Our office offers drug and alcohol testing in a comfortable environment and can be provided upon self-referral or upon referral by therapists, attorneys, the Court or
other professional. We strive to provide cost-effective services that are quick, valid and reliable for those we serve.
Resolutions Counseling & Mediation is an approved Collection Site through Redwood Toxicology Laboratory and United Drug Testing Laboratories. Although some services can receive results on-site, such as Breathalyzer Testing, Urinalysis Testing and the Alco-Screen Saliva Test, we utilize laboratory services for Hair, Nail and Blood testing as well as confirmation testing for Urinalysis and Alco-Screen testing if requested.
Hair Follicle Testing
Hair testing analyzes a hair sample for parent drugs and their metabolites.
A hair specimen, collected from a donor’s head or body, is sent to the laboratory and is screened for illicit substances. The typical length of head hair tested is
1½ inches from the root end. Since the average growth rate of human head hair
is approximately ½ inch per month a hair analysis covers an approximate 90 day time frame.
Fingernails are made up of keratin, the same material that hair is made of. As
the nail grows, substances can pass from the blood vessels below the nail into
the keratin fibers where they become trapped. Fingernails are four times thicker than the typical strand of hair and often capture more of a substance than hair can. Environmental exposure to illicit substances can be detected immediately in nail samples. When drugs or alcohol are ingested, biomarkers can be found in nails as early as 1-2 weeks after. Biomarkers can be detected up to 3-6 months after drug or alcohol abuse.
PEth (Alcohol Blood Testing)
Dried blood spot collection is the fastest, most convenient way to test for Phosphatidylethanol Phosphatidylethanol (PEth). PEth is an abnormal phospholipid formed in red blood cells following alcohol exposure. PEth in blood exists as a component of the red cell membrane. PEth is a mid to long-term alcohol biomarker, and a positive result is an indication of alcohol exposure during the 2-3 weeks prior to sample collection.
Urinalysis (UA) Testing
Urinalysis is simply an analysis of the urine. The urinalysis test is performed
by collecting a urine sample from the doner in a specimen cup. We utilize the
12-panel iCup with Alteration Device. The sample is analyzed in less than 10 minutes and monitors for altered substances in addition to the 12 most common drug types. If additional testing is needed, the sample may be sent to the laboratory for testing.
Alco-Screen Saliva Test
The Alco-Screen Saliva Alcohol Test is DOT approved and intended for use as a rapid, highly sensitive method to detect the presence of alcohol in salvia. The testing measure determines if alcohol in the sample measures higher than 0.02 alcohol.
A professional handheld breathalyzer device is used to determine the individuals Blood Alcohol Content or Blood Alcohol Concentration, abbreviated BAC, which is the concentration of alcohol in a person's blood. The test requires the individual to blow into the device for 5 seconds to receive quick, valid and reliable results.