The Southeast's Leading Drug Testing Services Company.
Frequently Asked Questions
••Why drug test?
Having a well established random drug testing program does not mean that you do not trust or even like your employees. It means that you care enough about their safety and workplace security to protect them, and yourself, from the costs of on-the-job alcohol and drug abuse. Random testing programs have proven effective in reducing workplace incidents and lowering worker’s compensation claims, saving employers money.
••Will commonly used items such as vitamins, penicillin, aspirin, caffeine and acetaminophen (Tylenol) affect the results?
No - the results are not affected by these substances. The commonly taken medications are chemically and structurally different after being metabolized by the body from the drugs being tested for and do not interfere with the test results in most cases.
••How long will it take to receive my results?
Drug Tests generally take 24 to 36 hours to complete. If, however, a test has to undergo any further testing or reviewed by an MRO then it may take longer. Our office will be more than happy to assist you to determine the status of any outstanding tests.
•••What is the difference between a DOT drug test and a Non-DOT drug test?
A DOT drug screen tests a specimen for five drugs—opiates, PCP, amphetamines/methamphetamines, marijuana and cocaine. A DOT-approved chain-of-custody form is used during the collection process, a split sample is collected and the specimens are forwarded to the laboratory for testing. Following the MRO's review, results are reported to the designated reporting agency. A non-DOT drug screen can be expanded into a 10-panel drug screen by testing for the above five drugs and adding barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, methaqualone and propoxyphene.