Drug & Alcohol Testing

Access OmniCare offers substance abuse testing programs designed to meet your company’s specific needs. Our clinic has collection facilities specifically designed to discretely and securely perform drug testing.

Substance abuse testing is either mandated by a federal agency such as the Department of Transportation or elective and based on a corporate policy in support of a Drug-Free Workplace. In both cases the intent of these programs is to mitigate risk by decreasing the likelihood of individuals being at work under the influence, or suffering from the after-effects of drug use, operating machinery, or performing other safety-sensitive tasks. Voluntarily implementing a Drug-Free Workplace Policy mitigates risk and supports a productive work environment. Please see more employer information on how to set up a Drug-Free Workplace Policy.

At Access Omnicare we perform regulated and non-regulated drug screens for new hires, random programs, follow-up testing, and reasonable suspicion. In addition we offer rapid urine screen drug tests, hair collection for drug testing, and breath alcohol testing (DOT and non-DOT). The medical assistants at Access Omnicare are trained to comply with state and federal regulations and ensure specimen validity. Dr. Troy Manchester, a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO), is available daily to provide final results to employers via telephone and e-mail.

  • We will customize a drug and alcohol testing protocol to address your specific business needs.
  • Same day results are available for most non-regulated drug tests.
  • Same day results are available for all breath alcohol tests.
  • Test results are available on our online employer portal.
  • A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is available in-house for rapid review and consultation
  • Random Selection program can be set up to meet regulatory testing requirements.
  • Testing is on a walk-in basis or can be scheduled, especially for groups of five or more.

Reasonable Suspicion Procedure

At times an employee may appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If so, it is critical to document the behaviors observed before sending the employee in to Access Omnicare for “Reasonable Suspicion” drug and alcohol testing. We recommend that two members of management be involved in observing and documenting on the Reasonable Suspicion form. The form ought to be completed before having a joint conversation with the employee to discuss observed concerns. If a second supervisor is unavailable the employee ought to be removed from safety-sensitive work until a second observer is available to make an assessment and participate in intervention if questionable behavior persists. It is strongly advised that two managers be present during the discussion with an employee. Unless the employee provides a reasonable explanation for the observed behaviors, the employee ought to be referred to Access Omnicare for a Reasonable Suspicion evaluation. The employee in question ought to be transported and escorted by a supervisor to Access Omnicare and a copy of the observed behaviors form submitted to the clinic staff to use as a guide for further investigation of cause. Be as specific as possible on the observation form including where and when you noticed these questionable behaviors occurring, what the employee was doing at the time, and the names of any witnesses.

Random Selection Program

Random drug and alcohol testing programs are mandated by the Department of Transportation for commercial drivers. However, to minimize risk by discouraging the use of drugs before or during work, many employers voluntarily choose to implement random testing for employees involved in safety sensitive work. Our electronic medical record system is certified as HIPAA-compliant and protects the confidentiality of donors while meeting the needs of the DOT and employer. Access Omnicare uses software that randomly selects a set number or percentage of employees for drug and alcohol testing usually on a monthly or quarterly basis. If you are already set up in a random testing consortium or other pool, Access Omnicare can provide DOT-compliant collection services for urine drug screens and breath alcohol testing.

DOT vs Non-Dot Testing

The Department of Transportation has mandated that specific industries participate in regulated drug and alcohol programs. These industries include aviation, roadways and bridges, trucking and motorcoaches, railways, public transit, maritime, pipelines and HazMat, federal motor carrier, and surface transportation. The DOT website can help an employer determine which employees require testing in compliance with federal regulations. Those employees who are not required to undergo regulated testing can still undergo non-DOT testing for drugs and alcohol if supported by an employer’s work policy.

Urine Drug Screen Collections

All DOT collections are sent to the lab for processing. Rapid Test drug screens are performed in-house and if negative, results are available on the same day; if non-negative, the urine will be sent to the lab for additional testing before a final report can be provided to the employer. If you choose to use our in-house Medical Review Officer (MRO), final results for urine specimens sent to the lab are usually available in 48 to 72 hours. If the employer elects to use an outside MRO service the result reporting will depend on the turnaround time of your chosen provider. Although there are standardized Rapid Test drug panels, we can customize drug screen panels to address your specific needs and concerns.

Hair Collections

Hair collections have the advantage of looking at a much longer period of time of potential drug use measured in weeks and months depending on the length of hair available for testing. Results for hair collections are usually back within 48 to 72 hours. Currently these tests are not accepted by the DOT.

Breath Alcohol Testing

We are certified to perform both DOT and Non-DOT breath alcohol testing. Our testing equipment is checked and calibrated regularly in compliance with DOT requirements, and all Breath Alcohol Technicians are trained and certified. All positive results are reported to employers by phone immediately following testing. All test results will be available on our employer portal.