Gulfport, Mississippi 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 Gulfport, Mississippi
Gulfport is the co-county seat, along with Biloxi, of Harrison County, Mississippi. The city has a population of over 71,000 people, making it the second-largest city in the state. The Gulfport-Biloxi Metro Area consists of the Mississippi counties of Hancock, Harrison, and Stone.
Gulfport's economy has multiple service sectors but also has a strong education, defense, and government industries. Its top employers are the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Memorial Hospital, the Harrison County School District, and the Island View Casino.
Mississippi's gulf coast offers many activities and attractions. Watersports, gambling, and golfing are just a few to mention. The gulf casinos have brought in more tourism as well as other local events such as fishing tournaments and speedboat races.
Facts about Gulfport
- Hurricane Katrina damaged over 40 Mississippi libraries, gutting the Gulfport Public Library, first floor, and breaking windows on the second floor, beyond repair, requiring total reconstruction.
- The Sun Herald newspaper in Biloxi-Gulfport, under the executive editor Stanley R. Tiner, won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in journalism for its Katrina coverage.
- Gulfport is also home to the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Seabees.
SAMHSA Report for Mississippi
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 187,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Mississippi. Though Gulfport is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug-free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
What You Need to Bring to a Drug Test in Gulfport
US Drug Test Centers has multiple locations in and near Gulfport. Our testing locations require a drug test order form/donor pass and your photo ID. We can provide you with a drug test order form/donor pass within minutes of calling our office at 866-566-0261 or by placing your order online. US Drug Test Centers do not accept payment on site. Most of our testing locations accept walk-ins or same-day appointments to minimize wait times.
Instant Urine Drug Testing in Gulfport
One way in which US Drug Test Centers helps employers maintain a drug-free workplace is by performing point of collection testing, or POCT, on-site. With this testing, the donor provides a urine specimen and a screening test is performed immediately. If the test is negative then the testing is complete.
If the results of the instant screening test read positive, this is considered an incomplete test and the urine specimen must be sent to a laboratory for confirmation testing. It will then be reviewed by a Medical Review Officer. The confirmation test is called a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). This testing is performed on all non-negative screens with an extremely precise piece of equipment, which measures the molecular size, charge, and weight of the atoms in the drug metabolites. Due to the precision of the machine, it can tell the difference between poppy seeds and opiates, ibuprofen, and THC metabolites, second-hand smoke and actual inhalation, nasal sprays, and amphetamines. The GC/MS confirmation method rules out any false positives. A drug-testing program without GC/MS confirmation leaves an employer open to a significant amount of liability.
Creating Your Drug-free Workplace Policy
An effective workplace policy is not generic; it needs to reﬂect the speciﬁc group(s) and requirements of the organization. A written workplace policy needs to be developed in consultation with all levels of the company. US Drug Test Centers believes that it is very important to create a policy that works best for your company. We understand that each company has specific employee rules and regulations while still complying with state-specific laws.
By completing our Drug-Free Workplace Policy Form you will receive a policy compliance manual that includes step by step instructions and all required documents. These resources include a policy statement on controlled substance use and alcohol misuse in the workplace, educational materials, employee assistance programs, information regarding rehabilitation and treatment programs, access to a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for DOT violations, copies of DOT regulations (if your company falls under DOT guidelines), random testing instructions, and instructions for record-keeping.
Gulfport'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 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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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.