General FAQs

1Where is A1 Fingerprinting located?

We have two locations:

North Las Vegas Location: 2048 N Las Vegas Blvd. N Las Vegas, Nevada 89030.

Southwest/Summerlin Location: 4485 South Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89147

2 Do I need an appointment?

We accept walk-ins, you may schedule an appointment from our website by clicking on the Book Appointments tab or call us at (702) 722 2440 or email us at cs@a-1fingerprinting.com.

It’s a question of a few minutes.

3 What is your business hours?

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM.

Saturday - Sunday Closed

*We are closed from 1 PM to 1:30 PM for lunch everyday*

4 I am too busy to come to you, CAN YOU COME TO ME?

Yes We Can ! We have mobile fingerprinting services. Just call us to make an appointment. One of our professionals will visit your home or office to take fingerprints.

Mobile Charge is $1 per mile each way plus regular fingerprinting charges.

5 What major Holidays, are you closed?

New Year’s Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving Day (Black Friday)

Christmas

Fingerprinting

1How does Fingerprinting PROTECT my CHILD?

If your child is ever abducted, a pre-emptive measure will be taken to find your child using a child safety kit that records your child’s height, weight, blood type, eye color, fingerprints, and DNA, so you can pass it off to authorities and help them find your child faster.

A1 Fingerprinting Services can fingerprint your children which is recommended by many law enforcement officials. Fingerprinting is the preferred method of identification by the FBI and can be an important step in keeping your child safe.

Approximately 1 out of 68 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Almost half of these children may exhibit wandering behavior which can put them at risk. Children’s fingerprinting helps to identify them quickly and allows them to be returned safely to their families. We can provide Child ID fingerprint kits. Once your child is fingerprinted, you keep the child’s fingerprint card and identification information.

2 What is the documentation required?

In order to take Fingerprints, you need a valid, non-expired Photo ID- typically a Government issued Driver’s License, Passport and such.

3How long will it take to get the results back ?

Fingerprints are recorded instantly; they are sent to the FBI and DPS electronically and they take 1-30 days for feedback / results. The results for FBI express criminal background checks are available within 24 hours of being fingerprinted. The manual route takes about 2 -6 months.

Note: timelines vary based on agencies involved.

4Once I have the results , what should I do ?

The results are provided to the requestor of the service, it can be an employer or an individual.

DNA Testing

1Is this real? Are we authorized for DNA Fingerprinting??

A1 Fingerprinting Services is approved by the State of Nevada Department of Public Safety to offer fingerprinting services for State Criminal and FBI background checks.

2How DNA fingerprinting helps Fraud Detection in workplace?

DNA is generally used to solve crimes in one of two ways. In cases where a suspect is identified, a sample of that person’s DNA can be compared to evidence from the crime scene. The results of this comparison may help establish whether the suspect committed the crime.

3What are the different services offered under DNA testing? What is the cost? What is the duration?

Paternity*

$300.00

Personal Acknowledgement. Additional fees apply for additional children. 26 Marker Test, Results in 1-2 days, money back guarantee.

4Immigration DNA Testing*

$500.00 (plus S&H for Country of Origin)

Immigration and Citizenship Cases

5Paternity Test, Fully Court Admissible*

$400.00

Child Support, Child Custody or any Legal Court Litigation. Mother can be tested for free.

Employment Drug Screening (Testing)

1What types of laboratory tests are used for drug testing?

It is important to be sure that the drug testing occurs at a reputable and certified laboratory. Any credible drug screening program will involve a two-step process.

• Initial (immunoassay) and confirmatory (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry [GC-MS] test) are the methods most commonly utilized to test for drugs.

• Using a combination of both tests allows a high level of sensitivity and specificity, meaning there is an extremely low chance for false positives or false negatives.

The immunoassay is performed first and is often used as a screening method. If the immunoassay is negative, no further action is required, and the results are reported as negative. If the sample is non-negative, an additional confirmatory GC-MS analysis is performed on a separate portion the biological sample. The more specific GC/MS is used as a confirmatory test to identify individual drug substances or metabolites and quantify the amount of the substance. Confirmatory tests, such as GC-MS should be utilized prior to reporting positive drug test results to employers.

2Urine drug testing?

Urine is the most common sample type used for drug testing by employers. A urinalysis will show the presence of a drug in the system after the drug effects have worn off; however, the length of time varies by drug. Urine is the only sample type approved for testing of the federally mandated, safety-sensitive workforce.

Typical urine drug tests for employment purposes usually screen for 5 to 10 drugs. Urine screening may detect amphetamines or methamphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, marijuana, MDA-analogues (MDA or MDMA), opiates (codeine, morphine, 6-acetylmorphine [indicative of heroin use], hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone, oxycodone), nicotine, or alcohol.

3Saliva drug testing?

After urine drug screening, oral fluid (saliva) testing is the most common method to test for drug use. It may be referred to as a mouth swab test, and used if an employer or other tester is interested in knowing about recent drug use. It is not ideal to survey long-term use of drugs. Most saliva drug tests can detect usage within a few hours up to 2 days. The donor should avoid any food or beverages for at least 10 minutes prior to the sample being collected.

Saliva is an easy lab test to gather samples, is less susceptible to adulteration or substitution, and can be tested for alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana (THC), opiates, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP), and methamphetamines. It is suitable for all testing reasons, including pre-employment testing, random and post-accident testing.

4Blood drug testing?

A blood drug test may be used to determine amounts of drug in an employee’s body at that very moment, usually from minutes to hours. It allows an employer or law enforcement official to determine if a person is actively under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A variety of drugs can be tested for in blood: examples include alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, fentanyl, marijuana, methamphetamines, opiates, phencyclidine, nicotine, and tramadol.

Blood testing is invasive, requiring a needle stick, but there is little chance for adulteration. Blood testing may be performed in the emergency room for toxicology testing, as well. However, blood analysis often has a short period of detection, as many illicit drugs are metabolized quickly and eliminated from the body. Drugs in urine can usually be detected in a one to three day time period.

5Hair drug testing*

Hair testing may be used to determine drug use over the longer term, usually over a 90-day period of time. Hair can be tested for cocaine, marijuana and THC, cocaine, opiates, amphetamine and methamphetamine, ecstasy, phencyclidine, and alcohol. In general, hair testing allows the longest time frame to detect drugs of abuse.

The collector usually takes a 100 gram sample of hair (100 to 120 strands) cut close to the scalp. This method lessens the risk for hair adulteration or substitution, as the sample is collected in full view of the lab personnel.

6Rapid tests

Rapid screening can allow detection of drugs that might metabolize quickly and not be detectable at a later screening. Screening for most drugs of abuse and alcohol can be performed. Rapid tests can be performed at an employer’s workplace or at a local, specified laboratory clinic. A breath alcohol confirmation may be required for a positive screen for alcohol with the instant test.

Rapid tests often utilize urine or saliva for testing. One advantage to rapid tests is that they provide a screening result within 4 hours on average. Any specimens that screen positive would still require a confirmatory test. Confirmatory test results are typically available in 2 to 3 days.

7What happens during workplace drug testing?

An applicant is notified that pre-employment drug testing will need to take place as part of the application process. They may have to present to the laboratory within a specified time frame, for example within 24 hours, to lessen the chance that drugs in their system will be excreted and undetectable. Applicants are directed to a specific laboratory to submit a sample for drug screening (usually for urine test results).

Once at the facility, the applicant must submit a sample at the discretion of the laboratory personnel and in keeping with their standard policies. Hair, sweat, saliva or blood drug test samples may also be used in pre-employment drug screen, although this is not common practice.

During the laboratory evaluation, strict chain-of-custody practices and standards are followed to prevent adulteration of the sample. This legal procedure requires documentation of each person who handles the specimen through the entire phase of testing.

Certain laboratory procedures may require direct visual observation while the specimen is being voided, although this is not common. This occurs most often when the donor has previously attempted to tamper with a sample.

85 Panel Drug Test

Employers may use a standard five-panel test of "street drugs" that may include any of the following substances:

• marijuana (THC)

• cocaine

• PCP (phencyclidine)

• opiates (e.g., codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, heroin)

• amphetamines, methamphetamine

• MDMA (ecstasy)

9Urine 10 Panel Drug Test

45 min | Price Varies

Be sure before you apply for a job. Want your teen drug free. Ready within minutes. (Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates, prescribed pain medicine such as Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, morphine, and Heroine, PCP (Angel Dust), Methamphetamine, Methadone, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates (Barbies))

10Fully Confirmed Drug Testing*

$89

Urine Drug Testing, additional fees apply for Alcohol Breathalyzer

*By appointment only.

Please call (702) 485-1718 for more information or to make an appointment.

Notary

1 Notary First Page

10 min | $5

2Each Additional Page

5 min | $2.50

3 Passport Photos

5 min | $8