Chattanooga is the county seat of Hamilton County, Tennessee. It has a population of over 175,000. The Chattanooga Metro Area consists of Hamilton County, Marion County, and Sequatchie County in southeast Tennessee and the counties of Catoosa, Dade, and Walker in northwest Georgia. Aside from Chattanooga, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Middle Valley, Red Bank, Soddy-Daisy, and Collegedale are the other large cities in the area.
The Conference on Southern Literature, the Festival of Writers, and other writing conferences are held every year in Chattanooga. The city is also home to the Tivoli Theater and the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. Chattanooga also has a diverse array of museums, such as the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, the Hunter Museum of American Art, the National Medal of Honor Museum, and the Chattanooga African American Museum.
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 378,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Tennessee. Though Chattanooga is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Our drug testing specialists set up testing appointments for probation and 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 Chattanooga.
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.
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 Chattanooga 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.
How do I know if the results are accurate for drug testing Chattanooga? 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.
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.
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 Nov 2022