Laboratory Drug Testing – Urine

Laboratory Drug Testing – Urine

Last updated on February 26th, 2021 at 09:56 amMost drug testing in the United States involves a laboratory receiving and testing urine, oral fluid, hair, or blood specimens. In this blog post we will talk about laboratory drug testing with a urine specimen and answer the question of what happens when a urine specimen goes […]

Employers and Legal Marijuana

Employers and Legal Marijuana

Last updated on March 22nd, 2021 at 08:44 amMedical or recreational marijuana is already legal in most states, and it’s possible that the federal government will legalize marijuana soon. Many employers are asking what they should do under these inconsistent legal circumstances. For one, employers should be talking about the growing tendency toward legalizing marijuana […]

What Drug Tests are Individuals and Employers Ordering?

Lab Drug Testing

Last updated on February 13th, 2021 at 02:40 pmEvery day at National Drug Screening we process over sixty orders for individual drug testing including employers ordering preemployment drug tests. These are tests done without a direct account with laboratories, such as Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp. Looking at our data for last year (2020), most of […]

National Drug Screening, Inc. – 2021 Live Training Webinar Schedule

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 11:42 amNational Drug Screening has announced a webinar training schedule for 2021. Our various live training webinars on topics related to a drug-free workplace will each be held three times during 2021. Topics include these: Designated Employer Training (DER) Third-Party Administrator  (TPA) and Random Program Management Training Department […]

DATIA – The Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association

NDS Receives NAADATP Accreditation

Last updated on February 26th, 2021 at 02:51 pmNational Drug Screening, Inc (NDS) is a member the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA). Since 2015, NDS has maintained status Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (NAADATP). We are proud to be 1 of 39 TPA’s in the nation to be […]

Why Workplace Drug Testing is Essential in 2021

Drug Use on the Rise

Last updated on February 26th, 2021 at 01:16 pmThroughout 2020, workplace drug testing has been a hot topic and it will only get hotter as we move into 2021 especially with more legislation to legalize the use of marijuana and other drugs.  We have seen an increase in positive results in the private sector especially […]

Hair Testing for Drugs

Hair Drug Test

Last updated on February 26th, 2021 at 12:33 pm There is a lot of talk about hair testing for drugs of abuse lately. For non-regulated employers, court orders and personal hair drug testing we see a big increase in orders coming to us over the phone at 866-843-4545 or online at Order a Hair Drug Test. […]

My Drug Test Training

My Drug Test Training

Last updated on February 16th, 2021 at 03:06 pm  >> Video Blog – Need online remote computer-based training for drug testing and drug free workplace programs?  – Visit:  These are the latest in online training program, up to date and provided by drug testing industry professionals. These training programs offer self-study and the ability […]

Video Blog – Training for Supervisors – Reasonable Suspicion

Last updated on March 18th, 2021 at 10:37 am Operating as a drug free workplace program, an employer should have a policy, supervisor training, employee education, employee assistance and drug testing.  Supervisor training is required in many cases for DOT drug and alcohol testing programs and for many State drug free workplace training. All DOT drug […]

Random Drug Testing Guidelines

Random Drug Testing Guidelines

Last updated on October 8th, 2020 at 10:03 am >VIDEO BLOG >> Is random drug testing legal?  Yes, it is but, in some States, it is limited to safety sensitive positions. Random drug testing is more effective at detecting and deterring drug use or alcohol abuse than pre-employment testing because employees do not know when […]