Occupational Drug Screening | Urine Testing

Urine screening is the most common method used in workplace drug testing. A typical urine drug test screens for 5-10 drugs, such as amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, nicotine, and alcohol, and these tests are highly accurate. A urinalysis will show the presence of a drug in the system, even after the drug effects have worn off.

 

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Agilent Ultivo ESI for High-Throughput Detection of Drugs in Urine and Serum

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Analysis of Cannabinoids and Their Metabolites in Urine Using MassHunter StreamSelect LC/MS System

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Occupational Drug Screening | Saliva Testing

Oral fluid (saliva) analysis is increasingly popular as a forensic drug testing matrix because samples can be easily collected, collection is non-invasive, and samples are less susceptible to substitution or adulteration. Saliva drug tests can detect drug usage within a few hours up to 2 days and can be used to test for alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana (THC), opiates, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP), and methamphetamines.

 

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Detection of Cannabinoids in Oral Fluid with the Agilent 7010 GC-MS/MS System

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Determination of Benzodiazepines in Oral Fluid Using LC/MS/MS

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Occupational Drug Screening | Hair Testing

Hair follicles provide a record of drug use over long periods of time – up to 90 days. Hair testing is very challenging – nearly impossible – to cheat, even if an employee briefly stops using. Many drugs of abuse can be successfully detected using hair testing, including benzodiazepines, cocaine, marijuana (THC, cannabinoids), amphetamines, and more. Agilent provides state-of-the-art GC/MS/MS or LC/MS/MS methods to measure a variety of drugs of abuse in hair.

 

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Determining THC-COOH in Hair using Agilent Captiva EMR-Lipid Cleanup with LC/MS/MS

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Occupational Drug Screening | Blood & Serum Screening

Maintaining compliance and ensuring that businesses and their employees are fully protected often demands rigorous and ongoing drug testing in a number of sectors, particularly in high-risk jobs, or roles with a public safety focus. In addition, non legally-regulated testing can also impact on insurance costs or other forms of employee protection, and should be approached equally robust methods. Chemetrix provides a range of testing solutions with sample prep to ensure testing efficiency, and feature custom training and reporting templates, and a range of consumables for enhanced, flexible performance.

 

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Efficient Quantitative Analysis of THC and Metabolites in Human Plasma Using Agilent Captiva EMR—Lipid and LC-MS/MS

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Increasing Throughput for Forensic Screening of Raw Case Samples Using the Agilent QuickProbe GC/MS System

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Quantitative Determination of Drugs of Abuse in Human Whole Blood by LC/MS/MS

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