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How to Minimize Employees Cheating on a Drug Test

How to Minimize Employees Cheating on a Drug Test As you read about employee drug testing, you’ll learn: How employees often try to cheat the system What you can do to prevent cheating on drug tests   To increase company productivity, you must provide a safe workplace. One of the best ways to reduce workplace …

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Did You Know That SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Test Proven to Be 99.9% Accurate?

Did You Know That SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Test Proven to Be 99.9% Accurate? Key Takeaways: The SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Test can tell expectant mothers whether they are welcoming a boy or a girl weeks before they can find out through an ultrasound. The test is 99.9% accurate in predicting the baby’s gender, and …

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Alternatives to DNA Paternity Testing: How Do They Measure Up?

Alternatives to DNA Paternity Testing: How Do They Measure Up?     DNA paternity testing is a way to determine whether or not a man is the biological father of a child or another adult. It is almost 100% accurate, making it the preferred method of paternity testing for most court proceedings. Samples for DNA …

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How Accurate is the Sneak Peek Gender Test?

How Accurate is the Sneak Peek Gender Test?     The Sneak Peek Gender Test is a kind of blood analysis that can tell you as early as eight weeks into the pregnancy whether your baby is a boy or a girl. Your privacy is protected at all times. Just have your DNA blood sample …

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Best Practices for Managing Random Drug Testing

Keeping your employees safe at work is a top priority for you as a business owner or manager. One of the most effective ways to do that is to keep the workplace drug-free. Not only does this reduce the risk of accidents, but it also improves productivity. Most businesses already do drug screening on potential employees, but adding a random drug screening program for active employees gives your company another level of protection. Laws governing random drug testing vary by state, but here are some things to consider for companies in the Austin, Texas, area.

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4 Ways Pre-Employment Drug Testing Reduces Employee Turnover

As a business owner, you have a million things to think about, many of them revolving around your employees. From turnover to absences, your team members can impact your bottom line in a big way. While some industries are required by law to do pre-employment drug testing, they're a useful tool for any business of any size. After all, people with substance abuse problems often apply to work for small businesses because they're less likely to do these screenings. Because it's essential to hire the right people up front, ARCpoint Labs of Austin North works with employers to implement pre-employment drug testing programs.

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Return to Work and COVID-19 Testing Options for Businesses

As the body of knowledge grows regarding COVID-19, new testing options for the disease emerge. We are developing faster and more accurate tests for the presence of the virus. Still, we are also learning new ways to determine whether an individual has had the …

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Allergies Got You Down? Get Help With Telehealth

Telehealth is a method of delivering healthcare services, both clinical and educational, using technology. The provider and patient are not in the same physical location. Instead, they can see each other and communicate through the internet, email, phone, or text. As the …

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Should I Get a COVID-19 Antibody Test?

Earlier this week, I received my 7,000th email from someone questioning whether the Antibody test we are offering is reliable. Maybe I am exaggerating a little, but I’ve had A LOT of emails and phone calls from people who believe that they have had and recovered from COVID-19 and are looking for confirmation. If you watch any three news shows on any given day, you will see at least four different stories about antibody testing, and many of them create more questions then they answer.

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Why is Random Drug Testing in the Workplace Important?

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve workplace safety is by instituting a random drug testing policy. According to EHSToday, drug abuse currently costs employers around $81 billion per year. While some of these costs are due to absenteeism and loss …

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How is an Immigration DNA Test Used in Court?

Many people dream of immigrating to the United States, especially those who have relatives already in the U.S. While the entire process can be lengthy and difficult, the immigration DNA test has made some aspects of the process much simpler. In previous years, …

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What is a Prenatal Paternity Test?

Establishing paternity is important for many new parents as it determines who the legal father is. Prenatal paternity testing is a process that takes place before the child is born. It is a useful tool for pregnant women who had multiple sexual partners around the time of …

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Why Drug Testing in the Workplace is Beneficial

Many businesses in Texas choose to pursue drug testing in the workplace for a litany of reasons. It is a good way to determine who among your employees abuses drugs and alcohol and deter people from using these substances while employed for you…

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Are At-Home Paternity Tests Accurate?

Although taking a paternity test often takes just a few minutes, the results have the power to determine the future for an entire family. Choosing an accurate paternity testing method is critical, especially when you consider the importance of the question you’re seeking to answer: are you …

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Comparing the Different Types of Drug Tests

Today, advancements in lab testing technology have made accurate, rapid drug testing an option that is accessible to a wide range of individuals and employers. While drug testing used to be a fairly uncommon experience, even as recently as several years ago, it’s becoming increasingly ...

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When is a Legal Paternity Test Necessary?

According to Texas state laws, paternity is considered “legal fatherhood,” bringing with it a whole host of rights and responsibilities. While each family is unique, establishing court-recognized...

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What Kinds of Drugs Do Pre-Employment Drug Tests Screen For?

As a growing number of employers become more aware of the risks of employee drug and alcohol use, many are implementing a variety of proactive measures to keep their business safe, productive, and profitable...

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Can Employers Randomly Drug Test in Texas?

As a growing number of companies make workplace drug and alcohol testing a part of their standard policies, many people are wondering about the legality of these tests, both on the federal level and in their home states

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What are the Requirements of Immigration DNA Testing?

For anyone seeking a U.S. immigration visa, immigration DNA testing may be a required part of the legal process.

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How to Tell if Your Partner is Cheating: Infidelity Testing

Uncovering suspected infidelity can make you feel like your world has been turned upside down, leading you to question everything you thought you knew about your partner and relationship.

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How Does A Paternity Test Work?

There are many reasons that establishing clear paternity is important, both for the child and his or her biological parents. In addition to clearly defining a familial connection ...

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Keeping Our Teens Safe from Drug Use at School

Teen drug use and substance addiction have continued to rise at an alarmingly steady rate, driving serious concerns about health and safety. Motivating parents and educational professionals to discuss proactive options for keeping kids safe.

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Can I Get a Paternity Test While I’m Pregnant?

If you have questions about the paternity of your unborn child, there is a simple, non-invasive method for getting the answers you need: a prenatal paternity test.

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Hair Follicle Drug Testing: How It Works and What to Expect

Hair follicle drug testing is one of the several options for detecting drug use, and its efficiency and accuracy has made it an ideal option for legal proceedings, employer-required testing, and more. Here’s a quick guide that breaks down a few basic facts about hair drug testing, including how it works, what it tests for, and what you can expect during the process.

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Your Guaranteed Rights When You Sign for Acknowledgement of Paternity in Texas

Officially establishing paternity is important for a number of reasons, ranging from personal to legal. First and foremost, the father-child relationship is an extremely important, lifelong bond.

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Things to Consider When Setting Your Workplace Drug Policy

Not only are healthy employees good for workplace morale, but they are also directly connected to the productivity and overall success of your company. Unfortunately, drug use in the workplace is becoming an increasingly prevalent issue, affecting employee attendance, work ethic, and performance.

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Why Formally Establishing Paternity Matters & How to Do It

Paternity testing utilizes DNA analysis to establish a reliable connection to a child’s father, resolving questions of parental lineage and often providing legally admissible evidence to use in court proceedings. However, many people are still unsure if formally establishing paternity is important, as well as …

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Establishing Paternity Upon The Birth of A Child in Texas

Establishing Paternity Upon The Birth of A Child in Texas Read our helpful infographic on how paternity is established once a child is born in Texas. If you have other questions about paternity testing, DNA testing, or would like to schedule a DNA or paternity test, contact ARCpoint Labs of Austin North today!  

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