Lakewood is a city in Jefferson County, Colorado. It has a population of over 140,000 people. Lakewood is a principal city in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area. The metro area consists of over 10 counties, including Denver, Arapahoe, Jefferson, and Adams counties. The principal cities in the Denver Metro Area are Arvada, Aurora, Centennial, Denver, Lakewood, Thornton, and Westminster.
Einstein Bros. Bagels, 1stBank and The Integer Group are all examples of companies based in Lakewood. However, the largest sector of the economy is government. The top employers in Lakewood are Denver Federal Center, Jefferson County Public Schools, and Terumo BCT.
There are many things to see and do in Lakewood. There is a theater, gallery space, and art classrooms at the Lakewood Cultural Center. The Lakewood Heritage Center is a museum which was the home of the Belmar Mansion and is currently the home of several historic buildings.
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 415,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Colorado. Though Lakewood is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
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 Lakewood 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.
Our Healthcare Professional Panel is also available in Lakewood. This panel tests for specific, highly addictive prescription medications that are readily accessible to workers in this field. This is a urine test which determines the presence or absence of the most abused prescription drugs or their metabolites. Our Healthcare Professional Panel is also an excellent standard for allied health students.
Ordering a drug and alcohol test online is as simple as filling out a basic form. Once you have submitted this form and payment has been received, you will be emailed a donor pass within 24 hours. We will order your test for a facility within 25 miles of the zip code you have provided. The patient will need to take this pass, as well as their photo ID, with them to the drug and alcohol testing facility. The donor pass remains valid for 7 days.
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 Employee 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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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.
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 Sep 2022