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Drug Test Process from Start to Finish

Drug Test Process

  1. Specimen provided at a collection site

  2. Specimen analyzed at laboratory

  3. Result provided from laboratory to Medical Review Officer

    • If result is negative at the laboratory: Medical Review Officer provides result to Interior
    • If result is non-negative at the laboratory: Medical Review Officer calls donor/customer who ordered the test

Related Information

  • For federal drug testing, a specimen must be urine
  • The specimen will be collected in a single-use plastic container
  • After the collection, the specimen will be transferred into two single-use plastic specimen bottles

  • A permanent or temporary facility where donors present themselves for the purpose of providing a specimen
  • Site has all necessary personnel, supplies, equipment, facilities, and supervision to provide for specimen collection, security, and temporary storage until the specimen is transferred to the laboratory
  • Examples of collection sites are hospitals, doctor’s offices, patient service centers, etc.

  • A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a person who is a licensed physician and who is responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer's drug testing program and evaluating medical explanations for certain drug test results.


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