drug testing and toxicology
on-site & off-site collection
At Bluestar Diagnostics, our reputable customer service comes from our ability to go above and beyond for our clients. We offer a variety of reliable drug testing and toxicology services.
Bluestar Diagnostics follows the standards set by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) and uses SAMHSA-certified labs for confirmation testing. This ensures that our drug testing results are reliable and legally-admissible.
This is an appropriate test for employers who are serious about establishing a drug-free workplace. A drug-free workplace reduces absenteeism, accidents, healthcare costs, & workers compensation premiums and increases bottom line results.
- Random Drug Testing
Random testing programs offer an effective deterrent to employees who consider using drugs. We can develop a program to fit your particular circumstance and can include onsite testing to minimize employee downtime.
- Reasonable Suspicion
This is one of the least understood and one of the most valuable programs an employer can adopt. We offer Certified courses that comply with Federal DOT regulations and also helps non-mandated businesses deal with issues like how to handle marijuana in the workplace.
As a business owner, you understand workplace safety is paramount. This type of testing should be limited to situations where substance abuse could have been a factor in a workplace accident.
- Drug Policy
We can assist in creating & reviewing both Federal DOT and Non-Mandated drug testing policies. Our professional staff can also help in implementing this policy with your employees.
At Bluestar Diagnostics, our tests are just as unique as the individual. Depending on which drugs we are testing for and how quickly results are needed, our staff will recommend a test that is specific to those needs.
- Urine Testing
Often the most common and affordable, we provide the standard 5 and 10 panel urine tests among dozens of other options depending on the situation. Many tests are same-day test results and can be available while you wait.
- Hair Strand Testing
Hair samples are easy to collect and offer a wider window of detection of drug use. We can detect drug use up to 90 days depending on where we make the collection.
- Oral Fluid
These tests have a limited amount of drugs tested compared to urine and have a shorter window of detection. This test is best used to detect more recent drug use.
- Nail Testing
Nails are made up of keratin, the same material that hair is made of without the color. Nails are four times thicker than the typical strand of hair and often capture more of a substance than hair can. Drugs can be detected up to 6-12 months after drug use and up to 3 months after alcohol use. The time period for detection depends on the substance used, the amount used, and personal metabolism
- Sweat Patch
This is an effective method for monitoring drug use 24/7 up to 12-14 days per application. Often court ordered or chosen by parents who suspect school age children of experimenting with drugs. This also offers an effective excuse for a student to say no to peers without being ostracized.
- Passive Exposure
Sometimes called environmental exposure is the perfect test when children are suspected of drug exposure/endangerment by adults using drugs in the presence of children, hair testing is more often utilized. A specialty test that can determine both environmental exposure and consumption and is approximately 1,000 times more sensitive for Methamphatamines than urine.
- Date Rape
Many contact us after experiencing a memory lapse that can last for several days after being offered a drink at a bar or house party. They realize they have been financially or physically abused but have no recollection of events. Our extensive and specialized date rape drug test can provide the answers.
- Steroid Testing
Performance enhancing drugs need to be monitored, especially in students and young people including athletes who want to enhance their performance. Excessive dosage is a common issue causing many harmful side effects.
DOT, Consortiums & Clearing House
Ensuring your business remains compliant.
Is your businesses regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT)? If so, you are required to follow DOT testing guidelines. Let the experts at Bluestar Diagnostics help your business remain compliant with DOT drug testing regulations.
At Bluestar Diagnostics, we offer a wide range of DOT testing services to make your business be compliant with all federal regulations.
- Drug & Alcohol Testing
- On-Site & Audit Services
- Consortium Services
- Drug Collection/TPA
- Drug Testing Requirements
- Drug & Alcohol Policy Development
- Workplace Policy Reviews
- Random Testing Programs
- Consulting Services
DOT Regulation Information
Bluestar Diagnostics can help your business stay current on all of thee DOT testing requirements including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Coast Guard (USCG), and Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Bluestar Diagnostics makes it a priority to stay knowledgable on the complex DOT testing requirements for workplace drug and alcohol screening. Individuals performing certain “safety-sensitive” activities fall under DOT drug testing, including:
- Working on Pipelines
- Driving a Truck
- Operating a Ferry
- Steering a Train
- Repairing an Airplane
- Driving a Bus, Shuttle or Livery
- Merchant Mariner
- Working on a Cruise Ship
- Aircraft Maintenance, Pilots etc.
DID YOU KNOW?
Before a DOT employee performs a safety-sensitive position, the employee must have a negative screening result on file. Performing tasks are defined by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) as safety-sensitive can include working on pipelines, driving a truck, operating a ferry, steering a train and repairing an airplane may be subject to DOT drug testing & alcohol testing.
Reliable and accurate results.
Bluestar Diagnostics is the trusted lab screening partner for many businesses, schools, court systems, DOT-regulated organizations and corporations. Do you need to order a consortium enrollment? Fill out the form below.
Court-admissible DNA testing .
Bluestar Diagnostics understands the importance of sensitive legal matters like DUI charges, child custody determinations, divorce proceedings. We treat these lab screenings with the confidentiality you deserve. Our results are affordable and reliable. You can rest assured that the court-admissible tests we offer will meet the need for legal and judicial evidence. .
Bluestar Diagnostics specializes in a number of situations that call for our legal testing services:
- Child custody cases and child visitation rights (paternity DNA testing; drug & alcohol testing; passive exposure drug testing)
- Criminal cases (forensic DNA: alcohol and passive exposure drug testing)
- Divorce proceedings (infidelity DNA testing; drug and alcohol testing; passive exposure drug testing)
- Estate or inheritance disputes (relationship DNA testing; drug and alcohol testing)
- Juvenile, Mental Health, DUI, or Veterans Treatment Drug Court
- Estate or inheritance disputes (relationship DNA testing; drug and alcohol testing)
- Pretrial diversion or intervention programs (drug & alcohol testing)
- Private investigations (infidelity and paternity DNA testing)
At Bluestar Diagnostics, all of our employees are trained in necessary protocols and procedures required to keep testing legally admissible. If you are looking for legal or judicial screenings, our lab offers some of the following tests:
We understand the need attorneys have for accurate tests that can be used as court admissible evidence. Bluestar Diagnostics provides professional service for faster results.
- Court-Admissible DNA Testing
DNA testing is often used to determine paternity cases, child custody, child support and more. These cases rely on results that are admissible in court. Trust Bluestar Diagnostics for trustworthy and timely test results. Ask about our court-admissible 2-day turnaround for results.
- Court-Ordered Testing
At Bluestar Diagnostics, we carefully follow full chain-of-custody protocol to ensure the most accurate results.
- Drug Court
These tests are often used for people who are suspected of using or possessing drugs. It is more focused on providing an alternate route (other than criminal time) which focuses on treatment and prevention.
- Family Law
In order to take the doubt out of important family law cases you need to partner with a lab you can trust. Bluestar Diagnostics provides results to help present a trustworthy case.
- Pretrial Intervention & Diversion
Similar to drug court testing, these tests are for minors or first time offenders with illegal drugs. This helps in providing an alternate route (other than criminal time) which focuses on treatment and prevention.