Urine drug testing is the only testing method approved for federally-mandated drug testing and is the most common choice for employee drug testing, due to its ease of use and affordability. Drug testing with urine screens the specimen for a wide variety of illegal and prescription drugs, and host of other to fit the need of the client. Urinalysis is painless and fast and it has a detection window of about 3-5 business day Depending on the panel of test.
As for employer workplace testing, alcohol should be tested for using a breath alcohol test, it will determine current impairment. Here's how this test works. When alcohol hits your stomach, it's absorbed into your blood that is eventually carried to other parts of your body, including your lungs. Alcohol is eventually exhaled through the breath. Ultimately, this test measures how much alcohol is in a person's breath, which indirectly measuring how much alcohol is in one blood, known as their blood alcohol content or blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
We strictly adhere to DOT compliance standards in all of our testing, which means when you use our Centers you can rest assured that your program will pass a DOT audit at any time. If you have employees fulfilling safety-sensitive roles within your business, we will help you develop a drug-free workplace program so that you and your staff are prepared for even random urine and breath alcohol tests requested by DOT.
In child custody cases, the most critical factors that a judge will consider is the health, living conditions, the physical safety and well-being of a child(ren). When a judge makes a decisions about the custody of a child, where a child should live and who can visit or associate with that child; a judge will consider each parent’s living arrangements, employment status, lifestyle, past criminal violations, drug use, and other factors.
If you are concerned that a former spouse or partner is engaged in illicit drug or alcohol abuse and thus creating an unsafe and/or unhealthy environment for children, you have the right to request that they be drug and/or alcohol tested to be used as evidence. You should work with an attorney to file a motion asking the court to order a drug or alcohol test and consider those test results when making any custody decisions.
Many attorneys work with Industrial Medical Clinic to order child custody, probation, and other court-ordered drug and alcohol tests for their clients. If you are currently involved or are going to be involved in a child custody battle and are required to take a drug test, Industrial Medical Clinic is qualified to provide court-ordered testing for all cases .
Individuals suspected of, convicted of, or pleading to a driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI) charge will often be required to submit to drug and/or alcohol testing. Driving under the influence (DUI), or driving while intoxicated (DWI), is the crime of operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs (including recreational and prescription drugs), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely. Individuals who receive multiple DUI offenses are likely struggling with alcoholism or substance abuse and will require ongoing drug and alcohol testing.
If you were involved in a DUI or DWI case, you might be required to take an alcohol or drug test for court, probation, or other legal reasons. Industrial Medical Centers can provide you with different types of alcohol testing quickly and conveniently at one of our more than 18,000 collection sites nationwide.
There are multiple methods to accurately screen for alcohol use, such as:
Industrial Medical Centers can also test for (EtG) Ethy Glucuronide or ethanol. When you are ordering your test, please specify which type of alcohol test you would like.
Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) is a metabolite of ethanol. It is the primary biomarker used to detect ethanol, an ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches. An Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) test is widely used to detect the presence of ethyl glucuronide, a product of ethanol, which is the intoxicating ingredient in alcohol. The primary purpose of an EtG test is to confirm that an individual has refrained from alcohol use, more often than not as a condition of the courts or most substance abuse rehabilitation programs.
Breath alcohol testing is by far the most common method used to detect recent alcohol consumption. Widely used in employment substance abuse screening programs and by law enforcement in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) instances, breath alcohol testing can determine the current impairment or intoxication.
Breath alcohol testing is performed by a trained breath alcohol technician (BAT) using a Intoxilyer 400 device.
Court-ordered drug and alcohol testing for probation is standard with federal probation, county probation, and drug courts across the United States. Periodic probation drug testing is usually court-mandated for offenders who are granted the opportunity for probation versus serving jail time. With probation drug testing, a drug court, probation officer, or parole officer may require drug testing if it’s uncertain that an individual will remain free from illegal substance use or alcohol abuse, to comply with the terms of a criminal sentencing agreement. Programs often depend on your history, compliance with any requirements or terms, and trust with your probation officer; all of which will help determine how often they'll drug test you. If there is any suspicion of your activity, a parole officer may elect to drug test you every time you come in.
Your probation officer will provide guidance on what test you should order, or in most cases will require an individual to take a specific testing panel. Courts most often use urine, hair, breath, or blood to screen for drug and alcohol use.
Probation drug and alcohol testing may often be required by courts to include random testing. Court-ordered testing may be conducted randomly or on a scheduled basis. Typically, probationary testing is conducted at random to prevent the probationer from preparing for the test by flushing their system, substituting a sample, or planning to adulterate the specimen. In many situations, a mix of both random and regular testing is most effective.
When using Industrial Medical Clinic for your probation or court-ordered drug testing, you can be confident that we will send results to your probation officer or court officer. We make sure your results are deliver to you in a timely manner.
Industrial Medical Clinic staff are standing by to assist with scheduling unannounced random drug and alcohol testing quickly and conveniently at one of our more than 18,000 locations across the United States. Call 925-978-4830 to order your drug test today.
Our TPA administers are experts in the drug and alcohol testing industry. We offer DER or Reasonable Suspicion Training. This is very important when certifying supervisors on what to look for and how to handle the testing process within your company.