Coastal Drug Testing in Branton TX provides drug and alcohol testing, DOT physicals, DOT drug testing and DNA testing at our drug testing locations in Branton TX and the surrounding area. Drug and alcohol testing services are provided for employers and individuals needing a test. Same day service is available and most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office.
To schedule any type of drug or alcohol test at our Branton locations, call our scheduling department at (800) 828-7086. You can also schedule your drug test online utilizing our express scheduling registration by selecting your test and completing the Donor Information/Registration Section. You must register for the test prior to proceeding to the testing center.
The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest alcohol drug testing center which performs the type of test you have selected. A donor pass/registration form with the local testing center address, hours of operation and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take this form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment is necessary in most cases. However, you must complete the donor information section and pay for the test at the time of registration.
Urine or hair testing methods – you choose!
Coastal Drug Testing offers different testing methods depending upon our customers needs. With a 1 to 5 day detection period urine testing is the most common method used by employers, courts and schools. However, hair drug and alcohol testing is becoming a frequently used testing method due to a detection period of up to 90 days and even longer in certain cases.
DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing
Coastal Drug Testing provides DOT drug testing and DOT breath alcohol testing at our locations in Branton TX which complies with all requirements of DOT 49 CFR Part 40.Most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and the process to schedule a DOT drug test or DOT breath alcohol test is FAST AND EASY. Our staff is trained and certified in DOT drug testing procedures and chain of custody requirements. All DOT drug tests are analyzed by a SAMSHA certified laboratory and reviewed by our Medical Review Officer on staff.
Additional DOT Services:
- Consortium Enrollment
- Supervisor Training
- Employer Drug Policy Development
- MVR Reports
- Supervisor Training
- Employee Training
- Background Checks
We also provide drug-free workplace programs to DOT regulated industries such as:
- Trucking Industry (FMCSA)
- Aviation Industry (FAA)
- Railroad Industry (FRA)
- Public Transportation (FTA)
- Pipeline Industry (PHMSA)
- Maritime Industry (USCG)
- Court Ordered Drug Testing (Probation/Child Custody)
Our local Branton TX drug testing centers provide drug and alcohol tests that are utilized for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings, including probation and other types of government required tests. Observed tests are available and tests results can be submitted for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings including probation hearings, child custody cases, litigation and all manner of government required tests.
Court ordered drug tests should contain detailed instructions specifying the type of test to be administered and the drugs that should be screened for. If sample collection needs to be witnessed in order to prevent potential tampering or substitution, those specifications will be stated in the court order.
On the Road or on Vacation? No Problem!
Coastal Drug Testing has over 20,000 drug and alcohol testing locations nationwide, call us today to schedule a test in any state or city.
Child/Family/Personal Drug Testing
Coastal Drug Testing offers convenient, cost effective and confidential options for parents, family members or anyone needing to take a drug or alcohol test for personal reasons. The process is simple, call us at 800-828-7086 and speak with one of our customer service specialists to determine which testing option may be best for you. Or you may also register online to purchase your test.
Employer/Drug Free Workplace Testing
Coastal Drug Testing specializes in providing cost effective and comprehensive Drug Free Workplace Programs which include: pre-employment, random, post accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. As well as drug policy development, employee training and awareness signage and on-going consultation to ensure that a company is a drug free workplace. Many states offer discounts on workers compensation insurance premiums when a business is qualified as a drug free workplace.
Coastal Drug Testing also provides customized drug testing for synthetic marijuana, Ketamine, spice, kratom, bath salts and various opioids including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, and others. Prescription drugs can be screened including Adderall, Ritalin, and Suboxone with levels reflecting usage.
Providing exceptional customer service and being available when you need us for drug testing in Branton TX, is our #1 Priority and we look forward to serving the needs of our clients.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Locations in Branton TX
1510 HIGHWAY 206 14.9 miles
304 S DAUGHERTY AVE 18.0 miles
(Don’t see a location near you? Call us (800) 828-7086)
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Alpha-toxin, also known as alpha-hemolysin (Hla), is the major cytotoxic agent released by bacterium Staphylococcus aureus and the first identified member of the pore forming beta-barrel toxin family. This toxin consists mostly of beta-sheets (68%) with only about 10% alpha-helices. The hla gene on the S. aureus chromosome encodes the 293 residue protein monomer, which forms heptameric units on the cellular membrane to form a complete beta-barrel pore. This structure allows the toxin to perform its major function, development of pores in the cellular membrane, eventually causing cell death.
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The structure of the protein has been solved by X-ray crystallography
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