Do you want to ensure a safe and drug free workplace? Drug testing can help you accomplish exactly that so that you can improve workplace safety, increase productivity, and even receive a discount on your workers compensation insurance.
We provide a wide range of drug screening services that enable you to screen out new employees who use drugs, discourage current employees from using drugs and identify those who do, and maintain compliance with DOT regulations. And unlike old-fashioned labs, were available 24/7 and we come to your location to minimize downtime. We can even manage your entire program so you can enjoy all of the benefits without having to deal with the administrative details. With USAMDT, you can be sure it will be done on time, every time, no matter where your employees are or when you need them tested.
We provide 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
Drug testing methods
We can administer drug tests using several different methods, depending on your circumstances. Each method has pros and cons, and you should speak to one of our specialists to determine which is best for you.
The industry standard is the urinalysis. (This is currently the only method the DOT will accept.) Urinalysis is fast, easy, and inexpensive, but it does come with a few drawbacks.
You need to secure a private restroom, disable the sink and toilet, and place a bluing agent in the water in the toilet bowl. Privacy concerns may also present an issue because a test must be conducted by an administrator of the same sex.
This method has a long detection window but cannot detect very recent drug use.
Oral fluid / mouth swab
This method of drug testing is relatively newer, yet is still just as accurate as urinalysis. It’s also just as fast, easy, and inexpensive.
Its biggest advantage of mouth swab drug testing is that it can be administered literally anywhere—even in plain sight of other employees, because it only requires a sterile cotton swab to be wiped on the inner cheek to collect a small saliva sample.
This method has the shortest detection window, however, it can detect drug use almost immediately after use.
The less common hair follicle drug testing method offers the same convenience of oral fluid, but it can be more expensive.
This test requires the administrator to clip a small (less than 1” wide) section of hair, ideally from near the base of the scalp, and secure it in a special tamper proof container. While this testing method is simple and convenient, some employees may have an issue with having their hair cut.
This method has a longer detection window, but it cannot detect recent drug use.
What drugs can be tested for / identified
Whether using urinalysis, mouth swab, or hair, we’re able to test for and identify virtually any type of drug, both prescription and illicit, including:
- PCP (Angel dust)
- MDMA (Ecstasy)
- Bath salts
- Synthetic marijuana (K2 / spice)
- Rohypnol (Roofies)