It is a fact that business owners are losing over $100 billion per year due to substance abuse in the workplace. Reduced productivity, increased tardiness and absenteeism, increased liability, increased workers compensation claims, and increased health insurance costs are all contributing factors that can be reduced by a drug-free workplace program. MidWest DNA & Drug Testing provides laboratory drug testing services, and we offer nationwide service with a very large network of collection sites.
What Makes up a Drug-Free Workplace Program?
MidWest DNA & Drug Testing, Inc. can assist in creating a turnkey drug-free workplace program for your company. The following are some of the items included in a comprehensive drug-free workplace program:
- A drug free workplace policy
- Employee education materials
- Supervisor training
- Human resources documentation
- Employee assistance program or employee referral
- Drug and alcohol testing
Urine Drug Testing
We have contracts with all of the major laboratories and can conduct testing for a multitude of substances. Results are typically available 24-72 hours from receipt by the lab and/or medical review officer.
Alcohol testing can be done utilizing a variety of specimens (breath, urine, saliva, etc…) and, depending on what information and detection window you require, we can identify the test for you. We offer federally-regulated alcohol testing, urine alcohol testing, ETG testing, etc.
Hair Follicle Drug Testing
Hair follicle testing for drugs is a great way to get an assessment of up to 90 days (1.5″ of head hair) in the past to determine if someone has been using drugs. Some studies have shown that hair testing provides up to 2.5 times the number of positives and a longer detection window compared to urine testing. This is a great test for an employer or parent wanting to determine historic drug use going back further than a few hours or days, as with saliva or urine testing.
Hair testing requires a painless specimen collection (hair is cut, not pulled) yielding highly accurate results that meet the same reference standards as urine testing. In addition, there are no known methods for sample adulteration (hair washing will not dilute the sample). Because specimen collections are directly observed, the risk of substitution and adulteration is even further reduced. Hair testing is also forensically defensible in most courts of law.