Drug and alcohol testing

A drug and alcohol test is an examination or technical analysis of different biological specimens of a person (such as blood, urine, or saliva) to determine the presence of alcohol and other drugs or their metabolites.

What is a drugs and alcohol test?

A drug and alcohol test is an examination or technical analysis of different biological specimens of a person (such as blood, urine, or saliva) to determine the presence of alcohol and other drugs or their metabolites.

Why drug and alcohol test is performed

These tests can be performed pre-employment and while on the job, with the intention to establish, among other things, better discipline, optimal productivity, an accident-free work environment and lower cost in employee health care. In addition, it helps companies to develop a strong health and safety culture. Other uses are random testing, post-rehabilitation and return to duty testing.

What else to know

Having an adequate drug and alcohol policy in place which is efficiently implemented enhances compliance, has a preventative effect and will reduce accidents and risks for employees. Based on policy protocols and guidelines and in close consultation with the company’s HR department, an optimal drug and alcohol testing frequency and routine can be developed. Our certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) ensures both the high quality and integrity of the results.