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Doctor insights on: Does Drug Testing Student Athletes Reduce Drug Use Among Teens

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How good has drug testing gotten for new drugs now?

How good has drug testing gotten for new drugs now?

Very: Drug testing is quite sensitive and highly specific. Most labs run very sensitive screens to identify major classes of drugs then when they find a positive they run a highly specific gas chromatograph / mass spectrometer. This test uniquely identifies the parent compound and its metabolites. If the sample chain of custody is good, there is only one explanation for a positive result. ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


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How does drug testing using hair work?

How does drug testing using hair work?

Hair tells all.: Drugs and their metabolites are incorporated into your hair as it grows out. Simple chemical analysis can identify residues and reconstruct your history of ingestion. ...Read more

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How does drug testing using hair works?

Hair tells all.: Drugs and their metabolites are incorporated into your hair as it grows out. Simple chemical analysis can identify residues and reconstruct your history of ingestion. ...Read more

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How often is meconium drug testing done?

As often as needed: Meconium drug testing is often done to validate a positive drug screen in the mother or newborn as the method is not confused by some innocent otc preparations. It can also demonstrate drug use over the months prior to birth where a urine test may miss those not used within days of birth. ...Read more

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What is the thalidomide drug testing procedure?

Thalidomide was a: drug used for nausea in pregnancy in the 1959s and 69s but caused many birth defects such as absence of arms or legs. It caused the drug industry to re evaluate its policy as to the reporting of side effects and problems with the drug. ...Read more

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Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medico legal: An employer may require a urine drug test in order for you to get the job. This is quite appropriate. You can refuse- and it will then be very unlikely that you will land the job. ...Read more

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I would like opinions on high school level drug testing?

For participation: in extracurricular activities such as sports teams I believe it is useful to protect the participants. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a drug testing facility tell right away if your urine is too diluted?

Please tell me, could a drug testing facility tell right away if your urine is too diluted?

Yes: Right away depends on whether they are doing testing immediately and then sending to a lab for confirmation, or just sending to a lab. Many of the screening tests have tests for concentration as part of the test, and if the urine is too dilute it will show up. If they are just sending to the lab, the lab will tell them within 24 hours that the specific gravity or creatinine are low. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Drug Testing (Definition)

It is the process of examining body fluids or tissue for evidence of chemicals taken or not taken. It does not diagnose addiction however this a ...Read more