Drug testing has evolved since its inception during WWII. In 1986, President Reagan directed major employers to implement workplace drug screening to promote a safe and drug-free environment. Today, drug testing can be used for pre-employment screening, random, periodic, post-accident, and return-to-duty purposes.
There are many ways to detect drugs in a person’s system:
Instant tests can detect up to 16 of the most common drugs of abuse, including prescription substances. Once a sample is collected, it will react to the reagents on the built-in test strips to determine the presence of drug metabolites in the specimen. These tests can be sent to a laboratory for confirmation testing of presumptive positive results.
Drug testing is one of the key tools for maintaining a healthy and safe environment for everyone at work.