Pre-Employment Drug Screening Test

Pre-employment drug tests to improve workplace productivity and safety.

What Is Employment Drug Screening?

4-panel Drug Urine Test            
5-panel Drug Urine Test          
10-panel Drug Urine Test

Get our Pre-employment Drug Screening Guide to understand what you’re testing for and how the results are returned.

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Why Use Drug Screening For Employment?

Although it does not test for impairment, drug screening provides evidence of recent use of specific prescription and illicit drugs.

  • Deter employees from abusing alcohol and drugs
  • Prevent hiring individuals who use illegal drugs
  • Provide a safe workplace for employees
  • Comply with State laws or Federal regulations
  • Identify drug use early and appropriately refer employees who have drug and/or alcohol problems
  • Protect the general public and instill consumer confidence that employees are working safely
  • Benefit from Workers' Compensation Premium Discount programs

As with other employment screening practices, drug screening is most effective when implemented through a clear, documented policy that is shared with all employees and job candidates.

Start Drug Screening in 3 Easy Steps

Run a Background Check

Before You Run A Background Check

Before running a background check from a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), you must inform the candidate or employee. The notification must stand alone and cannot be hidden within an employment application. In other words, the notification absolutely cannot have a release of liability included. Employers may give a brief description of the nature of the background check, but cannot distract from the written notice or use additional text to confuse the message.

Get Candidate Consent

Get Candidate Consent

Once you order the drug test, your candidate or employee will receive an email requesting consent. After they provide it, they’ll receive instructions for completing the drug screen at the test location of their choice.

Receive Results

Review Results

Candidates and employees provide a urine sample at the testing facility. Employers can review the results within 1-3 days of the test. All results are verified by Medical Review Officers (MROs) for the highest accuracy.

Marijuana In The WorkPlace

With more states legalizing cannabis use, organizations need to learn about changing drug laws and how they impact hiring policies.

Positive Result

Even in states that have legalized marijuana, many courts have held that employers can conduct pre-employment drug testing and even deny employment based on a positive result because marijuana is still illegal at the federal level.

Drug Screening

Still, some employers choose not to screen for marijuana for a variety of reasons including support for decriminalization, concern for legal implications, and others. Simply choose the 4-panel option if you’d prefer not to test for marijuana.

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