Drug Testing Louisiana
Drug Testing Louisiana
How to schedule a drug test in Louisiana
To schedule any type of drug test at our Louisiana 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 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 serve as Medical Review Officers (MRO).
State of Louisiana Drug Testing News
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were 415 drug overdose deaths involving opioids in Louisianaan age-adjusted rate of 9.3 deaths per 100,000 persons. This is less than the average national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons. The greatest increase in opioid involved overdose deaths was seen in cases involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (mainly fentanyl): a rise from 38 deaths in 2015 to 156 deaths in 2017. Deaths involving heroin increased significantly over a longer period; from 17 in 2011 to 162 in 2017. Prescription opioid-involved deaths also rose from 70 deaths in 2011 to 168 deaths in 2017.
Research also revealed that in 2017, Louisiana providers wrote 89.5 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons, compared to the average U.S. rate of 58.7 prescriptions. This was among the top five rates in the United States that year (CDC); however, it was also the lowest rate in the state since data became available in 2006. The age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths involving opioid prescriptions has not followed this trend, more than doubling from 1.5 deaths in 2011 to 3.6 deaths per 100,000 persons in 2017.
NAS or neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) may occur when a pregnant woman uses drugs such as opioids during pregnancy. A recent national study revealed a fivefold increase in the incidence of NAS/NOWS between 2004 and 2014, from 1.5 cases per 1,000 hospital births to 8.0 cases per 1,000 hospital births. This is the equivalent of one baby born with symptoms of NAS/NOWS every 15 minutes in the United States. During the same period, hospital costs for NAS/NOW births increased from $91 million to $563 million, after adjusting for inflation.
The number of NAS/NOWS cases in Louisiana rose by 50% from 243 cases 2012 to 360 in 2017. St. Tammany, Jefferson and East Baton Rouge Parishes reported the highest number of NAS/NOWS cases, with 45, 32 and 30 cases, respectively (Louisiana Department of Health).
Marijuana in the State of Louisiana
In the State of Louisiana, recreational marijuana is prohibited and illegal. In fact, possession of marijuana can lead to fines anywhere from $300 to $1 million and jail time varying from 15 days to 40 years in prison. For more details, please see below:
- Up to 14g: Up to 15 days in parish jail and/or up to $300 in fines (first conviction)
- Over 14g: Up to 6 months in parish jail and/or up to $500 in fines (first conviction)
- 5 lbs to 60 lbs: 2-10 years in prison (with or without hard labor) and between $10,000 and $30,000 in fines
- 60 lbs to 2,000 lbs.: 5-30 years in prison (with hard labor) and between $50,000 and $100,000 in fines
- 2,000 lbs to 10,000 lbs.: 10-40 years in prison (with hard labor) and between $100,000 and $400,000 in fines
- Over 10,000 lbs.: 25-40 years in prison (with hard labor) and between $400,000 and $1 million in fines
In the State of Louisiana, medical marijuana is legal and allowed for qualifying patients. To qualify you must be a resident on Louisiana, be at least 18 years of age or older and have a qualifying condition such as the ones listed below:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Cachexia/wasting syndrome
- Crohnâ€™s disease
- Intractable pain (defined as pain so chronic or severe as to otherwise warrant an opiate prescriptionâ€)
- Muscular dystrophy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinsonâ€™s disease
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Seizure disorders/spasticity
- Severe muscle spasms
A qualifying patient is allowed a up to a 30-day supply of non-smokable preparations of marijuana.
Urine or hair drug testing methods in Louisiana â€“ 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 Louisiana
Our local drug testing Louisiana 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 Louisiana
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 Louisiana
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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana?
- 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 Louisiana
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 Louisiana.
Drug Testing Locations in Louisiana
Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Louisiana and the surrounding areas. Many of our drug testing centers open early and have evening hours to accommodate a personâ€™s work schedule. Our drug testing locations in Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana
Accredited Drug Testing in Louisiana 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 Louisiana?
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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana
Scheduling a drug, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Louisiana testing facilities is simple and easy. Call (800) 221-4291 or you may schedule a test online 24/7 by clicking the â€˜Order a Testâ€™ 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 Louisiana. (Call for additional drug testing locations)
- Amite City
- Baton Rouge
- Bossier City
- Cut Off
- De Ridder
- Denham Springs
- Golden Meadow
- La Place
- Lake Charles
- Morgan City
- New Iberia
- New Orleans
- Oak Grove
- Port Allen
- Port Sulphur
- Ville Platte
- West Monroe