Monday, August 24, 2009

Are You Ready for Your Drug Test?

Drug testing is hardly new. Yet, each year more and more businesses require their employees to take this simple urine test. Or is it that simple?

While large companies may pay a laboratory hundreds of dollars to professionally test urine, or even blood or hair, many smaller businesses buy drug testing kits in bulk for a few dollars each and administer them in less than ideal circumstances. Just how accurate are the latter and what rights do you have if your test results in a false positive?

Many of us remember the Seinfeld episode in which poppy seeds caused a false positive for one of the characters, but do you know what over-the-counter and prescription medications may cause a false positive? The list is long, but we suggest you print it out for future reference:

Causes of False Illicit Drug Positives

Tomorrow: The drug test that almost tore a Shoals family apart