Drug Screening in your home
For employers looking to look into a potential employee’s habits drug screening has emerged as a very powerful tool. This science of drug screening is relatively new and can still be considered controversial by some people.
Drug Screening began to get national interests and attention in the 1980’s as American governmental positions began insisting that some positions would require a prospective candidate to be able to pass drug screening before being awarded the position. Now drug screening is used in all walks of life and all industries.
Drug screening can be done in many different ways. The three most common of these ways are blood sample, urine sample, and hair sample from the individual. After obtaining any one of these samples a lab technician can than process them and provide the results, however as with anything else the three have their own draw backs and advantages. The most common of the drug screening methods is urine, however the arguably the most important is blood screening. A lab technician will take a blood sample from a specimen. The technician will than return to his lab and perform test on the blood sample to determine if traces of drugs are present in the individuals blood sample.
Another commonly used method for drug screening is saliva screening. This method works in much the same way as the blood sample testing, but here we substitute the blood with saliva and extract the results via lab work. Lastly we have the method in which we use hair samples for the drug screening process. In the world of drug screening this is a relatively new concept that has offered a new approach to the science of drug screening. The hair method is the easiest sample to collect, and in many cases can offer results even months after a drug is ingested. Because of its invasiveness as well as its effectiveness hair drug testing is becoming one of the most heavily relied on forms of drug screening.
However not everyone can agree on using this form of drug screening due to its controversial ability to see much further into the past than any of the previous methods for drug screening. Hair drug screening, unlike its counter parts, can see traces of drugs for up to a year in some cases, where as the other forms of drug screening usually are useless beyond 24-48 hours of the drug being ingested.
This, while it seems to be a major plus for hair screening can actually hurt is, as some argue that results that detailed and lengthy are unconstitutional. Regardless of which method one thing is certain, drug screening is a science that will be here to stay. This powerful technology gives the ability to see things that an ordinary human being can’t see. With the help of drug screening numerous lives have been saved and countless problems averted. Certainly as the future unrolls so too will the drug screening process, and it will evolve and develop to provide and more powerful results and solutions that are easier and easier to obtain.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.