The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory receives urine specimens from clients to test for the presence and amount of drugs in the sample. The laboratory also does testing on the specimen to determine sample validity, verifying the sample hasn’t been adulterated or substituted. Testing is performed using ELISA test methods and GC/MS and LC/MS/MS confirmations. The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory is a CLIA accredited laboratory.
Mail or deliver the completed request form and urine sample to our lab promptly. If there will be a delay in sending the sample to the laboratory, please refrigerate until able to do so. Find our location and directions
Questions? Contact us by confidential email at AHS.VDHLabDrugTesting@vermont.gov. Your inquiry will be processed more quickly if you include your name, your client’s name and specific questions.
If a caseworker determines a drug test is needed:
The caseworker fills out a Urine Drug Test Request Form, forwards it to collection facility and directs client to collection facility.
Collection facility collects and sends urine sample and paperwork, previously filled out by the caseworker, to the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory (VDHL). Read the Urine Drug Test collection instructions
VDHL screens sample for requested analytes and confirms positives if this option is selected on the form by the caseworker. VDHL only confirms positive results.
Turnaround times for screening results are shorter than for confirmation results. If a sample needs confirmation testing, screening results will be delivered with the confirmation results.