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Overview

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Testing Methods
CDT and our laboratories can meet your organization’s drug testing needs with a wide variety of testing methods, including:

  • Urine Testing: The most common, accurate and reliable screening method for drug and alcohol use. Our laboratories offer a variety of test panels and cut-off levels in addition to the federally mandated five drug panel.
  • DNA Testing: Most commonly used to determine a biological relationship between family members.  Samples are usually collected by swabbing the inside of a donor’s cheek, carefully sealing the cotton swab in its own envelope and sending it to our laboratory for analysis.
  • Oral Fluid Testing: A non-invasive collection process that involves taking a specimen of the donor’s saliva to determine the use of Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Opiates, Cocaine and other drugs.  This test can be administered anytime or anywhere eliminating the need for private bathrooms and same-sex test administrators. It also drastically reduces the opportunity for tampering and use of adulteration products.
  • Hair Testing: A small sample of hair cut close to the scalp can reveal the use of various drugs of abuse during the last 90 days.
  • Steroid Testing:  CDT can provide steroid testing to detect anabolic agents and their metabolites used by professional and amateur athletes.  Our steroid panels also test for masking agents such as probenecid, a marginally effective drug used for blocking the urinary excretion of some steroids. In addition, our comprehensive sports testing panels test for other performance-enhancing drugs, including stimulants, narcotics, beta-blockers and diuretics that may be abused by athletes. These panels utilize gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) technology for drug identification and confirmation.
  • EtG Alcohol Testing: A test that detects the metabolites of alcohol in human urine.  EtG (ethanol) is a direct metabolite of alcohol and can be detected in urine up to 80 hours after alcohol consumption.
Instant Testing Devices:  CDT can provide rapid drug and alcohol testing devices

 

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