According to The Washington Post, Indiana and New Hampshire passed laws last year banning synthetic urine, and two additional states — Missouri and Mississippi — introduced bills this year to make the product illegal.
With drug positivity rates soaring to record highs, according the Quest Diagnostics Index it is no wonder that drug users are searching for ways to cheat the drug test. “This year’s findings are remarkable because they show increased rates of drug positivity for the most common illicit drugs across virtually all drug test specimen types and in all testing populations,” said Barry Sample, PhD, senior director, science and technology, Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions. “Our analysis suggests that employers committed to creating a safe, drug-free work environment should be alert to the potential for drug use among their workforce.”
Are there any alternatives to using urine as a specimen that make it very difficult to cheat? Yes there is an alternative. The alternative is using oral fluid as a specimen. And, we don’t mean those instant tests either.
The Intercept oral fluid drug test is very effective at uncovering individuals who are under the current influence of illegal drugs. The Intercept oral fluid drug test is FDA-cleared and laboratory-based. It also has in place the Medical Officer Review of results that provides a best business practice. More information on Intercept is here .
With a fast and easy-to-administer collection process, Intercept® is ideal for the workplace, particularly if there is a random drug test program in place at your workplace.
Intercept is an in-office oral swab that can be administered in less than 10 minutes and allows you to have the results medically reviewed. Company representatives merely observe the donor put a swab in their mouth for five minutes. The donor places the swab in a tube, seals the tube, signs and dates the tube and returns the signed-sealed tube back to your company representative