Mcallen, Texas 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 McAllen, Texas
McAllen is the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas. The City has a population of over 129,000 people. The McAllen–Edinburg–Mission Metro Area consists entirety of Hidalgo County. Some of the metro area's other cities include Edinburg, Mission, Pharr, and Weslaco.
The McAllen Foreign-Trade Zone is located between McAllen, Texas and the Mexican city of Reynosa. It was the first inland foreign-trade zone in the United States. The trade zone offers companies full logistic support services as well as the ability to bring products into the zone duty-free.
Birdwatching is a popular activity in McAllen. The city lays in the migratory path between North and South America. McAllen is also home to a dog park, a bike path which runs the length of the city, a water park, and a 18-hole golf course with a driving range.
Facts About McAllen
- Uriah Lott, Leonidas C. Hill, Sr., John McAllen, James Ballí McAllen and John J. Young formed the McAllen Townsite Company on December 5, 1904.
- The McAllen Public Library, once an abandoned Wal-Mart, was named the most beautiful library in Texas by website Tech Insider.
- Events on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Pearl Harbor Day are held each year at the Veteran's War Memorial of Texas with the support of the City of McAllen.
SAMHSA Report for Texas
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 1,651,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Texas. Though McAllen is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Expanded Panel Drug and Alcohol Testing in McAllen, Texas
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.
Instant Drug Testing in McAllen
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.
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing for Non-DOT Companies in McAllen
Although not required by regulation, many non-DOT or non-regulated employers often conduct random drug and alcohol testing. These non-DOT programs can be customized and managed by US Drug Test Centers in McAllen.
The best tool employers have for deterring drug and alcohol use in the workplace is random testing. This type of drug and alcohol program saves lives and prevents injuries by assisting employers with identifying workers who have substance abuse issues and help facilitate their treatment. It also reduces an employer's liability. Random drug and alcohol testing programs also benefits employees. Drug testing in the workplace allows employees to easily say no to illegal drug use. It is also a fair way of testing. Computers generate the list of employees to be tested, which ensures that it is indeed random and that each person in the workforce population has an equal chance of being selected for testing, regardless of whether that person was recently tested or not.
McAllen'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.