El Centro, CA Drug Testing

El Centro, CA Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (female): 22,646

Sex Offenders: According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in El Centro, California as of January 16, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in El Centro is 867 to 1.The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is n

Land Area: 9.58 square miles.

Population Density:

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,948 (it was $33,161 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,150 (it was $13,874 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $206,804 (it was $97,700 in 2000) El Centro:$206,804CA:$509,400

Before the town began, the railroad had established a station and named the place Cabarker. The name honored C.A. Barker, a friend of the landowner. The first post office in El Centro opened in 1905.

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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)

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El Centro, California Drug and Alcohol Testing Centers

If you are an employer or individual in need of a Drug or Alcohol Test in El Centro, CA or the surrounding areas, Accredited Drug Testing has multiple drug and alcohol testing locations within minutes of your home or office. Our local El Centro, CA drug testing centers offer urine drug testing, hair drug testing, alcohol testing, DOT physicals, DOT drug testing and DNA testing. Our drug and alcohol testing services are provided for companies in need of a pre-employment drug test, random drug test and post-accident drug test. We also provide testing for individuals needing a drug or alcohol test for court ordered reasons, probation or family purposes. Same day service is available and the process to schedule a test is fast and easy. Drug testing methods include urine, oral/saliva, hair follicle, blood, ETG and breath alcohol testing. Negative test results are generally available in 24-48 hours and all tests are analyzed by a SAMHSA Certified Laboratory and verified by our Medical Review Officers (MRO's). Rapid/instant result testing is also available at many of our El Centro, CA testing centers. We also offer onsite mobile drug testing for employers needing to test multiple employees at one time.

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El Centro Drug Testing locations

Handy Resources

Comprehensive Online Resources for Drug Testing

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    Provides comprehensive information on drug testing and its role in substance use disorder treatment.

  2. FDA: Drug Testing

    Explains the FDA's role and regulations concerning drug testing for consumers.

  3. PDR.net

    Provides detailed drug information and safety updates through a mobile-friendly platform.

  4. BeSafeRx - FDA

    Resource by the FDA to help consumers identify and choose safe online pharmacies.

  5. SAMHSA: Drug Testing Resources for the Workplace

    Resources and guidelines for drug testing in the workplace.

  6. Drugs.com

    Provides drug information, side effects, and interactions for consumers and professionals.

  7. Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)

    Online version of the DAST to help individuals assess whether they have a drug problem.

  8. Merck Manuals

    Consumer-friendly medical resource providing comprehensive information on a wide array of health topics, including drug testing.

  9. SAMHSA Store

    Provides access to resources and publications on substance use prevention and treatment.

  10. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

    Information on state boards of pharmacy and regulations, including those related to drug testing.

  11. CDC: Workplace Health Promotion

    CDC's resources on substance use and drug testing in the workplace.

  12. Mayo Clinic: Drug Testing

    General information about the procedures and types of drug tests.

  13. MedlinePlus: Drug Testing

    Offers information about various drug tests and their uses in medical diagnosis and treatment.

  14. University of Rochester Medical Center Health Encyclopedia

    Provides a detailed entry on drug testing, including how tests are conducted and what they detect.

  15. World Health Organization (WHO)

    International guidelines and information on public health, including substance abuse and drug testing.

  16. Healthline: Drug Testing

    Consumer health site offering information on how drug tests work and what they look for.

  17. WebMD: Drug Testing

    Provides a patient-oriented overview of drug testing and its purposes.

  18. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

    Provides a vast database of scientific studies, including research on drug testing and its effectiveness.

AI Overview

Overview of Local Drug Testing

Drug testing is a common procedure used in various contexts, including employment, sports, and law enforcement, to detect the presence of controlled substances in an individual's system. Local drug testing refers to drug tests administered within a specific locality or community, often facilitated by local healthcare providers, testing facilities, or through workplace initiatives. This overview provides consumers with key information about the purposes, methods, and implications of local drug testing.

Purposes of Drug Testing

Drug testing serves several purposes:

  • Employment: Employers may require drug testing to ensure a safe and productive work environment, often as a part of pre-employment screening or randomly throughout employment.
  • Sports: Athletes are regularly tested to maintain fair competition and deter the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Legal and Forensic: Drug testing can be ordered by courts in cases of drug-related offenses or in custody disputes.
  • Medical Reasons: Healthcare providers may perform drug tests to diagnose substance abuse disorders or monitor treatment efficacy.

Common Drug Testing Methods

Several methods are used for drug testing, each with its own specific applications and detection windows:

  1. Urine Testing: The most common method due to its non-invasiveness and ability to detect a wide range of substances within hours to a few weeks after use.
  2. Blood Testing: Provides a more accurate measurement of active substances in the body but is more invasive and used less frequently.
  3. Saliva Testing: Gaining popularity for its non-invasive nature and ability to detect recent drug use.
  4. Hair Follicle Testing: Can detect drug use over a longer period, typically up to 90 days, making it useful for detailed monitoring.

Legal and Ethical Considerations

Drug testing is governed by various legal and ethical guidelines that protect individuals' rights:

  • Consent: In most cases, individuals must provide informed consent before undergoing drug testing.
  • Privacy: Results from drug tests are considered private health information and must be handled according to privacy laws.
  • Accuracy: Testing facilities must adhere to strict standards to ensure the accuracy and reliability of test results.

In conclusion, local drug testing is a vital tool used across various fields to promote safety, fairness, and health. Consumers are advised to understand the reasons for testing, the methods used, and their legal rights regarding the testing process.

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EL CENTRO, CA 92243
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EL CENTRO, CA 92243
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For additional testing center locations, please call (800) 221-4291

With our talented team of drug testing specialists, you can always count on receiving a professional and knowledgeable experience delivered each time with the utmost respect for confidentiality.

Every day we work closely with companies of all sizes and all industries, as well as with third party administrators and individuals in need of an El Centro drug test. Our comprehensive portfolio of El Centro drug testing and El Centro alcohol screening services is designed to always meet your testing needs.

Services provided at our El Centro drug testing, alcohol testing and DNA testing are designed to be your "One Stop Shopping" for all of your El Centro drug testing needs.

El Centro Drug Testing Services

Our El Centro, CA drug testing centers provide a wide variety of standard drug and alcohol tests, as well as customized drug screening to meet a specific need. Our standard drug test is a 5 panel, 9 panel, 10 panel, 11 panel and 12 panel drug screen which can also be expanded to look for additional opiates, prescription drugs, K2, spice and bath salts.

If you are not sure of what specific El Centro, CA drug test you need, please speak with one of our trained professionals to review some of the many options available to you at our El Centro Accredited Drug Testing centers. El Centro testing centers are located throughout El Centro, CA and the surrounding areas and our ADT staff members are committed to providing affordable, convenient and confidential drug, alcohol and DNA testing services.

About El Centro

Local Area Info: El Centro, California

El Centro is a city in and county seat of Imperial County, California, the largest city in the Imperial Valley, east anchor of the Southern California Border Region, and the core urban area and principal city of the El Centro metropolitan area which encompasses all of Imperial County. El Centro is also the largest American city to lie entirely below sea level (?42 feet or ?13 meters).[citation needed] The city, located in southeastern California, is 113 miles (182 km) from the major Southern California city of San Diego and near the Mexican city of Mexicali.

The city was founded in 1906 by W. F. Holt and C.A. Barker, who purchased the land on which El Centro was eventually built for about $40 per acre ($100 per hectare) and invested $100,000 ($2,800,000 in 2018 dollars) in improvements. The modern city is home to retail, transportation, wholesale, and agricultural industries. There are also two international border crossings nearby for commercial and noncommercial vehicles. El Centro's population was 42,598 at the 2010 census, up from 37,835 in 2000.

Spanish explorer Melchor Díaz was one of the first Europeans to visit the area around El Centro and Imperial Valley in 1540. The explorer Juan Bautista de Anza also explored the area in 1776 (an elementary school in El Centro now bears his name). Years later, after the Mexican–American War, the northern half of the valley was annexed by the U.S., while the southern half remained under Mexican rule. Small scale settlement in natural aquifer areas occurred in the early 19th century (the present-day site of Mexicali), but most permanent settlement (Anglo Americans on the U.S. side, Mexicans on the other side) was after 1900.

El Centro Employee Drug Testing

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.

The benefits of being a true Drug Free Workplace can include but are not limited to:

  • Enhanced Employee Performance
  • Reduced Job-Related Accidents
  • Reduced Employee Absenteeism
  • Lower Workers Compensation Rates
  • Improved Employee Moral
  • Customer Satisfaction

In addition, many companies regardless of size report that being a Drug Free Workplace has increased the quality of job applicants and improved the overall workplace environment.

Also many states such as Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, Wyoming, Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, Washington provide by law a discount on workers compensation insurance rates provided a business qualifies as a Drug Free Workplace in accordance with state law.

States Which Provide Workers Compensation Discounts for Drug Free Workplace Programs

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Alabama 5% Arkansas 5% Florida 5%
Kentucky 5% Misissippi 5% Ohio 5%
Tennessee 5% Virginia 5% Washington 5%

Accredited Drug Testing Inc will work with your insurance agent to ensure that any available discounts are provided for implementing and properly maintaining a drug free workplace.

Any company can benefit by being a Drug Free Workplace regardless of the number of employees, but it is crucially important that any business that wishes to be a Drug Free Workplace maintain the program properly.

A properly maintained Drug Free Workplace should include the following:

  • A written Drug Free Workplace Policy
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Education
  • Supervisor Training
  • Employee Assistance Program(EAP)
  • Drug Free Workplace Signage

Studies have shown that substance abuse among employees has serious repercussions for both the working environment and the economic success of the business.

As a result of drug and alcohol abuse, employers see increased costs related to medical fees, absenteeism and overall productivity.

El Centro companies regardless of size wishing to implement a Drug Free Workplace can contact Accredited Drug Testing and ADT can schedule all drug tests and manage the entire Drug Free Workplace program for our clients. Simply speak with an ADT drug testing representative and tell them you are interested in our El Centro drug testing services and programs.

When it comes to employee drug testing, we recognize the importance of convenience and confidentiality. For that reason, we offer online scheduling and delivery of test results, which allow employers to utilize our services from the convenience of their office.

In addition, we also provide Mobile Drug Testing that brings our El Centro drug testing services right to your place of business. These on-site services are able to ensure maximum employee participation as well as minimum disruption to the work day. (Additional fees may apply).

El Centro Alcohol Testing

In addition to offering El Centro drug testing in , ADT also offers urine, saliva, breath and ETG alcohol testing for DOT and NON-DOT requirements.

El Centro DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing

As a National drug and alcohol testing company, the staff of Accredited Drug Testing Inc is certified and qualified in DOT drug and alcohol testing collections and our in-house staff are fully knowledgeable of DOT 49 CFR Part 40. All DOT tests include test collections by a qualified ADT technician, SAMHSA certified laboratory analysis and verification by a qualified Medical Review Officer.

Accredited Drug Testing provides DOT required 5 panel urine tests, breath alcohol tests, consortium/random pool membership and all Federal Chain of Custody documents. If you need a DOT drug or alcohol test, simply call the ADT office and speak with one of our DOT drug testing specialists.

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ADT can schedule and manage all of your DOT and NON-DOT drug testing needs Nationwide, anywhere and at anytime.

Additional Services-Background Checks and Physicals

In addition, to El Centro drug testing, El Centro alcohol testing and El Centro DNA testing, Accredited Drug Testing Inc also provides background checks for employers conducting employee screenings.

Accredited Drug Testing also provides Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals for CDL truck drivers(49 CFR, Part 40) or companies in need of Return To Duty or Job Fitness exams.

"One Stop Shopping" for all of your El Centro, CA Drug Testing Needs

If you are a HR/Office manager needing employee drug testing, a school, government agency or simply an individual in need of a drug or alcohol test, Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides drug testing for pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, post accident, court ordered or any other drug testing need, Call Accredited Drug Testing today (800)221-4291

Show Regional Data

Population (female): 22,646

Sex Offenders: According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in El Centro, California as of January 16, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in El Centro is 867 to 1.The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is n

Land Area: 9.58 square miles.

Population Density:

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,948 (it was $33,161 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,150 (it was $13,874 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $206,804 (it was $97,700 in 2000) El Centro:$206,804CA:$509,400

Before the town began, the railroad had established a station and named the place Cabarker. The name honored C.A. Barker, a friend of the landowner. The first post office in El Centro opened in 1905.