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Substance Abuse Testing: Learn Your Options

Substance Abuse Testing: Learn Your Options

On 27 Dec 2017, in

BarnesCare’s substance abuse testing services are your best resource in maintaining the highest standards of employee safety, health and productivity. Our team can help you determine the best testing program for your specific needs. 

Lab-Based Urine Testing

The gold standard, laboratory-based urine drug testing is a cost-effective and legally proven solution. BarnesCare utilizes Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) for all Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated and non-regulated urine laboratory testing. CRL is the largest privately held SAMHSA certified laboratory in the nation. Their commitment to investing in leading-edge technology and delivering quick turnaround times and personal service allows us to meet our clients’ unique needs.

Oral Fluid Testing

Lab-based oral fluid testing is an attractive drug screening solution, matching the advantages of urine testing while eliminating collection hassles and specimen integrity concerns. The Intercept® Oral Fluid Testing platform provides a smart and reliable alternative to urine drug testing for the most common drugs of abuse. The whole process takes just a few minutes, with negative results available from the laboratory the next day and confirmed positives reported within 48 hours of receipt.

Hair Testing

BarnesCare partners with Psychemedics the world’s leading provider of drug testing with hair. Some drugs of abuse are rapidly excreted and undetectable 72 hours after use by a body fluid test. Hair testing provides a wider window of detection, covering a period of months, ensuring that a drug user cannot evade testing by abstaining for a few days. Hair testing’s non-intrusive collection procedures and virtual elimination of specimen adulteration make hair testing an effective testing option.

Point-of-Collection (Rapid Urine) Testing

BarnesCare’s dynamic point-of-collection testing solutions features FDA 510(k) approved detection and legally defensible results. Available with built-in adulteration checks and temperature strip. Negative results are available within minutes of testing, offering employers convenience and speed during the hiring process. If a presumptive positive result is detected, laboratory screening and confirmation are available as part of the overall solution.

BarnesCare also offers eScreen rapid testing options. The eScreen network system enables us to electronically screen for up to 10 commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs. The proprietary system provides the immediacy of rapid, point-of-collection drug screening with the consistency of an instrument read test. Additionally, its ability to report digitally screened negative results in minutes allows you to hire employees today.

Breath Alcohol Testing

Breath alcohol testing (BAT) is the standard for detecting alcohol consumption. BarnesCare’s clinicians are trained to conduct breath alcohol screening tests and confirmation tests according to DOT guidelines. All BATs are conducted using an approved evidential breath testing device in accordance with federal regulations.

Substance abuse testing services are available at all BarnesCare locations and on-site.

Reasons for testing include:

  • Post-offer employment
  • Post-accident/injury
  • For cause (suspicion)
  • Random
  • Return-to-duty
  • Follow-up
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