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There's a good chance that our Pill Identification Wizard (Pill Finder) can help you match the imprint, size, shape, or color and lead you to the detailed description in our drug database. The Carlson Company has the capability to identify any pill/prescription: What’s this pill I just found...

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This test has also known as Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) testing What is Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) testing? TCA test is used to check a sample of blood or urine for tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Healthcare providers prescribe these medicines for depression and a number of other problem...

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The forensic DNA report lists the samples tested and describes and provides the results based on a comparison of known and unknown evidence samples. The four possible interpretations for the results of a forensic DNA test are as follows: match, non-match, no DNA obtained, and inconclusive. A mat...

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HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. OUR PRIVACY PROMISE At The Carlson Company, we do everything that we can to ensure your personal information i...

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The Carlson Company is pleased to offer Volatile Scan on Hair/Nail, Blood or urine and on non-biological samples such as food items. Volatile Scan List...

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What is Cyanide Poisoning Cyanide poisoning results from inhaling hydrogen cyanide or ingesting the salts of hydrogen cyanide. Hydrogen cyanide is highly toxic because it inhibits the oxidative processes of the cells. Acute poisoning from hydrogen cyanide or cyanides is manifested by dizziness, nau...

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So why is hair testing their choice? When you are exposed to Poison, Chemicals, Toxins or Drugs, they are metabolized by the organs in your body and then excreted, usually in urine and usually within just a few days. That is why a Poison test using urine is ineffective. By the time a test is admi...

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A hair follicle drug test, also known as a hair drug test, screens for illicit drug use and the misuse of prescription medication. Hair follicle drug tests may not be appropriate for determining recent drug use. That’s because it may take five to seven days for the drugs to be identifiable through...

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Our List of Heavy Metals Panel scans for the Following Metals: Beryllium- Manganese- Arsenic- Barium-Chromium- Mercury- Selenium- Platinum Aluminum- Thorium- Lithium- Cobalt-Zinc- Copper- Cadmium- Uranium- Nickel- Lead- Tin- Antimony  and Silver Please click on the link below to se...

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Our Comprehensive Heavy Metals Panel Scans for the following Heavy Metals, including Arsenic, Thallium, etc.. Lithium- Beryllium- Aluminum- Chromium- Manganese- Cobalt- Nickel- Copper Zinc- Arsenic- Selenium- Silver- Cadmium- Tin- Antimony- Barium-Platinum Uranium- Titanium- Vanadium- ...

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Little Antifreeze in your food or drink could kill you. Today’s antifreeze is primarily ethylene glycol used in internal combustion engines for cooling and to prevent freezing. Ethylene glycol antifreeze solutions became available in 1927 and were marketed as “permanent antifreeze,” a clea...

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Testing for Unknown Chemicals and Toxins (alternate poison test). This testing panel and evaluation compare detected molecular profiles of the sample against the NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology database of known compounds that contain about a million entries. The test sample m...

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Do not attempt to collect the hair strand test sample until at least thirty (30) days have passed since the likely incident date. We strongly recommend that a picture (digital time/date stamp) be taken during any sample collection showing the sample donor’s face for identification. The ...

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Our world is saturated with many types of toxins and poisons. When used by a perpetrator with ill intent many of these generate similar symptoms which the victim experiences. The question is how much, what type, how often, and what dosage did you receive? Also, how well can your metabolism fend off ...

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Certified lab testing evaluations using cremation ashes or cremains are possible and available. The decision to order any lab testing, including cremains, is your decision.  If the cremation process was conducted as it should be testing the cremains with any detection success can be a long shot ...

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The drugs that will rot your flesh, destroy your vital organs, and turn you into a zombie. TOBACCO: biggest killer (400,000 deaths/year) ALCOHOL: most widely abused legal substance PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: dangerously addictive, rising in popularity METHAMPHETAMINE: labeled an epidemic prob...

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Chain of Custody defined is the unbroken trail of accountability that ensures the physical security of samples, data, pictures, and records that may have potential as forensic legal evidence. Be sure to have at least one witness, two if you prefer, attest to the date and time of your sample collecti...

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These drugs have nothing to do with real bath salts -- or "jewelry cleaner," or "plant food," or "phone screen cleaner," which they're also sometimes called, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Bath Salts are substituted cathinones, which are synthetic, concentrated versions of the...

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We offer a Synthetic Cannabinoid 16 Test Panel*as shown below, We also offer to stand alone testing for the presence of any of the Cannabinoids also called (“fake pot”) listed below JWH-018* JWH-019 JWH-200 JWH-081 HU-308 HU-211 C8-Homolog CP-490 JWH-015 J WH-073 JWH...

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Scopolamine is a prescription drug used in adults for the prevention of nausea and vomiting. What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Scopolamine? Side effects of scopolamine include: dry mouth sleepiness urinary retention agitation dilated pupils sore throat drowsine...

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Testing for the presence of hazardous, unknown drug types. The Carlson Company can evaluate your test sample for 106 drugs and report to you what we find and the detected amount. These unknown drug types are shown in the list below. Marijuana: Carboxy-THC Sympathomimetic Amines: Amphetam...

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Test Sample Collection -hair, nails, urine, cremains, infidelity, DNA Q-Tip and more. Guidelines for Test Sample Collections and Submissions How can we help you? Always allow a minimum of thirty (30) days to pass following the alleged incident date before you collect a hair strand sample for te...

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This type of DNA sample collection can be used for most situations that may require a DNA reference sample, e.g. infidelity, paternity, post mortem samples, forensic (court applicable) with Chain of Custody and others. The preferred form of a reference sample is buccal (buccal is Latin for chee...

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List of Alternate DNA Sources useable as primary or reference DNA samples. Many times you need to collect a DNA reference sample without the donor is aware of your intentions. Band-Aids, feminine products, diabetic glucose sticks, diabetic syringe Blankets, pillows, bed sheets Body Flu...

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Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants, also called cyclic antidepressants, are among the earliest antidepressants developed. Imipramine: Imipramine (Tofranil) was the first TCA marketed in the U.S. This drug is indicated for the treatment of endogenous depression, which is depression that o...

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At The Carlson Company, we offer a steroid drug test for individuals, athletes, and in some cases, for the workplace, where physical strength and performance are critical in daily tasks in jobs such as security, law enforcement, and warehousing. Our comprehensive steroid testing panels screen for st...

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First-time substance users generally don’t find their drugs on the street. They find it in their home among everyday items used by the family. Do you have aerosol cans, cleaning fluids, and removers scatter around your house? These are inhalants, a gateway drug easily accessible by young teens...

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LSD, often called acid, is a hallucinogenic drug that is illegal. It affects your perceptions for several hours and is detectable on drug screening tests. Learn how long it will stay in your system affecting you and how long it can show up on toxicology drug screens. How Long LSD (Acid) Affects You...

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Marijuana: The cannabis plant. A preparation made from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant, usually smoked or eaten to induce euphoria. Cocaine: A colorless or white crystalline alkaloid, C17H21NO4, extracted from coca leaves, sometimes used in medicine as a local anest...

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