Mid-South Drug Testing

950 Mt. Moriah
Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38117
p: (901) 320-9295
f: (901) 320-9359
1906 Mockingbird Lane
Suite B
Paragould, AR 72450
p: (870) 215-0025
f: (870) 215-0026

Methods

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Instant drug testing is an exceptionally easy and reliable way to test employees and/or potential employees and get immediate results.

We offer in-house, instant urine and saliva drug screening. With this technology, we are able to offer results within five minutes of when the sample was taken. Mid-South Drug Testing can help you determine which technology is best for you.

Additionally, we offer lab-based saliva, hair and buccal swab testing. These methods must be sent to the laboratory for the initial and confirmation screenings. The results are usually available in 3-5 business days.

We send all non-negatives to a SAMHSA-certified laboratory for confirmation and, at our client’s request, these results may be additionally reviewed by a Medical Review Officer to further confirm the findings.

Mid-South Drug Testing has the ability to test for:

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Methadone
  • Methamphetamines
  • Opiates (Codeine/Morphine/heroin)
  • PCP
  • Oxycodone/Oxymorphone
  • Propoxyphene (Darvon)
  • Ticyclic Antidepressants
  • Other synthetic opiates

Specific Methodologies

Urine testing

This is the most practical and widely-used method of drug detection, as most drugs are detectable in the urine for 1–7 days. We have found that urine testing is best used for random and follow-up testing when the individual does not know they are going to be tested.

Saliva testing

Saliva testing is a newer methodology and has a shorter window of detection than urine testing. It is most useful in post-accident and reasonable suspicion testing to determine recent drug use (1–2 days).

Hair Testing

Hair testing provides an extended view of long-term drug use. Normally, this type of testing can detect substances in the last three months, but not recent use. Hair testing is excellent for pre-employment.

Buccal swab/DNA/paternity testing

This method is a quick, non-invasive scraping of the cheek cells. Then, the specimen is sent to the lab for testing. The results are generally back in 3 days.

Testing Method Benefits and Disadvantages

 

Benefits

Disadvantages

Urine
  • Quick Results
  • Good for random testing
  • Must have restroom
  • Adulteration issues
  • Substitution issues
  • Short window of detection (1–3 days)
  • Special storage and transport
Saliva
  • No restroom needed
  • No known adulterants
  • No known specimen substitutes
  • Good for cause/post accident testing
  • Good for reasonable suspicion testing
  • Issues with accuracy for marijuana
  • Short window of detection (4–48 hours)
Hair
  • No restroom needed
  • Longest window of detection (5–90 days or longer)
  • Good for pre-employment testing
  • May not detect the occasional user

Contact us today at (901) 320-9295 to learn more about how we can specifically help you.

Mid-South Drug Testing is your complete ONE source testing partner. What sets us apart from other drug and alcohol testing companies is that we are committed to helping you make your company a substance-abuse-free facility, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • On-site testing available
  • Helpful analysis of results
  • Customized employee training and materials
  • Complete confidentiality
  • Competitive pricing

Services

  • Substance Abuse Testing
  • Toxic Exposure Testing
  • Poison/Toxic Testing
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Methods

  • Urine
  • Saliva
  • Hair
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With just under twenty years of experience in the drug testing industry, Mid-South Drug Testing has successfully served the communities of Tennessee, Northeastern Arkansas, and North Mississippi. Our services include: individual, employment, federal, court-ordered, and school drug testing; DNA testing; background checks; employee and management training and education.

Contact us today at (901) 320-9295 to learn more about how we can specifically help you.
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