Drug test results typically take 24 to 48 hours, depending on the type of test being performed (e.g., urine, hair or DOT).
Do you get drug test results right away?
An instant drug test is exactly as its name implies—you get the results right away, at the point where it’s collected, usually within a few minutes. It’s what we call an immunoassay screening; its purpose is to detect any presence of that category of drugs in the specimen.
Are drug tests immediate?
Most employers and background screenings will accept a rapid urine drug test. Unlike a lab based urine drug test that take a few days to process, a urinalysis from one of our locations provides instant results.
Do drug test results come back faster if they are positive?
Positive Initial Results Take Time to Confirm
The good news for employers is that results are presented much more quickly when test results are negative. But as the MRO process is strongly regulated and must be performed a precise way, drug test results do occasionally take several days to confirm.
Will I be notified of a positive drug test?
It is advised that a written notice of positive test results be provided, but some states may also require written notice of a negative test result as well.
What happens if you fail an employer drug test?
Generally speaking, if you fail a pre-employment drug test, the company may legally refuse to hire you. And, if you fail a drug test while employed, your employer may legally terminate your employment or prevent you from being promoted.
Do you get drug tested before or after you get hired?
Most companies require potential employees to undergo a drug test before finalizing the job offer. This is the policy for well-established and reputable companies, and it is an expected part of the application process for any position.
Can I drug test myself at a lab?
Can I order the drug test without a doctor’s note? Yes, you can order both these lab tests without a doctor’s note or permission from your insurance carrier. The only limitations are that some States do not permit direct lab testing, but most of the States allow you to access direct medical laboratory testing.
What is the fastest drug test?
Urine – Offers instant results with 1-3 days for verification of positive result. This is the only approved method for federally mandated testing and is best for legal drug testing. Hair – Offers 1-3 day lab results and can measure up to 90 days of drug usage.
Do employers tell you drug test results?
Who is told the pre-employment drug test results? If your test comes back negative, the lab will inform your employer. If it is non-negative, you will probably be contacted by the drug screening company for questioning. Be sure to mention any medications you are taking during this process.
What happens if a drug test comes back positive?
If the test results in a positive reading, meaning there is drug residue in the body, the results are forwarded to a medical review officer, who reviews the results and looks for any possible valid medical explanation for the results.
How long does a 10 panel drug test take for results?
Explaining the Results
It will take a between 1-2 business days for results to come back from analysis. If a drug has tested positive, it can take an additional 2-4 days for confirmation. This test will provide either a positive, negative, or inconclusive/invalid result.
How do you fight a positive drug test?
The best way to contest false-positive results is to reach out to your pharmacist and ask if prescription drugs and OTC medications you take on a regular basis can cause a positive drug test result. Ask if the pharmacist can provide written documentation to this effect and bring a copy to the test site.
Will a failed drug test follow me?
If you fail or refuse a pre-employment DOT drug test, it will hinder your ability to get a safety-sensitive job. You will have to complete a Return-to-Duty program by a DOT-qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) before applying for work.
Is no news good news after drug test?
The tech takes you into the bathroom and covers the sink faucet with tape to make sure you don’t tamper with the sample. The tech will them check the urine temperature and send the specimen to the lab. In a day or two you will be notified whether or not you have passed. No news is good news.