Archived Announcements

This Is U-47700, Once a Lab Experiment, Now a Killer Opioid
The synthetic drug, born of pharmaceutical research, has been co-opted by overseas laboratories to f ... [more]

Fake Drugs, Real Horror
An investigation into the dangers of synthetic marijuana. Part 2 of the investigation features drug ... [more]

Thomas Jefferson University President’s Award
The 2016 Thomas Jefferson University President’s Award is being presented, posthumously, to Robert V ... [more]

Antifungal Drug Monitoring of Isavuconazole (Cresemba®)
Antifungal TDM to optimize the balance between treatment efficacy and toxicity.

NMS Labs Sponsors Cold Case Grant to the Philadelphia VIDOCQ Society
NMS Labs is providing a grant to support Police Investigators to travel to Philadelphia to present t ... [more]

Belsomra® (suvorexant): Testing for a New Kind of Sleep Drug
TDM for Suvorexant, the first approved drug in its class

New and Improved Testing for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
New toxicology testing techniques to better detect exposure

Expanded Synthetic Cannabinoids Urine Panel
New synthetic cannabinoid compounds are appearing every few weeks

New Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Continue to Hit the Streets
NMS Labs is continually investing in research & development to meet the challenges of this epidemic

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring for Tofacitinib (Xeljanz®)
For aid in assessing and adjusting individual patient medication doses

Updated Synthetic Cannabinoids Scope to Match Latest Compounds
Our evolving, comprehensive blood screen matches the most popular drugs on the street today

State-of-the-Art Testing to Monitor Pesticide Exposure
NMS Labs re-introduces Diquat and Paraquat; new, highly sensitive method requires less sample volume

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) Added to Our Endocrinology Menu
DHT testing to analyze deficiencies & monitor treatment

Low Levels of PFOA (also known as C8) in Serum or Plasma
PFOA detection levels tailored to general population exposure

Supporting New Guidelines for DUID
New DUID test offerings are aligned with NSC guidelines for the control of alcohol and drug impaired ... [more]

Pyrrolidinophenones...a New Group of Designer Drugs
Our newest test offering for the latest group of agents in the rapidly changing designer drug arena

Plasma Renin Activity by LC-MS/MS
NMS Labs expands its endocrinology menu to include Plasma Renin Activity (PRA)

Iodine Testing to Monitor Patient Health
Offering testing to monitor iodine levels in patients taking iodine-containing drugs

The Only Reliable Way to Monitor Patient Compliance of Suboxone
Buprenorphine testing alone is only half of the equation when monitoring compliance of Suboxone®

The Next Generation of Designer Drugs Has Arrived
NMS Labs offers testing for the synthetic phenethylamines recently banned by the DEA.

Pre-Pregnancy vs. TDM Testing for Leflunomide & Teriflunomide
Leflunomide (Arava®) and Teriflunomide (Aubagio®) are teratogenic drugs. This means that they are ca ... [more]

Highly Specific Plasma Catecholamines Test by 2D-LC-MS/MS
NMS Labs is the only known commercial laboratory to detect and quantify low levels of catecholamines ... [more]

Postmortem Ketoacidosis Testing
NMS Labs now offers a ketoacidosis test for postmortem cases in which the cause of death is undeterm ... [more]

Genotype Tests for Pain Management
NMS Labs now offers genotype testing for CYP2D6 to determine metabolizer status for tramadol, oxycod ... [more]

Designer Drugs Keep Changing; We Keep Adapting
New tests, new compounds, new metabolites...NMS Labs is keeping up with the illicit designer drug ma ... [more]

New Bath Salts: Popular, Deadly and Now Detectable
Alpha-PVP, Pentedrone and DMAA have been added to NMS Labs most popular bath salts test.

TDM Test Now Available for the Chemotherapeutic Agent 5-Fluorouracil
NMS Labs launches another unique anti-cancer test suitable for evaluation of efficacy vs. toxicity

New Endocrinology and Vitamin Tests
1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D and Vitamin K now available from NMS Labs.

Performance Enhancing Drugs: The Unfair Advantage
NMS Labs offers testing for substances prohibited in and out of competition.

Everything You Need to Know About Designer Drugs
NMS Labs fills a knowledge gap with the launch of, the nation's first central ... [more]

New and Improved Diuretics Screen
At no added cost, NMS Labs now offers a new and improved diuretics screen to better aid in abuse det ... [more]

Psilocin & DMAA Individual Tests
When you are certain of the substance you need to test for, you can now order a standalone test with ... [more]

The Next Generation of Synthetic Cannabinoids Has Arrived
NMS Labs offers the newest test available to help corroborate your assessments and use in prosecutio ... [more]

Next Generation Synthetic Cannabinoids UR-144 and XLR-11
Testing is now available in blood for UR-144 and XLR-11.

NMS Labs announces new Center for Innovation
Introducing NMS Labs Center for Innovation, featuring the Designer Drugs Initiative.

Smithsonian Channel’s “Forensic Firsts”
New series features NMS Labs Forensic Science expertise.

Journal of Forensic Sciences article written by NMS Labs scientists
Identification of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Incense Blends

Designer Drug Trends - updated August 2012
NMS Labs is keeping up with this rapidly-growing problem.

"Legal Weed?" - Evidence Technology Magazine, May/June 2012
Dr. Barry Logan's article on synthetic cannabinoids appears in the May/June 2012 issue of Evidence T ... [more]

New Urine to Keep Pace with Changes in Compounds Found in “Fake Pot”
NMS Labs Expands its Synthetic Cannabinoids Lab Tests in urine.

Dr. M. Fredric Rieders Attends and Presents at The 45th Anniversary of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
Dr. M. Fredric Rieders gives two presentations at the 45th Anniversary of the National Association o ... [more]

AACC presentation
Dr. Robert Middleberg presented at the AACC's meeting, Contemporary Issues in Clinical TDM/Toxicolog ... [more]

Dr. Barry Logan co-authors report that begins effort to assess drug impairment while driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) consulted with Dr. Barry Logan to develop a ... [more]

Oil spill exposure monitoring
More testing available to monitor oil spill exposure . . . newly added urine test for the metabolite ... [more]

Shelly H. Carolan appointed to board of The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation
Shelly H. Carolan was elected to the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation Board of Director ... [more]

Dr. M. Fredric Rieders Invited to Speak at Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum
Dr. M. Fredric Rieders, NMS Labs Chairman of the Board, was invited to participate in the Matthew J. ... [more]

NMS Labs Earns CAP ISO 15189 Accreditation
NMS Labs Becomes One of the First American Laboratories to Earn the Prestigious ISO 15189 Accreditat ... [more]

The NAME Foundation
Michael F. Rieders, PhD, newly appointed to Board of The National Association of Medical Examiners ( ... [more]

JWH-250 is tested at NMS Labs
JWH-250 and other synthetic marijuana tested at NMS Labs. NMS Labs identifies new synthetic marijua ... [more]

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Gulf oil spill specific laboratory tests are available to aid physicians and medical researchers to ... [more]

Endocrinology dinner presentation
Bisphenol-A and other suspected estrogenic endocrine disruptors were the topic for a recent dinner p ... [more]

Executive Leaders Radio Program
Eric Rieders, PhD, President and CEO of NMS Labs was a guest of WWDB 860AM's Executive Leaders Radio ... [more]

Healthy workplaces
Philadelphia Business Journal's Healthy Workplace names NMS Labs Best of Show.

Phthalate test launch
Tests for MNMPB (Mono-n-butyl), MEHP (mono-ethylhexl), MEHHP (mono-(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl)), and ME ... [more]

2010 Dx Creative Communications Awards
The Diagnostic Marketing Association (DxMA) awarded NMS Labs 3rd place for the 2010 Dx Creative Comm ... [more]

West Virginia OCME
NMS Labs provided quantitation of blood thebaine to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in West ... [more]

G2 Reports interview with Eric Rieders
The G2 Reports Diagnostic Testing and Technology Report features an interview with NMS Labs Presiden ... [more]

Barry K. Logan, PhD wins
Barry K. Logan, PhD was presented with the Rolla N. Harger Award of the American Academy of Forensic ... [more]

Antiepileptic drug therapy tests
Rufinamide, lacosamide and stiripentol are some of the new, hard-to-find tests are available at NMS ... [more]

BPA test launch
NMS Labs responds to national health concerns with its groundbreaking test to monitor Bisphenol-A (B ... [more]

NMS Labs Stands Up to Skyrocketing Healthcare Costs, Suspending Annual Across-the-Board Price Increase in 2010 for Esoteric Lab Tests
Suspending Annual Across-the-Board Price Increase in 2010 for Esoteric Lab Tests

NMS Labs Suspends An Across-The-Board Price Increase Of Its Forensic Testing In An Effort To Assist With Public Budget Deficit Issues
Suspends An Across-The-Board Price Increase Of Its Forensic Testing In An Effort To Assist With Publ ... [more]

NMS Labs offers law enforcement officials a powerful tool to assist with enforcing the ban of Salvinorin A & B
Powerful tool for law enforcement officials that will assist with enforcing the ban of Salvinorin A ... [more]

AACC Guest Speaker
Barry K. Logan, PhD, DABFT, National Director of Forensic Services, will be the guest speaker at the ... [more]

New test
Tamoxifen and Metabolites is a newly added test that offers clients the flexibility of submitting a ... [more]

Meconium testing
Meconium is a biological specimen useful for detecting the presence of drugs in newborns. NMS Labs ... [more]

New drug identification tests
Our controlled substance identification offering has been expanded to include Alpha-methyltryptamine ... [more]

Ketone Bodies
Ketone Bodies can be measured at NMS Labs using a serum or plasma sample. Make this a part of your ... [more]

N-Benzylpiperazine is now being tested for at NMS Labs in blood, serum/plasma, or urine. This test ... [more]

Penn State Seminar
Penn State's Fall Forensic Science Seminar Series featured Dr. Barry K. Logan as a guest speaker. H ... [more]

Dr. Logan provides insight to the Diane Schuler case
The Diane Schuler case has received much media attention. Dr. Barry K. Logan, Director of Forensic ... [more]

Dr. Robert A. Middleberg sheds light on forensic toxicology for members of the media
From coast to coast, NMS Labs Vice President of Quality Assurance and Laboratory Director, Dr. Rober ... [more]

DRE Tests
Toxicology testing designed specifically for drug recognition experts (DRE) and law enforcement was ... [more]

Freemont PD
Dr. Barry K. Logan, Director of Toxicological Services at NMS Labs and noted expert on impaired driv ... [more]

Dr. Logan death penalty seminar
Litigators of death penalty cases will be benefiting from the vast knowledge of NMS Labs Director of ... [more]

Pediatric reference ranges
Pediatric reference ranges for aldosterone, 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, te ... [more]

Dr. Logan papers
Dr. Barry K. Logan, Director of Toxicological Services at NMS Labs and a leading authority on alcoho ... [more]

ABFT Recertification
The American Board of Forensic Toxicology(tm) (ABFT) has found NMS Labs to be in compliance with the ... [more]

Salvinorin A Identification
Salvinorin A Identification is available in Liquid or Solid. NMS Labs continues its commitment to de ... [more]

Ethyl Sulfate Urine Screen
Ethyl sulfate urine screens are being delivered with the "gold standard" methodology -- LC-MS/MS. T ... [more]

CSI -- Without a Clue
New York Post quotes Dr. Michael Rieders in an article about the popular CSI television series. He ... [more]

Free T3, Free T4, Thyroid Panel
Free T3, Free T4, and a Thyroid Panel are now part of the endocrinology test menu at NMS Labs.

Catecholamines, Metanephrines, and Thyroid Tests
Our Endocrinology Test Menu Just Doubled. Catecholamines, Metanephrines, Free T3, Free T4 and new co ... [more]

Endocrinology Director
Dr. Steven J. Soldin has joined NMS Labs as its Clinical Director of Endocrinology.

Vitamin B3 Niacin (Nicotinic Acid) is now offered at NMS Labs.

Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA), Homovanillic Acid (HVA), and 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid (5-HIAA)
Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA), Homovanillic Acid (HVA), and 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid (5-HIAA) are NM ... [more]

Gabapentin Urine Test
LC-MS/MS is being used to detect Gabapentin in urine at NMS Labs.

Endocrinology Test Launch
NMS Labs provides endocrinologists with better diagnostic insights and patient care through tandem m ... [more]

Endo Tests
Vitamin D, Estrogen, and other endocrinology tests are performed at NMS Labs using LC-MS/MS.

Postmortem Offering
Three levels of lab testing available to the postmortem industry

Postmortem Offering
NMS Labs provides medical examiners and coroners with three options to meet specific testing needs.

1-Hydroxypyrene is now being performed at NMS Labs by LC-MS/MS. This test is one of NMS Labs newest ... [more]

Crime Lab Move
The new location of the Crime Lab is now fully operational.

Dr. Logan
Dr. Barry K. Logan, one of the world’s foremost authorities on alcohol and drug impaired driving, ha ... [more]

NMS Labs to Relocate Crime Lab
NMS Labs is relocating its Crime Lab to a new location.

Montgomery County Law Enforcement Continuing Education
In conjunction with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, NMS Labs will present two cont ... [more]

Dr. Michael Rieders to Speak at SPI
Dr. Rieders speaks at SPI May 8th, 2008 on investigative learnings through forensic case studies

NMS Labs Cited in Washington Post "Slate" Article
Juliet Lapidos of "Slate" discusses why toxicology reports take so long and how NMS Labs and other i ... [more]

NMS Labs Announces Client Online Access to Results

NMS Labs New Online Account Access Makes it Easier for Customers to Obtain Test Results

NMS Labs Arthur Young to Present at the IHIA Meeting on September 19th

NMS Labs Arthur Young to Present at the IHIA Meeting on September 19th.

May 13-19, 2007 National Police Week

NMS Labs would like to honor the peace officers of our nation who dedicate themselves to the safe ... [more]

NMS Labs DNA Expertise Helps In the Advancement of Cold Case When Another Lab Could Not

DNA analysis performed by NMS Labs Criminalistics Laboratory helped a cold case that occurred mo ... [more]

NMS Labs Launches Dynamic New Website

NMS Labs is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website,, reemphas ... [more]

NMS Labs Forensic Scientist and Laboratory Director to serve as a Member on the Pennsylvania Commission’s Advisory Committee on Wrongful Convictions
NMS Labs announces that Michael F. Rieders, Ph.D, Laboratory Director and Forensic Scientist, has be ... [more]

NMS Labs Releases New Test To Identify Insomnia Drugs Eszopiclone/Zopiclone And Help Provide Investigative Insights

NMS Labs now offers a test that identifies and provides a quantitative result of Eszopiclone/Zopi ... [more]

NMS Labs’ Chairman, Michael Rieders, thinks he collected and identified the DNA of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali

"It was very geeky."

That's how scientist Dr. Michael Rieders explained months of hard ... [more]

NMS Labs Experts Appear in the "Water Hazard" Episode of Forensic Files®
NMS Labs Laboratory Director and VP of Quality Assurance, Dr. Robert A. Middleberg, and Forensic Che ... [more]

Forensic Files Announcement

NMS Labs Laboratory Director and VP of Quality Assurance, Dr. Robert A. Middleberg, and Forensic ... [more]

Frequently Asked Questions About Ethyl Glucuronide (ETG)

1. What is Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG)?
Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is a minor me ... [more]

Sunshine / Rieders Silenct Auction A Huge Success

Two of the great founders and illustrious leaders of forensic toxicology passed away this year: D ... [more]

National Medical Services updates its name to NMS Labs, reemphasizing its role as the nation’s leading independent laboratory specializing in clinical toxicology and forensic science.

September 5, 2006. Willow Grove, PA. National Medical Services, Inc. today annou ... [more]

NMS Labs, A New Name for the National Standard
We are pleased to announce that National Medical Services, Inc. has updated its name to NMS Labs. As ... [more]