Abacoa & Alton Neighbors - April 2021
A p r i l 2 0 2 1 | Abacoa &Alton N E I G H B O R S 37 BUSINESS PROFILE Fastest Labs of North Palm Beach By Heather Storm After over 25 years of travelling the world as a Service Engineer in the Marine industry, John Patrick decided, and his wife Earlene agreed, that it was time for him to be home for longer than a few weeks at a time. The question then became, what to do instead. In her career as a Crime Scene Investigator with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Earlene witnesses the dangers of drug use in personal and business settings firsthand. So, they decided to start a business that would aid members of the community and keep workers in safety-sensitive positions safer. That is when Fastest Labs of North Palm Beach was born. Fastest Labs is a national franchise with over 70 locations nationwide. Fastest Labs is a non-medical facility that offers comprehensive drug, alcohol, and DNA testing services to individuals, small to large businesses, government agencies, schools, volunteer programs, and all members of the community. They provide top-quality results through partnerships with certified and accredited labs across the country. Through community involvement, such as with their local Chamber of Commerce or other events and programs within the county, the Patricks wish to grow their business and establish additional locations throughout the county to serve all. The Fastest Labs motto is “Fast, Clean Testing” while providing exceptional customer service and personal care. John takes the support and care of their customers seriously, and recently was able to assist two individuals with two very different problems. One gentleman needed a urine drug test, but had a “shy bladder” and was unable to provide a sample. After a brief discussion an inventive solution was found. Between the exceptionally loud restroom exhaust fan and a higher volume of his favorite music coming through the lab speakers, the greatly appreciative gentleman was able to provide the needed sample in a short amount of time. On another occasion a travelling nurse was due to leave to go across the country to aid in caring for patients battling Covid-19. John opened the lab on his day off on the weekend to provide the frontline health care worker with the needed test and documentation so she could respond where she was needed. While not all clients have such urgent needs, John and Earlene strive to take care of everyone in their community with the same level of discretion and care. It doesn’t matter if you are a truck driver that needs a DOT drug test to drive, a job applicant trying to get that perfect job, or a concerned parent that wants to make sure their child has not gotten involved in drugs, all are taken care of quickly in a safe and sanitized environment. Whether you need to ensure that your drug-free workplace is actually drug-free or are seeking a paternity or immigration-related DNA test, you can count on Fastest Labs of North Palm Beach for fast, reliable results and top-quality services that are tailored to your needs. Please visit their website for complete information on their services at www.fastestlabs.com/ north-palm-beach.