Drugs of Abuse Testing Educational Resources

Access educational content focusing on key areas such as drug courts, automating drug testing, oral fluid testing, drug trends and much more. Here you will find on-demand webinars from key opinion leaders, presentations, resources, and videos.

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The Opioid Crisis: What you need to know!

Speaker Pat Pizzo discusses the opioid crisis, commonly abused drugs, current trends, the difference between prescription and street drugs, and available tests for opioid detection.
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Abuse of Synthetic Cannabinoids - "Spice"

Synthetic cannabinoids are the largest and fastest growing group of new psychoactive substances on the market. But, what are synthetic cannabinoids and why do you need to know about them?
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How to build your drug court lab

What does it take to set up a successful on-site Drug Court testing laboratory? Learn the benefits, considerations, and challenges during this webinar.
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The truth behind drug screening

Learn about the pros and cons of various drug screening methods and sample types for drug court testing programs from industry-expert Pat Pizzo.
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Seminar: Drug testing for common drugs of abuse

Industry expert Pat Pizzo discusses drug test results you receive from the laboratory, new drugs, synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic stimulants and naturally-occurring plant materials.
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Seminar: Drug Court Standards of Automated Drug Testing

Judge Brian MacKenzie, ret. dispels the myths commonly associated with instrument testing cost and discusses the real value that laboratory automation brings to drug courts and their participants, such as speed and accuracy of drug test results.
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Follow the Cup: Automated Drug Testing Solutions

Automated drug testing is easier than one might initially think. Watch our video to learn more about the Thermo Scientific™ Complete Automated Drugs of Abuse Testing Solution and how it can fit the needs of your drug testing program.

Learn more

Simplify oral fluid collection for drugs of abuse testing

Simplify the collection of oral samples for routine drug testing with our Therrmo Scientific™ Oral-Eze™ Oral Fluid collection device. It provides all the advantages of previous collection systems with the added benefit of our indicator window technology—taking the guesswork out of sample collection.

Learn more

Automated Drug Testing

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Urine Drugs of Abuse Testing Assays

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Oral Fluid Drugs of Abuse Testing

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Technical Resources

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Customer Stories

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Amphetamine/Ecstasy

  1. Regester, Chmiel, Holler, Vorce, Levine, Bosy: Determination of Designer Drug Cross-Reactivity on Five Commercial Immunoassay Screening Kits, J Anal Toxicol 2015 Mar; 39(2): 144-51
  2. Beck, Rausberg, Al-Saffar, Villen, Karlsson, Hansson, Helander: Detectability of new psychoactive substances, 'legal highs', in CEDIA, EMIT, and KIMS immunochemical screening assays for drugs of abuse, Drug Test Analysis 2014; 6(5): 492-499
  3. Petrie, Lynch, Ekins, Chang, Goetz, Wu, Krasowski: Cross-reactivity studies and predictive modeling of “Bath Salts” and other amphetamine-type stimulants with amphetamine screening immunoassays, Clinical Toxicology 2013; 51: 83-91
  4. Kaplan, Erol, Karadas: False-Positive Amphetamine/Ecstasy (MDMA/3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) (CEDIA) and Ecstasy (MDMA/3,4 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) (DRI) Test Results with Fenofibrate, Ther Drug Monit 2012; 34(5): 493-5
  5. Vidal, Skripuletz: Bupropion Interference With Immunoassays for Amphetamines and LSD, Ther Drug Monit 2007; 29(3): 373-5
  6. Nguyen, Bui, Ambrose: Response of CEDIA amphetamines assay after a single dose of bitter orange, Ther Drug Monit 2006 Apr; 28(2): 252-4

Benzodiazepine

  1. Beck, Rausberg, Al-Saffar, Villen, Karlsson, Hansson, Helander: Detectability of new psychoactive substances, 'legal highs', in CEDIA, EMIT, and KIMS immunochemical screening assays for drugs of abuse, Drug Test Analysis 2014; 6(5): 492-499
  2. DeRienz, Holler, Manos, Jemionek, Past: Evaluation of Four Immunoassay Screening Kits for the Detection of Benzodiazepines in Urine, J Anal Toxicol 2008; 32: 433-437

Buprenorphine

  1. Berg, Schjøtt, Fossan, Riedel: Cross-reactivity of the CEDIA buprenorphine assay in drugs-of-abuse screening: influence of dose and metabolites of opioids, Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation 2015:6 131–139
  2. Beck, Rausberg, Al-Saffar, Villen, Karlsson, Hansson, Helander: Detectability of new psychoactive substances, 'legal highs', in CEDIA, EMIT, and KIMS immunochemical screening assays for drugs of abuse, Drug Test Analysis 2014; 6(5): 492-499
  3. Birch, Couchman, Pietromartire, Karna, Paton, McAllister, Marsh, Flanagan: False-Positive Buprenorphine by CEDIA in Patients Prescribed Amisulpride and Sulpiride, J Anal Toxicol 2013; 37(4): 233-6
  4. Shaikh, Hull, Bishop, Griggs, Long, Nixon, Flood: Effect of Tramadol Use on Three Point-of-Care and One Instrument-Based Immunoassays for Urine Buprenorphine, J Anal Toxicol 2008; 32: 339-343
  5. Pavlic, Libiseller, Grubwieser, Rabl: Cross-reactivity of the CEDIA buprenorphine assay with opiates: an Austrian phenomenon?, Int J Legal Med 2005; 119: 378-381
  6. Böttcher, Beck: Evaluation of Buprenorphine CEDIA Assay versus GC-MS and ELISA using Urine Samples from Patients in Substitution Treatment, J Anal Toxicol 2005; Vol. 29: 769-776

Cocaine

  1. Beck, Rausberg, Al-Saffar, Villen, Karlsson, Hansson, Helander: Detectability of new psychoactive substances, 'legal highs', in CEDIA, EMIT, and KIMS immunochemical screening assays for drugs of abuse, Drug Test Analysis 2014; 6(5): 492-499

Ethyl Glucuronide

  1. Regester, Chmiel, Holler, Vorce, Levine, Bosy: Determination of Designer Drug Cross-Reactivity on Five Commercial Immunoassay Screening Kits, J Anal Toxicol 2015 Mar; 39(2): 144-51
  2. Arndt, Beyreiß, Schröfel, Stemmerich: Cross-reaction of propyl and butyl alcohol glucuronides with an ethyl glucuronide enzyme immunoassay, Forensic Sci Int 2014; 241: 84-86 Test Results With Fenofibrate, Ther Drug Monit 2012; 34(5): 493-5
  3. Arndt, Grüner, Schröfel, Stemmerich: Falsch-positives Ethylglucuronid-Screening nach Inhalation von Dämpfen eines propanolbasierten, ethanolfreien Handdesinfizienz, Toxichem Krimtech 2012; 79(3): 147-149
  4. Arnst, Grüner, Schröfel, Stemmerich: False-positive ethyl glucuronide immunoassay screening caused by a propyl alcohol-based hand sanitizer, Forensic Sci Int 2012; 223: 359-363
  5. Arndt, Gierten, Güssregen,Werle, Grüner: False-positive ethyl glucuronide immunoassay screening associated with chloral hydrate medication as confirmed by LC-MS/MS and self medication, Forensic Sci Int 2009; 184(1-3): e27-9

Fentanyl

  1. Wang, Colby, Wu, Lynch: Cross-Reactivity of Acetylfentanyl and Risperidone With a Fentanyl Immunoassay, J Anal Toxicol 2014; 38: 672-675

Heroin Metabolite (6-Acetylmorphine)

LSD

  1. Röhrich, Zörntlein, Lotz, Becker, Kern, Ritter: False-positive LSD Testing in Urine Samples from Intensive Care Patients, J Anal Toxicol 1998; 22: 393-395
  2. Vidal, Skripuletz: Bupropion Interference With Immunoassays for Amphetamines and LSD, Ther Drug Monit 2007; 29(3): 373-5
  3. Grobosch, Lemm-Ahlers: Immunoassay Screening of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) and its Confirmation by HPLC and Fluorescence Detection Following LSD ImmunElute Extraction, J Anal Toxicol 2002; 26: 181-186

Methadone

  1. Collins, Merritt, Bourland: Cross-Reactivity of Tapentadol Specimens with DRI Methadone Enzyme Immunoassay, J Anal Toxicol 2012; 36(8): 582-587

Methaqualone

  1. Collins, Merritt, Bourland: Cross-Reactivity of Tapentadol Specimens with DRI Methadone Enzyme Immunoassay, J Anal Toxicol 2012; 36(8): 582-587

Opiate

  1. Straseski, Stolbach, Clarke: Opiate-Positive Immunoassay Screen in a Pediatric Patient, Clinical Chemistry 2010; 56(8): 1220-1225

Oxycodone

  1. Jenkins, Poirier, Juhascik: Cross-Reactivity of Naloxone with Oxycodone Immunoassays: Implications for Individuals Taking Suboxone, Clinical Chemistry 2009; 55(7): 1434-6

Phencyclidine (PCP)

  1. Regester, Chmiel, Holler, Vorce, Levine, Bosy: Determination of Designer Drug Cross-Reactivity on Five Commercial Immunoassay Screening Kits, J Anal Toxicol 2015 Mar; 39(2): 144-51
  2. Beck, Rausberg, Al-Saffar, Villen, Karlsson, Hansson, Helander: Detectability of new psychoactive substances, 'legal highs', in CEDIA, EMIT, and KIMS immunochemical screening assays for drugs of abuse, Drug Test Analysis 2014; 6(5): 492-499
Poppy Seed Pastries

The Opioid Crisis: What you need to know!

Speaker Pat Pizzo discusses the opioid crisis, commonly abused drugs, current trends, the difference between prescription and street drugs, and available tests for opioid detection.
View webinar ›

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Abuse of Synthetic Cannabinoids - "Spice"

Synthetic cannabinoids are the largest and fastest growing group of new psychoactive substances on the market. But, what are synthetic cannabinoids and why do you need to know about them?
View webinar › 

john-douglas-build-drug-court-lab

How to build your drug court lab

What does it take to set up a successful on-site Drug Court testing laboratory? Learn the benefits, considerations, and challenges during this webinar.
View webinar › 

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The truth behind drug screening

Learn about the pros and cons of various drug screening methods and sample types for drug court testing programs from industry-expert Pat Pizzo.
View webinar ›

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Seminar: Drug testing for common drugs of abuse

Industry expert Pat Pizzo discusses drug test results you receive from the laboratory, new drugs, synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic stimulants and naturally-occurring plant materials.
Request presentation ›

judge-brian-mackenzie-nadcp-2016-270x195

Seminar: Drug Court Standards of Automated Drug Testing

Judge Brian MacKenzie, ret. dispels the myths commonly associated with instrument testing cost and discusses the real value that laboratory automation brings to drug courts and their participants, such as speed and accuracy of drug test results.
Request presentation ›

Follow the Cup: Automated Drug Testing Solutions

Automated drug testing is easier than one might initially think. Watch our video to learn more about the Thermo Scientific™ Complete Automated Drugs of Abuse Testing Solution and how it can fit the needs of your drug testing program.

Learn more

Simplify oral fluid collection for drugs of abuse testing

Simplify the collection of oral samples for routine drug testing with our Therrmo Scientific™ Oral-Eze™ Oral Fluid collection device. It provides all the advantages of previous collection systems with the added benefit of our indicator window technology—taking the guesswork out of sample collection.

Learn more

Automated Drug Testing

automated-drugs-of-abuse-testing-indiko-analyzer

Urine Drugs of Abuse Testing Assays

drugs-of-abuse-testing-overview

Oral Fluid Drugs of Abuse Testing

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Technical Resources

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Customer Stories

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Amphetamine/Ecstasy

  1. Regester, Chmiel, Holler, Vorce, Levine, Bosy: Determination of Designer Drug Cross-Reactivity on Five Commercial Immunoassay Screening Kits, J Anal Toxicol 2015 Mar; 39(2): 144-51
  2. Beck, Rausberg, Al-Saffar, Villen, Karlsson, Hansson, Helander: Detectability of new psychoactive substances, 'legal highs', in CEDIA, EMIT, and KIMS immunochemical screening assays for drugs of abuse, Drug Test Analysis 2014; 6(5): 492-499
  3. Petrie, Lynch, Ekins, Chang, Goetz, Wu, Krasowski: Cross-reactivity studies and predictive modeling of “Bath Salts” and other amphetamine-type stimulants with amphetamine screening immunoassays, Clinical Toxicology 2013; 51: 83-91
  4. Kaplan, Erol, Karadas: False-Positive Amphetamine/Ecstasy (MDMA/3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) (CEDIA) and Ecstasy (MDMA/3,4 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) (DRI) Test Results with Fenofibrate, Ther Drug Monit 2012; 34(5): 493-5
  5. Vidal, Skripuletz: Bupropion Interference With Immunoassays for Amphetamines and LSD, Ther Drug Monit 2007; 29(3): 373-5
  6. Nguyen, Bui, Ambrose: Response of CEDIA amphetamines assay after a single dose of bitter orange, Ther Drug Monit 2006 Apr; 28(2): 252-4

Benzodiazepine

  1. Beck, Rausberg, Al-Saffar, Villen, Karlsson, Hansson, Helander: Detectability of new psychoactive substances, 'legal highs', in CEDIA, EMIT, and KIMS immunochemical screening assays for drugs of abuse, Drug Test Analysis 2014; 6(5): 492-499
  2. DeRienz, Holler, Manos, Jemionek, Past: Evaluation of Four Immunoassay Screening Kits for the Detection of Benzodiazepines in Urine, J Anal Toxicol 2008; 32: 433-437

Buprenorphine

  1. Berg, Schjøtt, Fossan, Riedel: Cross-reactivity of the CEDIA buprenorphine assay in drugs-of-abuse screening: influence of dose and metabolites of opioids, Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation 2015:6 131–139
  2. Beck, Rausberg, Al-Saffar, Villen, Karlsson, Hansson, Helander: Detectability of new psychoactive substances, 'legal highs', in CEDIA, EMIT, and KIMS immunochemical screening assays for drugs of abuse, Drug Test Analysis 2014; 6(5): 492-499
  3. Birch, Couchman, Pietromartire, Karna, Paton, McAllister, Marsh, Flanagan: False-Positive Buprenorphine by CEDIA in Patients Prescribed Amisulpride and Sulpiride, J Anal Toxicol 2013; 37(4): 233-6
  4. Shaikh, Hull, Bishop, Griggs, Long, Nixon, Flood: Effect of Tramadol Use on Three Point-of-Care and One Instrument-Based Immunoassays for Urine Buprenorphine, J Anal Toxicol 2008; 32: 339-343
  5. Pavlic, Libiseller, Grubwieser, Rabl: Cross-reactivity of the CEDIA buprenorphine assay with opiates: an Austrian phenomenon?, Int J Legal Med 2005; 119: 378-381
  6. Böttcher, Beck: Evaluation of Buprenorphine CEDIA Assay versus GC-MS and ELISA using Urine Samples from Patients in Substitution Treatment, J Anal Toxicol 2005; Vol. 29: 769-776

Cocaine

  1. Beck, Rausberg, Al-Saffar, Villen, Karlsson, Hansson, Helander: Detectability of new psychoactive substances, 'legal highs', in CEDIA, EMIT, and KIMS immunochemical screening assays for drugs of abuse, Drug Test Analysis 2014; 6(5): 492-499

Ethyl Glucuronide

  1. Regester, Chmiel, Holler, Vorce, Levine, Bosy: Determination of Designer Drug Cross-Reactivity on Five Commercial Immunoassay Screening Kits, J Anal Toxicol 2015 Mar; 39(2): 144-51
  2. Arndt, Beyreiß, Schröfel, Stemmerich: Cross-reaction of propyl and butyl alcohol glucuronides with an ethyl glucuronide enzyme immunoassay, Forensic Sci Int 2014; 241: 84-86 Test Results With Fenofibrate, Ther Drug Monit 2012; 34(5): 493-5
  3. Arndt, Grüner, Schröfel, Stemmerich: Falsch-positives Ethylglucuronid-Screening nach Inhalation von Dämpfen eines propanolbasierten, ethanolfreien Handdesinfizienz, Toxichem Krimtech 2012; 79(3): 147-149
  4. Arnst, Grüner, Schröfel, Stemmerich: False-positive ethyl glucuronide immunoassay screening caused by a propyl alcohol-based hand sanitizer, Forensic Sci Int 2012; 223: 359-363
  5. Arndt, Gierten, Güssregen,Werle, Grüner: False-positive ethyl glucuronide immunoassay screening associated with chloral hydrate medication as confirmed by LC-MS/MS and self medication, Forensic Sci Int 2009; 184(1-3): e27-9

Fentanyl

  1. Wang, Colby, Wu, Lynch: Cross-Reactivity of Acetylfentanyl and Risperidone With a Fentanyl Immunoassay, J Anal Toxicol 2014; 38: 672-675

Heroin Metabolite (6-Acetylmorphine)

LSD

  1. Röhrich, Zörntlein, Lotz, Becker, Kern, Ritter: False-positive LSD Testing in Urine Samples from Intensive Care Patients, J Anal Toxicol 1998; 22: 393-395
  2. Vidal, Skripuletz: Bupropion Interference With Immunoassays for Amphetamines and LSD, Ther Drug Monit 2007; 29(3): 373-5
  3. Grobosch, Lemm-Ahlers: Immunoassay Screening of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) and its Confirmation by HPLC and Fluorescence Detection Following LSD ImmunElute Extraction, J Anal Toxicol 2002; 26: 181-186

Methadone

  1. Collins, Merritt, Bourland: Cross-Reactivity of Tapentadol Specimens with DRI Methadone Enzyme Immunoassay, J Anal Toxicol 2012; 36(8): 582-587

Methaqualone

  1. Collins, Merritt, Bourland: Cross-Reactivity of Tapentadol Specimens with DRI Methadone Enzyme Immunoassay, J Anal Toxicol 2012; 36(8): 582-587

Opiate

  1. Straseski, Stolbach, Clarke: Opiate-Positive Immunoassay Screen in a Pediatric Patient, Clinical Chemistry 2010; 56(8): 1220-1225

Oxycodone

  1. Jenkins, Poirier, Juhascik: Cross-Reactivity of Naloxone with Oxycodone Immunoassays: Implications for Individuals Taking Suboxone, Clinical Chemistry 2009; 55(7): 1434-6

Phencyclidine (PCP)

  1. Regester, Chmiel, Holler, Vorce, Levine, Bosy: Determination of Designer Drug Cross-Reactivity on Five Commercial Immunoassay Screening Kits, J Anal Toxicol 2015 Mar; 39(2): 144-51
  2. Beck, Rausberg, Al-Saffar, Villen, Karlsson, Hansson, Helander: Detectability of new psychoactive substances, 'legal highs', in CEDIA, EMIT, and KIMS immunochemical screening assays for drugs of abuse, Drug Test Analysis 2014; 6(5): 492-499