SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is a public agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It was formed by Congress in 1992 to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
Cordant Health Solutions™ meets all the requirements for laboratory certification specified in the HHS Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs. The HHS laboratory standards for urine drug-testing certification assure that only the highest-quality laboratories and scientific and methodological procedures are used in testing.
CAP-FDT (College of American Pathologists-Forensic Drug Testing) certification means our laboratories have met all applicable standards for accreditation in the realm of forensic drug testing.
Congress passed the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in 1988, establishing quality standards for all laboratory testing to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and timeliness of patient test results regardless of where a test was performed. All Cordant laboratories have been awarded CLIA certification for high-complexity laboratory services.