E-Newsletter Archive

May 2010 Archives

If the breath testing instruments are so simple to use, why does BAT training take all day?
05-04-2010

 

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?
05-03-2010

 

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