uses a Beckman Coulter AU480 Chemistry Analyzer secured through Siemens to
perform urine drug and alcohol testing. Siemens’ Syva
immunoassays are the most widely used and scientifically documented screening
tests for drugs of abuse. Syva has been a leading developer and manufacturer
of drugs-of-abuse tests for more than 40 years. No
other drugs-of-abuse screening tests have a longer or more reliable record.
test results have been upheld in numerous court decisions and at the highest
level of the American judicial system: the United States Supreme Court. For further information regarding Siemens, please visit www.siemens.com.
utilizes drug cut-off levels in compliance with the Michigan Association of
Drug Court Professionals (MADCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). All urine
samples are collected under direct observation
by a Sheriff’s Deputy (gender specific), which provides for increased sample
integrity. In addition, all urine samples are screened
for dilution, validity and adulteration.
Urine Drug Tests
Drug tests are conducted by collecting urine samples and analyzing the sample
using an immunoassay testing technique. Urine drug samples are analyzed
following either a 2-Panel Presumptive Screen (tests for the presence of
Cocaine and Marijuana) or a 5-Panel Presumptive Screen (tests for the presence
of Cocaine, Marijuana, Amphetamines, Benzodiazepines and Opiates).
Urine Alcohol Tests
Alcohol tests are conducted by
collecting urine samples and analyzing the samples using an immunoassay testing
technique. This technique analyzes the sample for the presence of Ethyl
Glucuronide (ETG), an alcohol metabolite.
Ethyl glucuronide has been shown to be a sensitive and specific marker
for ethanol consumption and is detectable in urine for up to 80 hours after
alcohol has been ingested.
Alcohol Testing - Preliminary
PBTs are conducted on-site for
alcohol testing. Clients that are to submit to random alcohol testing may
test at one of our sites. If they are unable to report to one of the
sites, their PBT Log must
be hand-delivered or faxed to one of the sites by 6 a.m. the following business
Courts and probation staff receive
weekly compliance reports as well as notification of any positive test results
the next business day.