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Drug Testing and Why It's Important

Written By Grand Oak Healthcare on May 27, 2020

Drug Testing

For many companies, drug testing is an essential part of the hiring process. Employers want to know that they are not only hiring reliable individuals but those who don't partake in activities that may be deemed harmful or illegal. 

Grand Oak Healthcare in Athens and Loganville is a preferred collection site for the eScreen technology through Abbott/Alere Labs, Quest, CRL, and other testing facilities. Those looking for a quick drug testing location don't have to visit the hospital and endure long wait times. Doing so can cost employers time and money, while also creating frustrations for those who must go and take the test. At Grand Oak Healthcare, our average testing time is approximately 10 minutes.  

More importantly, our staff is equipped to run more than the standard pre-employment drug test. We also offer:

  • Pre-employment physicals
  • DOT certified medical examinations
  • Hair, salivary and urine illicit drug testing services for industry and court ordered clients
  • Court ordered DNA testing
  • Evidentiary breath alcohol testing
  • TSA Precheck, HazMat, TWIC Fingerprinting Services

The Importance of Drug Testing 

Drug testing plays an essential role in not only maintaining one's health, but in everyday practices such as applying for a job. In fact, more employers are running drug screenings as a standard part of their pre-employment process.

Drug tests are essential for several reasons. When it comes to diagnosing medical conditions, drug testing may be done to rule out any symptoms that may be caused by illicit drug use. For example, someone may come into the emergency room looking for help treating unexplained shivering and unexplained mood behavior. Chances are if they are suffering due to illicit drug use, they aren't going to admit to using. Instead, the medical team may choose to perform a standard urine drug screening to see if anything shows up 

Drug Testing: What Employers are Looking For

One reason someone may need drug testing done is that it's required as a part of the pre-employment process. Many employers require drug testing to be done to rule out candidates that may be unreliable due to their illicit drug use. Others, such as employers working with the Department of Transportation, require it as a part of on the job safety. They can't have drivers working behind the wheel if they are using illicit drugs.

During these tests, they are looking for the use of: 

  • Cocaine 
  • Methamphetamines 
  • Opiates 
  • Phencyclidine 
  • THC 

If any of these substances show positive during a drug screening, it can mean termination or rejection for those who were in the pre-employment process. 

Schedule Your Drug Test with Grand Oak Healthcare in Athens or Loganville Today

Whether it be for medical or employment reasoning, if you require a drug screening, then the team at Grand Oak Healthcare in Athens or Loganville would be more than happy to get you all set up. 

Need drug testing done for medical reasoning or as a part of the pre-employment process? Then order your drug screening today. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us online or by calling our office at (706) 543-2584.


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