Iowa Drug Testing

Substance abuse is a constant danger in the United States. Drug testing is vital for keeping illegal substances out of companies, communities, and families in Iowa. On this page, learn more about US Drug Test Centers' workplace drug testing and other screening services for Iowa employers, employees, and other 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 Iowa, 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.

411 Testing locations in Iowa

101 Iowa Ave

Marshalltown Iowa 50158

Phone: 866-566-0261

1 Edmundson Place

Council Bluffs Iowa 51503

Phone: 866-566-0261

925 S 4Th St

Clinton Iowa 52732

Phone: 866-566-0261

1510 E Rusholme St

Davenport Iowa 52803

Phone: 866-566-0261

500 W River Dr

Davenport Iowa 52801

Phone: 866-566-0261


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Review by K.T.
on December 19, 2023

"Not a thing"

Review by T.A.
on June 16, 2023

"fast, efficient, so easy and the process is so transparent. Your operators are very motivated, the support is very much appreciated in the Industry!"

Review by R.P.B.
on June 7, 2023

"Great experience. Always very helpful. Would recommend US Drug Test Centers"

Review by P.F.
on January 19, 2023

"On short notice, employment screenings were scheduled and completed within two hours of first contact."

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 Iowa 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

Iowa Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Iowa need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
Yes. Iowa has very detailed rules for employers that wish to conduct employee drug testing. Iowa’s law limiting workplace drug and alcohol testing is among the oldest in the country, enacted in 1987.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Iowa?
Yes. All testing must be conducted by a written policy that is provided to every employee. It is also required that each applicant and employee complete a signed acknowledgment of the policy.
What are some compliance requirements in Iowa?
The law limits the discipline an employer can take in response to a positive alcohol test. Any confirmed positive test result must be communicated to a current employee by a written notice containing a list of the employee’s rights sent to the employee by certified mail, return receipt requested. Parents of a minor employee must receive a copy of the company policy and any positive test results (sent via certified mail). Split sample analysis (retest) is permitted at the employees’ expense – but the employee may only be requested to contribute an amount “consistent with the employer’s cost of conducting the initial confirmatory test.”
Are employers in Iowa able to use drug screening for any other claim defenses or state-specific financial benefits?
Yes. Employers may leverage an ‘Intoxication’ defense to a Workers’ Compensation Claim, based on a positive drug test result. 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.
Is supervisor training required in Iowa?
Iowa is the only state that requires initial and annual supervisor training. Iowa requires employers to conduct supervisor training on the impacts of drug abuse and how to recognize the signs of drug use (reasonable suspicion). Two (2) hours of initial training and one (1) hour refresher training is required each year.
Does Iowa authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Iowa permits the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD) for very limited medical conditions. The law does not address the workplace. CBD products must be purchased from one (1) of five (5) state-run stores.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Iowa if I fail a drug test?
In Iowa, if you test positive on a drug test it can be grounds for termination or a rescinded job offer.
What are the medical and recreational marijuana-related rules in Iowa?
In Iowa, marijuana use, both recreational and medical use are not considered legal in the workplace and only low THC products are allowed.

Drug Testing Stats - Iowa

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Iowa

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

  • In Iowa, there is an average of 1 death per every 2,445 people from excessive alcohol use each year.
  • When a study was done, looking at the percentage of deaths of those under the age of 21 in Iowa, 2.45% of those people lost their life due to alcohol misuse.
  • Studies show that 2,671 people who contracted HIV/AIDs in Iowa were caused by ingesting drugs through a needle.
  • In Iowa, the drug overdose rate of deaths were 1.16% of people who passed away.
  • 0.50% of people in Iowa died from a drug overdose.
  • 32.7% of employers enrolled into the Clearinghouse in Iowa received a violation.

The Rise of Substance Abuse in Iowa

In the state of Iowa, 24.50% of adults over the age of 18 binge drink at least once a month. The CDC estimates that there are 30,070 years of potential life lost to excessive alcohol use every single year. Everyone pays the price, literally. In 2010, Iowa taxpayers spent approximately $1.934 billion as a result of excessive alcohol use. Drug abuse is equally damaging, causing 352 overdose deaths each year.

Seeking Help for Drug and Alcohol Use

Iowa has roughly 199 active rehabilitation clinics serving about 8,838 clients annually. An individual in outpatient rehab can expect to pay around $1,712 for their treatment. For residential rehab programs, on the other hand, the average expense in Iowa is $60,174. Only 2 clinics offer free drug rehab for all clients, meaning addiction is expensive to conquer.


  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

Workplace Drug Testing for Employers and Employees

Did you know that substance abuse at work costs US employers tens of billions of dollars every year? Not only does it decrease productivity and efficiency, but it also increases employee turnover. Furthermore, employees consuming drugs and alcohol are more likely to have accidents or commit crimes on the job.

Iowa employers need to protect themselves with a written drug testing policy and thorough drug and alcohol testing.

High Trestle Trail, Madrid, Iowa

Here's how US Drug Test Centers can help:

  • We can conduct all of your drug testing. This includes pre-employment drug testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion drug testing, random drug screening, and return-to-duty drug testing. We can screen via a hair and urine specimens, as well as breath.

  • We'll carefully create your written drug testing policy. This explains details like what kind of drug and alcohol testing you (the employer) conduct, the company's stance on medical marijuana, how you remove bias when selecting employees for unannounced testing, and more.

  • US Drug Test Centers offers training for your staff to learn how to manage the employer drug testing program. This includes training the designated employer representative (DER).

  • We can conduct background checks on all employees in Iowa.

Read more about our employee testing and services.

Drug Testing for DOT Companies in Iowa

Are you a business or owner-operator in Iowa employed by the Department of Transportation (DOT)? The DOT is very strict when it comes to drug and alcohol testing, especially for professionals who are in safety-sensitive positions.

DOT employers and owner-operators need to ensure that drugs and alcohol stay out of the workplace, wherever that may be! Complying with Iowa law and federal law, along with the DOT, is crucial to be able to pass a DOT audit.

US Drug Test Centers will help you stay compliant. Learn more about our DOT testing and services.

Drug Tests for Individuals

All residents of Iowa can order drug testing with us at any time! Place your order online in just a few clicks.

Be sure to view our drug test panels, which screen for multiple substances within a single test. If you don't see the panel you need, contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.

In addition, we offer court-ordered drug testing. Iowa courts might require this for individuals involved in DUI, child custody, or probation cases.

Why Partner With Us for Drug Testing?

What makes us different from other drug testing providers in Iowa?

Des Moines, Iowa


We only work with SAMHSA-certified laboratories. Laboratories certified by SAMHSA are held to higher standards, ensuring the accuracy of test results.

Additionally, results are verified by a medical review officer (MRO), who is a licensed physician. Let's say an employee tests positive but thinks it was triggered by their prescribed medications. An MRO can provide clarification.


Drug testing has never been this easy! We have more than 20,000 locations across the United States, so you never have to go far to find us.

Do you need drug screening in a hurry? With instant/POCT urine drug testing, negative results are returned the same day. Onsite mobile drug testing is also very convenient. A collector will meet you (or your employee) within two hours to begin the collection process.


We have the widest selection of drug testing options. US Drug Test Centers can screen for marijuana, opioids, cocaine, PCP, ecstasy, steroids, suboxone, Rohypnol, and methadone, among many others.

Furthermore, we can conduct drug testing under a number of circumstances, including reasonable suspicion, post-accident testing, and at random.

Order a Drug Test Today

Are you an employer in Iowa who needs to test employees for illegal substances? Does your staff need help understanding what reasonable suspicion is? Are you a parent concerned that your teenager might be using drugs or consuming alcohol?

We can help!

Order a test online, find a location near you in Iowa, or contact us 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 Iowa here.

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