Corra Group Offers More Types of Drug Tests to Accommodate Heavy Demand for Employment Screening

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To fulfill the greater demand for drug testing, Corra Group has added new panels of drug tests to its comprehensive list of drug testing services.

We are seeing the increase and offering a wider variety of drug tests to a number of industries," said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. "We believe this is due to increased concerns about the opioid abuse permeating this country. "

Corra Group is offering more drug testing services in order to meet increased client demands for drug testing for employment screening. The El Segundo, California headquartered background checking company has found that among its clients drug testing has increased by over fifty percent.

“Drug testing is on the increase,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “It is becoming for some businesses the obligatory background check. I wouldn’t say we have doubled what has already been a brisk drug testing program, but we have seen maybe fifty percent more orders for drug testing. Request for our drug testing services are in demand in most major cities, including those located in states where Marijuana is legal.

“Tests are needed for different reasons. In many cases it is in the healthcare industry and there are certain compliance mandates for those working in the healthcare industry. But then we are seeing the increase in drug tests in a variety of industries and we at Corra Group believe this is due to increased concerns about the opioid abuse permeating this country. In fact, many clients who are not healthcare related openly voice to us their lack of concern for positive marijuana tests while expressing elevated concerns about opioid positivity.

Gustavson noted that Corra Group offers everything from the basic five and ten panel drug tests to the more advanced drug testing that included alcohol and opioids. He pointed out that Corra Group offers two kinds of hair follicle drug tests, one a basic five panel and the other with expanded opiod panels.

“The hair follicle drug test is the most accurate,” said Gustavson. “That drug test will produce positive drug tests as far back as ninety days. It is also more difficult for an employment applicant to cheat on a hair drug test. Where a drug using applicant may be able to wash out their drugs enough to register negative in several days to a week, with hair testing there is nothing to wash out. Drug residue is in the hair. And even if you shave your head, the collection site can snip hair samples from other parts of your body.”

Gustavson offered that drug abuse is dangerous not only to the abuser but there are significant increases in workplace accidents when employees are on drugs. He pointed out that in factories or behind the wheel of a vehicle or near any machinery the chance for tragedy increases substantially.

“When there is a drug related accident in the workplace, employers may face all types of liability issues,” said Gustavson. “Such drug related workplace accidents and reduce moral among the staff while creating negative publicity from the business entity. It is not where you want to be.

“Drug tests typically return anywhere from one to four business days. In just a short time an employer can determine whether an employee is on drugs and a potential danger to the rest of the staff.”

BACKGROUND: Corra operates as Corra Group and Corra Global Research and specializes in employment screening and corporate research and due diligence. It is one of the few companies that will answer the phone. You can review the website at

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