Louisiana Drug Testing

Louisiana is a vibrant community home to over 4 million people, known for its jazz music, eerie cemeteries such as St Louis No.1 and lavish festivities during Mardi Gras. More recently, it has also been struck by a major drug epidemic. Heroin and cocaine among the main culprits with over 8% of residents have reported illicit drug use, with heroin on the rise since 2009. There were more than 300 overdoes linked to opioid use in 2016 alone, making Louisiana the 15th worst state in the nation for drug abuse.

US Drug Test Centers provide drug and alcohol testing for employers and businesses that are seeking to test for pre-employment, suspicion of use during work hours and otherwise as a random screening to ensure a safe workplace. We work hard to make tests and information about online drug testing readily available and are here to answer your questions. If you are an employer or individual needing a drug test for work-related purposes or personal panels for court please contact us today at 1-866-566-0261.

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 Louisiana, 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.

522 Testing locations in Louisiana

4401 Chemin Metaire Pkwy

Youngsville Louisiana 70592

Phone: 866-566-0261

4228 Houma Blvd

Metairie Louisiana 70006

Phone: 866-566-0261

3516 North Blvd

Alexandria Louisiana 71301

Phone: 866-566-0261

1909 E Judge Perez Dr

Chalmette Louisiana 70043

Phone: 866-566-0261

1545 Millerville Rd

Baton Rouge Louisiana 70816

Phone: 866-566-0261

 

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"Upfront and professional. Very good at explaining the rules"

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on August 24, 2023

"We have only been with US Drug Test Center for a short time but the enrolement was very easy to understand and complete. The personal is very curtious and knowledgeable."

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on May 24, 2023

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on December 27, 2022

"Easy"

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on October 11, 2022

"They’re great"

Review by R.R.
on September 6, 2022

"Easy process to set up and pay."

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on August 26, 2022

"pleasant and professional"


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 Louisiana 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

Louisiana Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Louisiana need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
Yes. Louisiana has very detailed rules for employers that wish to conduct employee drug testing.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Louisiana?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with the Louisiana’s voluntary law).
What are some compliance requirements in Louisiana?
Employers are required to pay all costs associated with testing. Oil, gas, and exploration companies in Iowa are exempt from the mandatory state law. Hair testing is specifically permitted. All laboratory testing must use a SAMSHA or CAP approved laboratory.
Are employers in Louisiana 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.
Does Louisiana authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Louisiana has authorized the medical use of marijuana, but an official program is not yet in place, and the law does not specifically impact the workplace.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Louisiana if I fail a drug test?
In Louisiana, 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 Louisiana?
In Louisiana, medical 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 - Louisiana

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Louisiana

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

  • The 151 rehab facilities in Louisiana help people who may need help detoxing, recovering or managing withdrawal symptoms from drug and/or alcohol use. These rehab centers include inpatient and outpatient facilities.
  • In Louisiana, there are 6 drug rehab facilities that provide free treatment for all clients.
  • Studies show that between 2015 and 2019 there was an increase in Louisiana for deaths caused by alcohol usage by 41.90%
  • The CDC has done a study showing that 62,928 people in Louisiana who were abusing alcohol and binge drinking lose their life each year.
  • In Louisiana, there are 32.20% less opioid overdoses that happen each year.
  • The Clearinghouse did a study that shows in Louisiana there were a total of 5,140 violations out of 4,395 enrolled employers.

Louisiana’s Substance Abuse Problem

In Louisiana, an average of approximately 2,278 deaths are attributable to excessive alcohol consumption. Additionally, 1,267 people will die from a drug overdose each and every year. The opioid epidemic is present in Louisiana, as well, with 444 opioid overdose deaths annually.

The Financials of Rehab

The U.S. public expenditure on outpatient drug rehabilitation services is approximately 0.7% or $16.17 million. Rehab isn’t cheap for those who need treatment, adding up to about $56,822 per individual for inpatient treatment and $1,795 for outpatient rehabilitation.

Citations

  1. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    https://www.samhsa.gov/data/nsduh/national-releases
  2. Provisional Multiple Cause of Death database contains mortality and population for U.S. counties.
    https://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd-icd10-provisional.html
  3. Alcohol Use in the United States: Age Groups and Demographic Characteristics
    https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohols-effects-health/alcohol-topics/alcohol-facts-and-statistics
  4. United States Department of Transportation - FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse - December 2023 Report
    https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Learn

Drug Testing Centers in Louisiana

US Drug Test Centers are here to help; with our online drug test resources, it is easy to find a location and information. We offer same-day testing in some cases. Come into one of our 303 locations all across the 64 Bayou State counties. US Drug Test Centers have 23 locations in Baton Rouge, 20 in Lafayette, 12in Lake Charles and 16 in the heart of New Orleans. If you are visiting the Creole State and need a drug test we are sure to have a location near you. Whether you are touring the French Quarter with its stretch of iron balconies or visiting the natural beauty that is the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, we can accommodate your drug and alcohol test needs.

Through US Drug Test Centers, same day drug testing is available for employers and individuals in the state of Louisiana. All drug testing can be ordered with one quick phone call to US Drug Test Centers at 866-566-0261. If you need a drug or alcohol test in Louisiana, you can call our national number to set up a drug test at any of our US Drug Test Centers facilities located in all areas of the United States.

US Drug Test Centers provides testing for businesses that want to protect their investment. Employees are assets and when assets become liabilities, everyone suffers the consequences. We offer drug and alcohol testing in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Covington, Crowley, Metairie Terrace, Denham Springs, Eunice, Monroe, Lafayette, Abbeville, Addis, Deridder, Bossier City, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe and many other cities in Louisiana.


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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