Using drug testing in the pre-employment process is critical because the impact of substance abuse by an employee in the workplace can be one of the most costly, but invisible, line items on a company’s balance sheet. The costs associated with workplace accidents, lost productivity, health insurance, staffing, training, and workers’ compensation are incalculable. It can have negative overall effect on employee morale and the work environment.

According to a 2008 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) study over 75 percent of drug users, nearly 80 percent of binge drinkers and over 60 percent of adults classified with substance abuse or dependence are employed full time, and these numbers have stayed pretty consistent over the years. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates drug use costs employers nationally $75 billion to $100 billion per year. Studies show substance abusers are 10 times more likely to miss work, 5 times more likely to file workers’ compensation claims, are 33 percent less productive than non-abusers, and are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in work related accidents.

Having a pre-employment drug screening policy may make those potential problem employees apply elsewhere at a company that does not test, moving the liability for hiring them, and the many problems that come with those employees from you to your competitors. In addition to giving you the competitive advantage it will also give you a more stable, productive and safer work environment for all your employees.


We offer six different drug tests to choose from. You can find a listing of the specific drugs tested for in the 5 panel, 9 panel, 10 panel, 10 panel with expanded opiates, or the Medical/Healthcare Professionals 12 panel and 14 panel tests here. If you have specialized testing needs not included in these panels, please contact us and we can arrange them for you. For an explanation of the various drugs click here for the DEA’s List of Controlled Substances.

All our substance abuse tests are performed at SAMHAS certified labs. All non-negative results are confirmed through a gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) screen and include Medical Review Officer (MRO) services.


We can also arrange other types of clinical services including, but not limited to, DOT Physicals, Audiograms, Pre-placement Physical Exams, Blood Draws, PPD, Chest X Rays, and Ishihara Test for Color Blindness. If you have these, or other medical and clinical requirements please contact us for more information.