Prior to 2010, workplace drug testing was traditionally all a paper process. About 2010, eCCF became a reality for Non-DOT drug testing. In 2018 eCCF became a reality for DOT drug testing.
What is eCCF?
eCCF is the concept of electronic ordering and processing of drug tests without the the traditional 5 part custody and control form. A test is ordered online from your computer, a 1 page order is created and the applicant or employee brings the 1 page order into the collection site. The collection site then pulls up the order in their computer system and they process the order electronically.
eCCF provides for more reliable drug testing with less errors and more efficiency. An order can be placed and e-mailed to your applicant or employee anywhere in the United States.
DOT Allows eCCF
DOT drug testing without the traditional five page custody and control form is now available. So what does this mean to you and how does it work?
First off, this means DOT regulated employers can order a DOT drug test electronically and get immediate service in all areas of the United States. Need to order a test today? Simply, Click Here to order a DOT eCCF drug test, no paper form, and get an electronic pass emailed to you in minutes. Then just walk into the collection site for the drug screen. Or you can call our USA based customer support team at 866-843-4545 to order a DOT eCCF drug test, no paper form.
If you are a DOT regulated employer, you can set up an account with National Drug Screening giving you the ability to order a DOT eCCF drug test anytime right from your desktop, laptop, or tablet without the need for the traditional paper form. Our web based system provides your DOT drug test results electronically as well as helps you manage your random drug testing or random consortium drug testing program. National Drug Screening makes the drug testing process simple and affordable plus it includes ongoing consultation for your company.
Now, for the first time ever, you’re DOT regulated employee does not need to bring the five part custody and control form into the collection site. With eCCF, it is easy to electronically order the drug test which can be collected at over 6000 electronically enabled collection sites we have across the United States. Paperless DOT drug testing is now here and available to NDS customers nationwide. This means no more stocking paper CCF’s, overnighting them, or having paper CCF’s in the trunk.
Our eCCF program works through laboratories approved for the DOT eCCF electronic testing which include LabCorp, Alere Toxicology and Quest Diagnostics. There are several key benefits to the new eCCF process:
- Faster Turnaround Time
- Less collection site errors
- Less spelling and data entry errors
- No more chasing the MRO Copy 2 or Employer Copy of the custody and control form
Many in the DOT drug testing industry have waited for years for this technology to be available. It is now available and approved by the Federal government and we at National Drug Screening, in conjunction with our partner laboratories Quest Diagnostics and Alere Toxicology, have this available right now for you.
An eCCF is an electronic version of the traditional, five-part, paper Custody and Control Form (CCF) – the document used for drug test ordering, specimen collection processing, and chain of custody documentation for regulated – DOT – drug testing programs. One of the biggest benefits is that clear, legible CCF images are delivered more quickly to the appropriate parties such as the employer, the laboratory, and the Medical Review Officer (MRO).
What is the Process?
It simplifies the process for the employer, collector, lab, MRO and also speeds up the final results back to the employer.
So what is the process?
- Employer initiates the drug testing process online
- Testing authorization order form (Donor Pass) emailed to donor
- Donor arrives at the designated collection facility
- Collector scans barcode, enters data, performs collection
- Specimens arrive at laboratory ready for processing
- MRO reviews and releases results (as applicable)
- Employer receives results via email and can view results online
- Results and CCF copy stored on secure web based system
Benefits of DOT eCCF
The DOT eCCF process is a great benefit for drug testing collection sites. This electronic process provides collection sites with readable information by eliminating data entry and legibility errors associated with traditional handwritten information on the form. A wizard at the collection site requires the collector to follow the protocol and perform all the necessary regulated drug testing requirements. Once the drug test collection is complete, paper copies will no longer need to be mailed to the MRO (copy 2 will always be available online).
The Medical Review Officer (MRO) also greatly benefits from the DOT eCCF process. eCCF will follow the same MRO delivery process in place today. MRO copies of the eCCF will be available online. Information from the CCF will be clear and easy to ready. Information regarding the collection site will be clear and easier o read. The process becomes more efficient with lest mistakes and costs less.
- Greater quality with clear, legible eCCF images
- Reliable delivery and the elimination of waiting on faxed forms
- Improved MRO demographics because outdated information is replaced, as soon as we are notified and the account is updated, using eCCF – i.e. there are no old paper forms with outdated information to be incorrectly used for a drug screen collection
- Increased time saving with an electronic, automated process
For employers, there are also many benefits to the eCCF process. The eCCF is designed to improve the employer’s drug testing process and to make collections faster and more efficient. Employers can order drug tests online and email the authorization form directly to the donor/employee. The authorization order form (donor pass) provides detailed instructions regarding where to go to have the drug test collection performed. This electronic process eliminates the need for employers to order and store paper CCFs, to mail CCFs to the donor or collection site or to follow up with the collection site to get the Employer Copy of the CCF. Being an electronic process, Medical Review Officers (MROs) no longer need to track down paper CCFs, and as such, employers will receive results faster. This process also provides transparency by enabling employers to see the status of the drug testing specimen (e.g. at lab, pending MRO, etc.). In addition, accurate data from the eCCF will immediately replace outdated account and MRO demographics. Employers will receive faster turnaround time.
Overall, the entire industry is excited that the eCCF for DOT is now a reality meaning you can order an eCCF DOT test today. The process will continue to become easier and more efficient. eCCF benefits include:
- Approved for DOT and Federal Drug Testing
- Fewer data entry errors and legibility issues
- Real-time online tracking from order to results
- Reduced collection flaws
- Less paperwork to manage
- Faster turnaround time
Owner operators can call today to order a drug test. Employers can call today for immediate account set up. DOT drug testing with no paper form is available for all companies regulated by DOT transportation agencies such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and US Coast Guard (USCG). In addition to online eCCF ordering and electronic results, DOT drug testing from National Drug Screening includes random testing management and random consortium program.