Lancaster, California Drug Testing
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About Lancaster, California
Lancaster is located in the Antelope Valley region of the Mojave Desert in northern Los Angeles County. The city is part of a twin city complex that includes the city of Palmdale. Other cities in the region are California City, Acton, Quartz Hill, and Lake Los Angeles.
Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and BAE Systems all have major facilities in the region. Antelope Valley is also home to the Mojave Air & Space Port. Apart for testing and manufacturing of new aviation concepts, the valley is also home to a diverse agricultural industry. Carrots, onions, lettuce, and potatoes, as well and alfalfa and various fruit crops are grown around the valley.
Facts about Lancaster
- Lancaster was the headquarters of the "Flat Earth Society" from 1974 through 2001.
- The city is also home to the Lancaster Aerospace Walk of Honor.
- The Western Hotel is the oldest standing structure in the city of Lancaster, which was converted to a museum under the California Historic Site program in 1992.
- Lancaster has the first musical road in the United States. The Civic Musical Road "plays" part of the William Tell Overture.
SAMHSA Report for California
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 2,643,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in California. Though Lancaster is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Urine Drug and Alcohol Testing in Lancaster
Urine drug testing is the most common type of drug testing in the United States. Many employers conduct workplace drug testing but it is still an often misunderstood process. Urine drug testing is conducted as an instant, point of collection, test or as a lab based test. It is easy to collect and transport, inexpensive to test, accurate, and provides a detection window deemed adequate by most employers. Urine drug testing has been around for over 25 years and has held up in court systems as reliable and legally defensible. The most common drug testing panels are:
- Five Panel: Cocaine, Marijuana (THC, cannabinoids), Phencyclidine (PCP – angel dust), Amphetamines (including Ecstasy and methamphetamines, also known as crystal meth), Opiates (including heroin, codeine and morphine)
- Ten Panel: All above plus Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax), Barbiturates, Methadone, Propoxyphene, Methaqualone (Quaaludes)
- Ten Panel with Expanded Opiates: All above plus hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone and oxymorphone.
- DOT Five Panel: Cocaine, Marijuana (THC, cannabinoids), Phencyclidine (PCP – angel dust), Amphetamines (including Ecstasy and methamphetamines, also known as crystal meth), Opiates (including heroin, codeine and morphine).
Hair Follicle Drug and Alcohol Testing in Lancaster
Employers throughout the United States are now implementing hair testing programs due to the benefits this alternative specimen offers. Hair follicle drug testing is becoming increasingly popular. Hair testing can detect the drugs/metabolites taken up to 90 days, can evaluate long-term patterns of repetitive drug use, and is flexible in drug panels and can also test for EtG alcohol in hair. Same day service is available for hair testing with a 3-4 business day turnaround for final hair drug testing results.
Alcohol Specific Testing in Lancaster
US Drug Test Centers in Lancaster can also run alcohol specific tests. These include a variety of urine tests, hair tests, and breath alcohol testing. The EtG hair test measures the average ingestion of Ethyl Alcohol over a three month period. While this does not detect current impairment it can indicate a behavioral issue.
Lancaster’s Most Accurate Drug or Alcohol Testing
How do I know if the test is accurate? All of US Drug Test Centers' specimens go to a SAMHSA certified laboratory for testing. SAMHSA has an active advisory board that keeps its employees and administrators abreast of current and changing laws when it comes to drug testing. There are Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs that must carry consistencies throughout every agency and company that SAMHSA laboratories supplies. The advisory board has professionals that are uniquely qualified in their respective fields to review scientific evidence in the area of drug and alcohol treatment and testing practices.
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