Drug Screening Services
Benefits of Crincheck’s Background Drug Screenings
- All drug tests are certified MRO reviewed
- Paperless chain of custody available & Paperless Testing
- Tests available for 5 panel, 10 panel & DOT
- Results available online
- Fast Turnaround
Crimcheck can design a custom drug testing program to meet your needs. We offer hair and urine testing, breath alcohol, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 12 panel tests and more specialized when required. Whether your company requires a single service or a complete program, Crimcheck can work with you.
Results you can trust: we partner with professional testing labs and medical review personnel nationally. Our network of OSHA, ODOT, and NIDA compliant drug and alcohol testing facilities can screen both DOT-regulated and non-federal workplace applicants. Crimcheck has one mission, to make it feasible and easy for employers to conduct pre-employment drug testing.
Why Drug Screen Employees?
Pre-employment drug screening and on-going employee drug testing can help employers cultivate a healthier and more productive work force and to improve business results. A comprehensive drug testing program has been shown to:
- Improve the overall quality of job applicants
- Reduce the incidence of accidents
- Reduce losses due to theft and fraud
- Reduce absenteeism
- Reduce employee turnover
- Eliminate wasted recruiting and training expense
- Improve employee morale and productivity
- Help control the rising cost of healthcare and worker’s compensation insurance
Substance Abuse Facts
Substance abusers cost you money!
- Abusers are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in accidents
- 5 times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim
- 2.5 times more likely to use 8 or more days of employee sick time
- 3 times more likely to be late for work
- 2.2 times more likely to require early dismissal
- 3 times more likely to abuse the normal level of sick benefits
What are the laws concerning drug testing?
Laws vary from state to state concerning employment drug screening. There is a set of federal guidelines that are required to be adhered to if the employer is a federal employer or contractor. These guidelines are put out by SAMHSA or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. For the most part private employers are not required to follow these guidelines but it is recommended that they do, to limit their legal liability. Employees with drug or alcohol problems can have protections afforded them through The Americans with Disabilities Act and section 503 of The rehabilitation Act of 1973. Many unions have special conditions and requirements concerning employment drug tests, be sure to check your union contracts and bargaining policies before instituting a program.
When conducting pre-employment drug screening, and a candidate fails the test, employers can withdraw an offer made of employment or have the potential employee re-apply after a period of time. Provided they re-take and pass the drug screening test. For information on creating a federally compliant drug screening policy visit the SAMHSA website.
Why should I drug test potential employees?
Many studies show that drug free workplaces provide a better environment to work. When drug free policies are instituted in your workplace employee moral improves and you limit your liability in the event of any negative incidents. 75% of people that have substance abuse problems are employed. Here are just some of the problems you can expect from employees that have substance abuse problems.
- They call in sick more often
- They are often late
- They use more medical benefits
- They are less productive
- They can add to a stressful environment
- They can cause accidents
- They add to your liability
- They just cost more
Those are just some of the reasons to make sure you are getting quality employees. Employee substance abuse costs billions of dollars to businesses every year. Make sure you have a good employment screening process in place that includes drug screening potential employees. You and your employees will be glad you do.
Drug Tests Offered by Crimcheck.com
5 Panel Non-DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana
5 Panel Non-DOT Hair Follicle:
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana
6 Panel Non-DOT Oral Swab (Pre-employment only):
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Benzodiazepines
7 Panel DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana, MDA-Analogues, Acetylmorphine
10 Panel Non-DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Barbiturates, Methadone, Benzodiazepines, Propoxyphene & Methaqualone
12 Panel Non-DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Barbiturates, Methadone, Benzodiazepines, Propoxyphene & Methaqualone, Methamphetamine, Oxycodone
HPP Comp I Non-DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Methadone, Cocaine Metabolite, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Opiates, PCP (Phencyclidine), Propoxyphene, Benzodiazepines, Tramadol, Meperidine, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Test Sure Adulterant Panel
HPP Comp VI Non-DOT Urinalysis:
- Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Methadone, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, Codeine, PCP (Phencyclidine), Propoxyphene, Benzodiazepine, Tramadol, Meperidine, Fentanyl, Test Sure Adulterant Panel, Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline, Fluoxetine, Sentraline, Chlorpheniramine, Diphenhydramine, Doxylamine, Diethylpropion, Ephedrine, Fenfluramine, MDA (Methylenedioxyamphetamine), MDMA (Ecstasy), Metylophenidate, Nikethamide, Phendimetrazine, Phenmetrazine, Phentermine, Phenylpropanolamine, Pseudoephedrine, Buprenorpine, Butorphanol Metabolite, Dihydroxodeine, Nalbuphine, Pentazocine, Naltrexone Metabolite, Flunitrazepam Metabolite, Ketamine Metabolite, Meprobamate, Zolpidem, Dextromethorphan
- Breath (BAT) - Non-DOT and DOT
Terms to Know
Chain of Custody Forms: Triplicate, carbon copy forms required for giving a collection for a drug test. The form includes stickers that are applied to the urine sample in order to create a seal (to prevent tampering) and identify the sample.
Collection Site: Clinic at which a donor will provide their sample.
Electronic Chain of Custody Forms: The same thing as the carbon form only the candidate schedules their drug screening online, prints the Chain of Custody out and takes it to the Collection Site for their test. This electronic Chain of Custody form is then automatically scanned to the lab.
Lab: Responsible for screening urine or hair samples for illicit substances.
Medical Review Officer (MRO): A licensed physician who is in charge of examining all laboratory results and evaluating medical clarification for certain results. Please note, the MRO focuses mostly on positive tests. If a candidate does test positive for a substance, the MRO will make 3 attempts to contact the candidate to provide a valid prescription. The candidate has 5 business days to provide proper documentation. If the prescription is legitimate, the drug test will be cleared. If the prescription is not valid or does not respond to the MRO after 3 attempts at contact, the test will be released as positive.
Negative Dilute Specimen: The sample provided by the candidate has tested within normal range for the substances on the drug screen panel. However, the specimen is noted to be outside of the normal range for dilution.
Positive Dilute Specimen: The sample provided by the candidate has tested outside of the normal range for the substances on the drug screen panel. The lab will provide the range and substance that triggered the positive.
Test Sure Adulterant Panel: Special testing used in urinalysis to identify specific adulterants that may be used to hide drug use. This will ensure the most accurate test results. Available on the HPP Comp I and HPP Comp IV drug tests.
Unable to Test: A circumstance with the sample that prevents the lab from completing the test. Issues can include:
- Collection site noted that the temperature or volume of the sample was outside of the testing range. The candidate is given an opportunity to re-sample. If the candidate leaves the collection facility, the reason is refusal to test.
- The tamper evident seal on the sample has been broken or otherwise compromised.
- The chain of custody form is missing or incomplete.
- The urine sample is missing or incomplete
For Crimcheck.com News on Drug Screening, Check Out These Informative Articles:
The Importance of Drug Testing in the Workplace
About Employment Drug Screening
Pre-Employment Drug Screening is a Must
How To Perform Effective Employee Drug Testing
Drug Testing and Substance Abuse
Research Gives Reason to Sweat Drug Tests