history right under your fingers as we like to say .
13 Fingernail Drug Testing Cont. 1. can a nail test be used to prove that a previously taken hair test was inaccurate ? can some one test positive because of passive or environmental exposure ? how much of the nail or hair is collected ? How do drugs get into the hair and nails ?No ,you do not know what was possible done between test A and test B, 2. Yes but the lab can determine if the drug was ingested or if actually exposure occurred . 3. we need 2 to 3 mm off of all 10 nails ( the size of a quarter). 3. drugs get into the nails through the blood stream so there is no way to alter this one if it has been put in the body it is there like a drug history road map.
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 heroinThe new generation of addicts has discovered that synthetic opiates induce the same intense euphoric high as cocaine and heroinThese drug must be tested for specifically they are synthetic normal opiate panels will not detect these.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 can’t 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 DrugsGHBRohypnolKetamineDetectable in Blood: (recent only)Detectable in urine: up to 5 daysDetectable in hair: days
18 DNA Screening types of Testing Relationship AnalysisPaternityMaternityGrandparentageSibling RelationshipsAdoptionTwins: Identical vs. FraternalThing’s of use when TestingSample ExperienceBuccal swabBloodHairSalivaSemenChewing GumCigarettesHats
19 Additional Testing Services DNA Analysis (AABB Accredited)ProbateInfidelity Testing (Instant & DNA Based)Proof of Identification for US DOCUMENTSAvuncular 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 answerday hair test; is it possible to separate?Nothing on the market that will “MASK” or hide a drugIt goes without saying…”there’s more bad information on the internet than good”. Especially when it comes to drugs.
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