Drug Testing in Charlotte

Drug testing centers are open daily in Charlotte, North Carolina for urine drug screening, hair follicle testing, and ETG alcohol testing. One phone call and same-day service is available for your drug testing need whether, for probation, court-ordered drug test, DOT drug test, MRO services, workplace drug test, employment drug test or personal drug test.

Same day service is available in Charlotte, North Carolina for urine drug screening, hair follicle testing, and EtG alcohol testing. For urine drug testing most drug testing facilities offer instant drug screening with negative drug tests results reported back the same day.

Questions on Drug Testing in Charlotte, NC

Where can I get a drug test in Charlotte?

National Drug Screening offers many drug testing facilities in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina. With one phone call our representatives can identify for you a drug testing facility close to your specific zip code.  You can search for Charlotte drug testing facilities with your zip code on our North Carolina page. All Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp patient service centers in Charlotte are available for drug testing, arrangements must be made in advance, call 866-843-4545.  

How much does a drug test cost near North Carolina?

The cost of a drug test depends on the drugs to be tested and what is requested in regard to a urine drug test, a hair drug test or other drug testing. Generally, a standard Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test panel or standard 5-panel drug test can run about $60.00; some facilities might charge slightly less or slightly more. Immediate drug testing is always available from National Drug Screening at fair and affordable pricing.

What happens if you fail a drug test in NC?

Like in all areas in the United States, failing a drug test in North Carolina can lead to adverse action for example you could lose your job or have your offer of employment rescinded.  Failing a drug test indicates to the employer you may not be fit for duty in their workplace and your illicit drug use can affect others that you work with.  No one wants to work along-side someone using illicit drugs or abusing alcohol at work.

How long do urine drug tests take?

You can order your drug test immediately and go in to provide your specimen either same day or next day.  Check out our Immediate Drug Testing. Instant testing may be available in your area getting you negative results back same day.  Positive results always take at least a few days.  Specimens that go to the lab for testing typically you will get results back 24 hours from the time the lab receives your specimen.  Specimens are sent to the lab overnight via courier or FedEx. Most negative results are available next business day after you go into the collection facility to provide your specimen.

What do employers in Charlotte look for in a urine drug test?

DOT regulated employers are required to look for the DOT 5 panel drug test – Marijuana, Phencyclidine (PCP), Amphetamines (Methamphetamines, MDMA & MDA) & Opioids (including 6AM or Heroin, Codeine, Morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone & hydromorphone) and Cocaine (COC).  Employers that are not regulated by the Department of Transportation look for standard 5 or 10 panel drug configurations: Cocaine (COC), Marijuana (THC), Phencyclidine (PCP), Amphetamines (AMP – including Methamphetamines & MDMA), Benzodiazepines (BZO), Barbiturates (BAR), Methadone (MTD), Propoxyphene (PPX), Methaqualone (MQU) and Opioids (OPI) including hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone. Marijuana remains illegal in North Carolina as of March 2023; however the State has taken steps to decriminalize marijuana possession.   

Employer Drug Testing in North Carolina

Employer drug testing programs are available in Charlotte, North Carolina for pre-employment drug testing, random drug testing, reasonable suspicion testing, follow-up drug testing, return to duty drug testing, and post-accident drug testing. Employers in Charlotte, North Carolina are encouraged to implement a drug-free workplace program. There are very few if any restrictions for workplace drug testing in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Employers must report to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles all positive drug test results for employees who are CDL holders within 5 business days of receiving notice of a positive test. Such employees in North Carolina are disqualified from operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle until proof of completing a return to duty criteria under U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

Cheating on a drug test is illegal in Charlotte, North Carolina. For a first offense, the person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. For a second or subsequent offense under this section, the person is guilty of a Class I felony.

When an employee tests positive for drugs or alcohol there is a provision in the North Carolina law whereby a worker’s comp claim can be denied. The law states that – No compensation shall be payable if the injury or death to the employee was proximately caused by:

  1. His intoxication, provided the intoxicant was not supplied by the employer or his agent in a supervisory capacity to the employee; or
  2. His being under the influence of any controlled substance listed in the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act, G.S. 90-86, et seq., where such controlled substance was not by prescription by a practitioner; or
  3. His willful intention to injure or kill himself or another.

A result consistent with “intoxication” or being “under the influence” from a blood or other medical test conducted in a manner generally acceptable to the scientific community and consistent with applicable State and federal law, if any, shall create a rebuttable presumption of impairment from the use of alcohol or a controlled substance.

An employee fired in North Carolina based on a positive drug or alcohol test can cause a denial of unemployment benefits. This is misconduct which is grounds for denial of the claim. Examples of misconduct are:

  1. Violating the employer’s written alcohol or illegal drug policy.
  2. Reporting to work significantly impaired by alcohol or illegal drugs.
  3. Consuming alcohol or illegal drugs on employer’s premises.
  4. Selling illicit drugs on company property

If you need a drug test, hair follicle test or EtG alcohol test in Charlotte, North Carolina call us now for immediate same day service. Our drug testing specialists are standing by to take your order for a drug or alcohol test. Drug testing is confidential, secure, fast and affordable.