Employer Drug Test Programs
In addition to clear HR policies and safe workplace environments, your workplace policy on drug and alcohol is critical. An official program outlining your testing procedures and expectations for all employees is the best way to protect yourself and your organization. If you need a partner for your drug and alcohol testing needs, Test Smartly Labs can help.
Tackling this program requires a holistic approach which protects a business against drug abuse from multiple fronts. At Test Smartly Labs we’ve broadened our services to include support for...
Drug And Alcohol Testing For Department Of Transportation (DOT)
The Department of Transportation is an industry powerhouse that takes drug and alcohol misuse extremely seriously. There are specific forms, rules, and regulations that MUST be followed in order for tests to be DOT-approved.
Test Smartly Labs is trained and approved to perform a range of DOT tests for many agencies under its jurisdiction.
When you’re hiring a new employee or onboarding a new volunteer, you want who will be the best fit for your organization. While resumes, character references and portfolios will tell you a lot about a person, sometimes a background check will tell you even more.
At Test Smartly Labs, we can help you run background checks on any individual where you need to peek into their background to ensure they’re a safe fit for your organization.
Workplace Wellness Programs
In addition to drug and alcohol testing, Test Smartly Labs partners with employers for workplace wellness. From providing flu shots for the entire office to performing biometric screenings and running standard health panels, let us help you make sure your employees are as healthy as they can be.
Information On This Topic
Understanding Drug Testing Types, Methods And Specimen Collection
Examining the wide assortment of drug testing options available and exploring the potential pros and cons of each method
There are several reasons or circumstances that can lead to the necessity of a drug test.
Why do businesses need to randomly drug test employees?
Pre-employment screening is not good enough to reduce drugs in the workplace as anyone can stop long enough to find a job… ”
“If your business doesn’t drug test, you will likely attract illicit drug abusers looking for employment…”
Why Do Businesses Need Random Employee Drug Tests?
Do you remember the last time you applied for a new job? Or perhaps you are a hiring manager at the business who has accepted many applications and interviewed potential hires. One common part of the hiring process is the pre-employment drug test. No matter what side of the process you are on, this drug test is designed to ensure that the company ends up with the best employees possible who will be able to perform their duties safely and successfully.
Kinds Of Cases That Often Require Drug Tests
Court ordered drug tests are often called upon in legal matters such as:
- Court-Mandated Testing
- Child Custody
- Drug Court
- Passive Exposure
Court ordered drug testing represents some of the most sensitive matters in the judicial process, approaching the fundamentally difficult topic of public and familial safety. Whether it’s the protection of loved ones, the local neighborhood, or the workplace, it’s in everyone’s best interest to ensure any ruling results from a trustworthy testing process.
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 the same day it happens
- 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.