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EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING PROGRAM
Did you know the US Department of Labor estimates that drug use in the workplace cost employers $75-$100 billion dollars annually in lost time, accidents, health care and workers compensation costs? Don’t let this epidemic ruin your companies reputation. DNASU offers a Drug Testing Program to businesses who desire a drug free work place.
Setting up for pre-employment, random drug testing, reasonable suspicion, post-incident and back to work drug testing for your employees is easy as 1, 2, 3.
Please read the information below and click on the Get Started button to begin the process for a paperless EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING PROGRAM
DRUG TESTING INFO
Did you know…
Sixty-five percent of all accidents on the job are related to drug or alcohol abuse? Illegal substance users utilize 16 times as many health care benefits and are six times more likely to file workers compensation claims then non-users.
How is the testing performed?
Employers send their applicants to DNA Services UNLIMITED where a urine sample is obtained. Negative results are normally available within an hour, positive results can take up to 72 hours or longer due to the drug confirmation process.
What’s the most popular drug test option selected by employers?
Most employers utilize a standard five panel test of street drugs consisting of marijuana (THC), Cocaine, PCP, Opiates (such as codeine and morphine) and Amphetamines (including methamphetamine). Some employers use a ten-panel test, which includes prescription drugs that are legal to possess and use. Employers can also choose an oral fluid drug test, or hair follicle.
Although each drug and person is different, most drugs will stay in the system for 2-4 days. For chronic users of certain drugs, such a marijuana or PCP, results can be detected for up to 14 days, and sometimes much longer. Sedatives, such as Valium, may stay in the system for up to 30 days. When the more expensive hair testing method is used, drugs can be detected for a 90-day period. To avoid the complications from second hand marijuana smoke, most labs will set a higher threshold before reporting THC in the system.
Most employers will insist that a job applicant give the urine sample within a specific period of time, so that a drug user does not wait until the drugs leave the system. DNASU and their contracted laboratory have ways to determine if the applicant has attempted to alter the test sample.
What happens if there is a positive test or abnormal test?
DNASU’s contracted lab have extensive procedures to re-confirm a positive test before reporting it. If the positive test is confirmed, the subject has the right to pay for a retesting of the sample they gave, they can select a laboratory of their choice. Urine samples for all positive tests are retained for that purpose. Merely taking a new test is not helpful since the drugs may have left the system. Reputable and certified laboratories will stand behind their results and provide expert witnesses, although the chances of a false positive is practically nil.
If a current employee tests positive, then the employer must follow the policies and procedures they have put into place. Some employers will utilize an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which can arrange for professional assessment and treatment recommendations. All drug-testing results should be maintained on a confidential basis separate from an employees’ personnel file.
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EMPLOYER SET UP
Setting up for Pre-Employment Drug Screening with DNA Services UNLIMITED (DNASU) is easy as
Step 1: Complete and submit Employer Drug Screen Application
There is no set-up fee, minimum usage or contract. The service is on a pay-per-use basis. You can cancel at anytime.
1. Employer can pay on a per test bases.
2. Employer can give credit card authorization to DNASU to access after each test.
3. DNASU can invoice monthly for services rendered.
Step 2: Set up Account
You will set up a drug testing account on a secure portal where you can schedule drug test, review results and view applicants real time drug testing info 24/7.
The applicant will receive notification via email or text with the location to go for testing. It is good practice to
have applicants sign a consent form before requesting a pre-employment drug test.
Step 3: Send Applicant to DNASU for Drug Test……….
Results to employer unless otherwise instructed. Negative results are normally available within 1 hour, non negative results can take up to 72 hours or longer due to the drug confirmation process.
Step 4: Receive Results Automatically
Results go directly to employer unless instructed otherwise.
If you have any questions, or need additional information, please do not hesitate to call DNASU at 800-215- 9948 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.