Drug Testing

At AAIMCheck we know that testing options, national testing site coverage, and great customer service are important to you. That is why we provide:
  • A full array of testing options
  • Nationwide drug-testing collection site coverage
  • Customer contact within 1 business day of request
  • Easy requests and results through our background checking platform

Substance abuse is a reality that continues to significantly impact businesses. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, alcohol and drug abuse has been estimated to cost American businesses roughly 81 billion dollars in lost productivity in just one year. For more statistics visit National Drug Free Workplace Alliance.


Summary of Drug Tests

We offer the full range of drug testing:  (Click for description)

  • Our vendors are industry-leading providers of urine drug testing services. Their SAMHSA1-certified laboratories conduct urine drug analyses in accordance with DHHS2 and DOT3 requirements. Testing of non-regulated specimens is conducted using comparable stringent protocols.

    More than 36 Patient Service Centers (PSC) in and around the St. Louis metro region (thousands more nationwide) offer a full range of testing services and provide prompt turnaround time. Uniform laboratory processes and a standardized computer platform provide reporting regardless of the testing location.

    Standard urine drug testing panels range from 5 drugs to 10 drugs. Specimen validity testing (ph, specific gravity and creatinine) is conducted on every urine sample to detect adulterants or specimen substitution resulting from a donor's attempts to mask drug use.
     

  • Oral fluid drug testing programs provide a simple method to collect chain-of-custody drug screen specimens almost anywhere. The oral fluid collection is directly observed, making it less susceptible to specimen adulteration. The donor simply opens the sealed collection device, places it in his or her mouth, and the collector transfers the specimen into the transport tube for shipment to the laboratory. If you prefer that someone outside of your organization performs the oral fluid collection, our vendors operate one of the largest networks of PSCs in the US with personnel trained in chain-of-custody protocol. The extensive network provides your employees convenient access to a PSC.

    Because oral fluid specimens require much lower screening levels than urine, our vendors perform the initial screening test by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) microplate technology. ELISA is one of the current screening methods with adequate sensitivity to detect drugs of abuse in oral fluid specimens. Our vendors offer confirmation of presumptive positive screens using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or GC/MS/MS.

    Results for specimens that screen negative for all drugs are generally available within 24 hours after specimens are received at the laboratory. Results for confirmation testing of presumptive positive screens are usually available within an additional 72 hours.
     

  • Hair testing for drugs of abuse offers a window of detection that is much larger and goes back in time much farther than urine testing. Drugs of abuse that were used up to 90 days prior to hair sampling can be detected.

    Collection can be done at one of the many PSCs located throughout the United States or at the location of your choice when a collector is scheduled in advance of testing. Because collection can be directly observed, it is less susceptible to specimen adulteration.

    The initial screening test is performed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) microplate technology. ELISA is one of the current screening methods with the sensitivity to detect drugs in hair specimens. Presumptive positive screens are confirmed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or GC/MS/MS. Results for specimens that screen negative for all drugs are generally available within 24 hours after specimens are received at the laboratory. Results for confirmation testing of presumptive positive screens are usually available within an additional 72 hours.

     

  • Our vendors offer instant saliva alcohol testing at many of the more than 1,000 PSCs nationwide. The test is performed on-site by trained professionals to obtain an immediate result. This process conforms to the Department of Transportation (DOT) model specifications for screening devices that measure alcohol in bodily fluids. In the event that a positive screen is obtained with the instant test, a DOT-required breath alcohol confirmation can be performed at a solutions collection network location.

     

  • A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a licensed physician 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. It is recommended all presumptive positive lab results are sent to an MRO for review.

    An MRO acts as an independent and impartial "gatekeeper" and an advocate for the accuracy and integrity of the drug testing process. The MRO provides quality assurance reviews of the drug testing process for the specimens under the purview; determines if there is a legitimate medical explanation for laboratory confirmed positive, adulterated, substituted and invalid drug test results; ensures the timely flow of test results and other information to employers; and protects the confidentiality of the drug testing information.

     

  •   5-Panel 9-Panel 10-Panel
    Amphetamine/Methamphetamine
    Cannabinoid (THC)
    Cocaine
    Opiates
    Phencyclidine (PCP)
    Barbiturates  
    Benzodiazepines  
    Propoxyphene  
    Methadone  
    Methaqualone    
     
    Expanded panels for Medical Professional monitoring are also available.  Expanded opiate panels include: codeine, morphine, hydrocodone (Vicodin/Lortab) and hyrdromorphone (Dilaudid).
     

Specimens can be collected at a laboratory service center or on site. The range of detection can be between 24-hours to 3 months, depending on collection method.

All non-negative and DOT results will go to a Medical Review Officer for review.