Drug Testing

Drug testing is the only objective, reliable, and valid means of determining whether an individual is using drugs of abuse. Assessment and Counseling Solutions (ACS) has provided drug testing since our founding in 2003, partnering with Redwood Labs and Quest Diagnostics for laboratory services. Our lab service providers use drug-testing procedures certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Professional toxicologists perform the drug test screening and confirmation with state of the art technology and equipment.

Drug testing is most often requested by attorneys, employers, the criminal justice system, and the Children’s Division. Family members can also request drug testing as long as all participants consent. Drug testing is more vital than ever as we continue to experience the impact of the “opioid epidemic.” ACS testing services offer a screen for fentanyl, the drug used with conjunction with heroin and other drugs of abuse in most overdose deaths. Drug testing also assists those in early recovery from substance use disorders by enhancing accountability, as well as protecting those in vulnerable situations from the behavior of impaired individuals.

Drug testing at ACS is a simple process. Call for an appointment 314-849-2800, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday and 9:30 AM to Noon on Friday—the entire process usually takes 20 minutes or less. Pricing is determined by the type of drug testing required and is value focused. Because test results are completely confidential, a release of information will be required in order for results to be sent to the requesting party. Laboratory results are usually available in 4 to 5 days.

ACS offers a full array of professional drug screens. Our tests utilize either standard urinalysis for 7 to 10 primary drugs of abuse or hair sampling (reflecting up to a 3-month use history) for 7 primary drugs of abuse. Drug-specific testing is also available for most drugs, including synthetics (K2, “spice,” “bath salts”) and steroids. Laboratory results are usually available in 4 to 5 days.

ACS also offers in-house instant drug testing utilizing a 14-panel urine drug screen for fentanyl, K2, ETG alcohol and 11 other drugs of abuse, with results in about 5 minutes. Instant drug tests are also available to be purchased for personal in-home use. Oral swab saliva testing is available at ACS, but is generally most effective in determining recent (48 to 72 hours) drug use only.