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Frequently Asked Questions

Need more information on our drug testing, DNA testing, or background screening? Find quick answers to the most commonly asked questions about Health Street’s products and services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get a drug test?

Health Street works with over 10,000 clinics nationwide. You can register for your drug test online and select a clinic near you by entering your zip code. After registering online a barcode will be delivered, this is then presented at the select testing facility. The drug test is administered once the barcode is shown at the clinic. The person who placed the order is notified when the registrant completes the drug test.

How much urine is needed for a drug test?

The amount of urine needed is often standard. In most cases, a urine drug test requires a minimum of 30 mL of urine. This changes to 45 mL for DOT employees. Specimens are collected at one of our labs and results are usually delivered within 3 business days.

How much do drug tests cost?

Drug test prices change depending on the drugs that are being screened. We offer a range of drug test from 5-panel to 19-panel drug screens. The collection method also impacts the pricing of the tests, urine drug tests are priced differently than hair follicle drug test.

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How long do drug test results take?

The timing of results varies depending on the drug test. Most negative results come back by the next business day, If the screening is not negative, further testing is required. Certain drug tests require confirmation testing, this confirmation testing can take anywhere from 3-5 days.

How far back can a urine test detect drugs?

There is no hard and fast answer to how far back drugs can be detected. Most urine drug tests can pick up drug use anywhere from 3 days to 11 weeks out. This is often determined by variables such as age, weight, the frequency of use, height and body fat percentage all play a large role in determining how long a drug stays in your system.

How are background checks done?

Health Street background check packages require a signed agreement and waiver for all participants being screened. All signatures are collected electronically and the results of the background screening can be reviewed on our secure online portal. You’ll be provided with an ID and Password once you register for testing.

Health Street offers several forms of background screenings for employers and individuals. Learn more about the different background check options.

Does a background check include a drug test?

Drug panels can be combined with any background screening at the time of ordering. You can customize your package to include drug tests or additional background screening measures. Our ‘Ultimate background check’ package includes a 10-panel urine drug test. Additionally, a background screen can be added to any drug test at the time of purchase.

Many employers opt to pair their drug screenings with an additional background check option, when necessary. Both drug test and background check results can be reviewed via our secure online portal.

What shows up on a background check?

Believe it or not there actually isn’t a one-size fits all solution when it comes to background checks. The information that can be found in a background check depends really on the type of screening being done, and the database where the information is being accessed. For an employer looking to screen a potential candidate, our ultimate plan would be the best fit. This plan combines a court record investigation with a triple database search and a 10 panel drug test, ideal for pre-employment purposes.

Our background screening packages include identity and employment verification, credit checks, driver’s history, criminal records, and educational history.

How does DNA testing work?

DNA testing is often used to determine the biological relationship between two people. There are several types of DNA test depending on the relationship you’re looking to verify.

We offer onsite DNA testing for people who want to visit a Health Street location near them, or at home DNA test for those who prefer the privacy of their own home. A cheek swab is the most common method of collecting a DNA specimen, but alternatives like hair, semen, or fingernails can also be used.

How early can you get a paternity test?
Women who are at least 9 weeks pregnant can receive a prenatal paternity test. A Prenatal paternity tests can be done between a possible father and his potential unborn child with zero risks to the fetus.

This is one of the earlier ways of identifying the relationship between a potential father and child. Prenatal paternity testing is non-invasive and 100% safe for both the mother and the unborn child. This is done by a simple blood test, with no needles going near the fetus.