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The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires all employees to be drug tested for pre-employment, post-accident and in some cases, at random. If an employee has tampered with a previous sample or the collection site has reasonable suspicion of foul play, the DOT can then require a Direct Observation Test. This

How do I start a drug testing business?

This is a complex question as you need to learn a lot.  You also have to be dedicated to work hard as the business owner. Check out our previous blog post with great information and a video on starting a drug testing business or starting a mobile drug testing

Can an individual order their own certified drug test?

Yes, check out the video on ordering your own drug test. Same Day Certified Drug Test Results Are Available. Can you order your personal drug test – Yes! It happens all the time. Call Now for a drug test today: 866-843-4545 If you need a drug test today, look no

What are some key items to be aware of in a DOT FMCSA audit of a drug testing program?

There are four items many trucking companies miss on their DOT audits or new entrant safety reviews.  National Drug Screening can assist with compliance on these items. Written Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy – FMCSA regulation Part 382 specifically requires that employers have a written policy that is distributed

Are instant drug test products accurate for positive results?

Using an instant drug testing product requires confirmation testing at a laboratory when the result is non-negative.  This type of testing provides only a qualitative, preliminary analytical result. A secondary analytical method must be used to obtain a confirmed result. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is the preferred confirmatory method

Who determines whether an accident qualifies for a DOT post accident drug or alcohol test?

The supervisor at the scene of the accident/event should know the testing criteria and make a good faith effort decision to test or not test based on the information available at the time. The supervisor may consult with others, but the supervisor is the person who has to make

What is the DOT panel for drug testing?

Effective 01/01/2018 there is a new DOT 5 panel drug test.   As specified in DOT regulations 49 CFR part 40 with the Cut Off levels listed in DOT regulations 49 CFR part 40; the following substances will be tested for: Marijuana metabolites Cocaine metabolites Phencyclidine Opioids – codeine, heroin,

What is the DOT five panel test?

As specified in DOT regulations 49 CFR part 40, Section 40.87; the following substances will be tested for: (subject to change if the regulation changes. Since January 1st, 2018 DOT has required confirmation testing for 14 drugs under a 5‑panel test.  Broken out, here is what DOT drug testing

What is Consortium DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing?

An employer who employs only himself/herself as a driver shall implement a random alcohol and controlled substances testing program of two or more covered employees in the random testing selection pool.  This is typically managed by a third-party administrator (TPA).  Companies with more than 1 covered employees can also

What is a shy bladder in DOT drug testing?

Shy Bladder in DOT Drug Testing …. SHY BLADDER – INABILITY TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE URINE SPECIMEN FOR A DRUG TEST US DOT has provided specific procedures for dealing with applicants or employees who present for a DOT urine test, but are unable to provide an adequate urine specimen.