Drug Testing

employee-drug-testing-services-ctWe have established a strategic partnership with a nationally recognized Drug/Alcohol Testing Laboratory with 10,000 collection sites to easily accommodate our client’s request for a 5-panel, 9-panel or 10-panel drug test and/or alcohol test throughout the United States. Drug and/or Alcohol test results can be forwarded to our clients within 24 to 48 hours of the specimen collection.

National Research offers testing through laboratories certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). All presumptive positive test results are confirmed through the use of GC/MS testing, the “gold standard” in the testing industry. A certified laboratory will complete the analysis and forward the results to an independent physician called a Medical Review Officer to review all test results.

Our testing affiliates meet the highest standards in regulatory compliance, company services standards, specimen handling, operation practices, business ethics and facility management.

Key Features

  • Customize substance abuse policy or review existing drug policy
  • Master forms for program administration
  • Split specimen collection
  • Secure chain of custody handling protocol
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO) will evaluate all test results
  • Administration of all testing programs by Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator (C-SAPA)
  • Telephone consultation for additional assistance


  • Reduced absenteeism, theft and fraud rates
  • Improved employee morale
  • Reduced medical claims and insurance rates
  • Decreased accident reports and injuries
  • Enhanced productivity and increased quality

Drug Panels

  • 5 Panel: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Marijuana THC
  • 5 Panel DOT: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Marijuana THC {now includes testing for MDA-Analogues (Ecstasy) and 6-Monoacetylmorphine (Heroine)}
  • 9 Panel: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Marijuana THC, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Propoxyphene
  • 10 Panel: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Marijuana THC, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines,  Methadone, Propoxyphene, Methaqualone

Drug Screening Program Management

Pre-Employment Drug Screening

  1. Testing that is part of the application process before an offer of employment is made
  2. Testing that is part of the hiring process after an offer of employment is made, but before hiring actually occurs (a “conditional offer of employment”)
  3. Testing that occurs sometime soon after the individual begins work, however, passing the drug test is made a condition of continued employment (i.e., even though the individual is already working, his or her hiring will not become final unless the individual passes the required drug test)

Random Drug Testing
The testing of employees who are chosen on a “neutral-selection” basis without advance notice. Random drug testing also includes the testing of all employees in a company (or a particular division of the company) when the date and time of the testing are unannounced and randomly selected.

For-Cause Drug Testing
This is synonymous with “probable cause” and “reasonable suspicion” testing. Typically, the “cause” required is an objective, factual, individualized basis for testing, such as when an employee’s behavior or physical appearance suggests drug use or possession of drugs, or there are other indications of a violation of the company’s substance-abuse prevention policy.

Periodically Announced
This testing occurs when employees are given advance notice of the date and time that drug testing will take place. It is often conducted as part of a regularly scheduled employment physical or fitness-for-duty medical examination.

Drug testing of an employee who is involved in an on-the-job accident (vehicle or otherwise) which may have involved human error, and which causes a fatality, a serious injury, or significant property damage.

Rehabilitation Monitoring
This testing occurs during an employee’s participation in a drug rehabilitation program and/or upon the employee’s return to work.

Safety-Sensitive Responsibilities
Testing of employees whose job responsibilities are safety-sensitive.

Types of Drug Testing

Urinalysis Testing
Urinalysis testing can be conducted on a single urine sample for 1 to 10 drugs at a time with quick results. The urine testing is completed at any of our drug testing partner’s SAMHSA-certified laboratories. We can also furnish 5-panel drug tests results in less than 30 minutes.

Hair Testing
Hair testing for illegal drugs or drugs of abuse is the only drug-testing method available that provides up to a 90-day drug use history.

Breath Alcohol Testing
The breath alcohol testing could be completed on site and is quick and easy. This highly convenient, non-invasive screening device is available in D.O.T. approved and non-D.O.T. versions.

Adulteration Testing
Adulteration testing was developed to detect the use of foreign substances (ingested or added to a specimen) that prevent the detection of drug use. This is an essential part of a comprehensive drug testing program.

Urine Test (Administered Onsite)
This is an instant drug test (within 5 minutes) which utilizes a one-step test cup, fully integrated and self contained screening cup to detect the presence of drugs in the system. The cup can also include adulterant testing as an additional option.

Oral Fluid (Administered Onsite)
This is an instant drug test (within 10 minutes) which utilizes an oral swab to detect the use of drugs.

Medical Testing & Wellness Program

A comprehensive medical examination can be completed for your employees utilizing a board certified physician. In addition, laboratory tests can be requested to supplement the medical examination. Your company can initiate a plan to protect its most valuable assets, your employees. The employees of your organization will appreciate a medical examination program and the company will enjoy the many benefits of promoting a healthy corporate environment.