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Take-Back Day
 10/23/2018
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Take-Back Day

What do you do with your leftover or expired prescription drugs? Well flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash should NOT be your first thought.

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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

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Tall Cop Jermaine Galloway Event
 9/14/2018
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Tall Cop Jermaine Galloway Event

Be sure to check out this upcoming event with Tall Cop Jermaine Galloway. September 25th from 6-7: 30 pm at Thomas Edison Middle School (3304 Parkside Ave, Lake Station IN. Hope to see everyone there!

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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

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Drug Testing 101
 8/24/2018
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Drug Testing 101

“Drug Testing 101,” the next in a series of workshops about substance abuse problems in Porter County, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Family and Youth Services Bureau office, 253 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

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Opioid Metabolism Chart
 5/7/2018
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Opioid Metabolism Chart

Often we receive questions at the laboratory regarding the metabolic pathways. In the chart above, we have illustrated how opioids metabolize. This chart provides a flow chart at your fingertips to assist in making informed decisions. Always remember, our experienced staff is available to answer any question(s) you may have.

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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

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Using Scene Investigation to Inform Toxicology Testing Decisions
 5/7/2018
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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

Origins: Rooted in the Heart of the Region
 5/7/2018
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Origins: Rooted in the Heart of the Region

What are your memories of going to work with your parents? Did you sit at a desk and spin in the chair? Did you get a chance to wear a hard hat and goggles? Well for owner and CEO, Michelle Volk, her memories were a little more off the cuff.

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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

United States Attorney General Rescinds Legal Marijuana (Pot) Policy
 2/21/2018
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 Michelle Volk
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KRATOM Instant Tests Now Available
 2/20/2018
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KRATOM Instant Tests Now Available

Recently there has been an increase in requests for KRATOM analysis. Due to the rarity and nature of this test, it can be quite cost prohibitive. For those agencies that utilize instant testing, KRATOM DIP Cards are now available.

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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

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New Opiate Prevention Tool Kits
 2/19/2018
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New Opiate Prevention Tool Kits

Often in our line of work, we tend to focus on illegal substances. However, we thought it would be a good idea to share some of the resources that we come across as we work with agencies across the nation.

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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from Great Lakes Labs!
 12/19/2017
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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

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GLL Laboratory Faux Pas, Do’s and Don’ts
 12/19/2017
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GLL Laboratory Faux Pas, Do’s and Don’ts

Over the years as drug trends and agencies ebb and flow, there are things that are common questions, misnomers and/or faux pas that are addressed to the laboratory on a consistent basis. You may have been wondering some of this yourself.

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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

Experience is a Good Teacher
 11/3/2017
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Experience is a Good Teacher

In the summer of 2016, we hired Jackie Ruchti, a University of Pittsburgh student studying to be a forensic analyst. She spent the summer emerged in laboratory protocol and techniques!

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 Michelle Volk
mmvolk@gl-labs.com

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