Drug testing used to be (and sometimes still is) a tedious process for employers, but not with our secure online system! Easy and paperless, Verify Protect simplifies the drug testing process for employers with results available online, and an electronic chain of custody forms to ensure accuracy. Applicants can even schedule their own test site, with thousands of locations to choose from. If you are an employer who requires employee drug testing, here is what you need to know, including information about our drug testing and physical screening services.
The Importance of Workplace Drug-Testing Programs
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Drug testing is a prevention and deterrent method that is often part of a comprehensive drug-free workplace program.” Designed to “detect the presence of alcohol, illicit drugs, or certain prescription drugs,” workplace drug-testing programs “should comply with applicable local, state, and federal laws,” with “a system to protect the confidentiality of employee drug-testing records.” SAMHSA also notes that, “Ensuring the accuracy of drug-testing results is critical,” and “The specimen’s chain of custody must be continuous from receipt until disposal.”
The Ins and Outs of Drug Testing
Through Verify Protect, all drug tests include collection of the sample, transportation to the lab, EMIT and GC/MS by a certified laboratory, and test review by a Medical Review Officer (MRO), if required. Drug tests typically include the 5 Panel (Standard or Dept of Transportation ‘DOT’), 10 Panel, and Alcohol Test. Read on to learn more about each.
- Drug Test – 5 Panel: The 5 Panel is the one most commonly used by employers and tests for Amphetamines (Crystal Meth), Cannabinoids (THC and Marijuana), Cocaine, Opiates (Codeine, Morphine, Heroin, Oxycodine, Vidcodin, etc.) and Phencyclidine (PCP).
- Drug Test – 10 Panel: In addition to the 5 Panel, the 10 Panel will also include Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone, and Propoxyphene.
- Alcohol Test: Regulated breathalyzer testing of an individual to determine breath alcohol level can be conducted with certified results through a medical professional.
In addition to our simple and secure drug testing services, Verify Protect has a wide range of occupational, medical and physical exam offerings, including general and Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, auditory and visual testing, TB tests and other blood tests, immunizations, and more. To learn about the other background screening services provided through Verify Protect, including criminal, civil, credit and social, government and spec, verifications, drivers records, and tenant screening services, click here, or request a free quote to get started today!
Who are you hiring? Since 1988, Verify Protect has been a leading provider of secure, digital employment screening services for companies looking to reduce the growing liabilities of negligent hiring and poor retention rates. Headquartered in Media, Pennsylvania, we help both small and large companies across the nation to secure top talent and make solid hiring decisions by delivering advanced technology and accurate data reinforced by excellent customer service. Visit www.verifyprotect.com today to learn more!