Orange, California Drug Testing
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About Orange, California
Orange is located in Orange County, California. The city has a population of over 139,000 people. Garden Grove, Anaheim, and Santa Ana ae some of the major cities surrounding Orange.
The major sectors of the economy in Orange are healthcare, education, and the service industry. Orange’s top employers are the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Sisters of St. Joseph Hospital , and the Children's Hospital of Orange County.
Orange is home to a large outdoor shopping and entertainment center called The Outlets at Orange. The shopping center has many clothing stores as well as a movie theatre, a skate park, and a bowling alley.
Facts about Orange
- Members of the Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño ethnic group long inhabited this area.
- Orange has five sister cities: Novo Kosino, Moscow, Russia; Orange, Australia; Orange, France; Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico; and Timaru, New Zealand.
- Orange has a large Middle-Eastern community in proportion to its population, notably Armenians, Iranians and Arab peoples including Arab-Americans.
- Orange is home to parks, lakes, a small zoo, a university, and a wildlife sanctuary.
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 Orange is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Benefits of Hair Follicle Drug and Alcohol Testing in Orange, California
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.
Probation & Court Ordered Drug and Alcohol Testing in Orange
Our drug testing specialists set up testing appointments for probation & court ordered drug or alcohol tests on a daily basis. Your probation officer or the court order should provide you guidance on what test you should order. It is very important that you ask the probation office or the court system what drug testing panel is required and whether alcohol testing is required. If alcohol testing is required ask specifically is it to be a urine alcohol test, a blood alcohol test or a breath alcohol test. For alcohol testing always ask if EtG alcohol testing is required.
Urine Drug and Alcohol Testing in Orange
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).
Designated Employer Representative for Drug and Alcohol Testing in Orange
Every company covered by Department of Transportation Regulations that employs safety-sensitive employees, must have one or more Designated Employer Representatives (DERs). Any non-DOT employer with a drug testing program needs a person in charge of the drug testing program. There employees are also Designated Employer Representatives (DERs). The DER is the employee at the company authorized by the employer to take immediate action to remove employees from safety-sensitive duties, to make decisions required in the testing process, and to receive test results. The DER typically runs the DOT drug & alcohol testing program at the company.
Orange’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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