Laboratory Partners – Clinical Reference Labs (CRL)

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Last Updated: December 14, 2023

Many of our employer customers are stating they heard about Clinical Reference Labs (CRL) and asking if testing is available with CRL. The answer is YES! US Drug Test Centers has a robust integration with CRL for electronic ordering of drug testing and alcohol testing throughout the United States. Specimen collections are performed at FormFox enabled collection sites and clinics – over 3500 facilities in the USA.

Is CRL a SAMHSA certified laboratory?

Clinical Reference Laboratory or more commonly known as CRL is a Medical laboratory located in Lenexa, Kansas and is one of the trusted lab partners of US Drug Test Centers. CRL is certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA to provide both federal and non-federal drug and alcohol testing.

What type of testing can be done through the US Drug Test Centers partnership with CRL?

CRL is certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA to provide both federal and non-federal drug and alcohol testing. This testing includes but is not limited to DOT and NON DOT urine drug screening, specimen validity testing, expanded (prescription) opiate testing, breath alcohol testing and alcohol urine testing including ETG/ETS alcohol, specialty testing including for K2 Spice, Bath Salts, Cotinine and much more. CRL is also certified to provide DOT and NON DOT physicals (also referred to as medical cards). For more information, contact US Drug Test Centers today!

How many CRL drug & alcohol testing locations are there in the United States?

US Drug Test Centers offers drug and alcohol testing at more than 20,000 collection sites across the country! Centers contracted with Clinical Reference Laboratories or CRL make up approximately 3,200 of these facilities in the United States.

CRL is a single site lab in Lenexa, Kansas; here are some facts about the Clinical Reference Labs:

  • 225,000 sq ft space
  • Founded in 1979
  • Largest private Laboratory in the country
  • SAMHSA certified in 1989
  • Certifications: SAMHSA, CAP, CLIA
  • DOT & Non-DOT Drug Testing
  • Customized Panels and Cutoffs
  • Specialty Testing: K2, Bath Salts, Cotinine & ETG/ETS alcohol Testing (Urine & Oral Fluid)
  • Blood Testing (TB Q Gold+, Titers, etc.)

In 2022 CRL reported outstanding turnaround time for drug test results. From the time the specimen arrived at the lab, turnaround time for negative results were average 6.04 hours and for non-negative results 59.53 average hours. The Lab processes over 4 million specimen annually.

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Ready to order a drug test? Do you need assistance? Call 866-566-0261 or order your test online!

CRL enjoys an excellent partnership with FormFox which is the nation’s leader for Electronic Custody and Control (ECCF) solutions for collection sites and clinics in the employee health and safety industry. This allows paperless scheduling and collection for drug testing eliminating the traditional 5 part custody and control form. In partnership with CRL, FormFox and US Drug Test Centers, employers are able to access a variety of occupational health services including:

  • A broad menu of drug screens, breath alcohol testing (BAT), and other occ health services from a single source
  • An extensive network of over 3500 clinics offers screening and occ health services where you need them
  • Electronic pre-ordering of services is quick and easy, ensuring staff uses correct data while reducing data entry
  • Unmatched customer and donor experience
  • A one stop shop with the robust US Drug Test Centers robust drug testing software

US Drug Testing Centers enjoys the relationship with CRL because of the wonderful customer service and wide variety of testing panels. CRL is a smart solution for substance abuse testing providing customization when needed. This lab truly provides an effective drug testing program.

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