Frequently Asked Questions

  • What drugs do you test for?

    Although most any drugs or medications can be tested for, most employers use a standard 5 panel test that tests for the presence of Marijuana, Amphetamines, Cocaine, Opiates, and P.C.P.
  • How long do drugs stay in a person's system.

    It varies from individual to individual, but most drugs are out of the system within 3 to 5 days, with the exception of marijuana. Marijuana can last 2 to 3 weeks for a single exposure, and up to 90 days for chronic use.
  • Can you test anything besides urine?

    Yes. Urine, hair, saliva, sweat, fingernails, and blood can all be tested. Urine testing is most widely accepted and the least expensive. Hair testing can detect use up to 90 days in the past but is not widely accepted & is about three times as expensive as urine to test.
  • What if I take prescription medications?

    Most prescription medications do not show up on our tests. If one does show up and we can verify you have a valid physician's prescription, you will pass the drug test. If you dont have an active prescription in your name, you will fail.
  • Can a person cheat the drug test?

    If someone is bound and determined to cheat at any cost, the answer is yes. However, every precaution is taken in the clinic to assure that a valid sample from the correct person is obtained. Rumors of chemicals that will help a person pass or cheat the testing are false, and they DO NOT WORK. These chemicals are tested for and raise other flags that indicate that the test has been tampered with.
  • How prevalent is substance abuse in the workplace?

    1 out of every 10 people tested throughout the U.S.A. tests positive for illegal substances. Department of Labor statistics conservatively estimate that every employee that abuses drugs costs the employer over $9,000 every year.
  • Who regulates drug testing in the U.S.A.?

    The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) sets standards that all labs, and health organizations use. Federal Government constantly inspects & accredidates laboratories for accuracy.
  • Is there anything an employer can do besides testing to ensure a safe, drug free workplace?

    There are lots of cost effective things that can be done. Give us a call anytime for a free personal consultation @ 916 985-2223.
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