Monitored Sobriety / Random Substance Abuse Testing by Urinalysis (UA’s)
The Denver County Court Probation Department is utilizing Sentry, a computerized system developed by Cordant Health Solutions to manage our monitored sobriety / random drug testing. Probation clients call one telephone number provided by Norchem to determine if they are to test that day. One “color line” testing number creates true randomization. This also allows clients to choose from any approved collection site each time they must test, providing more flexibility and choices to meet the needs of clients.
Instructions: Probation clients may choose from any one of the approved collection sites listed to provide a urine sample for alcohol and drug testing. Clients ordered to test must call the Sentry Testing Line at 303-515-7638 between 5:00 a.m. and 5:59 p.m. every day of the week, including weekends. Clients may test between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on their selected day. However, not all collection sites are open between these hours. Probation Officers may provide clients with a primary collection site that is convenient to their treatment, home, or work locations. If selected to test a given day, it is the client’s responsibility to go to their primary site or otherwise find a site that is open and can collect the sample. The approved list of collection sites shows the hours of operation and the cost of a regular 8 panel test. Probation clients may not use any other sites to test. Failure to call into the Sentry Testing Line each day and missing a test are violations of probation.
Reference Material on EtG and EtS testing for alcohol:
|NADCP Alcohol Biomarker Update|
|EtG SAMHSA Advisory|
|Biomarkers to Monitor Alcohol Abstinence|