DOT Drug Test
A DOT Drug Test is for truckers, pilots, captains, and safety-sensitive employees governed by DOT regulations in all transportation modalities. Pre-employment, Random, Reasonable Suspicon & Post-Accident testing are available, as well as Return to Duty and Follow-Up testing. Employers and individuals can find a location for a DOT drug test and register online, or call (888) 378-2499 to set up testing for staff or others. We offer DOT drug testing services at over 10,000 clinic locations nationwide.
Our online registration process is simple. You choose the lab location based on ZIP code during registration. An authorization barcode is instantly emailed to you and texted directly to the phone of the person being tested. A map of the clinic location will accompany the barcode. The registrant can then walk in to the drug testing facility and show the barcode along with photo ID. Results are fast, signed by a doctor, and reported securely online.
Workforce Screening, Digitally Delivered
DOT Drug Test Options
DOT Drug Test$95
DOT Drug Test + DOT Breath Alcohol$190
DOT Drug Test + DOT Physical$245
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do Drug Test Results Take?
Negative urine drug tests typically come back the next business day, but in some cases can take longer. If the drug screening is not negative, further testing is required. Our lab will run a GC/MS confirmation test on all non-negatives, which provides an official, quantitative measurement of the level of drugs in the system. Confirmation testing takes approximately 3-5 days.
Who Needs a DOT Drug Screen?
All transportation industry modalities require DOT drug screening for various purposes. For example, trucking companies must ensure safety-sensitive staff such as drivers are tested on a pre-employment and random basis, as well as for post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty, and follow-up testing when indicated.
Who Pays for the DOT Drug Test?
DOT regulations are silent about who is responsible for paying for drug testing. Typically, the company pays for pre-employment and random DOT drug tests, but not always. However, if a driver fails a test, smaller companies are much less likely to pay for a driver’s return-to-duty and follow-up testing, putting the onus on the driver to pay for the tests.
Large fleets, on the other hand, often pay for all tests, including return-to-duty and follow-up testing, especially if the drivers are unionized.
Is Return-to-Duty Testing Required?
Return to duty tests are only required if a person has failed a test, sought out the counsel of a Substance Abuse Professional, and was subsequently cleared to return to duty by the SAP. DOT regulations require trucking firms to ensure that drivers who are subject to the return-to-duty and follow up testing are complying with those testing protocols, including passing all tests as outlined by the Substance Abuse Professional.
Who Reviews the DOT Drug Test Results?
DOT drug tests are reviewed by Medical Review Officers (MRO). An MRO signature is required on all valid DOT drug tests, whether positive or negative.
About Our DOT Drug Test
Reasons for Drug Testing
DOT Drug and alcohol tests are administered under the federal authority of the agency overseeing the industry in which a company operates. DOT and its agencies define the reasons which prompt the need for tests. The opposite is also true. DOT drug tests cannot be administered unless it falls into one of the predefined categories. The following are reasons when DOT drug tests must be given:
Reviewing Drug Test Results
The result of a DOT Drug Test is reported in a secure PDF file which details the list of the tested drugs. For each class of drugs, there is an indication of positive or negative. If a drug comes back positive, the specific metabolite which tested positive will be indicated. The PDF file can be easily downloaded from our portal for printing or forwarding.
Why Choose Health Street
SAMHSA Certified Laboratory and MRO
Like all of our lab based tests, DOT Drug Tests are processed at a SAMHSA Certified laboratory. Results are reviewed by one of our Medical Review Officers (MRO). Our MROs are licensed physicians and toxicology experts. The MRO will also release the final results, which will be reported to the employer or person who requested the test.
StaffGlass™… the Employer eResults Portal
Business owners get free access to our secure Employer eResults Portal, StaffGlass, to place drug test orders, view test results, manage employee screenings and eSignature documents (such as policies and procedures), update random drug testing pools, and register for background checks. Non-business clients get results via email and/or fax.
What Drugs Does a DOT Drug Test Cover?
The following substances can be detected in our DOT Drug Test. Use the below links for more information about each substance: