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Press Releases


Alere Receives U.S. HHS Approval to Electronically Process Drug Tests for Department of Transportation-Regulated Employees
After Decades of DOT-Regulated Drug Test Processing via Paper Forms, Alere Laboratory Will Be First to Utilize Electronic Custody and Control Forms
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News and Service Notifications


Alere Toxicology is the first to receive approval for eCCF in regulated tests
At present, we offer the only approved collection management process on the market to generate a Federal electronic custody and control form (eCCF®).
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Alere Notice - Hurricane Joaquin
Due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Joaquin and to ensure the safety of our employees and their families we are taking all safety precautions and monitoring the weather system closely. We have activated all of our emergency service contingency plans and are fully prepared.
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eCCF® Update
Today marks an exciting advancement for Alere and the drug testing industry, with the Department of Transportation (DOT) announcing its approval to use the electronic chain of custody form (eCCF) for regulated drug testing.
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Alere Notice - Ebola Virus
The ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa, and confirmed cases in several other countries, have raised questions among our customers regarding appropriate decontamination of Alere-distributed instruments used to test specimens from known or suspected EVD patients. The purpose of this communication is to reinforce decontamination procedures to be used for Alere instruments and to advise of precautions Alere is taking in the interest of public safety.
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4 Part Non Federal Custody and Control Form changes
In response to your feedback, Alere is pleased to announce our newly designed 4 Part Non Federal Custody and Control Form. The enhanced forms are in stock at Alere and ready for immediate use, however, you should continue to use the old version of the form until your current inventory is depleted.
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FedEx Has Changed Clinical Pak Requirements
FedEx requirements for shipping specimens to a laboratory have changed. FedEx no longer requires the use of an inner cardboard container when shipping urine or oral fluid specimens. Eliminating the use of a box will save you time, resources, and storage space in collection areas.
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Reporting Positive 6-Acetylmorphine (6-AM) Results
This Notice provides guidance for MROs reviewing positive 6-AM results reported by laboratories certified by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP).
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Alere to Acquire eScreen, Inc
Product and service offerings to employers in toxicology and health services to increase.
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Affidavit for Correcting Expired Federal Custody and Control Form
Access the Affidavit for Correcting Expired Federal Custody and Control Forms
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Deadline Extended for Use of Old Federal CCFs
HHS & DOT have extended the use of older Federal CCFs to 11-30-2011. If you are a client of Alere Toxicology and haven’t received Federal CCFs from us within the last 6 months, place an order soon.
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