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How to Schedule a Drug Test in Colorado

Scheduling a drug, hair, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Colorado 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 Colorado. (Call for additional drug testing locations)

Please be aware that our Colorado 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 Colorado

Colorado, also known as The Centennial State because it was founded in 1876 – 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, is located in the western region of the United States. It is bordered by Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Next Mexico, Utah and Arizona. Colorado is known for a lot of interesting things such as it’s city Trinidad, being known as the ‘Sex Change Capital of the World”. It’s been estimated that Dr. Stanley Biber performed approximately 65 percent of the entire world’s sex change operations from 1969 to 2003. For another, Colorado has over 160,000 residents participate in the Loveland Valentine Re-Mailing Program each year. The Loveland Chamber of Commerce and the United States Post Office have teamed up for the past 68 years to enable people to send valentines to their loved ones through the Sweetheart City. For the first two weeks of February each year, over 60 volunteers hand-stamp each card with a specially designed seal. Lastly, Colorado Springs is home to the United States Olympic Committee’s flagship training center, but Colorado is the only U.S. state that’s ever turned down an Olympic bid. Denver originally won the bid for the 1976 Winter Olympics, but the state’s voters later rejected it due to infrastructure costs and environmental concerns. Innsbruck, Austria, ended up hosting.

State of Colorado Drug Testing News

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Colorado had at least 536 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016. This puts them at a rate of 9.5 deaths per 100,000 persons which is below the national average with a rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons during the same time frame.

Research revealed that in 2013, Colorado providers wrote approximately 69.8 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons, which works out to be almost 3.7 million prescriptions. Also, in 2013, the rate for the entire United States averaged out to be 79.3 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons, which is higher than Colorado’s.

Since then, opioid prescriptions in the United States have declined, with a 6.0 percent decline in Colorado from 2013 to 2015, resulting in an estimated 63.7 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons (3.5 million prescriptions) in 2015.

According to the CDC, MMWR, as of 2014, the incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) which is when a mother uses drugs during her pregnancy and the child is born having withdrawals, in Colorado has increased from 0.4 per 1,000 births in 1999 to 2.9 per 1,000 births in 2013, a more than sevenfold increase. The average across the 28 states included in the 2013 analysis was 6.0 per 1,000 births.

Drug Testing Locations in Colorado

Smart Drug Testing has drug and alcohol testing locations throughout the State of Colorado including Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Thornton, Arvada, Westminster, Pueblo, Greeley, Centennial, Boulder, Longmont, Loveland, Broomfield, Grand Junction, Brekenridge, Commerce City, Vail, Littleton and other municipalities.

Marijuana in the State of Colorado

In the state of Colorado, recreational marijuana is legal so long as you are an adult 21 years of age or older. You may legally possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, as well as different types of concentrates, edibles and topicals.

Please be aware that your right to possess marijuana in Colorado does not apply when you are visiting national parks, national forests, monuments, or other federal properties such as courthouses. Also be aware that many ski areas are located on federal land (mainly just the actual ski runs, not the towns or base of the mountain).

Possession of marijuana on federal land is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of $1,000 on the first offense, along with a 15-day mandatory sentence that can be extended to two years in prison for a second offense. After that, perpetrators can receive a 90-day to three-year prison term, and a $5,000 fine.

In the state of Colorado, medical marijuana is legal so long as you have a qualified condition such as Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV, Cachexia, Persistent muscle spasms, Seizures, Severe Nausea or Severe pain and receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a state licensed physician.

Smart Drug Testing, LLC is Colorado’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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado

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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