Drug Testing

A team of scientists performing comprehensive drug test processes in a lab setting.

A workplace free from drug and alcohol use sparks healthy organizations and communities that bleed out into society at large. Many companies choose to conduct a drug test as part of the pre-employment screening process to raise the bar of their corporation’s standards. Given that employee substance abuse issues result in higher turnover rates, drug testing is considered key to the livelihood and welfare of an institution.

Finding a Drug Test Near Me

Soteria Screening Laboratories takes pride in helping businesses create and maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace. We recognize the importance of easy-to-the-point procedures, which is why we offer company accounts to help you manage drug testing programs on your terms. 

With over 10,000 facilities throughout the country, we provide drug testing that is timely, economical, and uncomplicated. Learn more about the pricing of our services and order a test by visiting our product list page.

We offer 5-panel and 10-panel drug tests, along with a variety of methods including urine, hair follicle, oral fluid, breath alcohol, and random testing. 

Five Testing Methods

Urine Testing

The most common procedure is urine testing because it’s reliable, affordable, and can test for a wide range of drugs in one go. Urine is collected in a test tube that’s then examined for specific drugs through color strips. If the results are negative, notification is usually immediate or within 24 hours. The exact timing will depend on the laboratory’s speediness. If the results come up as non-negative, more time is taken to analyze the test which can extend the response time to one week.

Hair Follicle Testing

Employers interested in hair follicle testing often do so to avoid the possibility of a false positive. Since substances metabolize in the bloodstream, the metabolites of used substances can be differentiated from the actual drug. Results for specimens of this kind take a little while longer than urine tests, usually ranging from 48 to 72 hours.

Saliva Testing

Saliva testing, also known as oral fluid testing, is used by employers to detect drug usage within the same or the following day. The person being tested can give their saliva sample themselves under supervision. This helps make sure the test is fair. The procedure for saliva testing mirrors urine testing in that results can be immediate or take, at maximum, a couple of days.

Breath Alcohol Testing

A Breath Alcohol Test (BAT) checks how much alcohol is in someone’s body for up to 24 hours. This is done by measuring the amount of alcohol someone breathes out. There are rules (outlined in the 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 40) for conducting alcohol testing under DOT regulations. These rules are especially important for sensitive-safety employees.

Random Testing

Random testing is when your boss chooses people to be tested for drugs or alcohol without telling them beforehand. This is done by putting everyone’s name in a computer to be selected and tested at random. It doesn’t matter if you were tested recently or not, everyone has the same chance of being chosen. Additionally, Soteria helps bosses manage this kind of random testing (for both DOT and non-DOT employers) through the user-friendly software program.

Drug Screening Collection Sites

When it comes to drug testing, it’s important to know that you will be working with the highest-trained professionals. Because substance abuse issues result in serious losses of productivity for companies, we only work with credible and licensed facilities. High expertise and professionalism make for fewer chances of false positives. We also care about providing genuine resources like rehabilitation programs to people suffering from addictions.

Our network consists of three SAMSHA-certified laboratories and collection facilities. Whether you are an employer, employee, or individual looking for reliable drug and alcohol testing, we assist you with finding the most convenient facility. These laboratories are run by people who are trained at collecting samples and are licensed to do so. You can find the closest place to you today by entering your zip code.

Drug Testing Near Me

A drug test requires potential and existing employees to address their substance problems and maintains the integrity of an organization intact. 

Safety-sensitive industries involve jobs that directly deal with the well-being of others. These may include truck drivers, pilots, and train conductors. These roles are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Therefore, DOT drug testing has specific guidelines while non-DOT drug testing is broader. 

Employers who are not required to drug test but choose to, make way for humane solutions that treat the individual with caution and care. Referring current employees to rehabilitation or assistance programs can be life-saving. Living a sober life is encouraged through drug and alcohol screening for recovering addicts and discourages individuals from recreational drugs.

Another reason employers choose pre-employment and randomized drug test screening in the workplace is the discount they receive on Worker’s Compensation insurance premiums. Companies with a Drug-Free Workplace (DFW) policy in place may receive up to a 10% deduction rate.

Need help locating your nearest facility? Email us your zip code and your desired service at info@soteriascreening.com.

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