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How to Schedule a Drug Test in California

Scheduling a drug, hair, alcohol or any testing service at any of our California testing facilities is simple and easy. Call (800) 977-8664 or you may schedule a test online 24/7 by clicking the ‘Order a Test’ button and receive your donor pass/registration form with the testing center address and instructions via email.

We Have Drug, Hair and Alcohol Testing Centers in all cities in California. (Call for additional drug testing locations)

Please be aware that our California drug testing centers do not accept any form of payment and require a test registration/ donor pass to administer a drug, alcohol, or any other type of test. You must call (800) 977-8664 to register for a test or you may register online, no appointment is needed, but a test registration form is required. Your zip code will be used to find our closet drug testing center to perform the drug or alcohol test which is needed.

About the State of California

California, also known as The Golden State, is located in the western region of the United States and is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. It is the third largest state in the US based off of land area of about 163,696 square miles and in terms of population is the biggest state in the United States.

California has many different attractions that bring in millions of travelers and tourists each year which include their beaches, Hollywood and Disneyland. To explain, California has several state and privately owned beaches in almost all of its counties. An example of a stunning beach with clear blue waters and scenic surroundings is the natural bridges state beach in Santa Cruz. The beach has a marvelous rock formation rising out of the water as well as lovely water for surfers and swimmers. Other beaches include shell beach in Sea Ranch, black sands beach in Shelter Cove, ocean beach in San Francisco, Malibu lagoon state beach in Malibu, and others.

Hollywood is a neighborhood very well-known in California and all throughout the United States. It has some of the most notable media houses and studios such as the Dolby Theater, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS Studios and NBC to name a few.

Lastly, a huge hot spot in California is Disneyland, every child and adults dream! Disneyland is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It brings in approximately $6 million per day. This is due to all of the locals and tourists buying tickets, food and souvenirs.

State of California Drug Testing News

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were approximately 2,199 overdose deaths that were related to opioids in California. This puts the death rate at 5.3 deaths per 100,000 persons, which is actually significantly lower than the national average during the same time which was 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons.

However, 1,169 of the 2,199 deaths were related to a prescription opioid such as oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine. The greatest increase in opioid deaths involved a synthetic opioid known as fentanyl, which increased from 229 to 536 deaths between 2015 and 2017.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the CDC, in 2017, California providers wrote 39.5 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons. This was among the lowest prescribing rates in the country and significantly lower than the average U.S. rate of 58.7 prescriptions. The rate of overdose deaths involving opioid prescriptions decreased steadily after 2014 to 2.8 deaths per 100,000 persons, in 2017.

Research also revealed that between 2013 and 2016 there were over 15,616 newborns diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in California, which is when a newborn is having withdrawals from whatever choice of drug the mother was taking while he/she was in utero.

Drug Testing Locations in California

Smart Drug Testing has drug and alcohol testing locations throughout the State of California including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Riverside, Rancho Cordova, Napa, Irvine, Chula Vista, Fremont, Modesto, San Bernardino, Fontana, Oxnard and other municipalities.

Marijuana in the State of California

The use of recreational marijuana in the state of California is legal. As a matter of fact, in November of 2016, California passed the Adult Use Marijuana Act (AUMA), which legalized recreational marijuana use for adults 21 years of age or older. On January 1, 2018, California began making recreational dispensaries open to the public. Under AUMA, adults 21 years of age or order are able to purchase up to 28.5 grams of marijuana flower and up to 8 grams of marijuana concentrate. Eligible persons are only allowed to consume legal cannabis in private residents.

The use of medical marijuana in the state of California is legal with qualifying conditions such as Anorexia, Arthritis, Cachexia, Cancer, Chronic Pain, HIV or AIDS, Glaucoma, Migraine, Persistent Muscle Spasms, Severe Nausea, Seizures and any other debilitating illness where the medical use of marijuana has been “deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician.” There are no possession limits specified as long as the amount is consistent with the patient’s needs.

Smart Drug Testing, LLC is California’s leading provider of drug, alcohol, occupational health and DNA testing with testing centers in all cities nationwide and most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available in most cases.

Drug and alcohol testing services in California are provided for employers and individuals for various reasons including employment related testing such as pre-employment, random selection, post accident and reasonable suspicion. We also provide US DOT drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Part 40, court ordered, probation, school and personal/family testing.

Our California drug testing services are delivered with the highest commitment to customer satisfaction and we are dedicated to providing convenient, cost effective and confidential drug and alcohol testing services with one of the fastest results reporting methods available in the industry. Regardless if you are an individual ordering one test or an employer scheduling 100 tests, our commitment to providing outstanding customer service is the same. We also only use certified laboratories and all test results are verified by our Medical Review Officers (MRO).

On the road or on vacation? No worries. Smart Drug Testing, LLC has over 10,000 Drug and alcohol testing centers available in all cities and we can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

FAQ's About Drug Testing in California

Drug detection factors

The length of time that a drug is detectable in the system depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • the type of test
  • dose
  • tolerance
  • potency
  • metabolism
  • the existence of medical conditions

Drug detection times

Please use these figures as a guide only:

  • Alcohol: 3-5 days in urine, 10-12 hours in blood
  • Amphetamines: 1-3 days in urine and around 12 hours in blood
  • Barbiturates: 2-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood
  • Benzodiazepines: 3-6 weeks in urine and 2-3 days in blood
  • Cannabis: 7-30 days in urine and up to 2 weeks in blood
  • Cocaine: 3-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood
  • Codeine: 1 day in urine and up to 12 hours in blood
  • Heroin: 3-4 days in urine and up to 12 hours in blood
  • LSD: 1-3 days in urine and up to 2-3 hours in blood
  • MDMA (ecstasy): 3-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood
  • Methamphetamine (crystal meth): 3-6 days in urine and 24 – 72 hours in blood
  • Methadone: 3-4 days in urine and 24-36 hours in blood
  • Morphine: 2-3 days in urine and 6-8 hours in blood

Drug detection in hair

Drugs or their metabolites may be detectable in hair. Hair grows at a rate of approximately 1cm per month so depending on the length of hair it may be possible to determine drug use over recent months.

A urine drug test, also known as a urine drug screen or a UDS, is a painless test. It analyzes your urine for the presence of certain illegal drugs and prescription medications. The urine drug test usually screens for:

  • amphetamines
  • methamphetamines
  • benzodiazepines
  • barbiturates
  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • PCP
  • methadone
  • opioids (narcotics)

Alcohol can also be included in screening tests, but it’s usually detected through breath tests rather than urine screens.

A urine drug test can help a doctor detect potential substance abuse problems. After a drug test identifies drugs you may be misusing, doctors can help you start a treatment plan. Taking urine drug tests throughout substance abuse treatment helps to ensure that the plan is working and that you’re no longer taking drugs.

Cannabis: 7-30 days in urine and up to 2 weeks in blood.

Cocaine: 3-4 days in urine and 1-2 days in blood.

Codeine: 1 day in urine and up to 12 hours in blood.

Heroin:3-4 days in urine and up to 12 hours in blood.

It is broken down and excreted through your urine, making it detectable with urine drug testing for up to five days. Hair drug testing timelines have windows of up to 90 days.

Negative results are usually received within 24 hours; however, a positive screen will require further testing that may take a few days up to one week. If the initial screen is negative, a medical review officer (MRO) will typically contact the employer with the results.

If your urine is being tested only for a urinalysis, you can eat and drink normally before the test. If you‘re having other tests at the same time, you may need to fast for a certain amount of time before the test.

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