Urine testing is the most common screening method and detects recent use, typically in the previous one to three days. It is suitable for all testing reasons – from pre-employment to random to post-accident – and can be performed for a wide range of illicit and prescription drugs.
While a positive urine test does not necessarily mean that an individual was “under the influence” at the time of the test, it has become the standard for evidence of “current use” for the U.S. Department of Labor. Urine testing is also the only method allowed for federally mandated drug tests.
Urine testing requires a minimum of 30 mL of urine (45 mL for a U.S. Department of Transportation or DOT collection) collected in the privacy of a restroom. The collector pours the specimen into a bottle that is sealed with tamper-evident tape. The specimen and completed Custody and Control Form (CCF) are sent to the laboratory for testing.
Our dependable turnaround times drive timely hiring decisions. Urine samples are sent by overnight delivery and are typically tested on the day they arrive at our laboratory. Negative results are often released within 24 hours. Non-negative screens undergo confirmatory testing and are typically released within an additional 24-48 hours. However, with the recent expanded DOT 5 panel (that included common pain killer semi-synthetic opioids) has been slowing down results to 72-96 hours.
To set up a drug testing program, contact CleanFleet today, 503-479-6082.