Testing Children for Passive Exposure to Illegal Drugs
A variety of physical, psychological and emotional impairments can affect children harmed by passive exposure to illegal drugs and substances. Testing for this offers an unbiased evaluation of a child’s environment and can help guide court decisions regarding child abuse and child welfare issues.
What Do Positive Passive Exposure Results Mean?
Positive results in passive exposure testing can identify a child’s:
- Ingestion of illegal drugs — accidental or intentional
- Contact with a drug user’s sweat or sebum (skin oil)
- Contact with physical drug substances
- Actual contact with smoke from drugs
- Passive exposure to smoke from drugs
Passive testing can identify these drugs:
- Cannabinoids (THC/Marijuana)
- Cocaine (Crack and Cocaine HCI)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
Full-Service Testing Geared Toward Family Safety
An important aspect of the safe environment children deserve to live, play and grow in is receiving care and supervision from parents and guardians who are unimpaired by drugs or alcohol.
ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North works with the judicial system to help families, lawyers and judges determine the safest environment for the child when child custody hearings involve verifying a guardian or parent ’s drug or alcohol use,
We offer a variety of drug and alcohol testing options, all of which provide results that are accurate, reliable and confidential. We take consider the time frame to test and how quickly results are needed to recommend 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. DNA testing at ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North covers family members, prenatal and identical/fraternal twin identification.