ON-SITE & OFF-SITE COLLECTION
Palmetto Testing follows the standards set by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) and uses SAMHSA-certified labs for confirmation testing. This ensures that our drug testing results are reliable and court-admissible. Contact us for a results oriented program that will rid your labor pool of drug users without shutting your business down.
This is an essential test for employers who are serious about establishing a drug-free workplace. A drug-free workplace has proven to reduce absenteeism, accident rates, healthcare costs, & workers compensation premiums and increases bottom line results.
- Random Drug Testing
Random testing programs offer an effective deterrent to employees who consider using drugs, after they are employed. We can develop a program to fit your particular circumstance and can include onsite testing to minimize employee downtime.
- Reasonable Suspicion
This is one of the least understood and one of the most valuable programs an employer can adopt, as it is used to test employees outside the scope of a random testing program. We offer Certified courses that comply with Federal DOT regulations and also helps non-mandated businesses deal with issues like how to handle marijuana in the workplace.
As a business owner, you understand workplace safety is paramount. This type of testing should be used in situations where substance abuse could have been a factor in a workplace accident. Also learn when Post-Accident testing is NOT required in DOT regulated businesses.
- Drug Policy
We can review your existing policy or create both Federal DOT and Non-Mandated drug testing policies. These are stand-alone policies and not a two or three page policy as part of an employee handbook which is not sufficient in limiting company exposure to risk. Our professional staff can also help in implementing this policy with your employees.
SPECIALIZED TESTING SERVICES
- Steroid Testing
- Chemicals / Unknown Substances
- Heavy Metals Testing
- Fingerprint Consulting Services
Lift fingerprints from shell casings in shooting case
Lift fingerprints from computer hard drive in child pornography case
- Environmental Testing for Drugs: Homes, Offices, Warehouses, etc.
- Synthetic Drug Testing; Spice, Bath Salts, etc.
- Nicotine testing - Can reduce insurance premiums
At Palmetto Testing, our tests are just as unique as the individual. Depending on which drugs we are testing for and how quickly results are needed, our staff will recommend a test that is specific to those needs.
- Urine Testing
Often the most common and affordable, we provide the standard 5 and 10 panel urine tests among dozens of other options depending on the situation. Many tests are same-day test results and can be available while you wait.
- Hair Strand Testing
Hair samples are easy to collect and offer a wider window of detection of drug use. We can detect drug use from 90 to 180 days depending on where we make the collection.
- Oral Fluid
These tests have a limited amount of drugs tested compared to urine and have a shorter window of detection. This test is best used to detect more recent drug use.
- Nail Testing
Nails are made up of keratin, the same material that hair is made of without the color. Nails are four times thicker than the typical strand of hair and often capture more of a substance than hair can. Drugs can be detected up to 6-12 months after drug use and up to 3 months after alcohol use. The time period for detection depends on the substance used, the amount used, and personal metabolism
- Sweat Patch
This is an effective method for monitoring drug use 24/7 up to 12-14 days per application. Often court ordered or chosen by parents who suspect school age children of experimenting with drugs. This also offers an effective excuse for a student to say no to peers without being ostracized.
- Passive Exposure
Sometimes called environmental exposure is the perfect test when children are suspected of drug exposure/endangerment by adults using drugs in the presence of children, hair testing is more often utilized. A specialty test that can determine both environmental exposure and consumption and is approximately 1,000 times more sensitive for Methamphatamines than urine.
- Date Rape
Many contact us after experiencing a memory lapse that can last for several days after being offered a drink at a bar or house party. They realize they have been financially or physically abused but have no recollection of events. Our extensive and specialized date rape drug test can provide the answers.
- Steroid Testing
Performance enhancing drugs need to be monitored, especially in students and young people including athletes who want to enhance their performance. Excessive dosage is a common issue causing many harmful side effects.