Lab Based Testing Services

A-Check Global partners with an extensive network of more than 13,000 U.S. and international collection facilities to manage even the most complex drug and alcohol screening program requirements.

For even greater convenience and an enhanced applicant experience, A-Check Global’s in-house scheduling center will locate a nearby facility and walk the applicant through the drug screening process.

A-Check Global utilizes drug testing laboratories with established Quality Assurance Programs surpassing stringent federal government standards.

A-Check Global's laboratory partners and most in-network and preferred third party collection facilities support Electronic Chain of Custody forms (eCOC forms) for a streamlined process. eCOC eliminates the need to stock pre-printed COC forms or overnight mail COC forms to remote applicants or employees.

Our laboratories are all S.A.M.H.S.A. (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) and NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) certified.

Lab Based Urinalysis

Urinalysis provides evidence of recent drug use anywhere from 12 hours to 30 days depending on drug type, frequency of use and donor metabolism.

Advantages of this method include reasonable cost, longer detection windows than oral fluid tests, and detection of a wide variety of drug types. Negative results are typically available in 24 – 48 business hours, while non-negative results return in 48 to 72 hours.

For more information on A-Check Global’s urinalysis options, please contact us!

eScreen Urinalysis – Instant Lab-quality Results

A-Check Global’s eScreen drug screening solution automates employee testing by integrating each step of the process including collection, medical review, result reporting, and data management. eScreen incorporates an electronic Chain of Custody and features the eReader® - an instrumented point-of-collection drug testing device.

With eScreen, an applicant is tested at one of 4,000 nationwide collection facilities belonging to the most comprehensive network of occupational health providers. The technology is web-based and provides businesses with fast, paperless transactions. With eScreen, applicant specimens are screened at the collection facility and negative test results are available to the requester shortly after the test is completed.

Benefits of eScreen

Obtain test results within minutes after completion for all screened negative results, which comprise 90-93% of all tests. eScreen’s electronic interpretation eliminates human error and provides greater confidentiality.

  • Same day hiring decisions
  • Faster return to work in post-accident/injury situations (Non-DOT)
  • Electronic Chain of Custody form minimizes delays and extra paperwork
  • Automatically detects dilute or adulterated specimens

Integrated Solution for Hybrid Programs

eScreen also offers lab-based, non-regulated and DOT testing with consistent process and data delivery for ease of implementation and corporate compliance.

Oral Fluid Analysis – Saliva Based Drug Screening

Oral fluid analysis provides evidence of immediate past drug use as it detects the presence of drugs in a person’s saliva. Advantages include a detection window of close enough proximity to drug usage to potentially indicate if a person is under the influence at the time of testing. Oral fluid analysis also eliminates the need for same sex collectors and dedicated restroom facilities often required for urine-based drug screening. Additionally, many applicants and employees find oral fluid analysis to be less personally invasive.

Disadvantages include a relatively short detection window, generally 1-3 days. Oral fluid analysis detects NIDA 5 drug panel (marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, and PCP) which represent the most common drugs requested by employers for workplace drug testing, as well as barbiturates, methamphetamine, ecstasy, benzodiazepines and methadone.

Intercept® Oral Fluid Drug Test - On-site Collection with Lab-Based Analysis

Intercept® oral fluid drug test—the oral fluid solution to modern drug testing. The Intercept® service provides a smart alternative to costly, inconvenient and potentially embarrassing urine drug testing. This testing service detects the following: "NIDA-5" drug panel

  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • opiates
  • PCP
  • amphetamines

Custom panel configurations may include:

  • barbiturates
  • methamphetamine (including ecstasy)
  • benzodiazepines
  • methadone

Intercept Oral Fluid Drug Test utilizes a donor-friendly collection pad to collect the oral sample. Specimens are shipped to the laboratory for processing with negative results reported within 24-48 hours.

Hair Follicle Analysis

Hair Follicle Analysis (hair testing) provides a detection window of 90-days. Collection involves collection of a few strands of hair for laboratory analysis.

Benefits include:

  • Highly accurate results - can detect up to 3 times as many positive users than urine
  • More resistant to adulteration than urine - washing hair will not "dilute" sample
  • Provides a 90-day history of drug use - demonstrating long-term drug use
  • Yields significantly more information than urine, which only detects usage within last 3 days for most illicit drugs

Hair Follicle Analysis is not a viable option for current or "under the influence" use detection and is best utilized to screen for a history of substance abuse.