Kentucky Drug Testing

If you need to order a drug or alcohol test in the state of Kentucky, US Drug Test Centers is the top partner for keeping substance abuse out of our businesses, communities, and families. Keep reading to learn why.

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 Kentucky, 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.

381 Testing locations in Kentucky

1219 W Main St

West Liberty Kentucky 41472

Phone: 866-566-0261

202 Plummer St

Campton Kentucky 41301

Phone: 866-566-0261

4402 Churchman Ave

Louisville Kentucky 40215

Phone: 866-566-0261

268 Rolling Hills Blvd

Monticello Kentucky 42633

Phone: 866-566-0261

2294 Ky Highway 90 W

Albany Kentucky 42602

Phone: 866-566-0261


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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 Kentucky 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 Apr 2023

Kentucky Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Kentucky need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
No. Kentucky does not have any mandatory drug testing statutes or regulations but it is recommended.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Kentucky?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with the Kentucky’s voluntary law).
Are employers in Kentucky able to leverage their drug screening program to reduce their Worker’s Compensation Insurance costs?
Yes. Kentucky provides employers with the ability to voluntarily participate in a Drug-Free Workplace Program to qualify for workers’ compensation insurance premium reductions. Employers wishing to leverage these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Are employers in Kentucky 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.
What are some nuances of the voluntary Drug-Free Workplace Program requirements in Kentucky?
Kentucky’s voluntary law requires employers to create a drug testing policy. Employers must post a notice that their company is a drug-free workplace and must provide a copy of the policy to each employee or applicant. The adoption of an employee assistance program (EAP) is also required.
Does Kentucky authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Kentucky authorizes the medical use of cannabidiol for very specific medical conditions. The law does not address the workplace.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Kentucky if I fail a drug test?
In Kentucky, 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 Kentucky?
In Kentucky, marijuana use, both recreational and medical use are not considered legal in the workplace and only low THC products are allowed.

Drug Testing Stats - Kentucky

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Kentucky

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

  • A study done in Kentucky showed that 2.8% or $145.3 million is spent on providing care for those struggling with addiction each year, while living in an inpatient rehab center.
  • 25% of people in Kentucky that binge drink about 5.0 times per month.
  • Alcohol excessive use in Kentucky is the cause of 1 death per every 2,043 people each year.
  • As a result of excessive alcohol use, in Kentucky in 2010 taxpayers spent approximately $3.195 billion towards alcohol.
  • Studies have shown that each year 79.50% of patients receive a prescription from their doctor for opioids.
  • Studies show that in Kentucky there were 2,873 violations out of 5,225 registered employers in the Clearinghouse.

Kentucky Drug and Alcohol Misuse

In Kentucky, about 989 people will die from an opioid overdose in one year. Annually, 1,380 individuals will die from a drug overdose in general. Alcohol misuse is also a problem: An average of 2,206 deaths are attributable to excessive alcohol consumption.

Rehab and its Expenses

While there are around 523 active rehab clinics in Kentucky, the cost can be a hurdle to many individuals suffering from addiction. For instance, inpatient rehabilitation is about $57,033 per individual, and outpatient rehabilitation typically costs approximately $1,709.


  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

Drug Screening for Kentucky Employers

If you're an employer, then you need to care about keeping substance abuse out of your workplace. Drug use at work can hurt productivity and morale. It increases employee turnover, as well as on-the-job accidents and crime.

Overall, workplace drug use costs American employers tens of billions of dollars every year.

Here's how US Drug Test Centers helps businesses in Kentucky stay drug-free:

  • We will carefully craft your drug-free workplace policy. This includes important details around when and how you conduct drug tests, what happens if an employee refuses or fails a test, and how you choose employees for random drug testing.

  • We can conduct all of your background checks.

  • US Drug Test Centers will train your staff to manage your drug-free workplace program. Training is available both virtually and in person.

Learn more about our employment testing and services.

Support for DOT Companies

Are you a company or owner-operator working for the Department of Transportation (DOT)? We provide all of the same services to keep employees drug-free.

We'll help you stay compliant with federal and Kentucky drug testing law so that you can pass a DOT audit at any time.

Louisville, Kentucky

Learn more about our testing and services for DOT companies.

Drug Testing for Kentucky Residents

We don't only partner with companies in the state. Individuals can order a test online at any time. View our selection of drug test panels. If you don't see the panel you're looking for, contact us and we'll be happy to assist you!

Did you know that we also offer court-ordered drug testing? This is suitable for individuals involved in child custody, DUI, and probation cases where maintaining sobriety is required.

What Makes US Drug Test Centers Different?

What advantages do we offer compared to other drug testing companies?

Accuracy is Our Top Priority

We only work with SAMHSA-certified laboratories. In addition, test results are verified by a medical review officer (MRO), who is a licensed physician.

This helps us ensure that drug test results are thorough and accurate.

We Offer Unparalleled Convenience

US Drug Test Centers has more than 20,000 locations nationwide, so you never have to go far to find us. Locate a testing center near you.

We help expedite the drug testing process with instant/POCT urine drug testing and onsite mobile drug testing. POCT testing returns negative results the same day. With mobile testing, a collector will meet you (or your employee) within two hours to begin the process.

We Have the Greatest Variety of Testing Options

We can conduct pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and return-to-duty drug screening.

Furthermore, we can test for the widest variety of substances, including marijuana, PCP, cocaine, opioids, ecstasy, amphetamines, methamphetamines, Rohypnol, suboxone, steroids, and beyond.

Order a Drug Test in Kentucky Today

Whether you're an employer who's trying to keep illegal substances out of the workplace or a parent who's concerned that their teenage might be using drugs, we're here to help you.

Order a test online, find a location near you, or contact us with any questions. Our drug testing specialists are standing by to help you.

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.

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