The Job of Drug Testing for Correctional Facilities

uVera Diagnostics provides accurate, FDA Cleared drug tests for correctional facilities, and administrators in the court and judicial systems conveniently available for bulk order. Our staff can help administrators select drug tests that meet drug test standards in correctional facilities. uVera Diagnostics is an industry leader in drug test kits and understands the importance of accurate drug tests and the timeliness of drug test results.

Even behind bars, inmates find access to drugs. Drug testing in correctional facilities and detention centers is an important process in promoting a drug-free environment in jails, prisons, and detention centers. Drug testing is also an integral part of prisoner rehabilitation and probation processes. uVera Diagnostic has a selection of CLIA waived, FDA cleared drug tests that meet the standards required by SAMHSA and the Department of Corrections. uVera Diagnostic has a selection of urine and saliva tests that are easy to use and can be read within minutes.

To order drug testing kits, call 1-866-242-5930 or Click Here to order from uVera Diagnostics.

Drug Testing

What Drug Tests are Used by Correctional Facilities?

Drug tests that yield fast results are preferred in correctional facilities such as jails and prisons. Urine drug tests and saliva drug tests are generally the preferred methods. Alcohol tests are also used. uVera Diagnostics has easy-to-use urine and saliva drug tests that can be read in 5 minutes or less.

Urine Drug Tests

There are two types of urine drug tests: urine drug test cups and dip panel drug tests. Urine drug tests are accurate and provide results in less than 5 minutes.

Urine Drug Test Cups

Drug test cups are mess-free and easy-to-use. You don’t have to touch the specimen. Drug test cups can test for 5, 6, 10 or 12 drugs.

Dip Panel Drug Tests

Dip panel drug tests can test for up to 12 drugs.

Saliva Drug Tests

An Oral Fluid device is an all-in-one saliva-based drug test. It is used for detecting recent ingestion of one or more drugs, and this test is for Forensic Use Only. It is ideal for companies or agencies associated with the Criminal Justice System. Test for THC, COC, OPI, mAMP, BZO, OXY

CR3 drug test cup

CR3 Drug Test Cups: A key-less, easy to handle, self-contained, simple and accurate Drug Test Cup. It features a large opening (female friendly) and a snap-shut sealed lid. Click here to shop for the CR3 Drug Test Cups.

Drug Test Dip Card

Drug Test Dip Panels: Panels testing for 3 to 12 drugs. FDA 510(k) Cleared and CLIA Waived. Click here to shop for Drug Test Dip Panels.

All-in-one drug test cup

Drug Test Cups: Tests for a variety of drugs. FDA 510(k) Cleared and CLIA Waived. Click here to shop for all in one Drug Test Cups.

Saliva drug test

Oral Fluid device: An all-in-one saliva-based drug test. For Forensic Use Only. Ideal for companies or agencies associated with the Criminal Justice System. Click here to shop for Saliva Drug Tests.

Purchase drug tests for correctional facilities from uVera Diagnostics

Corrections commissioners, Drug Testing Coordinators, and Purchasing Agents from the Department of Corrections, Sheriff’s Departments and other purchasing agents can purchase reliable, no-mess, CLIA waived, FDA cleared drug tests from uVera Diagnostic. uVera Diagnostic drug tests are accurate, reliable, competitively priced and easy to order. Call 1-866-242-5930. To browse all drug test kits, click here.

To order drug testing kits, call 1-866-242-5930 or Click Here to order from uVera Diagnostics.

Why is Drug Testing in Correctional Facilities Important?

Correctional facilities such as jails, prisons, detention centers and other facilities managed by sheriff’s departments need to promote a drug-free environment for offender accountability. Drug testing supports recovery from drug or alcohol addiction and ultimately helps with reintegration into society. Drug testing identifies abusers so that action can be taken to curtail abuse.

According to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, out of the 1.5 million prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities in 2011, 330,000 were serving time for drug abuse. Drug testing is an important step to detect drug abuse that continues in incarceration and to promote rehabilitation.

Who Takes Drug Tests in Correctional Facilities?

Inmates are tested in correctional facilities using random sample drug screening. A random sample drug screening is when a small percentage of the inmate population is selected at random to take a drug test, ensuring inmates stay drug-free. Inmates are also screened when they enter the correctional facility and when there is suspected abuse.

Prisoners aren’t the only ones tested for drugs in correctional facilities. Those on probation are also tested for drugs to make sure they are staying clean as they re-earn societal freedoms. Employees such as prison guards are also tested for drugs as pre-employment screening and as a random drug testing program.

To order drug testing kits, call 1-866-242-5930 or Click Here to order from uVera Diagnostics.

From small quantities to large bulk orders, uVera Diagnostics has a drug testing product that is right for you. Order Drug Test Kits online or call 1-866-242-5930.

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