Legal Testing & Services
Court cases are increasingly requiring drug and alcohol testing. Court-ordered drug and alcohol tests, which can be done using a hair or urine specimen, are often required for:
- Divorce cases.
- Child custody cases.
- Child support cases.
- DUI or DWI arrests.
- Probation testing.
- Criminal cases.
- Child protection services.
Let's look at a few of these a little more closely.
Child Custody Drug Testing
Many attorneys work with US Drug Test Centers to order probation and court-ordered drug and alcohol tests for their clients. If you are currently involved or are going to be involved in a child custody battle and are required to take a drug test, US Drug Test Centers is qualified to provide court-ordered testing for cases like this.
If you want to get a voluntary personal drug test to have as part of your records for a child custody case, we can provide you with that. Simply give our office a call or order your test online, and you can go to one of our 20,000_ collection sites to have your drug test performed.
Learn more about child custody drug testing.
If you were involved in a DUI case, you may be required to take an alcohol or drug test for
We can test for alcohol through:
US Drug Test Centers can also test for Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) or ethanol. When you are ordering your test, please specify which type of alcohol test you would like.
Learn more about DUI testing.
Probation drug testing programs vary across the United States. Programs often depend on your compliancy, and trust with probation officer will determine how often they'll drug test you. Your probation officer will provide you guidance on what test you should order, or in most cases require what drug tests you need. When using US Drug Test Centers for your probation or court-ordered drug testing, you can be confident that we will send results to your probation officer or court officer. We can also send you a copy of your results.
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What Tests Should You Order?
Your attorney can help you determine what test you need to order. Often, the courts will specify what drug or alcohol test you need. Always get the specifications in writing. There are hundreds of drug and alcohol tests available, so it's very important that you know what test you need.
The most common court-ordered drug and alcohol tests are:
- A standard 5 panel drug urine test typically looks for cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines. and opiates.
- A standard 10 panel drug urine test typically looks for cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, and Quaaludes.
- A urine test for alcohol can be added to either the standard 5 panel drug test or the standard 10 panel drug test.
Many individuals today are abusing pain medication drugs including:
- Hydrocodone, often combined with acetaminophen, as in Vicodin or Lortab.
- Oxycodone, most commonly prescribed as OxyContin but also seen in Endocet, Percocet, Percodan, and Roxicet.
- Hydromorphone, sold as Dilaudid.
These drugs can be tested for by adding expanded opiates to your drug test panel.
Tramadol, sold as ryzolt, ultram, and conzip; meperidine, sold as Demerol; and fentanyl, sold as duragesic, subsys, and abstral are very powerful pain medication drugs. Testing for these drugs must be specifically requested by the drug name tramadol, meperidine, and fentanyl.
Court-Ordered Hair Testing
Court-ordered drug testing and requests from lawyers often require hair follicle drug testing. You need hair on your head or on your arms or legs to be eligible for hair follicle drug testing. Some of our facilities will require head hair, so please let our drug testing specialists know whether or not you have at least 1.5 inches of hair on your head.
US Drug Test Centers has the most comprehensive menu of hair follicle testing:
HAIR TEST 5 PANEL — Amphetamines (methamphetamine, ecstasy, MDMA, and MDA), cocaine, opiates (codeine, morphine, and heroin), PCP, and marijuana.
HAIR TEST 5 PANEL PLUS EXP OPIATES & OXY — Amphetamines, cocaine, PCP, marijuana, and opiates (codeine, morphine, heroin, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone).
HAIR TEST 9 PANEL — Cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, oxycodone, and opiates (including codeine, morphine, heroin, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone).
HAIR TEST 12 PANEL — Cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, tramadol, meperidine, oxycodone, and opiates (including codeine, morphine, heroin, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone).
Alcohol Testing is Very Common With Court-Ordered Testing
US Drug Test Centers receives many attorney requests or court-ordered requirements for alcohol testing for EtG using urine or hair follicle testing. EtG testing is more for alcohol abuse cases to determine if an individual has consumed alcohol in the past.
- Urine EtG alcohol testing — Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) is a direct metabolite of beverage alcohol (ethanol). Its presence in urine may be used to detect recent alcohol consumption, even after ethanol is no longer measurable. The presence of EtG in urine is a definitive indicator that alcohol was ingested. The urine tests goes back 80 hours. This alcohol testing is ideal for zero-tolerance and abstinence situations.
- Hair EtG alcohol testing — The EtG hair alcohol test can detect ingestion of ethyl alcohol within the past 7 to 90 days. This test is not an under-the-influence test. The hair alcohol test measures average alcohol consumption over a period of approximately three months, indicates the level of alcohol use during that time period, and can provide a behavioral indication of excessive use.
Alcohol testing is also available with breath alcohol testing using an evidential breath alcohol testing device commonly called a breathalyzer. This testing confirms the impairment of alcohol with a breath alcohol level that corresponds to a blood alcohol level. The breath alcohol testing method should be used when
Who can benefit from drug or alcohol testing from US Drug Test Centers?
- Rehab and healthcare facilities.
- Family court matters.
- Law enforcement agencies.
- Schools and parents.
- Adoption agencies.
- DUI and DWI offenders.
- Child custody cases.
- Child protection cases.
At US Drug Test Centers, we take your requests for court-ordered drug and alcohol tests very seriously. Our drug testing specialists will work with you carefully to provide exactly what you need. US Drug Test Centers is conveniently located in every city in the United States and getting your immediate drug or alcohol test is always quick and easy. Simply call 866-566-0261 to order your drug test today.