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May 2010 Archives

If the breath testing instruments are so simple to use, why does BAT training take all day?


Good question. If BAT training consisted of showing which buttons to push to use the instrument, our training would last only a few minutes. However, BAT training is much more than learning which button to push to start a breath alcohol test.
Will eating food with poppy seeds create a false positive drug test for opiates?


Many years ago when the laboratory screening test cut-off level for opiates was 300 ng/ml, eating poppy seeds might have been a legitimate explanation for the presence of opiates in urine