Marijuana Detection Using Oral Fluid Drug Testing

New technology in oral fluid drug testing has proven effective in detecting recent drug use, especially in marijuana.

Data from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ revealed that marijuana positivity has increased nearly 75% in oral fluid drug testing in the last 3 years.

Why Brazil Chose Hair Drug Testing

Brazil enacted a mandatory “wide window of detection” test for drugs of abuse in 2016, specifically hair testing.

Brazilian professional drivers frequently struggle with drug and alcohol use, taking stimulants to stay awake in order to work longer hours and reduce their travel times by suspending sleep.

The latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ insights

Increases in illicit drugs, including cocaine, drive workforce drug positivity to highest rate in 12 years

Overall positivity in urine drug testing among the combined U.S. workforce in 2016 was 4.2 percent, a five percent relative increase over last year’s rate of 4.0 percent, and the highest annual positivity rate since 2004.

Weeding out the Facts: Marijuana Legislation & the Workplace Webinar

Industry experts help to separate marijuana fact from fiction in the legal and scientific landscapes.

Companies committed to drug-free workplaces face challenges with contradictory state marijuana laws and struggle to understand the actions they are able to take. The confusion also spills into workplace drug testing as employers ask if they can still screen for marijuana.

Navigating Global Drug Testing Webinar

Quest Diagnostics expert help guide you through the most common questions associated with administering a drug-free workplace program abroad.

Quest Diagnostics experts will help guide you through the world of global drug testing and help you navigate common challenges. Their insights can help you learn more about the importance of consistency, integrity, and program advocacy in order to build a robust drug testing program outside of the United States.

Gain the eCCF Advantage Webinar

Quest Diagnostics experts discuss the impacts of eCCF on the drug testing process

Get the inside scoop on what you need to know to easily integrate electronic custody and control forms (eCCF) into your drug testing program. Quest Diagnostics drug testing experts, Charlie Sullivan, Director of Collection Services, and Barb Rowland, Director of Laboratory Operations, share valuable information to aide in your transition away from 5-part paper forms.

Benefits of Blue Oral-Eze

Quest Diagnostics Oral-Eze® Oral Fluid Collection System and its sample adequacy window help to ensure that a sufficient volume of oral fluid is collected to yield a valid laboratory test result.

Quest Diagnostics Oral-Eze® Oral Fluid Collection System and its sample adequacy window help to ensure that a sufficient volume of oral fluid is collected to yield a valid laboratory test result. The Oral-Eze sample adequacy window clearly shows the collector that a satisfactory sample quantity has been collected.

On-Site Collections

On-site collection services can help simplify and streamline your drug testing program by allowing your applicants and employees to provide specimens in a more convenient and timely manner.

Our mobile collection network is designed to help keep employees working and productive. Collections performed at your workplace or job site offer several advantages including simplified logistics, reduced employee downtime, and the convenience of not having to coordinate the collection process.

Hair Testing Case Study

In workplace drug screening, a hair test is the most effective way to look back in time for a long-term pattern of repetitive use. And there’s no provider better suited to implement your hair testing program than Quest Diagnostics.

In workplace drug screening, a hair test is the most effective way to look back in time for a long-term pattern of repetitive use. And there’s no provider better suited to implement your hair testing program than Quest Diagnostics.

We utilize state-of-the art technology in our laboratory, backed by a customer service team driven by a passion to show that We’re there when you need us™.

2016 Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™

Drug Positivity in U.S. Workforce Rises to Highest Level in a Decade

Following years of declines, the percentage of employees in the combined U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs has steadily increased over the last three years to a 10-year high, according to an analysis of nearly 11 million workforce drug test results by Quest Diagnostics.

Drug Testing ROI Calculator

Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Return on Investment Calculator.

Drug abuse in the workplace can be costly. Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Calculator helps estimate the savings to your business and ROI of employing a drug testing program.

Quiz: Which Program is Right for Your Company?

Our Needs Assessment asks you 10 simple questions about your program.

Are you confused by all the choices available for workplace drug testing? Quest Diagnostics makes it easy to sort through your options. Our online Drug Testing Needs Assessment asks you 10 simple questions about the features and benefits you want in your workplace drug testing program. You'll then instantly see how each solution rates against your preferences.

A Comprehensive Guide to Establishing a Workplace Drug Testing Program

Your company can accurately and reliably screen job applicants and employees with the right plan in place

Substance abuse takes a heavy toll on businesses, costing billions of dollars in lost productivity and increased healthcare spending each year. Drug testing programs aim to filter out drug users and deter drug use in the workplace.  Our guide can help you design an effective program with what is most appropriate for your business, industry, workforce type and location. Some important criteria to consider are: reasons for testing, drug test solutions (urine, oral and hair), substances to screen for and drug test collections.

Oral Fluid Marijuana Screening White Paper

Research evaluates the stability of THC using the Oral-Eze® Oral Fluid Collection System

Data shows that Oral-Eze® provides consistent, reproducible drug recovery and stability of THC when compared with other oral fluid testing devices.

Drug Testing Toolbox Webinar

Compliance specialist shares on-the-job experience to help you design an effective, drug-free workplace program.

Lisa Ruehle, Compliance Specialist, shares on-the-job experience and practical tips to help you design an effective drug-free workplace program.

Challenging the Poppy Seed Defense White Paper

Research by Quest Diagnostics compares the impact of the consumption of raw poppy seeds and poppy rolls in urine and oral fluid drug tests.

Research from Quest Diagnostics helps employers to understand if eating poppy seeds can produce a positive drug test for a job applicant or employee.

Express Results™ Online Case Study

An instant drug testing solution designed to deliver fast, dependable results

Express Results Online allows you to streamline your workplace drug testing program.

Drug Test Collections Webinar

Evaluating your Options

In this webinar, our collections expert shares insights to help you better evaluate your drug test collection services options.

Webinar on synthetic drugs

Synthetic drugs: What you need to know

Learn about usage trends, challenges and more in the ever-changing synthetic drug marketplace.

Webinar on instant drug testing

Instant drug testing: What’s new? What’s legal? What’s right for your company?

Learn the pros and cons of instant vs. lab-based drug testing from our experts as you design an effective workplace screening program. 

Webinar: avoid 12 common (and costly) mistakes

Maximize the effectiveness of your substance abuse prevention program

Practical tips from industry expert in workplace drug testing on the pitfalls of setting up a substance abuse prevention program, as well as how to maximize the overall effectiveness of your program.

Webinar on drug testing trends

Tracking the trends: insights from the Drug Testing IndexTM

Discussions on the latest drug test positivity data by workforce type, testing reason, drug category and specimen type with Dr. Barry Sample, Director of Science and Technology, Quest Diagnostics.

Marijuana: A look at the science & state legislation

Get a better understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in this informative webinar

Register for a free webinar presentation featuring expert speakers addressing the effects of marijuana use, common terms, state laws, and insights from recent Drug Testing Index™ data about marijuana positivity in the workplace.

Preparing for drug testing compliance

Webinar on drug testing compliance

Ace the audit: How to prepare for regulated drug testing compliance

Practical tips from Compliance Expert Lisa Ruehle to ensure you're prepared for an audit of your federally regulated drug and alcohol testing program.

Lab-based vs. instant oral fluid drug testing

Compare oral fluid drug testing options and identify the advantages of each testing technology

In this white paper, Quest Diagnostics explores the differences between lab-based urine and oral fluid testing. All of the questions above are answered along with practical suggestions about how to implement an employee drug testing program based on both of these options.

Drug testing collections without the compromises

How collection site availability and rapid responsiveness is essential for successful drug testing programs

Specimen collection is a critical step in the drug testing process. Discover all the ways that Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions has set themselves apart to ensure collection is available, responsive, and sensitive to the concerns of donors.

25th anniversary of DTI

Drug Testing IndexTM 25th anniversary edition

Download a copy of the 2013 Drug Testing Index, a 25 year analysis of workplace drug use

Drug use among American workers has declined dramatically over the past 25 years. In a landmark edition of the Drug Testing Index, Quest Diagnostics shares a timeline of the evolutions in our industry that have contributed to that progress towards safer workplaces.

Drug testing ROI calculator

Calculate the ROI of workplace drug testing

Learn the costs of workplace drug use and calculate your savings with our ROI calculator

Absenteeism, accidents, claims, and theft are just some of the costs of workplace drug use. See the ROI of implementing a drug testing program in this white paper.

Go green with eReq

Go green and reduce drug testing program costs

eReq electronic custody & control forms

Paperless drug testing can yield big savings. Read the experience of one Fortune 100 manufacturer in this case study.

Tips for resellers seeking a drug testing partner

How to integrate hair testing into a comprehensive drug screening program

Look for more than hair testing when evaluating providers. This case study will help you with all the components that help create an effective, long-term partnership.

Manager working late

The critical factors in your company’s drug testing program

Is your company aware of the common risks in employee drug screening?

Is your company aware of these common risks? Ever changing regulations in employee drug testing can keep a manager up at night. Take a look at the strength of your existing operational procedures with these tips. 

The accuracy of hair testing

Hair testing drug recovery study proves process accuracy and dependability

Our hair testing process proven to result in excellent recovery of drug concentration across all five drug classes.

Instant drug testing

Webinar on instant drug testing

Worth the wait? Instant vs. lab-based drug testing

An instant drug testing program provides fast, dependable results when you don’t have time to wait. Explore the pros and cons of instant vs. lab-based drug testing. 

Oral-Eze® Oral Fluid Collection System

Webinar on oral fluid drug testing

Drug users need not apply: 10 ways that oral fluid drug testing benefits employers

Samples that are simple to collect. Remote collection at any location. Superior detection of recent drug use. Learn the 10 benefits of oral fluid testing that make it simple and cost-effective for employers.

Hair sample for drug testing

Webinar on hair drug testing

Hair testing 101: Combing through the science

Quest Diagnostics lab experts present the science of this increasingly popular test while dispelling some of the myths around drug screening with hair.