Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita, California
Santa Clarita is located 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles and is the third largest city in Los Angeles County. It has a population well over 200,000. Thousand Oaks, Burbank, and San Fernando are some of the cities around Santa Clarita.
The top employers in Santa Clarita are Six Flags Magic Mountain, Princess Cruises, and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. There are also leading research facilities and higher education campuses in the area, such as the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.
There are seventeen parks and community centers in Santa Clarita. Many of them include aquatic parks with wading, diving, Olympic swimming pools, bicycle and skate parks, and community swimming pools. Santa Clarita also sponsors a summer concert series. A qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, the Santa Clarita Marathon, is held annually in November.
Facts about Santa Clarita
- The video for “There Goes My Heart” by Enuff Z'Nuff was filmed at Richard Rioux Park in Stevenson Ranch.
- Santa Clarita's proximity to Hollywood has seen a number of TV shows and movies filmed in the area.
- The video for “1979” by the Smashing Pumpkins was filmed at Valencia High School.
- The Santa Clarita Marathon is held annually in November. The race was first run in 1995 and is now a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.
- The video for “Nice Guys Finish Last” by Green Day was filmed at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita.
- The city's largest park is located in Saugus and is known as Central Park.
- Film director Tim Burton, professional golfer Jason Gore, and actor Taylor Lautner live in Santa Clarita.
- Santa Clarita is usually associated with the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, though the park is located just outside city limits in unincorporated Los Angeles County, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), located in Valencia.
- Its sister cities are: Tena, Napo, Ecuador and Sariaya, Quezon, Philippines.
- Santa Clarita was ranked as number 18 of the top 100 places to live by Money magazine in 2006.
SAMHSA Report for California
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 296,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in California. Though Santa Clarita is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Probation & Court Ordered Drug and Alcohol Testing in Santa Clarita
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.
Many times the court system or probation department will also require expanded opiates or testing for pain medications as part of the required drug test.
Instant Drug Testing in Santa Clarita
Instant drug testing is commonly called point of collection testing or on site testing. This type of test gives negative results same day as test; the actual testing is conducted at the facility where you give the specimen. There is a great advantage with onsite instant testing as you get a negative result the same day as you provide the specimen for testing. Pre-employment drug testing, court ordered drug testing, drug tests for probation, child custody cases, random drug testing, and testing teenagers are all situations in which point of collection could be beneficial.
Types of Drug and Alcohol Tests in Santa Clarita
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.
Aside from the traditional 5 panel test, we also have an expanded 10 panel test. These additional configurations can include Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax), Barbiturates, Methadone, Propoxyphene, Methaqualone (Quaaludes) and Oxycodone including Oxymorphone and Oxycodone. Traditional facilities routinely provide testing for both the 5 panel and 10 panel drug tests.
US Drug Test Centers in Santa Clarita 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.
Santa Clarita’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.