• Surya Immediate Medical Care, PC • 1182 Troy Schenectady Rd • Latham, NY 12110
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-3; Sat, 9-12, Ph: 518-867-8080

Surya IMC: Preferred Collection Site

Surya IMC is a preferred collection site for Quest Diagnostics. Surya IMC uses certified collectors and abides by the highest collection standards, including the use of a specially designed urine drug screen bathroom.

[Note for US Coast Guard applicants: we can complete the DOT/USCG PERIODIC DRUG TESTING FORM (form CG-719P). A USCG drug screen is $70; a USCG physical is $150.]


Walk-In Hours (closed major holiday weekends)

Surya IMC performs drug screens on a walk-in basis only (not by appointment) during the following hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 am-Noon • Saturday: 9 am-10 am

Donors with CCF or Authorization Barcode (No Charge)

Donors with a custody & control form or authorization barcode should present such documentation upon arrival (if the authorization barcode is on a mobile device, simply tell the receptionist the authorization barcode number).

Processing Times for Drug Screens

  • Urine: results reported in 3-5 business days
  • Hair: results reported in 5-7 business days

Note: donors who pay Surya IMC to process a drug screen (urine-$70, hair-$100) will need to provide an email address for receipt of drug screen results.

Basic Protocol

  • Upon arrival, the donor will complete a one-page registration form (and make payment, if applicable: urine-$70, hair-$100).
  • The donor will need to present a form of photo ID (one of the following):
    1. Driver’s license
    2. Passport
    3. Employee ID
    4. Student ID

The photo ID will remain in the possession of the collector for the duration of the drug screen collection.

Hair Screens at Surya IMC

  1. The donor will be brought back to a lab room where hair will be cut, typically from the crown of the head, close to the scalp (even though the hair screen is often referred to as a hair follicle test, we do not actually yank out hair by the roots). If the scalp does not provide sufficient hair for the test, the hair specimen will be taken from the armpits, extremities, and/or torso.
  2. The paperwork/electronic form will be completed.
  3. The specimen will be sealed into a specimen bag and locked in a specimen box for courier pick-up.
  4. The donor will leave with the photo ID.

Urine Screens at Surya IMC

  1. The donor will be asked to empty their pockets and place personal items (exception: wallet) into a locker (the donor will retain the locker key throughout the collection process).
  2. The donor will be asked to urinate into a collection cup in a specially designed bathroom (flush button outside of bathroom; dry wall ceiling; bluing tablet discolors toilet water; otherwise no access to water). The cup measures if the urine temperature is within the normal range of 90°-100°F.
  3. The donor will have four minutes to provide a urine specimen in the collection cup. If the donor is unable to provide an adequate specimen in the time allotted, the collector will direct the donor to drink water (the donor is not allowed to leave Surya IMC’s facility; leaving the facility automatically disqualifies the donor and ends the test). Donors who are unable to provide an adequate specimen on the initial attempt are allowed three hours to provide an adequate specimen.
  4. After providing an adequate specimen, the donor will be taken with the urine specimen to a collection station where the paperwork/electronic form will be completed.
  5. The specimen will be sealed into a specimen bag and locked in a specimen box for courier pick-up.
  6. The donor will depart with the photo ID and personal items from the locker (leaving the key behind).