How to schedule a drug test in Alaska
To schedule any type of drug test at our Alaska locations, call our scheduling department at (800) 221-4291. You can also schedule your drug test online utilizing our express scheduling registration by selecting your test and completing the Donor Information/Registration Section. You must register for the test prior to proceeding to the testing center.
The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest drug or alcohol testing center which performs the type of test you have selected. A donor pass/registration form with the local testing center address, hours of operation and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take this form with you or have it available on your smartphone to provide to the testing center. No appointment is necessary in most cases. However, you must complete the donor information section and pay for the test at the time of registration.
Our laboratories are SAMHSA certified and all test results are verified by our in house licensed physicians who serve as Medical Review Officers (MRO).
Drug Testing News About Alaska
In the State of Alaska there were 94 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016. This was at a rate of 12.5 deaths per 100,000 persons, compared to the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons. The opioid-related deaths in the State of Alaska has steadily increased from 8.7 deaths per 100,000 persons in 2010. This increase was mainly driven by an increasing number of heroin-related deaths totaling 49 in 2016.
Alaska employers may test job applicants for any job-related purpose, consistent with business necessity and the terms of the employer's written policy. An employer may decide not to hire an applicant who refuses to take a pre employment drug test. Alaska employers are allowed, but not required, to drug test employees and applicants for the following job-related purpose that is consistent with business necessity, including:
- To maintain productivity, safety, quality, or security
- As part of an accident investigation or an investigation of possible employee impairment, or
- On reasonable suspicion of drug use.
In addition, employers may conduct random drug testing, however, typically random testing in Alaska is limited to safety-sensitive positions.
Alaska maintains a voluntary law for drug testing for companies that wish to qualify for limited legal protections they must comply with this law.
Alaska employers can implement a drug free workplace program and realize the benefits of such a program: Enhanced Employee Performance, Lower Workers Compensation Rates, Reduced Job-Related Accidents, Improved Employee Morale, Reduced Employee Absenteeism and increased Customer Satisfaction. In addition, many companies in Alaska regardless of size report that being a Drug Free Workplace has increased the quality of job applicants and improved the overall workplace environment.
Alaska Medical Marijuana Information
Alaska has a medical marijuana law. Employers are not required to accommodate the use of marijuana in the workplace. Individuals who have written documentation from a physician stating that they might benefit from the medical use of marijuana may register to possess and use marijuana for medicinal purposes.
WORKPLACE: See Sec. 17.37.040. Restrictions on the medical use of marijuana.
Urine or hair drug testing methods in Alaska You choose!
Accredited Drug Testing offers different testing methods depending upon our customer's needs. With a 1 to 5-day detection period urine testing is the most common method used by employers, courts and schools. However, hair drug and alcohol testing is becoming a frequently used testing method due to a detection period of approximately 90 days.
Court Ordered Drug Testing (Probation/Child Custody) in Alaska
Our local drug testing Alaska centers provide drug and alcohol tests that are utilized for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings, including probation and other types of government required tests. Observed tests are available and tests results can be submitted for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings including probation hearings, child custody cases, litigation and all manner of government required tests.
Court ordered drug tests should contain detailed instructions specifying the type of test to be administered and the drugs that should be screened for. If the sample collection needs to be witnessed in order to prevent potential tampering or substitution, those specifications will be stated in the court order.
DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Services in Alaska
We also specialize in providing testing services for all DOT Modes including Trucking Industry (FMCSA), Maritime Industry (USCG), Aviation Industry (FAA), Public Transportation (FTA), Railroad Industry (FRA) and Pipeline Industry (PHMSA) in accordance with Part 40 of the US Department of Transportation Compliance Regulations. Additional DOT Services include consortium enrollment, MVR reports, Supervisor Training and policy manual development. In addition, we offer a complete DOT Compliance Program for single operators and small trucking companies.
Additional DOT Services:
- Consortium Enrollment
- DOT Physicals
- Supervisor Training
- Employer Drug Policy Development
- MVR Reports
- Employee Training
- Background Checks
- FMCSA Clearinghouse Verification/Search
Employer/Drug Free Workplace Testing in Alaska
Are you an employer and want to become a drug free workplace? Accredited Drug Testing specializes in providing comprehensive and cost-effective drug free workplace programs for small, medium and large companies. Businesses that utilize an employee drug testing program are commonly referred to as a Drug-Free Workplace. However, many times companies do not fully qualify as a Drug Free Workplace because the drug testing program which they use does not have all of the components which make up a true Drug Free Workplace under their State specific law. Our Drug Testing Alaska locations are ready to serve your needs. Want to open a free employer account? Click Here to open your employer drug testing account today and save money!
What Are the Benefits of Being a Drug Free Workplace in Alaska?
- Enhanced Employee Performance
- Reduced Job-Related Accidents
- Reduced Employee Absenteeism
- Lower Workers Compensation Rates
- Improved Employee Moral
- Customer Satisfaction
On-site/Mobile Drug Testing in Alaska
Do you have at least 10 employees needing a drug or alcohol test? If so, Accredited Drug Testing can provide on-site drug testing at your place of business. On-site drug testing services is frequently used by construction sites, manufacturing facilities, job fairs. On-site drug testing is available for pre-employment and random testing. Call us today at (800)221-4291 and speak to our on-site coordinator to schedule your drug testing event in Alaska.
Drug Testing Locations in Alaska
Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Alaska and the surrounding areas. Many of our drug testing centers open early and have evening hours to accommodate a person's work schedule. Our drug testing locations in Alaska have certified and trained drug testing specialists ready to serve your testing needs in a friendly, knowledgeable and confidential manner.
Drug testing purposes for employers include pre-employment, random selection, post-accident and reasonable suspicion. Testing purposes for individuals can include court-ordered, probation, child custody or for any other personal reason.
Accredited Drug Testing is a nationwide drug testing company with testing centers in Alaska specializing in Drug, Alcohol, DNA testing. DOT Physicals and Background Checks.
On the road or vacation? No worries! We can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!
With over 20,000 testing centers throughout the United States, Accredited Drug Testing has testing centers in all States and in most cities and towns.
Which drug testing panel is right for you?
Drug test screening groups are commonly referred to as a drug testing panel. The most common panels used are a 5 panel, 10 panel and 12 panel drug tests, (panels specify how many drugs will be screened) however customized screening can be analyzed for drugs such as opiates, bath salts, synthetic cannabinoids and a wide range of prescription drugs.
Customized Drug Testing Alaska
Accredited Drug Testing in Alaska also provides customized drug testing for synthetic marijuana, Ketamine, spice, kratom, bath salts and various opioids including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, and others. Prescription drugs can be screened including Adderall, Ritalin, and Suboxone with levels reflecting usage.
What is a drug test?
A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen, for example urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat, and/or oral fluid/saliva-to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites. Major applications of drug testing include detection of the presence of performance-enhancing steroids in sport, employers and parole/probation officers screening for drugs prohibited by law (such as cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin) and police officers testing for the presence and concentration of alcohol (ethanol) in the blood commonly referred to as BAC (blood alcohol content). BAC tests are typically administered via a breathalyzer while urinalysis is used for the vast majority of drug testing in sports and the workplace. Numerous other methods with varying degrees of accuracy, sensitivity (detection threshold/cutoff), and detection periods exist. A drug test may also refer to a test that provides quantitative chemical analysis of an illegal drug, typically intended to help with responsible drug use.
Why Choose Accredited Drug Testing in Alaska?
Our staff is prepared to assist you with any questions you may have in a friendly and confidential manner and providing exceptional customer service and being available when you need us for drug testing in Alaska is our #1 Priority and we look forward to serving the needs of employers and individuals who need any type of test.
How to Schedule a Drug Test in Alaska
Scheduling a drug, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Alaska testing facilities is simple and easy. Call (800) 221-4291 or you may schedule a test online 24/7 by clicking the Order a Test' button and receive your donor pass/registration form with the testing center address and instructions via email.
We Have Drug and Alcohol Testing Centers in All Cities in Alaska. (Call for additional drug testing locations)
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