Colorado Drug Testing

Drug abuse continues to plague our nation. The opioid problem always looms near. Marijuana usage is on the rise. How can Colorado employers, families, and communities keep dangerous substances at bay?

Keep scrolling to learn how US Drug Test Centers is making drug and alcohol testing easier than ever for Colorado companies and residents.

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. Testing options may vary on a site by site basis. Additional fees may apply depending on your location.

Committed to Accuracy

We only work with SAMHSA-certified laboratories and have all test results confirmed by a medical review officer.

Unparalleled Convenience

With drug testing locations spread throughout Colorado, you never have to go far to find us. For speedy results, we offer instant urine drug testing and on-site mobile testing.

Endless Variety

We can screen for dozens of illicit substances via hair, urine, and breath. Additionally, we have hundreds of drug test panels to choose from.

516 Testing locations in Colorado

1687 Cole Blvd

Lakewood Colorado 80401

Phone: 866-566-0261

9949 S Oswego St

Parker Colorado 80134

Phone: 866-566-0261

20 W Dry Creek Cir

Littleton Colorado 80120

Phone: 866-566-0261

11990 Grant St

Northglenn Colorado 80233

Phone: 866-566-0261

995 Independent Ave

Grand Junction Colorado 81505

Phone: 866-566-0261


511 more location(s) available in Colorado

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Local Reviews

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Review by J.T.
on April 9, 2024

"Easy reporting and excellent updates as to the status of testing requirements or if we have not been selected. They take the guesswork out of it."

Review by A.G.L.
on October 19, 2023

"Muy bn todo"

Review by R.L.
on August 22, 2023


Review by J.G.
on March 7, 2023

"Great company!!"

Review by D.K.
on February 26, 2023

"They were working with me to meet all my requirements for my duii diversion. Very helpful and professional."

Review by R.W.
on January 17, 2023

"Very simple and smooth system for setting up the test. I was impressed."

Review by M.M.
on November 16, 2022

"great! Excellent communication, quick responses and very knowledgeable!"

US Drug Test Centers

US Drug Test Centers

We are your complete drug-free workplace solution for employers. We provide drug testing for all reasons such as pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and return to duty. We have a state-of-the-art cloud-based software that allows you to order drug testing 24/7, store all drug test results and chain of custody forms (forever), and you can see the status of all completed drug testing. We have random drug and alcohol testing consortiums and follow all DOT rules and regulations to direct your company in the right direction to stay in compliance. We can create drug-free workplace policy manuals specific to your company's needs, and we provide online trainings. Our online trainings are perfect for company Supervisors to learn what signs to look for if someone might be under the influence. We also have trainings that explain what Supervisors should know about the DOT rules and regulations in regards to the drug and alcohol testing program. We are a part of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), and we always stay up to date with all drug testing-related rules and regulations. If you have any questions about state-specific laws regarding drug and alcohol testing, please contact our office and one of our team members will be glad to help you. If your company would like more information regarding setting up a corporate account you can set up an account online or contact us at 866-566-0261.

Frequently Asked Questions About Colorado Drug Testing

This material is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for legal guidance. State & local laws change frequently and vary greatly. These are state & local laws and do not over rule the federal Department of Transportation laws & policies. Readers are advised to consult with their legal counsel or industry experts before acting based on this information. Last Updated May 2023

Colorado Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Colorado need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
No.  Colorado does not have any mandatory drug testing statutes or regulations. However, employers in the city of Boulder, CO face stringent drug testing rules, due to a city ordinance.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Colorado?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with Colorado’s voluntary law).
Are employers in Colorado able to use drug screening for any other claim defenses or state-specific financial benefits?
Yes. Employers may leverage a ‘Rebuttable Presumption of Intoxication’ defense to a Workers’ Compensation Claim, based on a positive drug test result to qualify for a 50% in benefit award. A positive drug test may also make an employee ineligible for unemployment compensation. Employers wishing to leverage either of these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Does Colorado authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Colorado permits the personal adult use and the medical use of marijuana for patients that meet specific medical conditions. The laws do not specifically impact employment drug testing programs.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Colorado if I fail a drug test?
In Colorado, if you test positive on a drug test it cannot be grounds for termination or a rescinded job offer.
What are the medical and recreational marijuana-related rules in Colorado?
In Colorado, medical and recreational marijuana use is considered legal and cannot be used against you if you test positive, unless you are in a safety sensitive position.

Drug Testing Stats - Colorado

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Colorado

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

  • In Colorado, the US spends 3.78% or $87.32 million on outpatient services to help those in need overcome drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Studies show that in Colorado, 1,012 people are currently seeking treatment while living in a drug rehabilitation home.
  • Colorado offers 5 substance abuse rehabilitation centers that provide treatment at no cost to all clients.
  • In Colorado, males are more likely than females to die from alcohol abuse by 67.70%
  • 56.7% of substance abuse deaths in Colorado were from opioid overdose.
  • Out of 7,260 registered employers in the FMCSA Clearinghouse, in Colorado, 3,830 received a violation in one year.

Substance Misuse in Colorado

In Colorado, substance misuse remains a consistent challenge. Statistics reveal that 19.80% of adults aged 18 and over partake in binge drinking once monthly or more frequently. The state experiences 1,079 deaths annually due to drug overdoses, with opioid overdoses alone claiming around 564 lives each year.

Expenses of Rehabilitation

Around 460 rehab centers are operational in Colorado, but the financial burden is significant. Inpatient rehab, for instance, costs $56,413 per person, making it financially daunting for many. The typical expense for outpatient rehab services is around $1,705.


  1. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  2. Provisional Multiple Cause of Death database contains mortality and population for U.S. counties.
  3. Alcohol Use in the United States: Age Groups and Demographic Characteristics
  4. United States Department of Transportation - FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse - December 2023 Report

Colorado Drug Testing for Businesses

Drug use is terrible for the workplace. It hurts productivity and morale, and it can increase the risk of on-the-job accidents/crime and employee turnover. All in all, drug use at work costs American employers tens of billions of dollars every single year.

This is why drug screening is of paramount importance.

Downtown Denver, Colorado at sunset

Here's how US Drug Test Centers helps employers and employees maintain workplace safety.

  • We offer a wide range of drug and alcohol testing. This includes random drug testing services, pre-employment drug testing, reasonable suspicion drug testing, post-accident drug and alcohol tests, and return-to-duty drug testing services for your company.

  • We'll craft your drug-free workplace policy manual. This outlines important details such as how your company removes bias from random drug testing, your stance on marijuana in the workplace, and what happens when you get positive test results.

  • We'll train your staff. This means they'll know how to order and review your drug tests, how to determine reasonable suspicion, and in general, how to help keep the workplace drug-free.

  • We can conduct your background checks. You can order and review your background checks electronically.

Learn more about our testing and services for employees and employers.

DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

Are you a company or owner-operator employed by the Department of Transportation? Great news! We provide all the same services for you and your workplace.

We'll help you stay compliant with local and federal laws so that you can pass an audit by the Department of Transportation at any time.

Learn more about our DOT testing and services.

Drug Testing for Individuals

US Drug Test Centers provides individual drug testing for residents of the state. You can order many of our drug tests individually, or you can opt to purchase a panel that screens for multiple substances. Additionally, we have court-ordered drug testing, specifically, appropriate for child custody, DUI, and probation.

If you don't see the panel you're looking for on our website, simply contact us and we'll be happy to assist you!

Why Partner With Us?

What makes US Drug Test Centers the optimal partner for all of your drug testing needs?

Endless Options

Whether you're a company or a resident, we offer many different drug testing options, from pre-employment drug testing to steroid drug testing. We can screen via urine, hair, and breath alcohol tests.

Speaking of substances, we offer the widest range of screening, including cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, PCP, ecstasy, Rohypnol, suboxone, opioids, and even heavy metals!

Accurate Results

We only partner with SAMHSA-certified laboratories, and all drug test results are reviewed by a medical review officer (MRO), who is a licensed physician.

High-rise buildings in Denver, Colorado

Ease and Convenience

We have more than 20,000 drug testing facilities nationwide, meaning we're never more than a short ride away! From Denver to Colorado Springs to Evergreen, we're ready to assist you and walk you through the process.

Do you need to order drug tests in a hurry? Many of our locations accept same-day appointments.

In addition, we offer instant/POCT urine drug testing (where negative results are returned the same day) and on-site mobile testing, where a collector will meet you (or your employee) to begin the collection service within two hours.

Together, We Can Keep Colorado Drug-Free

Whether you're an employer needing drug testing to keep your workplace free of drugs and alcohol, a parent who thinks their teenager might be using cocaine, or an employee who needs a quick response about their results, we've got you covered.

Ready to get started? Order a test online, find a location near you, or contact our office with any questions.

Available Collection Types

US Drug Test Centers offers the full range of collection types, including urine, hair and breath samples, each with its own advantages and applications for accurate substance screening.

Legal Drug Testing

Legal drug testing is a critical procedure often mandated by employers, law enforcement agencies, and organizations to ensure compliance with regulations and maintain safety in various settings. US Drug Test Centers can help you with your testing needds.

DOT Testing Services

DOT Testing Services are specifically designed to meet the stringent drug and alcohol testing requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for safety-sensitive positions in the transportation industry, ensuring compliance and public safety.

Laboratory Testing Services

Looking for nationwide laboratory testing? US Drug Test Centers has partnered with eNational Testing to offer laboratory testing such as blood titers (MMR, Varicella, Hep B), QuantiFERON (TB Blood) Testing, Mens & Womens health panels, allergy testing and much more! You can simply order a health lab test or panel online 24/7 and go in for testing the same day at over 2,700 locations nationwide.

Scheduling your preventative health laboratory testing in Colorado here.

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