ABOUT MID-SOUTH DRUG TESTING
Mid-South Drug Testing is your ONE-source testing partner. We help make your company a drug-free facility, 24/7. Our services include individual, employment, federal, court-ordered, and school drug testing; DNA testing; employee and management training and education.
We serve the State of Tennessee, Northeast Arkansas, the boot heel of Missouri and Northern Mississippi. We offer individual, employment, school, federal and court-ordered drug and alcohol testing using urine, hair, nails, breath and oral fluid/saliva methodologies.
MSDT also offers DNA collections, Nicotine testing, PEth testing, training, and nationwide services.
MSDT conducts in-house testing but our specialty is on-site collection (coming to you) and is available 24/7.
It is our mission to help make our community safer by providing customers with cost effective and reliable methods of drug and alcohol testing. We strive to be the employer of choice by giving our employees the tools, incentives, and resources needed to be their very best.
It is Mid-South Drug Testing's vision to be THE standard of excellence in our industry and community.
Exceptional Customer Service
Respect for All
Service to Others
At Mid-South, we take community seriously and regularly donate to various local and regional organizations. See our charity list here.
With over 30 years of experience in the drug testing industry, Kelly and her team from Mid-South Drug Testing, Inc. have successfully served the communities of Tennessee, Northeast Arkansas, the boot heel of Missouri and North Mississippi. Their services include: individual, employment, school, federal, and court-ordered drug and alcohol testing as well as DNA testing, nicotine testing, training and education. The company conducts in-house drug testing, but its specialty is 24/7 on-site specimen collections as well as customized drug and alcohol programs specifically designed to fit each company’s needs.
With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Memphis, Kelly is considered an expert witness in Shelby County and other courts in the tri-state area. Kelly has previously served as an adjunct professor of criminal justice and through the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) now NDASA, she is a Master-
Certified Professional Collector Trainer (M-CPCT) as well as the compiler of the Alternative Specimen and HHS Oral Fluid Manuals. DATIA merged with NDASA in May 2023 and she is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association.
Personal and Professional Affiliations:
National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) 2023, Board of Directors
The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) 2003-2023
Board of Directors 2018-2023, President 2023, merged with NDASA 05/2023
Better Business Bureau (BBB) 2004-present
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) 2004-present
Conference committee/Education committee member 2003-2018
Memphis Area Action Council
Greater Memphis Chamber 2005-Present
Chairman’s Circle Member 2023
Paragould Chamber of Commerce 2005-Present
Mid-South Minority Business Council (MMBC) 2004-present
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2004-Present
Association of Builders and Contractors (ABCWestTN) 2013-2021
First United Methodist Church (First Church) 2013-Present
Board of Trustees 2014-2022
Awards, Recognition, and Special Service:
2014 MBJ Super Women in Business
2014 Finalist, Executive of the Year, MBJ Small Business Awards
2010 Ruby R Wharton, Outstanding Woman Award for Business
2009 FedEx Ground Memphis Linehaul Vendor Excellence Award
2009 Finalist, Executive of the Year, MBJ Small Business Awards
2008 Memphis Woman Magazine, 50 Women Who Make a Difference
2005 DATIA Inspiration Award
2005-present Judge, International Blues Challenge
Vice-President, CPCT, BAT, MROA
“Be kind, you never know the battles others are fighting.”
“A valuable lesson to learn is to talk less and listen more.”
Project Support Manager, CPCT, BAT
"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform.”
– Diane Mariechild
FedEx Office Manager, CPC, BAT
“Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney
Arkansas Administrator, CPCT, BAT, MROA
I have been with MSDT for 18yrs and counting. I am grateful that I have been and continue to play a role in the safety and sobriety of others.
Scheduling & Results Coordinator, CPCT, BAT
"If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” – Dolly Parton
RHIT, Operations & Compliance Manager, CPCT, BAT
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Angelou
DCS Coordinator, CPCT, BAT
“Leadership is about the team- the culture they keep and embrace, it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees, and the communities where you do business, it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect." —Kat Cole