Accountability Lab Services FAQs

Q: Why should I use Accountability Lab Services?

A: We provide personalized service, along with prompt and accurate results. Our staff is experienced, trained, and certified by industry leading experts, who in turn supply the specialty chemistry clinical analyzer we use to process all specimens submitted to Accountability Lab Services. We adhere to industry standards in the handling and processing of all specimens. Our equipment is routinely tested and monitored to ensure accurate results.  Additionally, it is serviced by factory technicians on a six month schedule and on an as-needed basis.


Q: What about confidentiality?

A: We are very aware of the sensitive nature of our work and provide the utmost level of privacy.  This includes adherence to HIPPA rules as they apply to our operation.


Q: Why is there a range in pricing?

A: The range of pricing is based upon volume.


Q: What is your turn around time?

A: Results normally will be available within 48 business hours if submitted during regular working hours Monday-Friday.


Q: What is the difference between a screening lab and a confirmation lab?

A: A screening lab does an initial analysis of the specimen. If it is positive for one or more of the drugs for which it is being tested, at your discretion, it can be further tested by a confirmation lab.

Q: As a screening lab, do you offer a confirmation service?

A: Yes, we currently utilize Redwood Toxicology Labs to confirm our positive results.  There is an additional charge for this service, and those results are generally available within 7 days.


Q: What are the advantages of choosing a screening lab versus a confirmation lab?

A: Confirmation services cost considerably more than screening.  Screening specimens and only confirming positive results saves time and money.  For many applications, confirmation is not necessary.


Q: What is a GC/MS confirmation?

A: GC/MS stands for gas chromatography / mass spectrometry.  This is a method used to confirm drug screening in the event of a positive result.


Q: Why would I choose to ask for a dilution validity test only?

A: In the event that a client suspects he will be asked to take a instant drug test, an attempt to dilute or adulterate the specimen may occur.  A dilution validity test would allow the tester to confirm whether a client has attempted to dilute his specimen.


Q: Why should I choose lab screening over an instant test?

A: Lab testing is more reliable and accurate, eliminates errors in reading an instant test, and also provides additional security in knowing positive results are tested a second time to confirm initial screening results.  There is less chance for adulteration and tampering with the inclusion of dilution validity.  Instant testing is not nearly as accurate as lab screening, which is why it is more advisable for employers to elect lab-based testing as opposed to instant testing.

We offer a wide range of testing options, from instant testing (urine), to lab testing (urine), to alternative drug and alcohol testing (breath and saliva).  We can test for individual drug usage as well as customized drug panels.  Contact us for specifics on pricing.

We also offer specimen pickup services within a specified mileage range, as well as billed shipping services for clients outside driving range.

Results are generally available in 48 hours and are sent by email to one or more destinations.

Our results will show whether or not the specimen is positive for any drugs for which it is being tested. We are available to explain any results to you by either email or phone during regular business hours.

At your discretion, any positive can be sent for confirmation at an additional charge.