FAQ

Q: What is the difference between a DOT and a NON-DOT drug test?

A:    A DOT drug screen tests a specimen for five drugs opiates, PCP, amphetamines/methamphetamines, marijuana and cocaine. A non-DOT drug screen can be expanded into a 10-panel drug screen by testing for the above five drugs and adding barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, methaqualone and propoxyphene.  

Q: What is the 49 CFR part 40?

A:   The Department of Transportation's (DOT) rule, 49 CFR Part 40, describes required procedures for conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing for the Federally regulated transportation industry.  Which our staff is certified in and you can see our credentials (see Directory page).

Q: What materials are used to collect urine specimens?

A: For each DOT drug test, you must use a collection kit meeting the requirements that are shown in Appendix A in the 49 CFR part 40-DOT standards for urine collection kits.

Q: Why do I need a NON DOT drug test?

 A:  The 10 Panel Urine Drug Test screens for five street drugs (cocaine, heroin, meth, marijuana, PCP) and five prescription drugs (benzodiazepines, quaaludes, methadone, propoxyphene, barbiturates).  

Q: What laboratories are you affiliated with?

A: LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, and Clinical Reference Lab (CRL)

Q: Why do I need a DOT drug test?

A: To meet of the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)