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Tox Tuesday: As synthetic urine demand increases, lawmakers begin to tackle issue

With drug abuse rates rising in many parts of the world — and opioid usage rates well past crisis levels — the need for reliable drug testing is as potent as ever. Now, governments are responding to one challenge that has been rising in popularity lately: synthetic urine.

Urine testing is one of the most […]

Neogen launches rapid test for 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM)

Neogen has introduced a screening test that offers ultra-sensitive detection of 6-AM (a.k.a., 6-MAM and 6-monoacetylmorphine). 6-AM is a unique metabolite of heroin.

Neogen’s new, simple 6-AM test kit has been validated for use with whole blood, serum, urine and oral fluid samples, and is compatible with automated and semi-automated instruments. The new kit has […]

Tox Tuesday: Roadside drug testing

Roadside drug testing has become a reality in areas of Australia and Europe, and could soon be the case in Canada as well as in the United States if current legislation is passed.

Developed in an effort to deter drugged-driving and the fatal accidents that can result, some see roadside drug testing as important as […]

Tox Tuesday: Oral fluid testing update

To combat issues of paruris, or shy bladder syndrome, as well as a way to improve the accuracy and timing of results, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has proposed adding oral fluid drug testing as an approved testing method for use in federal workplace testing and other workplace settings.

Currently urine […]