KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Our dedication to fair and accurate testing starts with following standard procedures.
There are several reasons why an employer will request that you submit a drug test, including pre-employment, reasonable suspicion/cause, random, return-to-duty, follow-up, and post-accident testing. If your employer requests that you submit to a drug test, you must comply with the following four steps:
Often, testing is in the form of urinalysis, where a sample is collected in a sealed kit and proper paperwork is filled out. Workplace Safety Screenings sends on-site sample collectors to your location to retrieve your sample. You may be asked to submit a collection sample at another location, however.
Once collected, the sample is sent to a lab to be tested and the results are expedited to a medical review officer (MRO) to be examined. A determination is made if a positive result exists and/or if the sample has been altered or substituted.
An MRO has the right to interview you and requests that you be examined by an MRO-approved physician. As an employee, you have the right to seek another test from a certified lab within 72 hours of your interview from an MRO.
Results can be received in as little as 24 hours for negative, positive, and/or a refusal to test.