Additional Services

International Criminal Background Check

The McDowell Agency, Inc. offers a wide variety of International screening services. We have streamlined the process to help ensure that accurate results are delivered to our clients quickly. The McDowell Agency, Inc. has developed a worldwide researcher network which enables us to provide swift turnaround times without compromising search quality.

Currently, criminal search options are available in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Search options include either repository searches or direct searches of law enforcement agencies, government offices, and courts. In addition to worldwide criminal data, The McDowell Agency, Inc. provides numerous additional search products to fit your screening needs.

  • Civil litigation searches
  • Criminal searches
  • Credit search options
  • Education verifications
  • Employment verifications
  • Professional license verifications
  • Reference checks
  • Bankruptcy checks
  • Sanction searches
  • Media searches
  • Financial regulatory searches
  • Driving abstracts

Drug and Alcohol Testing Services

Lab-Based Drug Testing
For lab-based testing the urine specimen is collected at the point-of-care location, sealed and then shipped to a SAMHSA-certified lab for the drug screen. All Non-DOT tests are performed using electronic chain of custody form. DOT lab-based tests can be processed through the system along with the required federal, paper chain plus automated results reporting. The average turnaround time for lab-based test results ranges from 24 to 72 hours. All results report back to the end user via a secure, confidential website.

  • 5-panel: Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamine, and PCP
  • 7-panel: Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamine, PCP, Benzodiazepines and Barbiturates
  • 9-panel: Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamine, PCP, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, Methadone and Propoxyphene

Oral-Fluid Lab- Based Testing
An oral fluid drug screening device. 5, 7 and 9 panel options. Drugs detected 1 to 2 hours after use. Device designed for observed collection

Breath Alcohol Testing
Recording and reporting breath alcohol testing (BAT) occurs through electronic custody and control form.

Saliva Alcohol Test
The Saliva Alcohol Test is a rapid, accurate and quantitative determination of alcohol in saliva. With a high correlation to blood-alcohol levels, it has a testing range of 0-145 mg/dL and provides quantitative results in minutes.

Other Drug and Alcohol Testing Include:

  • EtG and ETS Urine Testing
  • Adulteration Testing Strips
  • Hair Testing
  • Random Drug Testing Monitoring

Credit Reports

Credit reports provide valuable insight into the candidate’s financial wellbeing, while satisfying the requirements of the state law and Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. We offer credit reports through TransUnion. TransUnion’s reports draw information from their proprietary database that contains files on more than 200 million consumers, which is virtually every credit – active adult in the United States. The information in the database is provided by more than 85,000 credit granting institutions and data furnishers.


Online dating has become so popular in the U.S. that one out of four couples now meets online. An increasing number of single Americans meet their significant other online.  However, can you trust the people you meet online? Before you commit to go out with someone it makes sense that you would to know your date can be trusted.

The McDowell Agency, Inc. has a solution and is excited to announce our new product Validate.  With Validate you can be sure that your potential life partner has passed a thorough background check including a social security address trace, county criminal record search, national criminal record search and a US Federal Criminal Record Search.  We will also verify their employment and education.  That way you can be sure that the individual matches what’s on their profile.

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