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Alpha Drug Testing in Blairsville, Georgia

Alpha Drug Testing Services now in Blairsville

By Janice Boling
NGN Writer / Photographer

March 8, 2011 - Alpha Drug Testing Services, LLC recently participated in a Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Friends, Chamber ambassadors, and members of the business community joined in the celebration.

Owner Paula Padgett welcomed everyone and told a little about the business. She said, “We offer onsite drug testing in the Union County and Tri-State areas. We do DNA testing, pre-employment screenings, background checks, drug testing, and more.”

Alpha Drug Testing Services is a locally owned company that does both onsite and office collection of urine, saliva, and hair follicle specimens for DOT regulated drug testing, non-regulated lab-based drug tests, and instant drug screens. Alpha Drug Testing Services is certified and follows a strict chain of custody procedures. They are also contracted with several national laboratories to provide confirmations of instant screen positives, lab based tests with GC/MS technology, Medical Review Officer services, DNA paternity testing, and hair follicle drug testing.

Alpha Drug Testing Services provides in-home drug testing tools for facilitating communication in the family through the use of the “Family Pledge” (explicitly declaring a family drug and alcohol use policy). All services are confidential. A kit that tests for the ten most commonly abused drugs is provided (along with a single test for nicotine and instant alcohol screen).

Ms. Padgett graduated from West Georgia College in 1977 with a bachelor degree in Sociology. She then worked for over 25 years managing federal and private student loan portfolios. Paula is actively involved in the local communities as a member of the Board of Directors of the Towns-Union Habitat for Humanity Affiliate where she serves on the Fund Raising Committee and the Construction Committee. She was also a Logistics Team Co-Captain on the Women Build project. In addition to being a member of the Blairsville-Union Chamber of Commerce, she is also a member of the Union-Towns Employer Committee.

Alpha Drug Testing Services offers dependable service with good prices. Bulk supplies are also available. The business is located at 965 Murphy Highway beside Louise McTaggart Realty.