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- Difference Between Drug Test And Drug Screen
Difference Between Drug Test And Drug Screen
Drug Screening is cheap and fast but not particularly accurate. Parole boards and some companies hiring low paid employees are the primary users of on-site drug screening.
Employment Drug Testing
These types of drug screening tests are the cheapest way to go for some situations but not what most companies use that need to have a valid and legitimate drug screening program.
A "drug test" is used by most major corporations. If the applicant's sample passes the drug screen, the individual's sample is given a passing status. If the sample does not pass the drug screen, it then moves to the "drug test" or confirmation process.
To qualify as a "drug test" the following sophisticated scientific analysis process has to be performed on all results.
GC/MS ( gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy ) is high tech equipment which measures the molecular size, charge, and weight of the atoms in the drug metabolites. This equipment is expensive but it can measure the difference between poppy seeds and opiates, ibuprofen and THC metabolites, nasal sprays and amphetamines and many other drugs.
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