Washington Drug Testing

Substance abuse can wreak havoc on families, communities, and businesses. On this page, learn more about how US Drug Test Centers works with businesses and individuals in Washington to keep drugs and alcohol at bay.

Drug Testing Washington State — For Employers and Employees

We partner with both DOT (Department of Transportation) and non-DOT companies in Washington to help them achieve and maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace. This is especially vital considering the increase in cannabis use across the United States.

We do this in several ways:

  • We provide complete drug testing for controlled substances, including pre-employment drug testing (which is usually a requirement for job applicants before they can be hired), reasonable suspicion testing, random drug testing, post-accident testing, and return-to-duty drug testing.

  • US Drug Test Centers can craft your workplace drug testing policies.

  • We provide training for your staff, including your designated employer representative (DER).

  • US Drug Test Centers can conduct your background checks.

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Drug testing and a robust policy are especially important for DOT companies and professionals in safety-sensitive positions. With safety-sensitive positions, there's an inherent and substantial risk involved in their duties. Substance abuse at work could lead to the employee, coworkers, and even the general public getting hurt.

We'll help you keep your team safe from controlled substances and also ensure compliance with state or federal laws.

Learn more about our services for non-DOT and DOT companies, or order your drug tests online to keep your workplace free of illicit substances.

Drug Screening for Individuals

We don't only partner with businesses. US Drug Test Centers also provides drug screening for individuals in Washington state who need it for legal reasons.

This includes child custody, DUI, and probation screening.

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 Washington, 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.

359 Testing locations in Washington

11050 5Th Ave Ne

Seattle Washington 98125

Phone: 866-566-0261

4545 Cordata Parkway

Bellingham Washington 98226

Phone: 866-566-0261

31861 Gateway Center Blvd S

Federal Way Washington 98003

Phone: 866-566-0261

2111 N Northgate Way

Seattle Washington 98133

Phone: 866-566-0261

2204 W. Nob Hill Blvd

Yakima Washington 98902

Phone: 866-566-0261

 

354 more location(s) available in Washington

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Local Reviews

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Review by L.H.S.S.
on August 18, 2023

"Everything is great other than the fact that my folks have to travel far to far away for testing. We need a testing site in the Skagit County area of Washington state. This would help us and other out a lot"

Review by E.H.
on July 18, 2023

"I have been in this business for a long time and dealt with several drug testing companies, this company is always ready to help and provide service when requested."

Review by W.M.
on April 19, 2023

"Was fast and easy appreciate the willingness to help and work with me and their professionalism"

Review by T.K.
on February 28, 2023

"Quick and easy. Had one administrative issue that was resolved in no time."

Review by J.P.
on February 28, 2023

"Everyone that answers the phone is fully up to date on either of my two accounts. Makes questions and answers painless."

Review by L.D.
on January 29, 2023

"It was very easy to set it up and get it done!"

Review by J.B.
on December 30, 2022

"Easy one call got it done and it was WAY cheaper than Accredited Drug Testing. I could just go right down the road vs 2 hours away for same test."


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 Washington 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

Washington Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Washington need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
No. Washington does not have any mandatory drug testing statutes or regulations but it is recommended.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Washington?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with the states’ voluntary law).
Are employers in Washington able to use drug screening for any other claim defenses or state-specific financial benefits?
A positive drug test or refusal to test may make an employee ineligible for unemployment compensation if terminated for misconduct. Employers wishing to leverage this benefit must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Does Washington authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Washington authorizes the personal adult use and the medical use of marijuana for very limited medical conditions. The medical marijuana law does not require an employer to accommodate the use of marijuana while at work. Employers are strongly encouraged to indicate in their policy that marijuana use is prohibited.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Washington if I fail a drug test?
In Washington, 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 Washington?
In Washington, medical and recreational 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 - Washington

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Washington

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

  • In Washington, a study was done on 25% of most active drinkers and found that 3.6 binge drink each month.
  • In Washington, males are more likely than females to die from alcohol abuse by 66.00%
  • As a result of excessive alcohol use, in Washington in 2010 taxpayers spent approximately $5.805 billion towards alcohol.
  • In Washington, out of all drug related deaths, 63.3% of those were caused by opioids.
  • In Washington, the opioid overdose rate is 35.60% below the national death rate.
  • Out of 11,450 registered employers in the FMCSA Clearinghouse, in Washington, 3,633 received a violation in one year.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Washington

Substance abuse in Washington is a steady problem. Data tells us that 15.40% of adults 18 years of age and older binge drink once a month, if not more. They see 1,259 fatalities every single year due to drug overdoses. Specifically, every year, opioid overdoses kill about 737 individuals in the state.

Costs Associated With Rehab

There are approximately 514 functioning rehab facilities in Washington, but the cost is steep. For example, inpatient rehabilitation is $56,539 per individual, which can be incredibly prohibitive. Outpatient rehabilitation typically costs about $1,704.

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

Why Partner With Us?

What makes us different from other testing providers?

Accuracy is a Top Priority

For starters, we only work with SAMHSA-certified laboratories. These labs are held to higher standards when it comes to their processes and equipment.

Additionally, we get all test results verified by a medical review officer (MRO), who is a licensed physician. For example, let's say you have an employee test positive, but that individual suspects that their prescription medication triggered the result. An MRO will confirm.

A Wide Variety of Choices

We can screen for a large number of controlled substances, including cannabis use, PCP, Rohypnol, barbiturates, suboxone, cocaine, steroids, amphetamines, and ecstasy. We can even test for the presence of heavy metals.

If you think you've been poisoned but don't know what you consumed, ask us about unknown substance testing.

Testing can be conducted via urine, hair, and breath.

Urine is the most common choice. However, hair follicle drug testing is harder to cheat (since the entire test is monitored by the collector) and offers a longer lookback window.

This means that hair follicle testing is more appropriate if you're trying to detect a history of drug abuse.

If you're not sure what type of test you need, or if you can't find the panel you're looking for on our website, contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.

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We Offer Unparalleled Convenience

We have more than 20,000 locations nationwide, so we're never more than a short drive away.

Furthermore, we offer instant/POCT drug testing, where negative results are returned the same day. Also, we provide mobile/onsite drug testing, where a collector will meet you (or your employee) within two hours to conduct testing for controlled substances.

Find a testing center near you, or order your test online.

Connect With Us Today

Whether you want to order pre-employment testing for job applicants, want to ensure compliance with your safety-sensitive employees, need to conduct a background investigation or security clearance on an applicant, or suspect that there might be cannabis use in your workplace, we're here to help!

If you're an employer, we'll help you maintain a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. If you're an individual, we'll work together to handle your screening needs.

Contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.


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.

Our Drug Testing Partners