Frequently Asked Questions

A drug test is one of the first steps that you must take in order to know how to proceed. For a list of common symptoms of substance abuse within adolescents plus more information about handling this difficult situation, please consult the information on the Parents page of our website.

Unfortunately, because prescription drugs have been shown to lead to addiction, post-accident drug screening is recommended within the workplace. Employees that have experienced an unfortunate accident and been temporarily placed on prescription drugs for pain management are at higher risk for dependence upon the substance.

Again, this practice will benefit your business by eliminating costly loss in productivity, but this also benefits employees by providing a cautionary standard that may encourage responsible use of prescription medicine during their healing process.

Remember, though, that all drug screening standards must be listed within your company’s drug screening policy.

Pre-employment drug screening keeps your business from hiring non-productive and costly employees. However a negative drug test at the time of employment does not guarantee all absence from substance abuse in the future.

Post-employment drug screening allows you to keep your workplace free from drugs and encourages greater productivity. When employees know that random drug testing will take place, greater caution is exercised in life decisions outside of the workplace.

Ultimately, this decision must be left up to you. However, as you undoubtedly know, employee productivity is even more crucial in a small business where only a few individuals handle much of the work. While you may have a good sense for the state of your employee’s health and habits, drug testing can provide peace of mind for you and accountability for your employees allowing you to focus on what is most important – your business and your customers.

Yes. We offer as many or as few drug tests as needed. For instance, if you are a parent in need of only one test, our customized testing panels are still available to you.

Yes. West Virginia Drug Lab aims to assist businesses in developing a customized drug testing panel that will prevent unnecessary costs, while still providing for the needed range of substance testing.

WV Drug Lab can test for a combination of any of the following substances:

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Burprenorphine
  • Cannabinoid
  • Ethylglurcuronide
  • Fentanyl
  • Heroin
  • K2 (synthetic marijuana)
  • Methadone
  • Opiates
  • Oxycodone
  • Tramadol

Yes. WV Drug Lab has the capacity to process 400 tests per hour. If you are a large company in need of quick and efficient drug testing services, we are equipped to meet your needs.

West Virginia Drug Lab is typically able to provide same day results. You can generally expect a 24 hour turn-around window.

Yes. A drug screening policy is a legal requirement for any business that desires to implement drug testing within the workplace. Visit our drug screening policy  section on the Employers page for more detailed information on developing your own policy.

Yes! Each drug test is marked with barcode security so that only the necessary individuals will be able to access the results.

Our goal is to provide quick, reliable and affordable drug testing for businesses, physicians, and parents in the West Virginia region. Urine drug screening is the culmination of all of these goals. However, WV Drug lab does serve as a collection facility for businesses contracting Quest Diagnostics for hair follicle screening. Contact us  for more information about hair follicle collection options.

The greatest cost savings is realized through the customization of your screening panel and the use of the urine drug testing method. Because this method is easy to collect and results are confirmed quickly, the cost for urine drug testing can be minimized for your business.

West Virginia Drug Testing Laboratory aims to provide quality drug testing services at affordable prices for businesses in West Virginia and surrounding regions. We work with your business to provide customized pricing packages developed around your budget.

For more information on pricing please visit our Employers  page.