Forensic Toxicology Services

NMS Labs offers a comprehensive menu of forensic toxicology laboratory tests to support your forensic testing and clinical drug monitoring programs associated with novel psychoactive substances (NPS). These new synthetic drugs, psychoactive drugs, and designer drugs represent both an ongoing and emerging threat from new forms of designer opioids, synthetic cannabinoids, benzodiazepines, stimulants, and hallucinogens.

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Designer Drugs are a Public Health Concern

Circumvent Scheduling Guidelines

NPS, commonly referred to as designer drugs, circumvent existing laws regarding drug control and scheduling guidelines. Beginning with synthetic cannabinoids in 2008, the category now includes hundreds of novel benzodiazepines, stimulants, hallucinogens, and opioids including fentanyl analogues that are contributing to the exponential increase in deaths and addiction.

Use is Increasing

Illicit (non-prescription) drug use, addiction, abuse, and associated crime and health problems including overdose deaths all remain serious public health threats. Narcotics and other drugs of abuse continue to take their steady toll on communities; however, over the past fifteen years, a dangerous trend has emerged toward increasingly widespread abuse of new forms of synthetic or designer drugs.

Greater Need for Toxicologic Testing

A greater need has emerged for forensic toxicology laboratory testing and drug detection services associated with NPS including death investigations, DUID and criminal cases, drug-related crime and legal cases, hospitalizations, drug overdose fatalities, and postmortem toxicology.

As a leading source of forensic toxicology expertise, NMS Labs is a trusted partner in the global forensic toxicology and clinical toxicology community. In addition to testing known narcotics and bio-chemical agents, we test for an extensive portfolio of designer drugs and NPS.

Designer Opioids

include heroin, fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and mitragynine.

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Designer Benzodiazepines

are strong sedatives often in the form of tablets or powders.

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Synthetic Cannabinoids

are untested THC analogues usually sold as synthetic marijuana or incense.

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include amphetamines, cocaine, ecstasy and other psychedelic chemicals.

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Discuss your forensic toxicology laboratory testing needs and our postmortem toxicology services for NPS, designer drugs, and synthetic analogs with our staff of licensed forensic toxicologists. New and returning clients get phone and email support and can set up exclusive secure access to their account in our convenient online client portal.

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