The benefits of having a workplace drug testing program are numerous, especially in an employment environment where substance abuse is a growing concern. According to the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 8% of full-time employed adults and 10% of part-time employed adults had substance abuse issues. Simply put, you cannot afford not to have a drug testing program in place at your business.

Some of the many benefits of workplace drug testing include:

•Increase in productivity

•Improvement in product and service quality

•Fewer sick days

•Decrease in incidence of injury

•Reduction in the number of Workers’ Compensation claims

•Stabilization of Workers’ Compensation and health insurance premiums

•Reduction in incidences of damage or disappearance of company equipment

Once you have figured out the best way to perform drug testing at your place of business, which TestCountry can help you with, you will need supplies.

While you should thoroughly investigate each drug testing option available to you to decide which one will work best, here are some basic things to know about the options available to you.

Here is an overview of the most common types of drug tests. Remember that you can do urine or saliva test collections in a laboratory or you can use instant result drug tests. With hair, the sample has to be sent to a laboratory for analysis but collection can be done at your location.

Pre-employment drug testing is a powerful way to reduce or eliminate liability in any workplace atmosphere. There are many ways to conduct pre-employment drug testing:

  • Urine drug testing
  • Saliva drug testing
  • Hair follicle exams
  • Background checks

Urine Drug Test Kits

•Conventional method preferred by most large organizations and government

•Detection window varies by drug but usually it is within 1 - 30 days (for most drugs it is less than 7 days)

•Instant results available

•Can be cheated

Saliva Drug Test Kits

•Newer method that is increasing in popularity

•Detection window can last up to several days but is less than urine for most drugs

•More convenient collection than urine

•Instant results available

•Cheating is impossible

Hair Drug Test Kits

•Longest detection window by far, up to three months

•More expensive than urine or saliva

•Has to be analyzed by lab so no instant result

•Cheating is impossible

Product Options

If you decide to do instant urine testing on site at your place of business, you can use the 5 Panel DrugConfirm CLIA Waived Urine Drug Test Cup. It detects marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamine and methamphetamine in an all-in-one test cup. Once the sample is in the cup, there is no handling of the sample. You simply activate the test and wait for the instant results. It is FDA cleared and comes with a temperature strip for cheating detection.

If you would rather have a laboratory do the collection and testing all together and you don’t need to have it meet DOT standards, you can use the 5-Panel Laboratory Urine Drug Test. It is a fast and convenient way to get a urine drug test done at a lab near you. Included with the testing form is a Lab Location Sheet, showing you exactly where you can have your test completed in your neighborhood. This way, you can have anyone tested at any time right on the spot. Drugs tested for include: marijuana (THC), amphetamines, cocaine, opiates (heroin) and phencyclidine (PCP).

For instant saliva drug testing kits in the workplace, you can try the SalivaConfirm Oral Fluid Drug Test Kit. It provides on-site rapid results for the detection of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines and benzodiazepines and is easy to administer anywhere and anytime. It is considered to be the best value 5 Panel Instant Oral Fluid Drug Test on the market.

If you have decided that hair testing kits is the best route for your business, you can use the HairConfirm Business - Hair Follicle Workplace Drug Testing Kit. The sample collection is easy and you receive a detailed 90-Day Drug Use Report plus a Medical Review Officer Report in one to two business days delivered securely online.

Workplace drug testing should be an easy task and with TestCountry’s help and our vast array of workplace drug testing products, your business will be able to perform pre-employment drug testing, random drug testing, reasonable suspicion drug testing and post-accident drug testing quickly and efficiently.

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