Fort Lauderdale, Florida 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 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale is the county seat of Broward County, Florida. It has a population over 170,000. Other large cities in the Miami Metro Area are Pompano Beach, West Palm Beach, Miami Beach, and Boca Raton.
The largest employers around Fort Lauderdale are Tenet Healthcare, American Express, The Continental Group, Motorola, and Maxim Integrated Products. Fort Lauderdale is also known for being a major center of the manufacturing and maintenance of yachts. It has nearly 100 marinas and boatyards and is the homeport for 42,000 boats.
Fort Lauderdale is home to 9 main or satellite college and university campuses. They are Broward College, City College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Keiser University, Nova Southeastern University, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, University of Phoenix, and Jersey College.
Facts about Fort Lauderdale
- Foodies flock to this coastal oasis for fine dining, waterfront restaurants, beachy cafes and cocktail lounges. With more than 4,000 eating establishments to choose from, there’s always something new to try.
- After being featured as the setting for the hit 1960 film Where the Boys Are, Fort Lauderdale quickly became one of the top Spring Break destinations in America for college students. Today, the city has shed its party reputation and is now better known for upscale dining, high-end shopping, and affluent waterfront living.
- Clean beaches with pristine sands are a hallmark of this coastal destination. In fact, six of Fort Lauderdale’s beaches have been “Blue Wave Certified” by the Clean Beach Council, including Fort Lauderdale Beach, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood Beach, and Dania Beach.
- Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 300 miles of easy-to-navigate inland canals known as the Intracoastal Waterway. Safe from many of the hazards of open-ocean travel, the waterways are a vital component of the city’s economy, culture, and recreation.
- Fort Lauderdale is home to Port Everglades, one of the largest ship terminals in the world. It’s home to nine major cruise lines, and over 40 massive ships.
SAMHSA Report for Florida
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 1,308,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Florida. Though Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale
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 Fort Lauderdale
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 Fort Lauderdale
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 Fort Lauderdale 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.
Fort Lauderdale’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.