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What is a Medical Review Officer (MRO)

Medical Review Officer (MRO) – A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a person who is a licensed physician and who is responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer’s drug testing program and evaluating medical explanations for certain drug test results. The MRO receives the laboratory

What must the MRO include on the final drug testing result report?

MRO/TPA Drug Test Results Report Checklist The MRO may use a signed or stamped and dated legible photocopy of Copy 2 of the CCF to report test results.  If the MRO does not report test results using Copy 2 of the CCF, he or she must provide a written

We need a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for our drug testing program, can you help us?

Yes, we can help we offer Medical Review Officer (MRO) services for drug testing programs.  Licensed physicians performing medical review officer (MRO) services for National Drug Screening are trained and certified by the American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO) and The Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC).  Call today

Why Do I Need a Medical Review Officer (MRO)

…No MRO Leads to EEOC Lawsuit……. Why Do You Need a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for Drug Testing? You need a medical review officer so you will not get sued and lose the lawsuit.  You need a Medical Review Officer (MRO) so you will not have ADA or EEOC

For DOT, what requirements must the Medical Review Officer (MRO) meet?

1.Be a licensed physician (Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy) in the U.S., Canadian, or Mexican jurisdiction 2.Possess basic knowledge 3.Complete qualification training 4.Satisfactorily complete examination administered by a nationally-recognized MRO certification board or subspecialty board for medical practitioners in the field of medical review of DOT-mandated drug tests 5.Complete

Does an MRO contact a donor with a positive drug test and what does “Awaiting Donor Contact” mean?

Yes, on a non-negative at the lab the MRO calls the donor.  They try 3 times over 24 hours, then they try to call the Company DER to have the DER tell the donor to call the MRO.  It should not be assumed at all that this result will

Do you know what the time frame is on a valid prescription? Say I have a Rx for cough syrup from 11/11/17 – do I still have a valid prescription?

MRO’s use their discretion on this.  Company policy might apply.  Our team at National Drug Screening, says  Unless an employer chooses not to accept Rx’s past a certain time, for example 1 year, we will accept old Rxs as long as we can validate them.  So we would accept