Drug and Alcohol Testing
Proper policies, procedures, documentation and professional collection processes are critical components within any legitimate or defensible Drug & Alcohol testing program. Whether you are preparing for Human Resource matters or just want to increase safety amongst your employees, proper policies, procedures,documentation, and professional collections processes are critical components in legal or judicial proceedings. Legitimate proof that a defendant/employee was tested properly along with accurate results that are defensible in court or wherever you need them is what you can expect with Test Smartly Labs.
Perhaps you’re designing a new workplace Drug and Alcohol testing policy? Whatever your needs, Test Smartly Labs is here to provide the expertise, guidance, and help to get accurate and reliable results.
Test Smartly Labs is the one-stop-shop for all of your Drug & Alcohol testing needs. We provide expert guidance and testing expertise for nearly every institution, agency or personal need.
Test Smartly Labs has Drug & Alcohol Programs and Expertise for the following:
- Small & Medium Sized Businesses (All Types)
- Service Industry
- Judicial Testing
- Court Ordered Testing
- Drug Court
- Random Drug Testing
- DOT (Department of Transportation) Mandated Testing
- Schools, Colleges & Universities
- Athletic Programs
- Social Services (All)
- Personal Testing/Monitoring
Types of Drug Testing
Chances are you’re not an expert when it comes to drug and alcohol testing. For example, many clients present general inquiries regarding the cost of a 5-Panel drug test as if that is a specific test. A 5-Panel or 10-Panel simply means that 5 or 10 specific drug metabolites are part of the test. The trouble is, there is no one-size-fits-all test.
When you work with Test Smartly Labs, we ask the right questions to understand your needs and execute on your unique requirements:
- What is Drugs are being Tested?
- Frequency (Pre-employment, Random, Specific Time Period)
- What time frame you need reveal use?
- What Methodology (Urine, Hair, Saliva, Sweat Patch, Blood etc.)
- Onsite/Mobile/Lab Collection
You don’t have to get a degree in the scientific methodologies used to produce decisive and dependable results. We follow strict chain-of-custody procedures and proper collection practices. This means your specimen integrity is intact and carefully-tracked every step of its journey to completion.
Types of Alcohol Testing
Modern technology has afforded various testing methods for the accurate detection of alcohol use. It all depends on what you need to know. Just some of the tests we offer include:
- Breath Alcohol test which determines current levels (Most Common)
- EtG Urine tests to detect use within the past 80 hours
- DOT, Workplace, Post Accident, Court, Personal
- Etg Hair looks at a period of up to 90 days of alcohol usage
Testing in the Workplace
Workplace injuries cost the United States around $250 billion every year. You’re in business to provide goods and services as well as make money. Test Smartly Labs can help you create a safer and more productive workplace. By instituting a formalized Drug & Alcohol Testing Program, you will be proactive in addressing the drug and alcohol epidemic that puts most workplace environments at risk.
When you institute a Drug & Alcohol Program, you will be addressing the common problems associated with drug use in the workplace such as high absenteeism, employee theft, higher medical plan usage/costs, lower productivity, and accidents. By requiring Pre-employment Drug Testing, you can take the first step in defending your organization.
Pre-employment drug testing is only a small piece of the puzzle. You should investigate a random program as a drug deterrent in your company. Drug users tend to migrate toward organizations that don’t have formalized testing programs. We’re here for more than just an occasional suspicious incident drug test. Here are just some of the services we can provide:
- Pre-employment Drug testing
- Post-accident Drug & Alcohol
- Reasonable Suspicion
- Random Drug/Alcohol Testing
- Follow-up Drug or Alcohol Testing
- DOT Mandated Drug & Alcohol Testing
If you’re not quite sure what method will work best for your needs, we know the right questions to ask to help you arrive at a viable solution.
In most cases, clients seeking drug and alcohol testing want to know if the test subject has actively engaged in use. However, when children live or visit homes where drug and alcohol use is suspected, serious dangers exist. We offer Passive Exposure Drug Testing to determine if they have been exposed to drugs. These can be non-invasive tests such as swabs on the skin.
Teen drug trends are always changing, and the staff here at Test Smartly Labs knows what to look for. Together, we can ensure your student or child is staying on a positive course. The drugs we are seeing with this group vary from others. For example, we see Prescription Drug usage along with Synthetic or Designer Drugs like K2, Bath Salts and Opioids.
Athletes are often tested for steroids for athletic performance enhancement. Test Smartly Labs can help you with every type of testing associated with Students and Athletes.
Many workplaces just want to make sure their employees are steering clear from use of the most common drugs. If this describes you, our staff can help you put together a testing plan to ensure your test subject appears to be clean and clear of the most problematic substances.
Test Smartly Labs sees the value in partnering with physicians to best ensure prescriptions drugs aren’t misused or abused. In addition, the growing Opioid problem in the United States requires special testing beyond most common Instant Screens or 5-Panel Drug Tests. Speak to one of our experts to learn more about the testing methodologies and drugs of abuse that can be tested.
Why Choose Test Smartly Labs for Your Organization’s Drug Testing Needs?
Our professional staff isn’t here to make a quick buck on uninformed clients. We promote the value of performing testing right the first time around, and we never allow one of our clients to pay for services that won’t hold up in court or other venues.
For example, while an Instant Drug Screen may sound like the right solution, a screen is NOT actually a defensible drug test. An instant result only reveals a negative result but doesn’t conclude that a non-negative finding is a positive result. There are legitimate uses for Instant Screens, but they are often used incorrectly and not adequately explained to the customer/client.
Imagine someone being put back in jail or losing their job when there’s a chance they did nothing wrong! It happens, and we’ve seen it. Non-negative results must be Confirmed with an actual Lab Test and Reviewed by a Medical Review Officer to take doctors prescriptions into account. When you work with us, you can rest assured you’re in good hands.
Learn More About Our Testing Services
Here at Test Smartly Labs, we strive not only to provide you with lab test results you can count on, but we also want you to be informed of your options and how each can serve to best meet your needs. We’re ready to be your partner in drug and alcohol testing for a more safe and productive workplace, school, or community.