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July 12, 2016 | From the Lab Bench

Validities Tests, Part 2: General Oxidant, pH and Temperature

Jill Warrington, MD, Burlington Labs' Chief Medical Officer, explains how testing for these validities parameters helps detect tampering.

April 13, 2016 | From the Lab Bench

Validities Tests, Part 1: How Creatinine Helps Detect Tampering

Andrea Belec, Burlington Labs' Laboratory Technical Manager, explains how testing for creatinine helps detect tampering.

March 22, 2016 | From the Lab Bench

Drug Trivia: Discovery of Antabuse

Antabuse, now prescribed as a deterrent for individuals in treatment for alcohol addiction, was discovered by accident.

March 14, 2016 | From the Lab Bench

EtS/EtG vs Ethanol Testing

Detection of ethanol metabolites EtG and EtS have largely replaced the traditional method of ethanol testing for assessing alcohol consumption. There are good clinical reasons for this.

December 30, 2015 | From the Lab Bench

Drug Trivia: Alcohol During Pregnancy

According to the CDC, what is the prevalence of any alcohol use in pregnant women?

December 28, 2015 | From the Lab Bench

Not All Assays Are Created Equal

Here's a case that highlights the importance of "knowing what you're getting" when ordering a drug screen.