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Hair & Oral Fluid Drug Tests

Substance abuse is a leading cause of workplace accidents, decreased productivity and increased healthcare expenses.  That’s why Dynacare offers substance abuse screening tests for a variety of organizations.  We deliver:
  • Fast turn-around-time for results (usually within 24 hours)
  • Rigid confidentiality and security standards and procedures
  • State-of-the-art testing technology
  • the only forensic laboratory in Canada certified by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • Certified and trained staff
  • An extensive collection network across Canada
  • Bilingual customer service/support
  • Customized drug use panels
  • Customized custody and control forms
  • In-house quality control programs
  • Competitive pricing structure
 
Hair Drug Testing
Hair testing is capable of detecting drug use up to 90 days prior to the collection date. The collection process is non-invasive, convenient and can be performed almost anywhere. Here’s how it works.
 
One of out trained collection specialists takes a 100 milligram sample of hair (about 90 to 120 strands) cut at the scalp. The collector then secures the hair sample in foil and completes the chain-of-custody documentation in preparation for shipment to the testing laboratory. Since hair samples are taken in full view of the collector, the process minimizes the likelihood of sample tampering or specimen substitution.
 
Drugs detected include:
•  Amphetamine/methamphetamine/ecstasy and metabolites
•  Marijuana metabolite
•  Cocaine and metabolites
•  Opiates/Opioids (Codeine, Morphine, 6-Acetylmorphine, Hydromorphone, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone)
•  Phencyclidine (PCP)

•  Ethyl Glucuronide (ETG)
 
Negative results are generally available within 24 hours after specimens are received at our laboratory. Confirmation of a presumptive positive test is usually available within 72 hours.
 

Oral Fluid Drug Testing

More and more companies are incorporating oral fluid testing as part of their drug testing programs because:
  • the sample required is easy to collect;
  • you don’t need any specialized collection equipment or facilities;
  • it can detect drugs in a donor’s system immediately within 48 hours of use; and
  • the test is witnessed by the collector which minimizes the likelihood of sample tampering or specimen substitution.
Here’s how it works.

Dynacare’s oral fluid drug testing procedure provides a simple method of collecting drug screen specimens almost anywhere.  The donor simply places a long cotton swab in his/her mouth to retrieve a saliva sample.  S/he then returns the swab to one of our highly trained drug testing specialists who places the swab into a transport tube for shipment to the laboratory.

Our testing menu covers all major drug categories including:
  • Amphetamines
- methamphetamine,
 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA)
  • Cocaine (benzoylecogonine)
  • Opiates
- codeine
, morphine, 6-acetyl morphine (6-AM), oxycodone
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Marijuana
- THC Parent, THCA
  • Barbiturates
(SECOBARB)
  • Benzodiazepines (Oxazepam)
  • Methadone
(EDDP)
  • Propoxyphene (PPX)
  • Alcohol (ETOH)
 Negative results are generally available within 24 hours after specimens are received at our laboratory. Confirmation of a presumptive positive test is usually available within 72 hours.