What Kind Of Drug Test Do CPS Use In Texas?


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James Parnell answered
The CPS (child protective services) department in Texas can use as many different drug tests they deem necessary.

They will use more thorough testing on parents who have a history of abusive and illegal substance use.

CPS drug test in Texas
There are five methods of drug testing available to the CPS. These are:

  • Urine - This is the most cost-effective and common method of drug testing. For this method, an urine sample is required, which will then by monitored in a laboratory for any traces of drug use.
  • Saliva - A mouth swab test is also used sometimes, usually if further tests have to be carried out after an urine screening.
  • Blood - Blood testing is used because of its reliability. The only negative point of blood testing is that is more expensive than other forms of screening.
  • Hair - Hair testing is used to determine if abusive drugs have been taken up to six months before the test. This type of screening is only used for long-term drug abusers.
  • EEG - In extreme cases an EEG may be carried out, although this is very rare. EEG tests are rather expensive, although they are extremely reliable.
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Anonymous answered
Actually all of the above are correct. If you are in their office, they will mouth swab initially, and after that they do random urine and hair follicle tests.

I know this because I've been dealing with CPS in the state of Texas for the past year. The only way to get around these tests is to stay clean!!
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Anonymous answered
Ten panel urine screen.
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Anonymous answered
Mouth swabs.

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