Finding the right drug test for you

Drug tests are typically used in employment, drug abuse monitoring, or legal cases. They screen for five common drugs: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, and phencyclidine (PCP). The type of test changes based on circumstances and specimen collection. If you need a drug test, our variety of tests can be helpful to your situation.

Urine drug tests can either be instant or lab-based tests. Instant screens produce inexpensive, quick results but can’t distinguish specific drug metabolites. Thus, they can’t be used for legal cases as lab-based tests can. We offer both an instant screen and lab-based panels.

Some industries, such as commercial truck driving, have specific requirements. For example, the U.S. Department of Transportation requires random drug testing for commercial drivers throughout the year, plus any time there’s an accident or reasonable suspicion of drug use. These drug tests are always non-instant, lab-based urine tests and must follow certain DOT protocols. We offer a DOT-compliant urine drug test.

Our hair and fingernail drug tests can detect drugs, beginning 7-10 days after use, from 90 days (hair) and up to 6 months (fingernail) before testing. This long period of detection makes these tests more effective for monitoring chronic drug use.

Environmental exposure drug testing via ChildGuard® is the only test to detect a child’s passive exposure to drugs. It can give a better insight into the child’s environment, providing evidence for the last 3 months, beginning 7-10 days after exposure.

At ARCpoint Labs of Atlanta-Buckhead, our SAMHSA-certified lab can ensure accuracy, security, and court-admissible results. Contact us today for help finding the right test for you.