Pasadena, California Drug Testing
Our testing locations do not accept payment and require a drug test order form at the time of testing. Please click the "Order a Test" button to order your test. Once your order has been processed, your drug test order form will be emailed to you.
About Pasadena, California
Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California. It is the 9th largest city in the county with a population of over 139,000. The closest cities to Pasadena are San Marino, South Pasadena, Altadena, East Pasadena, and Alhambra.
The Pasadena economy has many sectors. Healthcare, research and development, and education play the largest roles. Pasadena’s top employers are the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kaiser Permanente, and the California Institute of Technology.
Pasadena has multiple performing arts locations. The Pasadena Symphony, the Pasadena Playhouse, and the Furious Theatre Company present multiple productions per year. Art museums and public galleries can be found throughout the city. The Norton Simon Museum’s exhibits include sculptures, paintings, and tapestries. Pasadena is also home to the annual New Year's Day Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses parade.
Facts about Pasadena
- Pasadena is home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Fuller Theological Seminary, Art Center College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Norton Simon Museum of Art and the Pacific Asia Museum.
- Pasadena has a large, non-indigenous population of naturalized parrots.
- A number of artists of national repute, such as Guy Rose, Alson S. Clark, Marion Wachtel and Ernest A. Batchelder, of the Arts and Crafts Movement, made Pasadena their home in the early twentieth century.
- The Arroyo Seco, a major geographic feature and home of the Rose Bowl, flows from headwaters in Pasadena's towering Angeles National Forest greenbelt in the San Gabriel Mountains.
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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena
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 Pasadena
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 Pasadena
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.
Pasadena’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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