5280 Legal Plus is a complete consulting, ordering, reporting and explanation solution designed to assist Custody Evaluators, Parenting Coordinators, CFI’s, PRE’s, Mediators, Lawyers, Probation Officers & Judges with determining appropriate testing methods and time-frames based on their client/ case needs.
Our team will consult with you to determine what testing methodologies and time frames are most appropriate for the particular case. In some situations, a combination of testing options may be the best option to get the information you are looking for. Consultations are FREE when 5280 Drug Testing is included as the testing facility in a court/ custody order.
Once we have determined the best course of action for testing, our team will locate and lab/ collection facility and order the appropriate test(s). Orders may be disseminated to the respondent directly or to the legal team for disbursement based on court order, protective order, etc.
Upon execution of a Release of Information and once results are available, 5280 Drug Testing will provide certified, court admissible copies to the designated authorities.
Sometimes results need explanation. All positive tests should be reviewed for accuracy based on metabolite information. NOT ALL POSITIVE TESTS ARE CREATED EQUAL. Our staff is trained to read and interpret metabolite information. In some cases, the presence or absence of certain metabolites on a positive test may be related to environmental exposure vs. ingestion, therefore, positive results should be reviewed before consequences are levied.
If needed, our Legal Plus Team is available for in-person, phone or video conference court testimony.
Child Custody, Court & Legal Testing Offered:
Drug Testing: We will customize the panel dependent upon the situation. 5 panel to 17 panel. Most common: 8 Panel + ETG.
Alcohol Testing: ETG (Ethyl Glucuronide); this is a direct metabolite produced by the ingestion of ethanol alcohol; urine test has a window of approximately 80 hours)
Hair Follicle Testing: Panel can be customized to include drugs and Alcohol (ETG); window of detection approximately 90 days for head hair and 1 year for body hair
Fingernail and Toenail Testing: Panel can be customized to include drugs and Alcohol (ETG); window of detection approximately 3-6 months for fingernails and 6-9 months for toenails
PEth Testing: (Phosphatidylethanol); this blood test uses this direct alcohol bio-marker to indicate exposure to alcohol going back 2-3 weeks. This tests is an accurate indicator of prolonged or binge use of alcohol.
Child Guard Hair Exposure Testing: Typical hair tests with other labs will only report a positive exposure result if drug metabolites are detected, even when the native drug is in the child’s hair specimen. ChildGuard® reports a positive result if either native drugs or drug metabolites are detected, giving much better insight about the child’s environment. ChildGuard® can provide evidence of substance use in a child’s environment for the past 3 months, and can be performed on donors of any age.