We have established a strategic partnership
with a nationally recognized Drug/Alcohol Testing
Laboratory with 2000 collection sites to easily
accommodate our client's request for a 5-panel
or 10-panel drug test and/or alcohol test throughout
the United States. Drug and/or Alcohol test
results can be forwarded to our clients within
24 to 48 hours of the specimen collection.
National Research offers testing through laboratories
certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA). All presumptive
positive test results are confirmed through the
use of GC / MS testing, the "gold standard"
in the testing industry. A certified laboratory
will complete the analysis and then forward the
results to an independent physician called a medical
review officer to review all test results.
Our testing affiliate meets the highest standards
in regulatory compliance, company services standards,
specimen handling, operation practices, business
ethics and facility management.
| Key Features
- Customize substance abuse policy or review
existing drug policy
- Master forms for program administration
- Split specimen collection
- Secure chain of custody handling protocol
- Medical Review Officer (MRO) will evaluate
all test results
- Administration of all testing programs by
Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator
- Telephone consultation for additional assistance
- Reduced absenteeism, theft and fraud rates
- Improved employee morale
- Reduced medical claims and insurance rates
- Decreased accident reports and injuries
- Enhanced productivity and increased quality
| Types of Drug Testing
Pre-employment drug screening
1. Testing that is part of the application process
before an offer of employment is made.
2. Testing that is part of the hiring process
after an offer of employment is made, but before
hiring actually occurs (a "conditional offer
3. Testing that occurs sometime soon after the
individual begins work, but passing the drug test
is made a condition of continued employment (i.e.,
even though the individual is already working,
his or her hiring will not become final unless
the individual passes the required drug test).
Random drug testing
The testing of employees who are chosen on a "neutral-selection"
basis without advance notice. Random drug testing
also includes the testing of all employees in
a company (or a particular division of the company)
when the date and time of the testing are unannounced
and randomly selected.
For-Cause drug testing
This is synonymous with "probable cause"
and "reasonable suspicion" testing.
Typically, the "cause" required is an
objective, factual, individualized basis for testing,
such as when an employee's behavior or physical
appearance suggests drug use or possession of
drugs, or there are other indications of a violation
of the company's substance-abuse prevention policy.
This testing occurs when employees are given advance
notice of the date and time that drug testing
will take place. It is often conducted as part
of a regularly scheduled employment physical or
fitness-for-duty medical examination.
Drug testing of an employee who is involved in
an on-the-job accident (vehicle or otherwise)
which may have involved human error, and which
causes a fatality, a serious injury, or significant
This testing occurs during an employee's participation
in a drug rehabilitation program and/or upon the
employee's return to work.
Testing of employees whose job responsibilities
A comprehensive medical examination can be completed
for your employees utilizing a board certified
physician. In addition, laboratory tests can be
requested to supplement the medical examination.
Your company can initiate a plan to protect its
most valuable assets, your employees. The employees
of your organization will appreciate a medical
examination program and the company will enjoy
the many benefits of promoting a healthy corporate