Southwest Laboratories is a modern, state-of-the-art laboratory designed primarily for forensic drug testing. The Laboratory was established in early 1988 to meet the requirements of the then new “Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Program” proposed by the Federal government. In March, 1993, Southwest Laboratories was certified under the National Laboratory Certification Program as SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Laboratory Number 0160. Currently, the laboratory is the only such Federally-certified laboratory in Arizona.
Because of its size and dedication to drug testing, Southwest Laboratories has been able to customize the specific drug testing services it offers to each client. We don’t have a basic, all inclusive package that approximates the needs of the majority of our clients. Instead, each phase of the testing program is tailored to the specific requirements with respect to drug panels, cutoff levels, specimen collection and transportation, and results reporting. We think that this approach is what sets us apart from most drug testing laboratories, and we think of it as being in partnership with our clients.
Drug testing is one of the most important components of a drug free workplace program. At Southwest Laboratories, we are committed to doing our part by using what we feel is the basics of a laboratory should be: reliable, responsive and have a solid reputation.