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Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

Drug Testing Cost, TX

Local Drug & Alcohol Testing Centers

Accredited Drug Testing in Cost, TX provides same day drug testing, alcohol testing, DOT physicals, DOT drug testing and DNA testing at locations in Cost, TX and the surrounding area. Drug and alcohol testing services are provided for employers in need of a pre-employment, random and post accident test. As well as individuals needing a test for court ordered, probation or family purposes. Same day service is available and testing centers are within minutes of your home or office.

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Tests are administered utilizing urine, oral/ saliva, hair follicle, blood, ETG and breath alcohol. Negative test results are generally available as fast as 24-48 hours.

To schedule any type of drug test at our Cost 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 alcohol drug 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 smart phone 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 server ad Medical Review Officers.

Urine or hair testing methods - you choose!

Accredited Drug Testing offers different testing methods depending upon our customers 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

Court Ordered Drug Testing (Probation/Child Custody)

Our local Cost TX drug testing 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 Testing (Probation/Child Custody)

Our local Cost, TX drug testing 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 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 Cost

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
  • Supervisor Training
  • Employer Drug Policy Development
  • MVR Reports
  • Employee Training
  • Background Checks

Drug Testing Locations in Cost, TX

Our drug testing locations in Cost, TX 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 in Cost, TX 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!

Drug test screening groups commonly used are a 5 panel, 10 panel and 12 panel drug test, (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.

The Opioid Overdose Crisis

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

  • Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  • Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
  • An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
  • About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  • Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.
  • Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.3,4 Opioid overdose rates began to increase. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive).

Accredited Drug Testing in Cost, TX 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.

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.

Providing exceptional customer service and being available when you need us for drug testing in Cost, TX, is our #1 Priority and we look forward to serving the needs of our clients.

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Cost is an unincorporated community in Gonzales County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population 62 in 2000.

Cost is located at 2926?15?N 9731?34?W? / ?29.43750N 97.52611W? / 29.43750; -97.52611 (29.4374607, -97.5288825). It is situated along State Highway 97 in central Gonzales County, approximately six miles southwest of Gonzales.

The first shot beginning the war of the Texas Revolution was fired a mile east of Cost on October 2, 1835.

Although it is unincorporated, Cost has a post office with the zip code of 78614.

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