There are many reasons why personal drug testing might be needed. For employers, periodic drug screening of employees is often required to remain in compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. For individuals, a personal drug test might be used before a job interview to prove that you are not using drugs as per a court order or to monitor your own drug use. Parents might depend on personal drug testing to ensure their child stays drug-free for their own health.
If you or a loved one needs to be tested for drugs, NW Testing can help. Located in Vancouver, Washington, we service Longview and Olympia, WA, as well as the Portland, Oregon metro area. We are a one-stop shop for Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska truckers.
Personal Drug Testing Services Offered
Whether you are an individual, a business, a healthcare professional, an attorney, or a parent, we have a personal drug testing solution for you. Among the types of drug testing we offer isnail drug testing.
Nail Drug Testing
Made of the same protein as hair, fingernails, and toenails are thicker and more compacted.
Drug molecules are deposited into the nail bed. Because nails grow continually in both length and width, those molecules are trapped throughout the nails as they grow and can be detected for a long period of time. Drugs can be detected in fingernails for up to six months. They can be detected in toenails for up to one year.
Nail drug testing cannot be cheated, but recent drug use cannot be detected because it takes 7 to 10 days for the molecules to be deposited. For this reason, a urine-based test may be administered to bridge the gap.
NW Testing Drug Screens & Physicals: Your Trusted Partner for Personal Drug Testing in Vancouver, WA
Providing comprehensive drug testing services for anyone who needs it, NW Testing Drug Screens & Physicals offers drug and alcohol screens, physical examinations, background screens, and DNA testing. Partnering with numerous national laboratories, we can test your employees whether they live a few blocks away or hundreds of miles away.
How long does a nail drug test take?
Nails used for a drug test must not have any gels or colors on them and need to be at least 2 mm long. Using a sterile collection kit, the specimen collector will ask the donor to cut all 10 of their nails under supervision. The nails are placed into a foil container, and then the tops of each nail are lightly sanded into this same container. The specimen is placed in a bag to send to the lab for analysis. The procedure should last up to 15 or 20 minutes.
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