Drug Testing

Drug Testing

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You depend on your employees to perform. We’re here to help you protect against behaviors that can cause poor performance and an unsafe workplace.  Drug testing is a great way to minimize workplace injuries and increase productivity.

We have the expertise and the resources to help you implement your company’s drug and alcohol screening policy and administer your program. Drug screening services offered for pre-employment screens, random drug testing, post-accident drug test, and probable cause testing; and ranging from five to 12-panel tests.

We bring the very latest technology to our testing services, which means faster turnaround times and exceptionally accurate results. We provide drug and alcohol tests in accordance with all DOT standards, including record documentation and storage, sample analysis by a NIDA-certified laboratory and review of results by a Medical Review Officer.  Since our Medical Review Officers (MROs) are on-site, not subcontracted, results are reviewed and interpreted in our clinic.

We report drug screen and breath alcohol test results electronically within 24 hours via secure e-mail, fax, or web.  For non-DOT personnel, “instant” drug screens show results as soon as the test is completed.

Information For Employees

Here is what you can expect during your drug test.

The procedure requires 45-60 minutes. Please note that we are open Monday – Sunday 8 am – 8 pm for drug testing.

When you arrive, please inform the receptionist that you are here for a company drug screen. You will need to provide the name of your company and to complete an information form and a drug screen release form.

You will not need to see a physician during your procedure (as a consequence, there may be patients called before you, who are there to see a physician).

First, the laboratory technician will escort you into an examining room. At that time, you will be asked to show the technician a photo ID, such as your driver’s license. You will then be given a plastic cup by the technician, shown to the bathroom, and asked to fill the cup with urine. You will be asked to wash your hands prior to giving the urine sample. There will be no running water available to you in the bathroom during the collection process.  The technician will turn the water on again after you have produced a specimen and will let you know when it’s permissible to wash your hands.

While you are in the bathroom, the technician will start the chain of custody form. After you have produced the urine specimen in the cup, you will notify the technician waiting outside. You will then be escorted from the bathroom back to the examining room to finish the process.

The technician will transfer the specimen from the acquisition cup into another cup for transport.

Finally, you will be asked to review the chain of custody form and to sign the form to verify that all the information is correct. You will observe the sealing of the specimen in a bag for transport. You may leave our office without stopping again at the reception desk.