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DNA and Drug & Alcohol Testing for Legal and Judicial Purposes

When it comes to legal matters like divorce proceedings, child custody determinations, DUI charges, or pretrial diversion / intervention, the accuracy of drug, alcohol, DNA, and lab testing results is of paramount importance.

Whether you are an attorney, a judge, a social worker, or a Pretrial Diversion / Intervention Officer, ARCpoint Labs nationwide can serve as a trusted partner for legal testing.

We offer a variety of court-admissible tests to meet any need for legal and judicial evidence.

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Circumstances Calling for Legal Testing

ARCpoint Labs offers a diverse range of court-admissible tests needed for legal and judicial evidence. There are many situations in which testing is mandatory in criminal cases where forensic DNA is needed for child custody cases where paternity and drug or alcohol testing may be required. Tests may be needed for child visitation rights to test for drugs, alcohol, and paternity. Divorce proceedings often use testing for infidelity DNA, drugs, alcohol and passive drug exposure.

Our tests also cover private investigations and estate or inheritance disputes where relationship DNA and drug and alcohol tests are needed as evidence. In addition, our tests include juvenile, DUI, mental health and Veteran Treatment Drug Court testing along with pretrial diversion and intervention programs. [Contact Us]

When court-ordered testing has been issued, ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area delivers DNA, alcohol, and drug testing for any circumstance. Court-admissible testing is paramount, and our quality chain-of-custody protocols ensure reliability.

ARCpoint’s Specialized services include:

 

Court ordered testing 

When court-ordered testing has been issued, ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area delivers DNA, alcohol, and drug testing for any circumstance. Court-admissible testing is paramount, and our quality chain-of-custody protocols ensure reliability.

 

Family Law

ARCpoint Labs provides accurate, reliable services for DNA, drug, and alcohol testing that establishes the evidence needed to resolve family law cases. They are your partner in bringing reliable facts to the case.

Mobile & On-site Testing

Accurate and reliable testing is brought to any location including probation offices, courthouses, and social work departments.

Court-Admissible DNA Testing

When DNA is needed to determine custody, paternity, child support, immigration status and inheritance, ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area produces reliable tests admissible in court.

 

Drug Court

Often used as a diversionary program for illegal drug suspects, drug court can provide a program to offer a pathway for focused treatment and prevention. The reliable tests from ARCpoint can help provide alternatives to the punitive repercussions of the criminal justice system.

Attorneys

ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area can meet the growing demand for attorneys to have their own DNA/drug tests for supporting evidence. Relying on ARCpoint Labs will ensure there are no surprises during litigation as they provide professional, admissible and reliable tests for any court situation.

Pretrial Intervention & Diversion

ARCpoint Labs offers the results needed to assist minors and first-time drug offenders to be diverted from the traditional punitive system. We assist and lead clients toward treatment and prevention through the drug court programs.

Chain of Custody for Legal Testing

When it is essential that legal testing is admissible, ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area provides results dictated by the exact chain of custody regulations for collections.

The employees of ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area are professionally trained in the proper procedures and protocols essential in keeping tests legal and admissible in a court of law. We work with reputable laboratories that correctly follow the processes at every step from collecting specimens to the transportation of samples and more. We monitor the testing of the samples in the laboratories and the transmission of the final results.

In order for legal testing to be admissible in a court of law, ARCpoint Labs follow strict chain of custody regulations for collections.

All of our employees are trained in proper protocols and procedures required to keep testing legally admissible, and we work with laboratories that follow these processes every step of the way, from specimen collections to sample transport, followed by testing of the sample in the laboratory testing and finally to results transmission.

Technology & Capabilities for Unique Legal Testing Situations

Since legal testing can vary with each type of law practiced, ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area understands this concept and takes into account each specific case and the laws and requirements of each community. Unlike other testing centers that may generically process evidence, ARCpoint Lab’s facilities are equipped to tailor legal testing and provide the following customization options:

  • Mobile and onsite testing at courthouses or other locations or in-lab at ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area
  • Randomized call-in testing for drug court.
  • Comprehensive drug and alcohol testing including hair, nail, sweat, and patch tests for longer detection windows
  • Flexible scheduling with the option of adhering to preset drug court schedules or weekend collections.
  • ChildGuard® tests will identify accidental ingestion and passive exposure to drugs, and observed collections are available with male and female collectors.
  • Software for the management of programs, streamlined test ordering and the ability to serve as custodian of record for guardian ad lit em and caseworkers.

At ARCpoint Labs, we understand that legal testing needs can vary widely depending on the type of law practiced, the specific case in question, or the laws and requirements of your specific community.

Unlike “mom and pop” independents or “one-size-fits-all” operations, our facilities are equipped to provide tailored legal testing. Our customizable options include:

  • Comprehensive drug & alcohol testing, including many different test types such as hair, nail & sweat patch testing for longer detection windows
  • ChildGuard® testing to identify accidental ingestion or passive exposure to drugs
  • Observed collections with both male & female collectors available
  • Flexible scheduling options, including the ability to adhere to pre-set drug court schedules & weekend collections
  • Mobile, on-site testing (at the courthouse or another location) or in lab at an ARCpoint Labs facility)
  • Ability to serve as custodian of record for caseworkers & guardian ad litem
  • Software for management of programs with streamlined test ordering
  • Call-in scheduling / randomization for drug court
  • Results delivered electronically

We would happy to discuss your unique needs and devise a legal testing program to fit your program or case.

The ARCpoint Commitment: Accurate, Reliable, Confidential

 

Results Delivered Electronically

ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area is reliable, accurate and confidential. We will discuss your special needs and provide a legal testing program that is suitable for your case or program. ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area delivers the highest level and quality of service in many ways.

Accuracy in Legal Testing

For the most rapid results, Point of Care/Collection Tests use the highest quality kits and lab-based confirmation of non-negative results. ARCpoint Labs is equipped to administer tests for adulterants as we have experience in the prevention of cheating in drug and alcohol testing. We also work with trained Medical Review Officers (MROs) allowing us to identify legally-prescribed drugs that might appear as non-negatives during a drug test.

The Reliability of Our Court-Admissible Tests

Since legal testing must be 100% reliable, ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area understands and follows every specific court order. The chain of custody is followed completely from inception to the delivery of the final results. Our collection specialists are trained to follow system protocols while remaining cordial and professional and maintaining the appropriate distance from the individuals being tested.

Confidential Results

In order to preserve the confidentiality of the results, all donor privacy is highly safeguarded. ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area works with the donors to authorize the release of the test results specific for each program requirement. The privacy and integrity of the participants and programs are respected and preserved.

Get Legal Drug, Alcohol, & DNA Testing

If partnering with an organization for drug and alcohol testing is required, ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area can become an extension of that program. We will be the eyes and ears of the program and will detect any changes in the behaviors or personalities of the participants.

If legal testing is needed for your company or organization, contact ARCpoint Labs of Minneapolis Metro area for your specific needs.

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