Last updated: February 24, 2020
Do you want to create a workplace where your employees can work safely and productively? Whether your business is small start-up or a Fortune 500 company, or anything in between, we can help improve workplace safety, increase productivity, and even receive a discount on your workers compensation insurance anywhere throughout the Denver area.
USAMDT of Denver provides a variety of drug testing and compliance services that help you avoid hiring new employees who use drugs, discourage current employees from using drugs and identify those who do, and even ensure compliance with complicated and time-consuming DOT regulations. And unlike traditional labs you may have sent employees to before, were available 24/7 and we come to your location anywhere in Denver, to reduce your downtime. We can even manage your entire drug testing program so that you can enjoy all of the benefits without dealing with any of the administrative headaches.
With USAMDT of Denver, you know your drug testing will be done on time, every time, no matter where your employees are or when you need them tested.
We provide drug testing services for:
- Pre employment drug testing
- Random drug testing
- DOT drug testing
- Mobile drug testing
- Emergency drug testing
- Mobile alcohol testing
- Reasonable suspicion drug testing
- Post-accident drug testing
- Return to duty drug testing
- Probation drug testing
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Drug testing methods
We can conduct drug tests using several collection methods, depending on your circumstances. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, and you should speak to one of our specialists to find out which is best for you.
Urinalysis drug testing
Urinalysis is the most common option, and is the only method approved method for DOT drug testing. This is quick, simple, and inexpensive, but it does have a few drawbacks.
You’ll need to secure a private restroom, disable the sink and toilet, and place a bluing agent into the water in the toilet bowl. Privacy concerns may also present an problem because the test must be administered by collector of the same gender.
Urinalysis can identify drug use for a longer period of time, but it cannot accurately detect recent drug use.
Oral fluid / mouth swab drug testing
Oral fluid collection is a relatively new method and is gaining popularity because it’s significantly faster and easier than urinalysis, yet is still just as precise and inexpensive. This method of drug testing is becoming increasingly popular in Denver now that marijuana has been legalized, because some employers only want to determine current impairment rather than just whether an employee has used drugs in the past.
Its biggest advantage is that it can be conducted literally anywhere—even in plain view of other people, because oral fluid collection is as simple as swiping a sterile cotton swab between the cheek and gum to collect a small saliva sample.
This method offers the shortest detection window, however, it can detect drug use almost immediately after use.
Hair drug testing
Hair drug testing is less common, but provides the same convenience of oral fluid drug testing.
For this test, the collector will cut a small (less than 1” wide) section of hair, ideally from near base of the scalp, and place it into a specimen container. While this drug testing method is incredibly easy and convenient, some employees may object to having their hair cut.
This method provides the longest detection window, but it generally cannot identify drug use that has occurred within the past few weeks.
What drugs can be tested for / identified
Whether using urinalysis, mouth swab, or hair drug testing, we’re able to test for and identify almost any type of drug, both prescription and illicit, including:
- PCP (Angel dust)
- MDMA (Ecstasy)
- Bath salts
- Synthetic marijuana (K2 / spice)
- Rohypnol (Roofies)