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Drug Testing Columbus Ohio Company

A & D Diagnostics provides a full range of drug testing Columbus Ohio services including alcohol testing services for employers and individuals in central Ohio and surrounding areas who need a drug or alcohol test.

We not only provide traditional drug screening services. We also provide:

  • DNA / Paternity Testing
  • D.O.T Drug Testing
  • Drug-Free Workplace Development
  • and many more drug screening services

Drug testing in Columbus Ohio is a common practice conducted by employers, courts, law enforcement, the US Department of Transportation, the US Department of Defense and many universities and schools to determine if an individual has the presence of metabolites in their system resulting from the use of an illegal substance or a drug prohibited by law (such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin etc)

guy filling out drug testing services form in Columbus OhioA drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen such as urine, hair, blood, breath, finger nail and oral fluid/saliva. The common procedure for a drug test is to have a donor provide a specimen to a drug testing collection specialist, complete a chain of custody form and then the collector will send by carrier the specimen to a laboratory for analysis and a determination if the specimen is negative or positive. Although there are many laboratories in the United States which provide drug testing analysis, it is recommended that only a laboratory that is SAMHSA Certified is to be used when determining a drug testing result.

Drug testing Columbus Ohio 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.

Many states encourage employers to be a drug-free workplace and several states provide a discount on workers compensation premiums. Ohio is one of those states that provides a discount if the business owner is certified as a drug-free workplace and the drug testing program complies with State law.

A drug testing specimen which has an initial positive result will be sent for additional testing through a screening process called a confirmation test, once the confirmation test has been completed a final result will be reported.

In most cases a drug test result by the laboratory will be sent to a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for review and verification and in the event that the result is positive the MRO will attempt to contact and interview the donor to determine if there is any lawful or legitimate reason why the specimen has an illegal drug or prescription drug in the donors system.

Drug testing is a valuable tool for employers who wish to maintain a drug-free workplace environment and state and federal courts have consistently upheld the rights of the employer to be a drug-free workplace and take disciplinary action when an employee has a positive drug test.

Drug testing by employers, courts, schools and many other organizations is on the rise and the best way to avoid a positive drug test is to not use illegal drugs.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Columbus (/kəˈlʌmbəs/; kə-lum-bəs) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the 15th largest city in the United States, with a population of 835,957 (2014 estimate). It is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses a ten county area.[18] Under the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) model, it is the third largest metropolitan area in Ohio, virtually tied with the Cleveland MSA and slightly behind the Cincinnati MSA (which includes portions of Kentucky and Indiana).

Under the Combined Statistical Area (CSA) model, the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area was the 28th largest in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH Combined Statistical Area (which also includes Marion, Chillicothe, and Mount Vernon) has a population of 2,370,839, making it the second largest metropolitan area in Ohio behind Cleveland. It is also the fourth most populous state capital in the United States, and the third largest city in the Midwestern United States.

Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County. The city proper has also expanded and annexed portions of adjoining Delaware County and Fairfield County. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816.

The city has a diverse economy based on education, government, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology. Columbus is home to the Battelle Memorial Institute, the world’s largest private research and development foundation; Chemical Abstracts Service, the world’s largest clearinghouse of chemical information; NetJets, the world’s largest fractional ownership jet aircraft fleet; and The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the United States. As of 2013, the city has the headquarters of five corporations in the U.S. Fortune 500: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, American Electric Power, L Brands, Big Lots and Cardinal Health. The fast-food corporations Wendy’s and White Castle are also based in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area.

Resource: Wikipedia

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A&D Diagnostics
8537 Refugee Road
Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Phone: (614) 961-7611
Fax: (614) 828-8539

A&D Diagnostics uses only SAMHSA certified laboratories. All collectors are Certified Professional Collectors through the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) and are approved to collect Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and Non-DOT testing.