Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing Non DOT refers to any employer that is not under Federal regulation , and tan Employer that may request a drug test according to their policy, the drug test may apply situations under pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion post accident, or follow up after an incident.

Broward county DNA & Drug testing offers the convenience of Onsite testing at your location. Please call for more information at 954-522-8378 or email us at [email protected]

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Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing Non DOT

FAQs GENERAL

How many drugs are usually tested on a NON DOT test?

A NON-DOT drug test can start with a 5 drug panel or be expanded to a 10-panel or more depending of the employer policy, some employers may also request from a different type of test not limited to:

-Urinalysis drug test Detection: 2-3 days Adulteration Level: easy
-Saliva or Oral drug test Detection: 1-3 days Adulteration Level: Difficult
-Hair drug test Detection: Up to 3 months Adulteration Level: Moderate
-Fingernail drug test Detection: Up to 6 months Adulteration Level: Difficult

What are the most common drugs tested on a NON DOT test?

-Amphetamines
-Methamphetamines
-Barbiturates
-Benzodiazepines
-Cocaine
-Methadone
-Methaqualone
-Opiates
-Propoxyphene
-Phencyclidine (PCP)
-Why Is Drug Testing Policy Important?

Drug Testing Policies creates a long variety of benefits including work, productivity, lower insurance premiums, and most important a safe work environment for employees, clients and overall people. Broward County strongly recommends free drug place work policies that includes and not limited to the type of testing (Urinalysis, Saliva, Hair, Nail-/Only for NON DOT), direct donor observation if required, and most important the reason for the test, and the company position in regards positive results or test refusal by a donor.

Can an Employer request a direct observation on a Donor?

Yes, Employers can request direct observation, upon employee arrival our office will provide the donor with a disclosure of the request, Broward County DNA and Drug testing staff will complete the collection with the same gender to observe the donor, In the event of the refusal to direct observation our office will provide proof on report/letter to the employer of the donor’s refusal.

What Is EtG alcohol?
Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) is form after a direct biological marker in the body after the
consumption from ingesting alcoholic beverages.EtG may be detectable as soon as 2 hours
after consumption and up to 80 hours past consumption. Ethyl Glucuronide can also be found
on Hair and Nail with a longer period of detection.

How effective is hair testing in detecting drug compare to urine?
Clients regularly report finding positives at least five times as many users compared to
urinalysis drug testing. But detection frames are different from both tests. While urine can detect 24 hours, head hair can detect up to 3 months, depending of the length available.

How long does it take to receive my results back?
Instant results can be delivery in 5 to 10 minutes. (Only for Urinalysis and Saliva)
Laboratory results are reported in between 2-4 business days, Positive results may take 2-7
depending of the amount of positives on the same panel requested.

FAQs URINALYSIS 

Is it possible to test positive for THC (marijuana) from second hand smoke on a urine
test?
No, Urine concentrations of THC above the cut-off sensitivity level of the test, or a positive
result, is not possible by exposure to second hand smoke.

What are the urine screening cutoffs and methodologies?

Our Laboratory partners  screens urine specimens by enzyme immunoassay (EIA). An immunoassay is a test that uses antibodies to detect the presence of drugs and other substances in urine. The initial screening process does not measure the specific amount of drug present in urine samples. It provides either a positive or negative result, indicating the presence or absence of detectable drug metabolites above a specific cutoff level.

What does Dilute specimen means?
A urine specimen that has a higher concentration of water than that of a normal urine specimen.
Dilution could cause by oral hydration of fluids and the specimen appearance appear to be clear
than normal urine. Some type of medications and medical conditions can also produce dilute
results however, it is also possible that donor’s can intentionally ingest large amounts of water
to manipulate the detection of of drugs in the specimen.

How long does the Laboratory keeps the specimens?

Our Laboratories partners stores positive oral fluid and urine specimens for three (3) months. Negative specimens are kept for 48 hours.

FAQs ORAL FLUID

What are the benefits of Saliva/Oral testing?
-Oral testing is Non-invasive, also is allows for gender-neutral collections
-Oral testing Avoids donor’s against sample adulteration and tampering

What are the Oral Fluid confirmation cutoffs and methodologies?

Specimens collected with the oral fluid collection device are sent to our laboratory partners for screening by Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA). Positive screens are confirmed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The analytical methods used by our laboratory partners for the detection of drugs of abuse are scientifically accepted and approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

FAQs HAIR FOLICLE TEST

What time period does hair testing cover?
The typical length of head hair tested is 1½ inches from the root, on a normal individual
average growth rate head hair is approximately ½ inch (1.3 cm) per month, under this scenario
a hair analysis could an approximate 90 day time frame. This time frame is an approximation
only since an individual’s actual hair growth rate may vary from the average.The shorter the hair
the less time of detection can be found. it’s recommended to have a t least 1 1/2 of hair.

How soon after use can a drug be detected in hair?
Drug detection could take in most cases approximately 5-10 days from the time of drug use for
the hair containing drug to grow above the head scalp where it can be collected.

Can a hair test determine how much or how often an individual is using a drug?
No, According to many studies Hair is a reservoir matrix, where. When testing the or any
reservoir matrix, drugs can collect and/or degrade over time and not able to back-track or go
and determine when could the individual may it been in contact, dosage or frequency. The
process or body metabolism carries to many variables.

Can someone test positive in hair because of passive or environmental exposure?
Yes, drugs are incorporated into individuals hair by three (3)major ways classified as:
environmental exposure, sweat and sebum from the scalp and blood flow through the hair
follicle. Environmental exposure however will only generate a positive for the parent drug with
the metabolite absent. Some of the environmental exposure can also apply to nail testing as
well, Our Laboratory can determine and explain in detail a report by ordering an opinion letter.

Does body hair provides the same type of results as head hair?
Body hair is an option for testing, when the donor does not have enough head hair. However,
body hair results could exposed a longer time frame in comparison with head hair. The
approximate time period cannot be identified due to the high variability of growth rates in
different individuals.Yet in some individuals exposure to drugs use in body hair can be found for
up to 12 months.

How long the extra or excess hair and the reports saved before deletion and disposal?
Any remaining hair after testing is completed is preserved for a one year period. Test results are
kept for a period of two years before deletion.

Does hair coloring alter hair test results of a legal drug testing?
Hair coloring has shown no significant impact on results, yet the lab will make a decision if
extreme coloring or perhaps bleaching could affect the results of a drug test.

Can hair from a brush be used to be tested?

Yes, but the results will be reported as “anonymous” donor although a sufficient amount of hair
is necessary for testing.

FAQs Fingernails

Can a nail test be used to prove that a previously taken hair test was inaccurate?

No, the result of any second collected specimen has absolutely no bearing on the validity of the result of any first collected specimen because you have no idea what the donor did between time A and time B.

How much fingernail needs to be collected?

The optimum amount of nail clippings needed is 100 milligrams. If trimming all 10 fingernails, each clipping must be at least 2 millimeters to 3 millimeters long.

Will one-time drug use be detected in Fingernail Testing? How many times would they have to use drugs for it to be detected in nails?

Single doses do not guarantee a positive result. The number of doses required to generate a positive result is highly variable between donors.

 

 

To request  more informations about these options  please contact us by E-mail [email protected] or by phone:

Main Office: (954) 522-8378

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Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing Non DOT