Quest Diagnostics Locations & Hours Near Bakersfield, CA -
  • 1.Quest Diagnostics

    2001 17th St


    0.35 mi

  • 2.Quest Diagnostics

    9500 Stockdale Hwy Ste 102


    5.17 mi

  • 3.Quest Diagnostics

    2822 F St Ste A


    0.88 mi

  • 4.Quest Diagnostics

    3535 San Dimas St Ste 18


    1.37 mi

  • 5.Quest Diagnostics

    9900 Stockdale Hwy


    5.47 mi

  • 6.Quest Diagnostics

    1801 16th St


    0.25 mi

  • 7.Quest Diagnostics

    2021 22nd St


    0.55 mi

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By: G E.
Physicians Automated Laboratory Inc
Getting blood drawn is my worst nightmare, but the nurses here were really really sweet about it. The nurse whose unfortunate job it was to take my blood saw how freaked I was and called in the lady who had helped check me in. She stroked my hair while the other nurse counted down for me as she was taking my sample (she promised me forty seconds and got it done in 36).And I got a Sesame Street band-aid and everything. Those ladies deserve a raise for sure.
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Basic home test kits and the first step in most professional lab tests involve a simple qualitative analysis -- this means the test will determine the presence of a substance above a certain level, but will not determine the exact amount present in the sample. If a qualitative test indicates the presence of a substance, a professional lab test may then perform quantitative analysis to determine precise levels. Different types of drug tests have different tolerances for accuracy. In addition, taking certain prescription or over-the-counter medications could affect the accuracy of some drug tests.
For a common urinalysis drug test, there is little someone needs to do to prepare. Since these tests will require a small amount of urine, you may want to drink an extra glass of water about an hour before providing the sample. Test providers should be informed of any medications you are taking, as some of these might change test results.
In the case of tests administered for employment, professional sports or parole programs, testing is usually done at the expense of the person or group ordering the tests. At-home testing kits may cost as little as $10 for basic tests, or more than $100 for more advanced types.
Home drug-test kits are available from most drug stores and can screen for either a panel of substances or only one specific substance. Home test kits are less advanced than professional lab equipment, so they will indicate the presence of a substance but will not indicate the amount present. Some tests will give a quick, broad preliminary result at home, but can be sent to a lab by mail for more rigorous testing.
In cases when drug test results are not available within a few minutes, results are often mailed to the employer ordering the test.

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