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How to choose the right drug and alcohol testing laboratory

Posted by Kim Bagley on Jun 28, 2016

One of the most important decisions that needs to be made in a drug and alcohol test is deciding which lab will conduct the test. This decision will have an impact on every remaining step in the process, so it’s important to get this right. 

The first thing you need to know is not all drug testing labs are the same. Although you may see them offering the same types of services, different labs have different approaches to their testing methods but also differ in terms of the credentials they boast.

Important criteria to distinguish between drug testing laboratories include their accreditation, participation in proficiency testing and the speed and cost of their service.

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Understanding the costs of a drug and alcohol test

Posted by Chris Bell on Jun 21, 2016

Drug and alcohol tests can be quite daunting and can cause a lot of uncertainty to those needing the tests. What happens if the results come back positive? How reliable are the results? What will happen in Family Court? 

Yet, one of the biggest causes of uncertainty in a drug test is how much it will cost and who will pay for it. So we’ve outlined the various factors that influence the cost of a drug and alcohol test as well as who pays for the test between Private law and Public law cases.

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