Testing Children for Passive Exposure to Illegal Drugs
Children harmed by passive exposure to illegal drugs and toxic substances used in drug production can suffer from a variety of physical, psychological and emotional impairments. Passive exposure testing offers an unbiased evaluation of a child’s environments and can help guide court decisions regarding child abuse and child welfare issues.
What Do Positive Passive Exposure Results Mean?
Positive results in passive exposure testing can identify a child’s:
- Passive exposure to smoke from drugs
- Actual contact with smoke from drugs
- Contact with a drug user’s sweat or sebum (skin oil)
- Contact with physical drug substances
- Ingestion of illegal drugs — accidental or intentional
Passive testing can identify these drugs:
- Cannabinoids (THC/Marijuana)
- Cocaine (Crack and Cocaine HCI)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
Full-Service Testing Geared Toward Family Safety
Children deserve a safe environment to live, play and grow in. An important aspect of that safety is receiving care and supervision from parents and guardians who are unimpaired by drugs or alcohol.
When child custody hearings involve verifying a parent or guardian’s drug or alcohol use, ARCpoint Labs of Golden Valley works with the judicial system to help families, lawyers and judges determine the safest environment for the child.
ARCpoint Labs of Golden Valley offers a variety of drug and alcohol testing options, all of which provide results that are accurate, reliable and confidential. We take into consideration the time frame to test and how quickly results are needed to recommend the best testing options.
DNA testing at ARCpoint Labs of Golden Valley covers family members, prenatal, and identical/fraternal twin identification. If you have DNA-related questions, schedule a no cost, no obligation consultation with a DNA specialist who will answer all of your questions and be able to assist you further.