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Why Do I Need an Individual Drug Test?

When people think of drug testing, the first thing that likely comes to mind is employment drug testing. While this is certainly the most common, an individual might need drug testing for a number of different reasons. As the workplace and professional world get more competitive, drug testing is increasing in popularity and people might need a test for any one of the following situations»

  • The most popular reason a person would get an individual test is to make sure they can pass a workplace drug test. Maybe a person smoked marijuana for the first time in a while and they weren’t sure if it was out of their system yet. That person might want to take an individual test before to make sure they are going to pass the exam.

  • Some people have also inquired about individual tests because they’re concerned about false positives. A friend might have told them about cough medicine or poppy seeds coming up positive on tests and now their anxiety is peaking. You’ll likely get a negative result, but it is better to be safe than sorry!

  • If you’re self employed, some clients might want you to prove your drug-free status before signing a contract with you. If you were going to pay someone a large sum of money to complete a task for you, wouldn’t you want to know for sure that they weren’t using? That is what the individual test can prove!

  • If you get into a car accident during work hours or in your personal time, an insurance company might want you to prove sobriety before they pay their coverage. Your employer will need to see your results as well, especially if you’re a DOT employee, but insurance cases make up a lot of our individual drug test orders.

Here at National Drug Screening, we provide testing for any situation that might arise. Whether you are an individual searching for reassurance, or an employer searching for a program you can rely on, we will be right here for you!

To order a test, call NDS at 1-866-843-4545 or click around on our website for more information!