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CLEVELAND, OH, May 09, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Any Lab Test Now™ of Medina is providing unique high-level drug exposure testing, a critical step in ensuring the safety of the community, especially children.
Ohio's drug epidemic – labeled a "tsunami" by the Public Children's Services Association of Ohio – is tracking upward with more than 20,000 drug-affected children in Ohio expected to be removed from their homes by 2020. In Medina County, more than 55 percent of children removed from their homes suffer from parental drug abuse and need to be tested for drug exposure.
"Ohio is suffering the worst. We have so many interstate connections, it is easy for opioids and methamphetamines to infiltrate our community," said Janice Blasinsky, who co-owns the Any Lab Test Now in Medina with her daughter Angela Yaniga.
The mother/daughter team has stepped up to fill a critical need in lab testing for children and teens in Medina.
Any Lab Test Now works with United States Drug Testing Laboratory (USDTL) to administer the Child Guard test – the only test to detect both passive and active drug exposure. Most hair tests only detect if drugs have been ingested but most children in drug-exposed environments are not using drugs themselves. Child Guard's forensic hair test is the only test of its kind and can detect if a substance was in the child's environment for up to three months before testing.
"Our hair collection process is not traumatic. We inconspicuously cut 90-180 strands around the head. It's quick and painless. We package it in front of them and send it off to USDTL. We can get results in 5-7 days, which is critical, so courts can use the information in deciding how best to keep children safe," said Yaniga.
Confidential drug testing for teens is even quicker. Parents who are concerned about possible drug use can bring their child in without an appointment and take a 5 or 10 panel rapid urine test that can detect a host of drugs for up to 30 days, instantly. The results don't go on any health record, but the lab testing offers parents a path forward and gives teens a reason to "just say no."
"Our county needed this (lab testing). Our main goal is to make sure our community is protected, especially the youngest members of our community," said Yaniga. We offer everyone who walks in the door compassion and we treat them with respect. There is so much good work we are doing here helping families get back on track. It's very rewarding."
When the mother/daughter team opened their direct access clinical lab together in 2009, they were excited to offer anyone who walked in the door a lab test of their choice at any time. Low overhead, a small retail footprint, and affordable initial investment offered a great opportunity with one of the nation's fastest growing franchises. But it quickly became clear there was a huge need for drug testing for parents and children in Medina, and their family business also became a community blessing.
Blasinsky and Yaniga are active members with the Medina County Economic Development Corporation and speak to local chambers of commerce and safety councils to help educate consumers about the opportunities available to them with confidential direct access lab testing.
About ANY LAB TEST NOW®
Founded in 1992, ANY LAB TEST NOW is a franchise direct access lab testing company that provides thousands of standard lab tests to consumers and businesses in a professional, convenient and cost -effective, transparent manner. With more than 160 facilities around the U.S., ANY LAB TEST NOW offers a variety of affordable and confidential lab tests to consumers and businesses including general health and wellness panels, pregnancy, HIV/STD, drug, paternity and many more tests. To learn more about ANY LAB TEST NOW, visit www.anylabtestnow.com or like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/anylabtestnowcorp.
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