Instant Testing - POCT

Instant Testing POCT

Time is critical when making employment decisions. Test today and get a result today. Get fast turnaround time on your drug testing program.

Instant drug testing or sometimes called point of care testing (POCT) provides instant negative results in minutes. National Drug Screening provides instant drug testing or POCT testing at over 3000 locations throughout the United States. These locations are part of our Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp collection site networks. The initial screening test is done on site at the Quest or LabCorp facility sometimes called a patient service center (PSC).

With instant testing or POCT the negative result is available online in our web based system within one hour of collection time. This a great benefit for pre-employment drug testing when you want to get the individual to work as soon as possible. When the results of the instant test are non-negative, they must be sent to the laboratory for confirmation testing and then review by a Medical Review Officer. These results may take 2-3 business days additional. Fortunately only about 5% of the time do we see non-negative results that must go to the laboratory.

If you need an instant drug test in any area of the United States, National Drug Screening can be of assistance. Many times we get calls asking do you have a drug test facility near me and the answer is always yes.

Our instant drug testing options are as follows:

Quest Diagnostics:

Called Express Results we offer a six panel test which includes AMPHETAMINE, COCAINE, MARIJUANA, OPIATES, PCP and METHAMPHETAMINE; this is often called a 5 Panel DOT Like Test. Also offered is our 10 panel test that includes Oxycodone with: AMPHETAMINES - AMP, METHAMPHETAMINES - MAMP, COCAINE - COC, OPIATES - OPI, MARIJUANA - THC, PHENCYCLIDINE - PCP, BENZODIAZEPHENE - BZO, BARBITURATES - BARB, METHADONE - MTD, PROPOXYPHENE - PPX and OXYCODONE - OXY.


LabCorp:

Called the RADAR program, we offer the six panel test which includes AMPHETAMINE, COCAINE, MARIJUANA, OPIATES, PCP and METHAMPHETAMINE; this is often called a 5 Panel DOT Like Test. The 10 panel test is also offered: AMPHETAMINES - AMP, METHAMPHETAMINES - MAMP, COCAINE - COC, OPIATES - OPI, MARIJUANA - THC, PHENCYCLIDINE - PCP, BENZODIAZEPHENE - BZO, BARBITURATES - BARB, METHADONE - MTD, AND PROPOXYPHENE - PPX.

Benefits of Instant Testing

Benefits of Instant Testing

  • Large collection network throughout the United States
  • Electronic ordering of tests, eCCF
  • Fast accurate negative results
  • Results delivered by web and/or e-mail
  • Web based online storage of results

Place the order from your desktop, send the order via e-mail to your candidate and the pre-employment test is now immediately in process with negative results to be reported same day your candidate goes for testing. From order to result, the process is simple and completed entirely online.

All non-negative results from instant testing must go to the laboratory for confirmation testing. The testing methodology for all confirmation testing is gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Utilizing a gas chromatograph coupled to a mass spectrometer, GC/MS provides identification of the molecule(s) based on characteristic fragmentation patterns at specific retention times. This process identifies the exact metabolite of the drug that has been detected with quantitative levels.

Positive results confirmed at the laboratory, must be review by our Medical Review Officer (MRO). The donor is called by the MRO to discuss any legal prescriptions that may have caused the positive results. If the MRO verifies a legitimate prescription, the result is reported back to the employer as negative. If there is no medical explanation for the non-negative results, the MRO will report as positive listing the drug or drugs that were detected. There are no false positive results after MRO review, these are final results.

When considering instant or POCT testing, please consult with your attorney for drug free workplace policy review and compliance with State drug testing laws. Some State laws prohibit instant or POCT testing. Also, remember that for federally regulated testing and DOT regulated testing; instant or POCT testing is prohibited.

National Drug Screening is available for assistant in adding instant or POCT drug testing to your drug free workplace policy. Call 866-843-4545 for assistance or complete our Contact Form.