DOT Post-Accident Testing
Test Smartly Labs can provide around-the-clock drug and alcohol testing services. Per DOT regulations, the vehicle operator must undergo drug and alcohol testing following an accident under certain conditions. Failure to do so could result in their suspension or termination, as it will be considered a refusal to test.
CDL Driver Post-Accident Rules
Since you need testing as soon as possible following accidents involving all kinds of modes of transportation, we can provide the collections you need to ensure the entire process remains DOT-approved.
For CDL drivers specifically who are operating commercial vehicles, all surviving drivers involved in the accident need to be tested for.
- Alcohol within 8 hours of the accident
- Controlled substances within 32 hours
If there is any loss of human life, bodily injuries requiring medical treatments, or if any of the vehicles involved have enough damage that towing is necessary, this is of legal necessity.
For post-accident testing for DOT agencies, let Test Smartly Labs help.
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The FMCSA requires the employer to test as soon as as practical following an accident involving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on a public road, if the accident involved:
… Bodily injury to any person who, as a result of the injury, immediately receives medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or...
… if one or more motor vehicles incurring disabling damage as a result of the accident, requiring the motor vehicle to be transported away from the scene by a tow truck or other motor vehicle.
Be prepared for your drug test!
- Bring your Government Issued Picture ID
- Bring Drug Test Paperwork or Authorization
- Complete TSL Intake Form & HIPAA Disclosure
- Pay for your test on site
- Make sure you are hydrated if you are performing a Urine Test
- Expect to have your nail polish removed if getting a Nail Drug Test
- We do not need your prescription information but a Medical Review Officer (MRO) may contact you after collection to verify your medications.
- For urine testing, plan on arriving 3 hours before we close (1 hr minimum) to provide a cushion of time for a shy bladder situation.
- For hair testing, be sure to dry your hair completely before arriving.
- For nail testing, be sure to clean your nails with soap and water before arriving. Also, artificial nails and polish must be removed.
What Are Your Hours?
- All Test Smartly Labs are open Monday through Friday, from 9am - 5pm
- The Overland Park Testing Center is also open from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays
Do We Need To Have An Appointment?
- No appointment is required to come into our labs, and all of our locations are on a walk-in basis. However, it is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. If your situation requires special time considerations, please call us to determine if it would be better to arrange an appointment time.
Do I Need Doctors’ Orders For Testing?
- No doctors’ orders needed, we are a Direct-Access Testing Center. You are encouraged to consult your medical professional with your lab test results.
What’s The Turnaround Time For Lab Work?
- Average turnaround time is 2-5 business days depending on the complexity of the lab work. Most tests are available in 2-3 days.
Do You Need A List Of My Medications For A Drug Test?
- Per protocol, the lab techs are not allowed to receive or ask for your medications. A medical review officer or MRO, a licensed physician who specializes in toxicology, will call you and ask for your medications and your physician’s phone number if it’s detected in your sample during testing. The MRO will then call your physician to verify your medications.