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2011-11-07 09:30:00

ACTON, Mass., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Psychemedics Corporation, hair testing for drugs of abuse pioneer and leader for 25 years, announced today that its laboratory has received international accreditation (ISO/IEC 17025:2005) for a broad spectrum of laboratory testing including drugs of abuse and forensics in hair and urine specimens. The International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17025 accreditation confirms international...

2011-10-20 14:36:00

LONDON, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avi Lasarow, CEO of Trimega Laboratories, a leading company for testing hair for substance abuse, yesterday opened the 2011 National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC), welcoming over one thousand delegates to the International Convention Centre (ICC) London ExCel. The 2011 NCASC is entitled 'Tough Times, Good Decisions' and is a vital event for all professionals with responsibilities for education, children's services and adult care in the...

2011-09-20 06:00:00

PACIFIC, Wash., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Trucking, one of the nation's most reliable truckload carriers, has begun drug screening all applicants via hair samples with the goal of reducing new driver accidents within the first crucial months of employment. Gordon joins a growing list of carriers that perform hair testing under company authority to supplement the minimum DOT mandated urine testing requirements. "Research has shown most accidents occur within the first 90-120...

2011-05-08 06:00:00

LONDON, May 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimega Laboratories is pleased to announce that it has been selected by The European Business Awards, sponsored by HSBC, to represent the United Kingdom in the prestigious 2011 awards programme. Trimega beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of 25 Country Representatives and will now compete for a coveted Ruban d'Honneur for The UKTI Award for Innovation, in recognition of Trimega's pioneering use of dual testing of hair to determine alcohol...

2011-04-26 06:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, and Omega Laboratories, Inc. a state-of-the art drug testing facility, have announced an innovative drug screening partnership that will test the hair samples of driver applicants. This program will enhance England's pre-employment drug screening process with the end result of putting safer drivers on the road. "The industry-wide impact of being able to conduct a...

2011-01-25 16:00:00

MADISON, N.J., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral fluid has revealed approximately five times more heroin use in the general U.S. workforce than previously believed, according to new data today released by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services. In the company's first special report on oral fluid testing with more than 320,000 oral-fluid samples from the general U.S. workforce from January to June 2010, data...

2010-11-11 18:24:00

LONDON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UK based Trimega Laboratories is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as having met the standards set by the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Standard. Its accreditation follows an examination by the Employer Representative Quality Board of IIP and reflects the commitment and hard work undertaken by Trimega Laboratories as an organization. A significant aspect of the achievement is that, as a substance abuse testing company serving a...

2010-11-10 09:36:00

LONDON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Hair Strand Scientific Advisory Board has been established by UK-based Trimega Laboratories. Its purpose is to analyze the fast-growing database of information created from the 10,000 hair alcohol tests and 7,000 hair drug tests conducted annually in the UK, of which Trimega Laboratories is responsible for around 40%. As well as being the world's largest resource relating to substance abuse from hair and blood tests, the database also contains...

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2010-10-28 05:51:53

There is much variation between the number of teens who admit to using drugs and the number who actually test positive for drug use, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. With cocaine use, teens' hair samples were 52 times more likely to test positive for the drug than teens were to admit they were actually using, despite being assured the study was confidential. But researchers say parents should not be quick to reprimand their kids, as their hair samples revealed...

2010-09-21 14:57:00

MOGADORE, Ohio, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Laboratories, Inc. today announced that it has received accreditation for forensic drug testing of hair from the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors carefully review the laboratory's records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years, as well as the laboratory's equipment, facilities, safety program and record. CAP inspectors also...