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 and/or instant drug testing services, and we offer nationwide service with a very large network of collection sites for clients not located geographically near our office in Springfield, IL.
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
Drug Detection Assessments
Our drug testing collectors are trained to use specially designed “wipe and spray” technology that detects drug residue on many types of surfaces. When an individual has used or handled illegal drugs, trace residue can be transferred to surfaces by their hands.
Drug residue may be found in your work or home environment on surfaces such as counters, keyboards, machinery, registers, vehicles, game systems, computers and more. We assess the presence and type of drugs detected and help you zero in on the locations and likely sources. We can help you determine your options, including an individual testing program, establishing policies and scheduling recurring assessments to make sure your business or family stays drug-free.
The following includes some of the services we offer; however, it is not a comprehensive list. If you have a need that is not indicated, feel free to contact us directly.
We have contracts with all of the major laboratories and can conduct testing for one substance or thousands, including specialty and synthetic substances. If you want results fast, rapid/instant testing is available and we can provide a negative result the same day! Non-negative results are available 24-72 hours from receipt by the lab and/or medical review officer (non-negative specimens are forwarded to the laboratory for additional analysis). We offer rapid testing up to 12 drugs.
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 utilizing body hair is also available (at no additional charge in most cases) and extends the detection window even further—the detection window for body hair is approximately one year.
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.
We offer a variety of testing options, including finger & toe-nail testing. If hair is not available, nails are a viable option to obtain a long detection window, indicating historic drug usage.
Synthetic Substance Testing
We can test for a variety of synthetic substances, such as synthetic marijuana, bath salts, etc…These are not included on more common panels so please contact us if you require this type of specialty testing.
We offer a comprehensive and very affordable steroid panel that includes over 100 steroids. Steroid testing is ideal for sports organizations, colleges and high schools, corrections institutions & law enforcement agencies.
Let us customize a program just for you!