DOT drug testing programs available for all DOT regulated companies and owner operators. Immediate service is available for all drug testing programs, call 866-843-4545 for same day service in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. Drug free workplace programs can reduce exposue to liability for Oklahoma City employers.
Immediate drug testing is currently available in Oklahoma City for individuals and for employers looking to drug test applicants or employees.
Our Oklahoma City drug test centers can provide testing with urine and hair for drugs and for alcohol including EtG alcohol testing. Our drug testing centers in and around Oklahoma City, OK 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.
Drug testing facilities in the area are beneficial when you need to have a potential employee screened prior to a job. Before you choose a facility, consider the types of testing they offer and ask about their drug testing qualifications and experience.
Questions on Drug Testing in Oklahoma City
How much does it cost to get a drug test in Oklahoma?
There are many different costs and pricing for various drug test panels and configurations for drug tests in Oklahoma. Cost also depend on types of specimens typically hair or urine. Typically, a standard Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test panel or standard 5-panel drug test can run about $59.00; some facilities might charge slightly less or slightly more.
What do they look for in a drug test for a job?
Whether the job is DOT regulated or not DOT regulated is important for determining on what is looked for in a drug test for a job in Oklahoma City. Employers that are not regulated by the Department of Transportation look for standard 5 or 10 panel drug configurations: Cocaine (COC), Marijuana (THC), Phencyclidine (PCP), Amphetamines (AMP – including Methamphetamines & MDMA). The ten panel test also includes Benzodiazepines (BZO), Barbiturates (BAR), Methadone (MTD), Propoxyphene (PPX), Methaqualone (MQU) and Opioids (OPI) including hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone. DOT regulated employers are required to look for the DOT 5 panel drug test – Marijuana, Phencyclidine (PCP), Amphetamines (Methamphetamines, MDMA & MDA) & Opioids (including 6AM or Heroin, Codeine, Morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone & hydromorphone) and Cocaine (COC).
How long does a drug test usually take?
It does not take long to get a drug test completed in Oklahoma City. You can get in for specimen collection same day or next day, order online or call 866-843-4545. In some cases instant testing is available and you can get same day negative results. If you specimen goes out to a Lab you will get negative results back on 24-48 hours from receipt of specimen at lab and for positive results 72 – 96 hours from receipt of specimen at lab. For best service and fasted drug test results call 866-843-4545.
Can you fail a drug test if you have a medical card in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma is a state allowing medical marijuana. If you test positive for marijuana, the results will show positive. You can discuss with your employer your medical marijuana card and if the employer will make an accommodation for medical marijuana use. This will not apply for DOT covered job functions.
Can you get fired for failing a drug test with a medical card Oklahoma?
Yes, for DOT covered job functions you might get fired for failing a drug test in Oklahoma even if you have a medical marijuana card. Nothing prevents an employer from establishing a written policy regarding drug testing and impairment in the workplace, as long as they are in compliance with Oklahoma’s drug testing laws. So yes you might get fired for failing a drug test with a medical card in Oklahoma.
Drug Testing Types in Oklahoma City, OK:
When it comes to drug testing, there are a number of different types available and before you settle on one provider, make sure that you consider all of the possibilities that are available to you.
Urine drug testing is one of the most common types of drug testing and usually provides you with results in as little as 24 hours. You can choose from five-panel and ten-panel screens. Adding expanded is important to pick up use of oxycodone and other prescribed pain medications.
A hair analysis drug test can help you dig deeper into someone’s past drug use. The hair results can go back as much as 90 days.
Instant drug testing may be available to you and can provide your company with negative drug test results within minutes. These types of tests are typically used when an accident has occurred in the workplace. Check State laws for regulations regarding instant drug testing.
Blood drug testing is also available however it is invasive and much more costly then urine drug testing.
Before you settle on one company, make sure that they are SAMHSA certified and that they have a full time MRO on staff at all times. The MRO is able to read and decipher the data from the drug tests to provide you with the legally defensible drug test results.
Drug Testing Information Oklahoma City
Both individuals and employers need drug and alcohol testing services in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. National Drug Screening has drug testing centers throughout Oklahoma including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Fort Sill, Picher, Norman, Lawton, Edmond, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, and Stillwater.
It is easy to order a drug or alcohol test in Oklahoma City, just give us a call for same day service. Individuals often will need a drug test for probation or other court ordered reasons. Employers often need a pre-employment drug test right away in order to get someone hired immediately.
Medical marijuana has been a hot topic for Oklahoma. Currently legal is access to high-CBD (also known as low-THC) cannabis oil, but only for minors, and only if they have severe forms of epilepsy or other serious seizure conditions. This was passed in 2015 and would not affect workplace drug testing.
2016 legislation proposed allowing adults access high-CBD cannabis oil and expand the eligible conditions to include Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and PTSD. A second bill, H.B. 2351, would allow minors with any serious medical condition to use high-CBD cannabis oil.
Oklahoma does have very severe penalties for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. These are some of the strictest measures in the United States and the Marijuana Policy Project continues to lobby for relaxation of these penalties.
Employers in Oklahoma can implement drug free workplace programs in order to have safety and more productive workplaces. All types of drug testing are allowed for employers in Oklahoma but there are some provisions of the law that must be followed. A written drug free workplace policy must address who can be tested and under what circumstances; what drugs are being tested for; possible consequences for testing positive, appeal procedures. The policy must be given to new employees upon being hired.
For unemployment cases in Oklahoma, an employee discharged on the basis of a refusal to undergo drug or alcohol testing or a positive drug or alcohol test conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act shall be considered to have been discharged for misconduct and shall be disqualified for unemployment.
Regarding workers compensation claims no employee who tests positive for the presence of substances defined and consumed pursuant to Section 465.20 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, alcohol, illegal drugs, or illegally used chemicals, or refuses to take a drug or alcohol test required by the employer, shall be eligible for such compensation
The Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act provides for employer drug testing. Employers may conduct drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act. Employers who choose to conduct drug or alcohol testing may only request or require an applicant or employee to undergo testing under any of the following circumstances:
Applicant and transfer/reassignment testing: A public or private employer may request or require an applicant to undergo drug or alcohol testing and may use a refusal to undergo testing or a positive test result as a basis for refusal to hire. A public or private employer may also request or require an employee who transfers to a different position or job, or who is reassigned to a different position or job, to undergo drug or alcohol testing;
For-cause testing: A public or private employer may request or require an employee to undergo drug or alcohol testing at any time it Page 2 Effective May 8, 2012 §§ 40-551 ET SEQ. STANDARDS FOR WORKPLACE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING ACT reasonably believes that the employee may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including, but not limited to, the following circumstances:
- drugs or alcohol on or about the employee’s person or in the employee’s vicinity,
- conduct on the employee’s part that suggests impairment or influence of drugs or alcohol,
- a report of drug or alcohol use while at work or on duty,
- information that an employee has tampered with drug or alcohol testing at any time,
- negative performance patterns, or
- excessive or unexplained absenteeism or tardiness;
Post-accident testing: A public or private employer may require an employee to undergo drug or alcohol testing if the employee or another person has sustained an injury while at work or property has been damaged while at work, including damage to equipment. For purposes of workers’ compensation, no employee who tests positive for the presence of substances defined and consumed pursuant to Section 465.20 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, alcohol, illegal drugs, or illegally used chemicals, or refuses to take a drug or alcohol test required by the employer, shall be eligible for such compensation;
Random testing: A public or private employer may request or require an employee or all members of an employment classification or group to undergo drug or alcohol testing at random and may limit its random testing programs to particular employment classifications or groups, except that a public employer may require random testing only of employees who: a. are police or peace officers, b. have drug interdiction responsibilities, c. are authorized to carry firearms, d. are engaged in activities which directly affect the safety of others, e. are working for a public hospital including any hospital owned or operated by a municipality, county, or public trust, or f. work in direct contact with inmates in the custody of the Department of Corrections or work in direct contact with juvenile delinquents or children in need of supervision in the custody of the Department of Human Services.
Scheduled, fitness-for-duty, return from leave and other periodic testing: A public or private employer may request or require an employee to undergo drug or alcohol testing if the test is conducted as a routine part of a routinely scheduled employee fitness-for-duty medical examination, or is requested or required by the employer in connection with an employee’s return to duty from leave of absence, or which is scheduled routinely as part of the employer’s written policy, except that a public employer may require scheduled, periodic testing only of employees who:
- are police or peace officers,
- have drug interdiction responsibilities,
- are authorized to carry firearms,
- are engaged in activities which directly affect the safety of others,
- are working for a public hospital including any hospital owned or operated by a municipality, county, or public trust, or
- work in direct contact with inmates in the custody of the Department of Corrections or work in direct contact with juvenile delinquents or children in need of supervision in the custody of the Department of Human Services; and
Post-rehabilitation testing: A public or private employer may request or require an employee to undergo drug or alcohol testing for a period of up to two (2) years commencing with the employee’s return to work, following a positive test or following participation in a drug or alcohol dependency treatment program.
National Drug Screening can assist employers in Oklahoma with drug free workplace policies. Just give us a call for immediate service. Drug testing centers are operated in all areas of Oklahoma. Drug and alcohol testing services are comprehensive with great competitive prices.