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Drug and Alcohol Testing Services


Drug Testing - Nationwide Service

The Vaccine Center provides drug and alcohol testing services for both individuals and for employers in all areas of the United States with over 10,000 drug testing centers available.


Drug Testing for Individuals

The Vaccine Center has drug testing centers all over the United States that are able to provide immediate drug and alcohol testing for individuals, when the situation requires immediate testing with expedited results. Immediate testing means that the testing itself is done same-day, or immediately, with the results usually reported back the next business day. This immediate drug and alcohol testing is available for situations such as: probation, legal cases, court ordered testing, divorce, custody and other testing where the results are needed immediately. Drug & alcohol testing available in all area of the United States. Call Now for Same Day Service!


Employer Drug & Alcohol Testing

One of the most important decisions a business can make, is to implement a comprehensive drug testing and drug-free workplace program and policy for their business. With the proper drug and alcohol testing program in place, as an employer, you are protected from liability situations through the drug testing program. Employee drug testing is legal in all States, but the programs must follow Federal and State laws in order to be compliant. We know the different laws in every state, and will put together a program and policy for your business that conforms to all federal and state laws that apply. Give us a call today to discuss your needs for a Drug Free Workplace or simply to order a drug test today.

The Vaccine Center has a great online, cloud based drug test ordering system that allows you to order a drug test online, 24/7. If your company requires drug testing, whether it be DOT or NON DOT, we can set you up with an account that allows you to manage your drug free workplace program.

Through our online system you can:

  • Order a drug test 24/7
  • Recieve email notifications once a result is available
  • Retrieve old results at any time (All results are saved in our system forever)
  • Find collection sites by zip code (we have over 10,000 sites)
  • Pull MIS reports (DOT companies)
  • Start a random drug testing program (all randoms are generated through our online system)

Drug Testing Services

Hair Follicle Testing - Alcohol Testing - EtG - Urine Drug Testing

Both employers and individuals often find situations where they need to order a drug test for immediate service or on going service for themselves or their employees. The Vaccine Center has over 10,000 locations ready to serve you, no matter where you are! Just one phone call to our office can arrange immediate drug or alcohol testing. Call today for service and get your drug testing completed. Our drug and alcohol testing services are provided for individuals needing drug testing for probation, court ordered testing, self-testing, drug testing of teenagers and more. For employers and staffing agencies, our drug testing centers can arrange for an immediate drug test for your applicant or employee anywhere in the country.


Implementing a Drug-Free Workplace Program

The Vaccine Center is your complete solution to implementing and maintaining drug-free workplace programs for small and large companies anywhere in the United States. All of our drug-free workplace programs have been carefully designed to be in compliance with Federal and State laws and to help reduce an employer's exposure to liability due to a drug or alcohol-related incident.

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The Drug-Free Workplace Program we have developed consists of five main components:

  1. Formal written policy
  2. Employee education
  3. Supervisor training
  4. Employee assistance program
  5. Drug and alcohol testing

The Vaccine Center believes that drug testing all of your potential employees and current employees is important because it keeps the moral up in your workplace when employees know they are working in a safe drug free environment with other drug free employees. Some employers that implement drug testing programs qualify for incentives such as reduced costs for workers compensation and insurance.

Why should I have The Vaccine Center test my employees vs. another drug testing facility?

Is your current testing performed by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certified labs under mandatory guidelines for Federal Workplace drug testing? The Vaccine Center is SAMHSA certified and abides by all SAMHSA regulations. Employment drug testing is serious business, use the labs that are certified and qualified to test employees of the Federal Government. SAMHSA Laboratory Certification is the highest standard available and ensures the most accurate processing.


SAMHSA Certified

What does being SAMHSA certified mean?

  • Our labs perform both initial and confirmation tests for specimen validity and for each drug and drug metabolite
  • Our labs have a requirement for rigorous quality control, and chain-of-custody procedures. All specimens are tested using the same procedures and in a consistent manner
  • Compliance audits occur every 6 months and are performed by nationally recognized experts in the toxicology field
  • Our labs apply standards of excellence to everything they do. When you are concerned about accuracy and reliability, the SAMHSA credential is the benchmark
  • SAMHSA certified labs are the gold standard in drug testing

The Vaccine Center recognizes there are many clinical laboratories that perform substance abuse testing, not all of these laboratories have met the rigorous forensic toxicology standards necessary to ensure the legal defensibility of actions taken based on a drug test result. For this reason, The Vaccine Center will only utilize SAMHSA Certified Labs for workplace drug testing.


How and when will I get my employees drug test results?

With our online drug testing software, you can not only receive your employee drug test results from any computer or via e-mail you also have our online ordering functionality. Both employers and individuals often find situations where they need to order a drug test for immediate service or on going service for themselves or their employees. The Vaccine Center has over 10,000 locations ready to serve you, no matter where you are! Just one phone call to our office can arrange immediate drug or alcohol testing. Call today for service and get your drug testing completed. Our drug and alcohol testing services are provided for individuals needing drug testing for probation, court ordered testing, self-testing, drug testing of teenagers and more. For employers and staffing agencies, our drug testing centers can arrange for an immediate drug test for your applicant or employee anywhere in the country. To set up a corporate account, give us a call today.


DOT Compliant Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs

If you are a DOT-regulated company and need to have a DOT compliant drug and alcohol program in place, we are the professionals in establishing and servicing DOT compliant testing programs for the transportation industry. We strictly adhere to DOT compliance standards in all of our testing, which means when you use The Vaccine Center, you can be rest assured that your program will pass a DOT audit anytime.

We Provide DOT-Compliant Testing Services to the Following Industries

  • The Vaccine Center is here to provide DOT-compliant drug and alcohol testing and drug-free workplace programs to DOT regulated industries such as:
  • Trucking Industry
  • Aviation Industry
  • Railroad Industry
  • Public Transportation
  • Pipeline Industry
  • Maritime Industry

Immediate Individual Drug Testing Available

Immediate Individual Testing

All Vaccine Center locations are able to provide immediate drug and alcohol testing for individuals, when the situation requires immediate testing with expedited results. Immediate testing means that the testing itself is done same-day, or immediately, with the results usually reported back the next business day. This immediate drug and alcohol testing is available for situations such as: probation, legal cases, court ordered testing, divorce, custody and other testing where the results are needed immediately. Having your immediate drug or alcohol test done is always quick and easy, and the results are ALWAYS confidential and secure.

Hair Follicle Drug Testing

The newest trend in drug testing is hair follicle drug testing. The Vaccine Center offers hair follicle drug testing in all areas of the United States for individuals and for employers. Same day service is available for hair testing with a 3 - 4 business day turnaround for final hair drug testing results.

Many attorneys are ordering hair follicle drug testing for court ordered drug testing, child custody drug testing and divorce drug testing. Individuals often order hair follicle drug testing for personal reasons and also parents are testing teenage children. Many parents ask, can hair collected from a brush be used? The answer is yes, but the test will be reported as having an "anonymous" donor. It is not possible to attribute the sample to any specific person and we cannot determine the time frame of the test, so the test result is not legally defensible. Not all of our testing centers are available for "anonymous" donor hair testing. This type of testing is only performed at our specialty laboratories.

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.

What are some of the benefits of hair drug testing?

  • Hair testing can detect the drugs/metabolites taken up to 90 days.
  • Hair testing evaluates long-term patterns of repetitive drug use.
  • Hair follicle testing is flexible in drug panels and can also test for EtG alcohol in hair.
  • Every hair follicle test is observed and it is difficult for the testing donor to cheat on the test.

Alcohol Testing - EtG

Alcohol Testing

Alcohol testing and EtG testing are both available through The Vaccine Center. Alcohol testing and EtG testing are available for individuals. For employer workplace testing, alcohol should be tested using breath. DOT regulated employers must use breath alcohol testing (BAT) for compliance with DOT alcohol testing requirements. Most non-DOT workplace drug free workplace program also use breath alcohol testing.

Court Ordered Alcohol Testing

Many jurisdictions have defined alcohol concentrations in terms of breath instead of blood, there is a one to one correlation between a breath alcohol level and a blood alcohol level. An individual at a 0.08% blood alcohol level will be at a 0.08% breath alcohol level. We can provide you with compliance for your court ordered alcohol testing. Urine alcohol testing is available as well as EtG alcohol testing with urine or hair.

EtG Alcohol Testing

Ethanol also commonly called ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol, or simply alcohol is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts. EtG is a direct metabolite of alcohol (ethanol); the presence of EtG in urine, and hair may be used to detect recent ethanol ingestion, even after ethanol is no longer measurable. The presence of EtG in urine is an indicator that ethanol was ingested and can be detected in urine for up to 80 hours after ingestion. EtG is only evident when ethanol is ingested and is not produced as a result of fermentation. In addition to EtG, recent scientific studies have identified ethyl sulfate (EtS) as a second specific metabolite or biomarker of ethanol.

EtG testing is used for monitoring alcohol abstinence for probation programs, court ordered cases, child custody cases, drug court cases, DWI cases and other situations where the person is absolutely prohibited from consuming any alcohol. EtG alcohol testing is appropriated for court ordered programs or treatment programs. EtG will show consumption of any alcohol going back 80 hours on a urine EtG test and up to 90 days on a hair EtG test.

EtG is not appropriate for workplace drug testing as it does not detect current impairment or prove current consumption of alcohol during hours.

Hair Testing - EtG Alcohol

Hair Follicle Testing

The EtG Hair Alcohol Test can detect ingestion of Ethyl Alcohol within the past 7 to 90 days. EtG is a metabolite of Ethyl Alcohol, and can be detected for longer periods of time after ingestion than simply testing for Ethyl Alcohol. This test is not an under the influence test.

The detection of EtG in hair as a measure of chronic excessive alcohol consumption (as supported by the Society of Hair Testing) has become more prevalent in the drug and alcohol testing industry in the past decade.

Hair is an important sample material for determining substance misuse. This is because all foreign substances, regardless of their nature, become imbedded and remain in the hair for a long time. The analysis of chronic or excessive alcohol abuse is hair is achievable due to direct ethyl glucuronide (EtG) alcohol markers. The hair EtG 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.

Urine Alcohol Testing

Urine Alcohol Testing

Standard urine alcohol testing may not be best suited for workplace testing.


Some Common Questions

Is immediate service available for drug testing?

Yes, individuals can make an appointment or walk in for drug testing at any of our locations. Multiple types of drug testing available with immediate service including urine drug testing, hair drug testing, breath alcohol testing, ETG alcohol testing and more.

What drugs do you test for?

The Vaccine Center offers many drug testing panels, the most common are:

5 panel urine drug test - Cocaine, Marijuana (THC, cannabinoids), Phencyclidine (PCP - angel dust), Amphetamines (including methamphetamines, MDMA - ecstasy), Opiates (including heroin, codeine and morphine)

10 panel urine drug test - the above 5 panel drug test plus Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, Methadone, Propoxyphene, Methaqualone (Quaaludes)

10 panel urine drug test with expanded opiates - the above 10 panel drug test plus Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, OxyContin

5 panel hair drug test - Cocaine, marijuana, opiates (including heroin, codeine, morphine, methamphetamine, Ecstasy (MDMA), Eve (MDEA) and phencyclidine (PCP)

5 panel hair drug test with expanded opiates - Cocaine, marijuana, opiates (including heroin, codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and hydromorphone), methamphetamine, Ecstasy (MDMA), Eve (MDEA) and phencyclidine (PCP).

What drug test is best; oral fluid, hair test or a urine test?

It really depends on what you are trying to accomplish with your drug test. At The Vaccine Center we help you to make sure what type of drug test accomplished your needs. The main differences between oral fluid drug testing, hair drug testing or urine drug testing are the windows of detection.

  • Oral fluid drug testing - Oral fluid identify drug usage within the first four or five hours, this will be missed by urine or hair samples. Detection is up to 1 - 2 days. Oral fluid drug testing has the shortest detection window.
  • Hair drug testing - A sample of 1.5 inches of hair will detect drugs up to 90 days earlier, but not the first 7 - 10 days after usage. Hair drug testing has the longest detection window.
  • Urine drug testing - Urine, because it is a metabolite, will detect drugs for a slightly longer period than oral fluid. With urine drug testing, most drugs can be found for 1 - 4 days after the last dose.

The oral fluid drug test and hair drug test are harder to cheat on as these are gender specific direct observation drug tests every time.

Our company needs a drug free workplace program set up, how long will this take?

Typically The Vaccine Center can help an employer get set up as a Drug Free Workplace in just a matter of a few days. Any immediate need for drug testing can be completed with same day service. The Vaccine Center works with employers for both Non-DOT Drug Free Workplace programs and DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs.

Can you set up our trucking company for DOT drug testing?

The Vaccine Center provides DOT drug testing for companies regulated by the United States Department of Transportation. These regulations require the DOT drug testing and much more: alcohol testing, random drug and alcohol testing, consortium random testing pools, written drug and alcohol testing policies, supervisor training and much more. The Vaccine Center works with DOT regulated employers to maintain a safe workplace, insure compliance with the regulations and to reduce the employer exposure to liability.

What is your turnaround time on drug testing?

Many vendors (our competitors) will guarantee 24 hours turnaround time on drug testing. This is impossible and The Vaccine Center will not make this claim. We will make sure the turnaround on drug testing is just as quick as possible to ensure an accurate result. A delayed accurate result if far better than and inaccurate rushed result. Our drug testing specimens are shipped to our laboratory with overnight courier service and most negative specimens (90%) will be reported the next business day. We have the fasted drug testing turnaround time.

Can you provide instant drug testing?

Yes, unlike most others The Vaccine Center properly licensed to perform instant or rapid drug testing. This means that negative results are available in minutes. Neither Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp and most clinics do not offer instant or rapid drug testing. The Vaccine Center offers instant or rapid drug testing at all locations with a five panel drug test and a ten panel drug test.

What about medical marijuana, can my employer fire me for using medical marijuana?

Nevada has a law that permits medical marijuana use. However, the law does not require employers to accommodate the use of medical marijuana in the workplace. Many companies have addressed medical marijuana in their drug free workplace policies and have a provision that the use of marijuana is prohibited if the employee chooses to work for that particular company. For DOT companies this is Federal law, medical marijuana is not recognized. You should consult an attorney to advise whether you should inform your employer if you are registered with the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program. Employers should review their drug free workplace program and address medical marijuana in their policy.

If I am taking medications, will I test positive for my company drug test?

The answer is typically no. The Vaccine Center utilizes a medical review officer (MRO) for review and verification of all drug tests. On all positive drug tests, the MRO contacts the donor who provided the specimen to discuss the positive result and any medication you may be taking. The MRO will verify your prescription with your pharmacy or prescribing doctor and then report your drug test result back out your employer as a negative drug test result. The MRO acts as an independent and impartial "gatekeeper" and advocate for the accuracy and integrity of the drug testing process.

Does The Vaccine Center offer electronic paperless drug testing?

Yes, The Vaccine Center has a state of the art web based drug testing technology system connected with major laboratories Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp for paperless electronic processing of drug tests. Our Electronic Chain-of-Custody Forms (eCCF) reduce costs and administrative duties by eliminating paper forms. Using our paperless drug test system, we minimize collection errors, ensure consistency and link all parts of the donor-screening process to provide a better product to our employer customers.

Call The Vaccine Center today for expert assistance with all your drug testing needs.

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