Drug Testing in Indianapolis

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If you are in need of new employees, but you want to make sure you screen them for drugs first, you will need to find a quality drug testing provider to work with. These tips below will help you weed out the good from the bad.

Choosing a Drug Testing Provider in Indianapolis, Indiana

Our drug testing centers in Indianapolis, IN can provide drug testing for employment purposes, drug-free workplace policies, court-ordered drug testing, probation drug testing, personal drug tests, and child custody drug testing. Our drug test centers can provide testing with urine and hair for drugs and for alcohol including EtG alcohol testing.

When it comes time to pick a provider for your drug testing needs, you should check to make sure they have an in-house, full time MRO on staff. A MRO is a Medical Review Officer and is responsible for looking over the tests to make sure that they were performed correctly. The MRO is also able to provide insight on the drug testing process.

All MROs are responsible for making sure that the testing is done in a quality and controlled environment to ensure that the tests are not compromised and that the tests are credible and reliable.

Another thing that you want to keep an eye on is the experience of the provider you choose. You do not want to go with an inexperienced provider and wish that you chose someone who was more credible and trustworthy with your testing. Do the research first and always look for a facility that has a SAMHSA certified laboratory.

It is important that you are testing your employees to limit your liability and ensure their eligibility to work for you. When you work hand in hand with a quality drug testing provider, you can rely on the results you receive to make your hiring decisions.

Questions on Drug Testing in Indianapolis

Is it legal to drug test in Indianapolis?

Yes, drug testing in Indianapolis is legal, there are no restrictions. Employers conduct drug testing and drug testing is also common for probation, court ordered testing, child custody cases and divorce cases.

Can you still get hired if you fail a drug test Indianapolis?

Common throughout the United States and in Indianapolis, if you test positive, fail your pre-employment drug test you will not get hired.  An employee failing a drug test can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. 

What do employers in Phoenix look for in a Indianapolis?

Most employers do a 5-panel or 10 panel drug test.  The 5-panel drug test is Opioids (including 6AM or Heroin, Codeine, Morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone & hydromorphone), Cocaine, Marijuana, Phencyclidine (PCP), Amphetamines (Methamphetamines, MDMA & MDA).  The 10-panel drug test adds 5 additional drugs: Benzodiazepines (BZO), Barbiturates (BAR), Methadone (MTD), Propoxyphene (PPX), Methaqualone (MQU).

DOT regulated employers look for in a drug test the following: Cocaine, Marijuana, Phencyclidine (PCP), Amphetamines (Methamphetamines, MDMA & MDA) & Opioids (including 6AM or Heroin, Codeine, Morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone & hydromorphone).  

What effect does drug testing in Indianapolis have on workers comp or unemployment hearings?

A positive drug test after an accident can lead to potential denial of a workers claim.  Workers’ Compensation intoxication defense to a claim exists, but not a rebuttable presumption. The Indiana law states that no compensation is allowed for an injury or death due to the employee’s knowingly self-inflicted injury, his intoxication, his commission of an offense, his knowing failure to use a safety appliance, his knowing failure to obey a reasonable written or printed rule of the employer which has been posted in a conspicuous position in the place of work, or his knowing failure to perform any statutory duty.  The burden of proof is on the defendant. 

Workers terminated from employment for a positive drug test may forfeit unemployment benefits.

Is employment drug testing required in Indianapolis?

Employers that are state contractors for public works projects must conduct drug testing, to include random testing.  Other industries subject to required drug testing includes mine workers, school bus drivers and child care employers. DOT regulated companies are also required to maintain drug and alcohol testing programs.