Drug Testing and DNA Testing - Amherst, OH
Register for your employees, yourself, or a third party. An authorization barcode and map of the clinic will be sent to you immediately (or to the person you specify) via text and email. Results are fast, signed by a doctor, and reported securely online.
Types of Drug Tests at our Amherst OH clinics:
In Amherst, Health Street offers the widest variety and selection of drug tests anywhere, which allows employers, courts, attorneys, and private individuals to choose from a wide variety of non-DOT or DOT drug and alcohol tests which can detect virtually any substance.
Available Testing Methods
- Hair Follicle Drug Testing
- Urine Drug Testing (DOT or non-DOT)
- Alcohol Testing (breath alcohol or EtG tests)
- Court Ordered Drug Testing
- DOT Random Pool Membership
eResults portal for Employers: StaffGlass™
Business users get access to the amazing StaffGlass™ portal. Once logged in, business users can:
- ⇾ Register for drug or alcohol tests and pick clinics nationwide; view results and status of all tests
- ⇾ Set up Employment Background Check and view results
- ⇾ Register staff for Occupational Health Services
- ⇾ Manage eSign documents related to the testing process
- ⇾ Setup a random pool, add or remove staff, update staff employment status
About Health Street’s Amherst OH clinics:
The first drug test Health Street performed in Amherst, Ohio was back in June of 2014.
Drug Abuse in and around Lorain County
In Amherst’s neighboring cities in Lorain County, there has been a huge influx of Heroin, Fentanyl, and Cocaine, the use of which is reaching record highs in 2018. The Federal Government is now stepping in to assist in this crisis, as the area has been labeled a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. Residents and employers in Amherst should be cautious that the drugs from neighboring Lorain County could soon penetrate the city.
Economy, Jobs, and Industry in Amherst OH
Industry within Amherst is growing as the city becomes more and more populated. Thus, amenities and big box stores such as Target are finally reaching the area, which provide retail jobs in sales and back room functions like stocking shelves. Not surprisingly, there has also been a housing boom in the area, leading to the demand for new housing areas.
Population Characteristics of Amherst to Consider
With a growing population of 12,000, Amherst, OH retains the charm of the small town life, while maintaining amazing schools, as well as commerce and industry. Overall, Amherst has a wide variety of amenities, especially those which you can only find in small towns.
Clinic Hours and Information
- “About Amherst.” City of Amherst, Ohio, amherstohio.org/about-amherst/.
- Kiska, Paul. “DEA Sending Agents to Help Lorain County.” WEWS, 9 Aug. 2017, www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-lorain/dea-sending-agents-to-help-lorain-county-drug-task-force-battle-drug-epidemic.
Types of DNA Tests at our Amherst OH clinics:
The most commonly ordered DNA test is a paternity test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
In addition to paternity testing, we also offer:
- ⇾ Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
- ⇾ Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
- ⇾ Avuncular DNA Test (aunt/uncle and niece/nephew)
Specimens we can test for DNA
The easiest and most reliable way to obtain genetic material for a paternity test is to take a swab of the inner cheeks of the parties. The skin cells of the inner cheek, known as buccal cells, rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place for shipment to our laboratory. A Legal Paternity Test at our Amherst clinics is done by cheek swab.
Other specimens, such as hair, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone’s DNA, can also be tested. An Alternative Specimen DNA Test is done by registering online and shipping the specimens to us.
Legal DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
When deciding which type of DNA test is right for you, consider first what you might do with the results. In order for the results of a DNA test to hold up in court, the test must be done at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Amherst DNA testing technicians are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Amherst OH
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Amherst clinics is simple and fast, and we often have appointments available in the same week, though it’s always helpful to schedule in advance to make sure you get the time you want. We have clinics in Amherst, plus many more throughout Ohio and across the nation. Not every one of our clinics performs DNA tests. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that’s most convenient. You’ll pick the times and days that you prefer.