Drug Testing Altoona, FL
If you are in need a Drug or Alcohol Test in Altoona, FL - Accredited Drug Testing has multiple local drug testing and alcohol testing locations in Altoona, FL and the surrounding areas. Our local Altoona, FL drug testing locations provide drug testing methods including urine, hair, oral saliva, alcohol testing, DOT physicals, DOT drug testing and DNA testing services.
Our Altoona, FL locations provide drug testing and alcohol testing services for employers in need of a pre-employment drug test, random drug test, post-accident drug test or reasonable suspicion drug test. Our Testing Centers also provide drug testing for individuals who may need a drug or alcohol test for court ordered, probation, family purposes or personal reasons.
Same day service is available and most drug testing Altoona, FL locations are within minutes of your home or office.
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Scheduling a Drug Test in Altoona, FL is Fast and Easy
Schedule Online or By Phone-Easy As 1, 2, 3
Step 1: Select and purchase your test online or call our Local scheduling center at (800)-221-4291. One of our representatives is ready to assist you and schedule your test. Payment must be received at the time of registration as testing centers do not accept payments, Same day service is available for most types of tests.
Step 2: If you scheduled online, complete the Donor Information/Registration Section and enter where you want the confidential test results sent via email. The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest drug/alcohol testing center to you and where you will go to take your test.
Step 3: Your authorization form/donor pass will include the local testing center address and hours of operation. It will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take the form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center . No appointment necessary!
Introduction to Altoona, FL
Urine Drug Test or Hair Drug Test, Which One Is Right For You?
In order to decide which drug test is right for you, we need to understand what it is you are actually looking for. If you are wanting to determine somewhat immediate drug use, usually within a few days then a urine drug test is right for you. However, if you were looking to determine a history of drug use or something that occurred a few weeks ago, then we would recommend a hair drug test. Accredited Drug Testing offers different testing methods depending upon our customer’s needs. With a 1 to 5-day detection period urine testing is the most common method used by employers, courts and schools. However, hair drug and alcohol testing are becoming a frequently used testing method due to a detection period of approximately 90 days.
What is the most frequently used drug test for urine or hair?
The most common drug test currently utilized in a 5-panel urine or 5 panel hair drug tests. Both of these 5 panel tests will screen for the same substances; however, the look-back period or detection window is very different. A urine drug test provides a look back period of 1-5 days while a hair drug test provides use up to 90 days from the date the specimen was collected. Listed below are the drugs tested in a 5-panel urine or 5 panel hair drug test.
Probation/Court Ordered Drug Testing in Altoona, FL
If you require a drug test for probation/court ordered purposes of for a child custody issue, our local Altoona, FL drug testing locations provide drug testing and/or alcohol testing that may be utilized for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings or government required tests. Observed testing is also available and drug test results can be submitted for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings including probation hearings, child custody cases, litigation and all manner of government required tests.
Court ordered, probation or government related drug tests should contain detailed instructions specifying the type of test to be administered and the drugs that should be screened for. If the order requires a sample collection to be observed which is typically requested in order to prevent potential tampering or substitution, those specifications will be stated in the court order requiring the drug testing.
Altoona, FL DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Services
Our Altoona, FL DOT Drug and alcohol testing centers also specialize in providing DOT testing services for all DOT Modes including Trucking Industry (FMCSA), Maritime Industry (USCG), Aviation Industry (FAA), Public Transportation (FTA), Railroad Industry (FRA) and Pipeline Industry (PHMSA) in accordance with Part 40 of the US Department of Transportation Compliance Regulations. If you are in need of additional DOT Services including consortium enrollment, MVR reporting, Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Training and Drug and Alcohol policy development call us today. In addition, we offer a complete DOT Compliance Program for single operators and small trucking companies.
Additional DOT Services:
- Consortium Enrollment
- DOT Physicals
- Supervisor Training
- Employer Drug Policy Development
- MVR Reports
- Employee Training
- Background Checks
- FMCSA Clearinghouse Verification/Search
The Opioid Overdose Crisis
Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
- Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
- Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
- An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
- About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
- Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
- The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.
- Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.
In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.3,4 Opioid overdose rates began to increase. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive)
Are you Ready for the 2020 FMCSA Clearinghouse?
The FMCSA Clearinghouse database will contain information relating to any and all violations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) controlled substances drug and alcohol testing program. We recommend that you visit the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse website to stay up to date on news/updates to help you prepare for compliance with the requirements of the Clearinghouse which take effect January 6, 2020.
Accredited Drug Testing provides knowledgeable, convenient, compliant and cost-effective services to all FMCSA regulated employers and individuals who require assistance Clearinghouse requirements. The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a great tool to assist employers and DER’s with the difficult task of hiring quality drivers that do not have a substance abuse issues or who may have violated drug and alcohol rules outlined in 49 CFR part 40.
Employers can ensure compliance, save time and money with by signing up with Accredited Drug Testing. Our experienced staff is ready to assist you navigate the complex process of the FMCSA Clearinghouse requirements. Call Us Today and Sign up for the FMCSA Accu Check program. (800)-221-4291.
Drug Free workplace Programs For Employers in Altoona FL
If you are an employer wishing to become a drug free workplace contact Accredited Drug Testing and we can assist you with the implementation of your drug free workplace program. ADT specializes in providing comprehensive and cost-effective drug free workplace programs for small, medium and large companies. Employers that utilize an employee drug testing program are commonly referred to as a Drug Free Workplace. However, many times companies do not fully qualify as a Drug Free Workplace because the drug testing program which they use does not have all of the components which make up a true Drug Free Workplace under their State specific law. Our local Altoona, FL Drug Testing locations are ready to meet and exceed your needs.
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Altoona, FL Benefits of Being a Drug Free Workplace
- Improved Employee Performance
- Reduced Job-Related Accidents
- Reduced Employee Absenteeism
- Lower Workers Compensation Rates
- Enhanced Employee Moral
- Customer Satisfaction
We Come To You- Onsite/Mobile Drug Testing.
Are you in need of an onsite drug testing event? Do you have at least 10 employees needing a drug or alcohol test? If the answer is yes, Accredited Drug Testing can provide on-site drug testing at your place of business. Our on-site drug testing services is frequently used by businesses such as construction sites, manufacturing facilities and job fairs. On-site drug testing events are available for pre employment and random testing. Call us today at (800)221-4291 and speak to our on-site coordinator to schedule your drug testing event in Altoona, FL.
Altoona, FL Drug Testing Locations
Accredited Drug Testing has several drug and alcohol testing locations in Altoona, FL and the surrounding areas. Several of our drug testing centers open early and have evening hours to accommodate your work schedule. Our drug testing centers in Altoona, FL have certified and trained drug testing specialists ready to serve your testing needs in a friendly, knowledgeable and confidential manner.
Employers utilize Accredited Drug Testing services for pre-employment, random selection, post-accident and reasonable suspicion. ADT also provides drug testing for individuals which can include court ordered, probation, child custody or for any other personal reason.
Accredited Drug Testing is a nationwide drug testing company with testing centers in Altoona, FL that specialize in Drug, Alcohol, DNA testing. DOT Physicals and Background Checks.
On the road or vacation? Schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!
With over 20,000 testing centers throughout the United States, Accredited Drug Testing has testing centers in all States and in most cities and towns.
Which drug testing panel is right for you?
Drug test screening groups groups are commonly referred to as a drug testing panel. The most common panels used are a 5 panel, 10 panel and 12 panel drug tests, (panels specify how many drugs will be screened) however customized screening can be analyzed for drugs such as opiates, bath salts, synthetic cannabinoids and a wide range of prescription drugs.
We Offer Customized Drug Testing Services In Altoona, FL
Accredited Drug Testing in Altoona, FL also provides customized drug testing for synthetic marijuana, Ketamine, spice, kratom, bath salts and various opioids including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, and others. Prescription drugs can be screened including Adderall, Ritalin, and Suboxone with levels reflecting usage.
Additional customized Drug Testing panels available include
- Nalbuphine, Naloxone, Naltrexone and/or Metabolite
- Fluoxetine and/or Metabolite,
- Stimulants Diethylpropion,
- Alcohol (8-hour lookback)
- ETG Alcohol (80-hour look back)
- Other Drug(s)
What is a Drug Test?
A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen, for example urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat, and/or oral fluid/saliva-to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites. Major applications of drug testing include detection of the presence of performance enhancing steroids in sport, employers and parole/probation officers screening for drugs prohibited by law (such as cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin) and police officers testing for the presence and concentration of alcohol (ethanol) in the blood commonly referred to as BAC (blood alcohol content). BAC tests are typically administered via a breathalyzer while urinalysis is used for the vast majority of drug testing in sports and the workplace. Numerous other methods with varying degrees of accuracy, sensitivity (detection threshold/cutoff), and detection periods exist. A drug test may also refer to a test that provides quantitative chemical analysis of an illegal drug, typically intended to help with responsible drug use.
Drug Testing News in Altoona, FL
Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Climbs to Highest Rate Since 2004, According to New Quest Diagnostics Analysis
Analysis of more than ten million workplace drug test results shows increases in marijuana positivity across nearly all employee testing categories, increases in post-accident positivity in the general U.S. workforce outpace those for all other testing reasons, including pre-employment screening.
The rate of workforce drug positivity hit a fourteen-year high in 2018, according to a new analysis released today by Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased nearly five percent in urine drug tests (4.2% in 2017 versus 4.4% in 2018), climbing to the highest level since 2004 (4.5%) and are now more than 25 percent higher than the thirty-year low of 3.5 percent recorded between 2010 and 2014.Marijuana dominates in general U.S. workforce; opiate positivity declines. Marijuana continues to top the list of the most commonly detected illicit substances across all workforce categories (general U.S. workforce; federally mandated, safety-sensitive workforce; and combined U.S. workforce, which includes the prior two populations) and specimen types (urine, oral fluid, and hair). The rate of marijuana positivity increased in nearly all workforce categories. In the general U.S. workforce, marijuana positivity increased nearly eight percent in urine testing (2.6% in 2017 versus 2.8% in 2018) and almost 17 percent since 2014 (2.4%).For the federally mandated, safety-sensitive workforce, which utilizes only urine testing, marijuana positivity grew nearly five percent between 2017 (0.84%) and 2018 (0.88%) and nearly 24 percent since 2014 (0.71%).
Does passive smoke inhalation cause a false positive for marijuana?
“Passive” smoke inhalation from being in a room with people smoking marijuana is not considered valid, as the cut-off concentrations for lab analysis are set well above that which might occur for passive inhalation.
Other abnormalities in the urine screen may indicate that results may be a false negative or that there was deliberate adulteration of the sample. For example:
- a low creatinine lab value can indicate that a urine sample was tampered with; either the subject diluted their urine by consuming excessive water just prior to testing, or water was added to the urine sample.
- creatinine levels are often used in conjunction with specific gravity to determine if samples have been diluted. To help avoid this problem, the testing lab may color the water in their toilet blue to prevent the sample being diluted with water from the toilet.
- subjects may also attempt to add certain enzymes to the urine sample to affect stability, but this often changes the pH, which is also tested.
How long do drugs stay in your system?
The window of detection or often times referred to as look back period of a drug test depend on several factors. Some of the factors impacting how long a drug will stay in your system are:
- The amount of the drug taken
- The frequency of the drug taken
- The type of drug taken
- An individual’s body metabolic rate and general health
- The amount of fluids consumed since ingesting the drug
- The amount of exercise since ingesting the drug
- Other genetic variations that would impact an individual’s response to a specific drug
Why choose Accredited Drug Testing in Altoona FL?
Our staff is prepared to assist you with any questions you may have in a friendly and confidential manner and providing exceptional customer service and being available when you need us for drug testing in Altoona FL is our #1 Priority and we look forward to serving the needs of employers and individuals who need any type of test.
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