Bridget Lemberg, director and toxicologist at Forensic Fluid Laboratories Inc., has been practicing toxicology and pharmacology for more than 20 years. And that experience has led her to develop new methods for oral fluid drug testing and technology.
Lemberg started Forensic Fluid Laboratories in 2005 after a pervious start-up she worked for went bankrupt. She took the technology that she had developed there and used it to start her new company.
In the early stages, Lemberg was on her own, running sales by day and doing lab work by night. Now that the company has grown to 30 employees, she no longer has to run double duty, but that growth hasn’t come without its challenges. Lemberg has worked hard to hire strong employees, develop procedures and policies, and create training and performance measurements.
In its sixth year now, Forensic Fluid Laboratories continues to grow and the testing method developed by Lemberg is gaining traction. Using saliva, according to Lemberg, is more effective than using urine in drug tests. The company’s motto used to be, “Pee for enjoyment, not for employment.” The motto has recently been changed to “Spit on a stick, simple and quick.”
Oral fluid testing is more accurate than urine, it is easily observed, no facilities are needed, it’s virtually impossible to cheat and the test will show what drugs and how much of a drug is in the blood, says Lemberg. Lemberg’s company can also monitor compliance for therapeutic drugs such as Vicodin, Prozac, Ritalin and Xanax, as well.
These practices and methods have helped make Forensic Fluid Laboratories stand out among more conventional labs, and its scientific expertise and state-of-the-art technology save valuable time. As an exclusive industry leader, tests only take five minutes and results come back within 24 hours.
HOW TO REACH: Forensic Fluids Laboratories Inc., (269) 492-7700 or www.forensicfluids.com