Alcohol and Drug Testing in Metro Detroit
Michigan Court Services provides drug and alcohol testing in the Metro Detroit area for employers and individuals. Testing reasons can include pre-employment, pre-placement, random selection, post-accident, return to duty, reasonable suspicion, court/attorney ordered, probation screenings and many other reasons.
Scheduling drug and alcohol testing service is simple and easy. Call (248) 618-0071. We are open 7 days a week and on Holidays. Same day service is available and walk-ins are always welcome!
Alcohol testing includes urine alcohol testing (ETG), preliminary breath test (PBT) and the breath alcohol test (EBT). Urine alcohol tests and PBT tests are inexpensive, easy to conduct, making them a great option for personal uses, like parents wanting to determine if their child consumed alcohol, as well as legal such as probation alcohol testing.
Urine Tests (EtG) is a urine sample test that detects the presence of ethyl glucuronide when someone has consumed alcohol. The urine tests are usually given to people who have been court-ordered not to drink alcohol or by employers who randomly tests employees to determine if they have been drinking on the job. Ethanol - commonly called ethyl alcohol - is the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts. ETG is a direct metabolite of alcohol. ETG alcohol testing screens for the presence of Ethanol in urine.
How long can EtG be detected in urine?
EtG can be found in the urine much longer than alcohol in the blood or breath. After a few drinks, EtG can be present in the urine up to 48 hours, and sometimes up to 72 or hours or longer if the drinking is heavier.
What does a positive EtG test mean?
A "high" positive EtG test (for example, >900ng/mL) may indicate: heavy drinking on the same day or the previous day and or light drinking on the same day as the test.
Standard alcohol testing may not be best suited for workplace testing. It’s difficult to relate the urine concentration of alcohol to the legal benchmark, which is blood alcohol. For workplace clients who wish to determine impairment or the prohibited use of alcohol Michigan Court Services recommends breath alcohol testing. (EBT)
Breath Alcohol Test (BAT) Also known as a breathalyzer test is easy to administer and provides nearly instantaneous results. Michigan Court Services uses an evidential breath testing (EBT) device that measures the alcohol level of a person through the breath.
This is how this test works. When alcohol hits your stomach, it's absorbed into your blood that is eventually carried to other parts of your body, including your lungs. Alcohol is eventually exhaled through the breath. Ultimately, this test measures how much alcohol is in a person's breath, therefore indirectly measuring how much alcohol is in a person's blood. The test is performed by a trained breath alcohol technician.
All Michigan Court Services testing staff have been certified as Alcohol Screening Device Operators.
What is a positive alcohol breath test?
If you have a blood alcohol content of 0.2 and above, it means that you have a positive result. The consumption of 2 or more alcoholic beverages within the hour prior to your breath alcohol test will result in a positive blood alcohol content. Your blood alcohol content may rise just 15 minutes after drinking alcohol.
Preliminary Breathalyzer Test (PBT) is a small handheld device that is used to measure the amount of alcohol contained in your breath to determine your breath alcohol content The test is administered when a person exhales into a straw that is attached to the PBT. These tests are inexpensive, easy to conduct, making them a great option for personal uses and legal such as probation alcohol testing. Although the PBT test may not be as accurate as BAC test performed by EBT it is still admissible in court under Michigan drunk driving statues.
How accurate is a PBT test?
When maintained and operated by trained personnel, the PBT provides a reasonable estimate of the evidential test result within the relevant forensic range (95%prediction interval: ± 0.003g/210 L).
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Michigan Court Services uses different types of testing including multi drug screening tests for detection of Marijuana (THC), Cocaine (COC), Oxycodone (OXY), Ecstasy (MDMA), Buprenorphine (BUP), Morphine / Opiates (MOP), Amphetamines (AMP), Barbiturates (BAR), Benzodiazepines (BZO), Methamphetamines (MET), Methadone (MTD), Phencyclidine (PCP) as well other abused illicit and prescription drugs.
Urine Drug Testing
Employers and individuals seeking a cost-effective and time-tested method for detecting virtually any drug choose urine screenings. Urine drug testing is the only testing method approved for federally-mandated drug testing and is the most common choice for employee drug testing, due to its ease of use and affordability. There are many advantages of urine testing. Drugs rapidly make their way into a person’s urine, and thus can be detected almost immediately after consumption.
Michigan Court Services drug test results are always confidential and secure. We will immediately send the results to you by your choice of e-mail, fax, or mail.
Who can benefit from Drug Testing from Michigan Court Services?
Pre-employment drug testing
Court-ordered drug testing
Drug testing for probation
Drug testing for family courts
People in need of drug testing for driver’s license restoration
Drug testing for college students for clinical rotations
Drug testing for child custody cases
Random drug testing
Different Types of Drug Panels
Michigan Court Services offering many different types of drug testing panel options. The panel number corresponds to the number of drugs tested. For example, a 16-panel drug test looks for sixteen different classes of drugs. Additionally, one client’s 16-panel drug test could be completely different from another client’s 16-panel test.
The 5-panel urine drug test and 8-panel urine drug continues to be the most commonly used test for pre-employment, random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion tests.
In other cases we had many screenings for 10-panel urine drug test and 12-panel drug test, regardless of the situation Michigan Court Services can cater to your unique needs and requirements. For example the State of Michigan requires a 12-panel urine test for driver's license restoration.