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What is the process of drug testing a new born? Do they drug test randomly or on all babies?

What is the process of drug testing a new born? Do they drug test randomly or on all babies?

Varies: My delivering hospitals have lists from Child and Family Services that point out individuals with open drug investigations. When they deliver, urine from mom and baby will usually be screened and in many cases the first baby stool will also be submitted for study. I do not routinely order drug studies on babies, but any prior history of maternal drug use may require screening for medical purposes. ...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


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What type of drugs are found on drug testing?

What type of drugs are found on drug testing?

Many: Opioids, benzodiazepines, amphetamines, barbiturates, Cocaine and marijuana. Other drugs may be assayed, but they are not typically done. ...Read more

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What do bosses look for in their drug testing ?

What do bosses look for in their drug testing ?

Drugs: Most tests are looking for evidence of illicit drug use, marijuana Cocaine etc. Along with alcohol and narcotics. Other drugs may be tested for but the main reason is not to find out what medicines you take but to ensure that you are not using any illicit drugs. ...Read more

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What does MDT stand for in regards to drug testing?

MDT: Multi Drug Test. It detects Methadone, Cocaine, Amphetamine, Meth, THC, Opiates, PCP,Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines & Oxycodone in urine samples. It is a 10 panel test. ...Read more

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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

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Drug testing for e-cigarette. Does such a thing exist?

Let me explain: E-cigarettes -- electronic cigarettes -- are tobacco-free devices usually shaped like cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Users get a hit of vapor containing nicotine or other substances. The products generally produce a propylene glycol mist containing nicotine along with flavorings and other chemicals. The nicotine can be tested. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: drug testing?

As it describes: 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 combination of criteria etc. ...Read more

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What are the most common methods for drug testing for employment?

What are the most common methods for drug testing for employment?

Urine and saliva.: Urine toxicology screens are quite common, though some now use saliva tests which are less prone to deceptive behavior. Some employers also use hair analysis, which looks back over a longer period of time and almost eliminates any potential for deception. ...Read more

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