Urine drug testing completed in the laboratory is the most accurate type of drug testing. If you can afford to wait for the urine drug test result, this is our first recommendation for drug testing. Laboratory based urine drug testing is recognized by the Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace: Alcohol and Drug Guidelines and Work Rule (Construction Owners Association of Alberta, COAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) as the best practice within our industry, and it is legally defensible.
Our laboratory testing is administered by Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories which is certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and US Department of Transportation (DOT).
All laboratory results are reviewed by our Medical Review Officer (MRO) and results are confidentially reported to your company’s Designated Employee Representative (DER).
If you need results fast, this is the best option for you. You will receive results same day, and if the result is negative, you can leave our office with a Clean Card in hand. Clean Cards are a wallet-sized copy of a negative test which can get you on a work site quickly.
Express or point-of-collection (POCT) tests have the same cutoff levels as laboratory tests but are not recognized by the Canadian Model or US DOT. This is due to the results of an Express test being visually read and subject to the collector’s interpretation. We require all non-negative Express tests to have laboratory confirmation to ensure accuracy and legal defensibility.
Drink normal amounts of fluids prior to the test. Drinking excessive amounts of fluids may dilute a urine sample and render it invalid. You’ll be required to provide a freshly voided urine sample. It will be tested immediately and the certified collector will check for: unexpected temperature, unexpected volume, unusual colour, unusual odour, presence of foreign objects or material, tampering, adulteration, or substitution. If any of the above are found, you’ll need to provide a second urine sample or, possibly, undertake an observed collection.
Do not eat, drink or put anything in your mouth for at least 15 minutes prior to the test. This includes water, cigarette, gum etc.
You must bring government issued photo identification (Driver’s License, Passport, etc.). Do not eat, drink or put anything in your mouth for at least 15 minutes prior to the test. This includes water, cigarette, gum etc.
Your work day doesn’t stop at 5PM…neither does ours. Call anytime for post-incident and emergency testing.