Testing Children for Passive Exposure to Illegal Drugs
Passive exposure testing can help guide court decisions regarding child abuse and child welfare issues. It offers an unbiased evaluation of a child’s environments and can help those in the legal system determine if they are at risk for a variety of physical, psychological and emotional impairments and, if so, to react accordingly.
What Do Positive Passive Exposure Results Mean?
Positive results in passive exposure testing can identify a child’s:
- Passive exposure to smoke from drugs
- Contact with a drug user’s sweat or sebum (skin oil)
- Actual contact with smoke from drugs
- Ingestion of illegal drugs — accidental or intentional
- Contact with physical drug substances
Passive testing can identify these drugs:
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
- Cocaine (Crack and Cocaine HCI)
- Cannabinoids (THC/Marijuana)
Full-Service Testing Geared Toward Family Safety
ARCpoint Labs of Tampa Metro Area works with the judicial system to help families, lawyers and judges determine the safest environment for the child when custody hearings involve verifying a parent or guardian’s drug or alcohol use.
This role is crucial because all children deserve a safe environment to live, play and grow in and an important aspect of that safety is receiving care and supervision from parents and guardians who are unimpaired by drugs or alcohol.
The variety of drug and alcohol tests available at ARCpoint Labs of Tampa Metro Area provides results that are accurate, reliable and confidential. We look at the time frame to test and how quickly results are needed before recommending the best testing options.
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. At ARCpoint Labs of Tampa Metro Area, DNA testing covers family members, prenatal and identical/fraternal twin identification.
Make ARCpoint Labs of Tampa Metro Area your partner in ensuring all-around safe environments for children.
Whether we test for environmental toxins, drugs and alcohol or DNA, ARCpoint Labs of Tampa Metro Area follows consistent protocol from collection to reporting to ensure our results are admissible in court.