Abbeville, LA Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (male): 5,674

Median Age: 33.1 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $655.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Abbeville: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Population Density:

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,724 (it was $19,714 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,953 (it was $11,680 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,443 (it was $53,000 in 2000) Abbeville:$90,443LA:$162,500

Settlers were primarily descendants of the Acadians from Nova Scotia that moved to the area around 1766 to 1775. The town was incorporated in 1850. There were two people living on the land at the time, Joseph LeBlanc and his wife Isabelle Broussard, whose former home Father Megret converted into a chapel. The chapel burned in 1854, and in 1910 St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Rectory were built, its and emetery established, and still stand today.[better source needed]

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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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Hair Follicle Drug Testing Abbeville, LA

Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides Hair Follicle drug testing Abbeville, LA for individuals and employers needing a drug test utilizing the hair follicle analysis process. To schedule a hair follicle drug test in Abbeville, LA, Call (800) 221-4291. Most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office.


Hair follicle drug testing Abbeville, LA is available for 5, 10, and 12 panel drug screenings.

To schedule a Hair Follicle Drug Test at one of our testing centers in the Grady county area, Call (800) 221-4291, Same Day Service Available. Testing centers do not require an appointment, but you must call and register for the test.

Hair follicle drug testing is becoming a more popular method by employers and individuals in need of a drug test due to the detection time frame being longer than a standard urine test.

Local Hair follicle drug testing Abbeville, LA centers are available to assist our clients throughout the entire process and all of our hair follicle drug testing Abbeville, LA facilities have certified drug testing technicians available to conduct a hair follicle drug test collection.

Hair Follicle Drug Test

In recent years the method to conduct drug testing has more frequently included a hair follicle drug test. Many employers, courts and Substance Abuse Professionals are requiring a hair follicle drug test instead of a standard urine test. Hair follicle drug tests are used by employers who have zero-tolerance drug use policies, courts and individuals on probation. The primary benefit of a hair follicle drug test includes a much longer detection period for drug use which typically is up to 90 days. However, when screening drug use within the last 5 days the urine test continues to be the most accurate test.

Hair Follicle Drug Test Process

The procedure used to perform a hair follicle test is simple, the drug testing specialist will cut approximately 120 strands of hair (not really a lot) utilize a chain of custody procedure and send the hair to a certified laboratory for analysis. Drug testing centers require at least 1.5 inches of hair to perform this test and the hair generally needs to come from the head, however if the donor does not have head hair certain testing centers can use hair from chest, leg or arm pit.

If a donor has no hair on their body, than a hair test cannot be performed!

Hair Follicle Drug Test Results

Once the hair follicles have been analyzed by a certified laboratory they will then be reviewed and then verified by a Medical Review Officer (licensed Physician) who will than release the results. Generally a negative hair follicle drug test result is available in 2-3 days. A non-negative hair follicle drug test is available in approximately 5 days.

Urine cut-off levels are expressed in nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or as a weight of drug per unit volume of urine. Hair cut-off levels are expressed in picograms per milligram (pg/mg) or as a weight of drug per unit weight of hair

5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 5 panel hair follicle drug test screens for the following

  • Amphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine

5 Panel w/ Expanded Opiates Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 5 panel w/ expanded Opiates hair drug test screens for the standard 5 drugs but will also screen for Opiate class drugs such as pain killers, which may indicate abuse of prescription drugs

  • Amphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Codeine
  • Marijuana
  • Morphine
  • Phencyclidine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxymorphone
  • 6 AM- Heroine

10 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 10 panel hair follicle drug test screens for the following

  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Methadone
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphene

12 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 12 panel hair follicle drug test screens for the following

  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Meperidine
  • Methadone
  • Opiates
  • Oxycodone
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphene
  • Tramadol

To schedule a Hair follicle Drug Testing Abbeville, LA Call (800)221-4291.

Accredited Drug Testing Inc. is pleased to provide hair follicle drug testing, alcohol testing, occupational health and DNA testing services in Abbeville, LA.


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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.

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Comprehensive Guide to Hair Follicle Drug Testing

Hair follicle drug testing is a sophisticated technique used to detect both illicit drug use and the misuse of prescription drugs over an extended period. This method of testing is favored for its ability to provide a detailed drug use history far beyond the capability of standard urine tests, which only capture drug use within days of consumption.

Understanding Hair Follicle Drug Testing

During a hair follicle drug test, a small sample of hair is collected, usually from the head. This sample is then analyzed to detect drug molecules and their metabolites that have been deposited into the hair from the bloodstream. Drugs that can be detected include but are not limited to cannabis, cocaine, opiates, and methamphetamine.

Key Applications

  • Workplace Compliance: Employers often implement hair follicle testing to maintain a drug-free work environment, especially in industries where safety is paramount.
  • Legal Evidence: In the legal arena, these tests can provide compelling evidence in cases such as custody disputes or driving under the influence (DUI) incidents.
  • Substance Abuse Monitoring: Rehabilitation centers may utilize hair tests to monitor individuals over time, ensuring adherence to treatment programs.

Benefits of Hair Follicle Drug Testing

  1. Extended Window of Detection: Unlike other tests, hair follicle testing can detect drug use up to 90 days back, offering a long-range view into an individual's drug history.
  2. Low Risk of Tampering: Since hair samples are collected directly and observed, the risk of sample tampering is significantly reduced compared to other forms of testing.
  3. Less Invasive: Collecting hair is far less intrusive compared to blood tests, making it more comfortable for the individual being tested.

Limitations to Consider

Despite its advantages, hair follicle testing isn't without its challenges:

  • Rate of Hair Growth: Variations in hair growth rates can affect the detection period, slightly complicating the interpretation of results.
  • Environmental Contamination: In rare cases, drugs can be externally deposited onto the hair, although rigorous washing protocols before testing help mitigate this issue.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: The need for a hair sample can pose dilemmas for individuals with cultural or religious practices affecting their hair.

Hair follicle drug testing stands out as a reliable method for analyzing long-term drug use. Its application spans various fields from corporate environments to legal settings, making it an indispensable tool for ensuring safety and compliance with drug policies.

Local Area Info: Abbeville, Louisiana

Abbeville is a city in and the parish seat of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States, 150 miles (240 km) west of New Orleans and 60 miles (97 km) southwest of Baton Rouge. The population was 12,257 at the 2010 census.

Formerly called La Chapelle, the land that would become Abbeville was purchased by founding father Père Antoine Désiré Mégret (Père is French for 'Father'), a Capuchin missionary on July 25, 1843 for $900. There are two theories how the town was named. The theory that is generally accepted is Mégret named the town after his home in France. The second theory which also cannot be discounted states that it is a combination of "Abbe" for Abbé Mégret and "ville" the French word for town – thus Abbé's town. Some support for the second theory is found because the town in France is pronounced "Abbville" by its denizens. However, in 1995, Fr. Jean Desobry discovered the diocesan archives of Amiens the proof of Mégret's birthplace. In the archive, the dossier of Fr. Antoine Jacques Désiré Mégret was found, and that he was born on May 23, 1797, at Abbeville and became founder of Abbeville in Louisiana. Dr Mary-Theresa MacCarthy wrote in her article Un Autre Abbeville in the 1996 edition of Bulletin de la Société des Antiquaires de Picardie (translation by Father Herbert),

Settlers were primarily descendants of the Acadians from Nova Scotia that moved to the area around 1766 to 1775. The town was incorporated in 1850. There were two people living on the land at the time, Joseph LeBlanc and his wife Isabelle Broussard, whose former home Father Megret converted into a chapel. The chapel burned in 1854, and in 1910 St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Rectory, and Cemetery were built and still stand today.[better source needed]

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Population (male): 5,674

Median Age: 33.1 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $655.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Abbeville: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Population Density:

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,724 (it was $19,714 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,953 (it was $11,680 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,443 (it was $53,000 in 2000) Abbeville:$90,443LA:$162,500

Settlers were primarily descendants of the Acadians from Nova Scotia that moved to the area around 1766 to 1775. The town was incorporated in 1850. There were two people living on the land at the time, Joseph LeBlanc and his wife Isabelle Broussard, whose former home Father Megret converted into a chapel. The chapel burned in 1854, and in 1910 St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Rectory were built, its and emetery established, and still stand today.[better source needed]

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