Why does employer want so many tests (i.e. urine, hair, nail)?
Your employer is testing for different time ranges. A urine drug screen detects a shorter time period than hair or nail. Hair testing taken from the head will go back about 90 days. If taken from the body it can go back 8-10 months. Nail testing can show drug use range from the past 6-12 months. So, your employer is doing a comprehensive test since one drug may not show up in urine drug screen.
What is an observed follow up or return to duty test?
This means the requesting agency wants the collection process to be observed due to DOT regulations http://www.dot.gov/odapc/reminder-notice-direct-observation-dot-return-to-duty or at the request of the employer. Direct Observation must include a same gender observer’s check for prosthetic and other devices that could be used to cheat a drug test. This check is in addition to the observer’s subsequently watching the employee urinate into the collection container. Additional questions should be directed toward your HR department for further explanation.
I have an email with a barcode or authorization #?
You have a FormFox. This is a new faster method for drug screening. It eliminates the need for actual paper forms. Everything is done electronically by alerting the employer of when you check in and have completed your drug screen. All neccessary paperwork is delivered instantly to your employer and the lab. This results in less errors and faster processing time for all parties. More info at www.formfox.com
What's the difference between Legal and Non-Legal Paternity (DNA) testing? How do you get my DNA sample? Do you need blood?
A legal paternity test will be certified and admissible in court. This can be used for birth certificate changes as well. A non-legal test is not admissible for court purposes since it will not be certified.This test is best suited for personal non-legal matters. We use the cotton swab method along each cheek for 20-30 seconds. It's a painless and non invasive procedure. Results take up to 2 weeks.Call if you have further questions.
What's the difference between a 5 panel and 10 panel testing and rapid testing vs a lab send-in?
5 Panel Drug Test: Cocaine, Amphetamines, Marijuana, PCP, and Opiates
10 Panel Drug Test: 5 panel + Methanmphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Oxycodone, and Propoxyphene