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Probation Drug Testing

A probation drug test can be required in many cases. For instance a legal battle involving child custody. Or a case where the individual has to prove in the court of law that he’s sober and hasn’t consumed alcohol or abused drugs. A probation drug test is usually court-ordered and random in nature. Normally you’ll be told what sort of probation drug test you should take. Whether it’s 5 panel, 10 panel or expanded panel. And the method of drug testing, so urine or hair or breathe. If not, you’ll need to ask. Probation drug tests are also required to be observed in some cases. Mostly in urine probation drug tests. In this video we explain the different aspects of a probation drug test and what you need to know before you order one. We’ll also cover the types of drug tests and alcohol tests in the video. If you wish to order a court-ordered or a probation drug test. You can do so online here: or give us a call on 847-657-7900 #ProbationDrugTesting #DrugTesting #AlcoholTesting

By |June 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Probation Drug Testing

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Tim Thoelecke is a certified Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and a DATIA Certified Professional Collector Trainer, trained in drug and alcohol testing for DOT and non-DOT businesses. He founded InOut Labs,, a Chicago-based business that tests employees all over the U.S. to help with the challenges businesses face particularly related to safety and productivity.

Probation Drug Testing

On probation? Then you may be required to submit to random probation drug testing. Here are a few things you need to know before requesting a probation drug test:


Normally you will be told what you need. If not, you’ll need to ask.

When it comes to probation drug testing, requirements vary. Some possible options include 5-Panel, 10-Panel, and Expanded Panel drug tests and/or EtG alcohol tests. Tests may be urine, hair or breath, and are sometimes required to be observed.


The most frequently requested probation drug test is the standard five-panel or five-panel with EtG alcohol testing, which detects the use of marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, PCP, and opiates, as well as alcohol.


A 10-Panel drug test includes the five above, plus methadone, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methaqualone and propoxyphene.


An Expanded Panel includes the 10-Panel drug test, plus some commonly abused synthetic opioids: oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone and hydromorphone.


Many on probation are required to include an EtG alcohol test. An EtG (Ethyl glucuronide) test looks for a metabolite of alcohol, which has an 80-hour look back period in urine.


Another efficient method of drug screening is hair follicle testing.

Many court systems and employers may opt for a hair follicle test due to its extended detection period. It is capable of detecting habitual and binge drug and alcohol use. Often referred to as “hair follicle testing,” it really is not the follicle that is tested. Hair is not plucked out by the root, but is cut at skin level. As a result, the detection window is about 5 days up to 90 days. The most recent 5 days have not emerged from the skin yet.

The most inexpensive option of the probation drug screening is urine drug testing.

Urine drug testing is the most affordable method of drug screening. Because a determined drug user can cheat the test, probation drug testing requirements often include direct observation, meaning that a same-sex observer goes into the rest room with the donor.


InOut Labs is one of the most reliable drug screening providers that provide probation drug and alcohol testing services across the U.S. InOut Labs also provides workplace drug testing for organizations that employ DOT-regulated and non-regulated employees.

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By |October 8th, 2018|Drugs|Comments Off on Probation Drug Testing

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Tim Thoelecke is the founder of InOut Labs. Tim’s number one mantra is “Take care of the customer first." InOut Labs is a nationwide provider of employee drug testing services, and your best choice for affordable, direct-to-consumer health tests. Tim Thoelecke is a certified Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and a DATIA Certified Professional Collector Trainer, certified in drug and alcohol testing for DOT and non-DOT employers. He is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and he founded InOut Labs to help employers and individuals take control of their health, culture and safety. InOut Labs also provides corporate wellness screenings, DNA testing and direct-to-consumer lab tests and B12 shots. Tim is an enthusiastic networker and enjoys connecting people. InOut Labs is BBB Accredited with an A+ Rating.