Schedule a Drug Test in Alaska
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How to Schedule a Drug Test in Alaska
Scheduling a drug, hair, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Alaska 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 Alaska. (Call for additional drug testing locations)
Please be aware that our Alaska 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 Alaska
The name Alaska is originated from the Aleut alaxsxa or alaxsxix̂, both meaning “mainland” or “great land.” Alaska is known for its’ immense area and a great variety of physical characteristics. Aside from its mainland peninsula, the state includes about 15,000 square miles of fjords and inlets and about 34,000 miles of indented tidal coastline. In addition, most of the continental shelf of the United States lies along Alaska’s coast.
State of Alaska Drug Testing News
In the State of Alaska there were 94 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016. This was at a rate of 12.5 deaths per 100,000 persons, compared to the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons. The opioid related deaths in the State of Alaska has steadily increased from 8.7 deaths per 100,000 persons in 2010. This increase was mainly driven by an increasing number of heroin-related deaths totaling 49 in 2016.
Alaska employers may test job applicants for any job-related purpose, consistent with business necessity and the terms of the employer’s written policy. An employer may decide not to hire an applicant who refuses to take a pre employment drug test. Alaska employers are allowed, but not required, to drug test employees and applicants for the following job-related purpose that is consistent with business necessity, including:
- To maintain productivity, safety, quality, or security
- As part of an accident investigation or an investigation of possible employee impairment, or
- On reasonable suspicion of drug use.
In addition, employers may conduct random drug testing, however, typically random testing in Alaska is limited to safety sensitive positions.
Alaska maintains a voluntary law for drug testing for companies that wish to qualify for limited legal protections they must comply with this law.
Alaska employers can implement a drug free workplace program and realize the benefits of such a program: Enhanced Employee Performance, Lower Workers Compensation Rates, Reduced Job-Related Accidents, Improved Employee Moral, Reduced Employee Absenteeism and increased Customer Satisfaction. In addition, many companies in Alaska regardless of size report that being a Drug Free Workplace has increased the quality of job applicants and improved the overall workplace environment.
Medical Marijuana. Alaska has a medical marijuana law. Employers are not required to accommodate the use of marijuana in the workplace. Individuals who have written documentation from a physician stating that they “might benefit from the medical use of marijuana” may register to possess and use marijuana for medicinal purposes.
WORKPLACE: See “Sec. 17.37.040. Restrictions on medical use of marijuana.”
Drug Testing Locations In Alaska
Smart Drug Testing has drug and alcohol testing locations throughout the State of Alaska including Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Wasilla, Sitka, Ketchikan, Kenai, Palmer, Bethel, Kodiak, Homer, Soldotna, Unalaska, Barrow, Valdez, Nome, Cooper Landing, Seward, Eagle River, Wrangell and other municipalities.
Marijuana Laws in The State of Alaska
In the State of Alaska it is legal to utilize or posses marijuana for medicinal, recreational or personal purposes. Alaska has determined that the following medical conditions qualify for the use of medical marijuana:
- Chronic Pain
- HIV or AIDS
- Multiple Sclerosis
Smart Drug Testing, LLC is Alaska’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 Alaska 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 Alaska 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 Alaska
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
- 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:
- 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.