What You Need to Know About Court Ordered Drug Testing:
- A copy of the court order must be provided to Health Conservation Consultants at the time of booking. Health Conservation Consultants will review the court order and ensure the correct testing is scheduled. (At times, court orders may be vague - Health Conservation Consultants may require an amendment to the court order for clarity, prior to providing testing services.)
- Government issued photo identification must be produced prior to testing.
- The cost of testing is not covered by the court. Health Conservation Consultants requires payment from the person booking the appointment, unless otherwise stated in the court order. A receipt will be issued to the payee.
- The results of the drug screen will only be provided to the following parties, unless otherwise stated on the court order (the donor who was tested, the legal counsel for the donor, the legal counsel for other parent/guardian)
- In the case of hair drug testing: If adequate head hair is not available for testing, body hair may be used as a substitute. The detection timelines for body hair are closer to 1 year vs. 90 days for body hair.
- Hair testing does NOT provide an instant result. The result typically takes 10 business days (2 weeks) to be made available.
- Hair drug tests are not affected by bleach, or special shampoos that claim to remove drug residue. Hair drug testing does not look at residue on the outer shaft of hair. Hair is emulsified and the entire shaft is tested.
- A standard 5 panel hair screen will be administered unless otherwise specified by the court order. This will test for: Marijuana (THC), Opiates, Cocaine, PCP, and Amphetamines.
- Find out more about Health Conservation Consultants' testing services for child custody cases.