Drug Test Process
Specimen provided at a collection site
Specimen analyzed at laboratory
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
- 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.