Many Cannabidiol (CBD) products contain trace amounts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana’s main active ingredient. If you use a CBD product (oral or topical usage), and that product contains enough THC in it, it will create a positive on a drug screening. Even if the product contains very small amounts of THC, frequent use can build up in the body which will also show up as a positive for THC. We have had several clients recently test positive for THC while using CBD products. We encourage you that if your job would be in jeopardy due to a marijuana positive test, that you seek the advice of a licensed medical professional.
YES. It is not good to test employees without their written consent and a complete Drug & Alcohol Testing policy in place.
YES. You are only exempt from the regulations if the vehicle is used in a farming operation. You are also required to have a FMCSA (federal motor carriers safety administration) written drug & alcohol policy.
To enable you to legally conduct a drug test on your employees, to reduce absenteeism, to reduce worker’s compensation rates, to reduce health care costs, and to provide a safe working environment.
This test is governed by the Federal regulations (department of transportation), concerning drug & alcohol testing. Drivers who operate a vehicle in excess of 26,000 lbs. are under this type of testing authority, as are pipeline workers, airplane pilots, and Coast Guard personnel.
Whoever paid for the test – either a company you are working for or a company that is considering hiring you. If you are doing the test on your own accord, you would be the only person who could obtain the test result.
NO. However, we will notify authorities if you presented a danger in arriving to (drove while under the influence), or in our facility with your actions.
The standard test is for 5 basic drugs – Marijuana / Cocaine / Phencyclidine / Opiates / Amphetamines
For an instant test, this is usually a 6 panel screen which includes the above stated drugs with the additional test to screen for Methamphetamines.
We can perform an immediate result test that is readable in 5 – 8 minutes. The laboratory based test result takes about 24 – 48 hours to become available.
You can call us at 970-249-1113, or visit the Department of Transportation website for access to the 49 CFR Part 40 Federal Regulations, and other up-to-date D.O.T information.
Ethyl glucuronide (ETG) testing can determine possible alcohol usage during the previous 3 days (or 80 hours).
YES. The window of detection can be somewhat narrower than a urine screen on certain drugs.
The hair sample provides an historical test result that can display drug usage for the previous 90 days. Our trained and certified staff cuts a small portion of your hair (at the crown of your head, under a layer of surrounding hair so to keep it unnoticeable) to send to the laboratory. To satisfy the laboratory’s testing requirements, this amount is about the diameter of a soda straw. The results are typically returned to us from the laboratory in about 5 to 7 days.
In a urine test, drugs remain in your system for 48 – 72 hours with the exception of Marijuana. With regular use, Marijuana can be detected for up to 30 days, however, depending on the individual, this can be as long as 100 days.
The speed that your can body process alcohol and the amount of alcohol you consume, determine how long alcohol is in your system. Your body can process one alcoholic drink per hour, however alcohol can be detected (ETG test) for up to 80 hours after ingestion. For an insightful definition of “the standard drink” visit this link at NIAAA.