Ensure a Safe and Compliant Workforce with On-Site Pre-Employment Drug Testing Services

Protect your workforce, reduce employee health costs, and decrease absenteeism, accidents, and downtime with comprehensive on-site pre-employment drug testing programs.

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Why Choose Acuity On-Site Pre-Employment Drug Testing Services?

According to industry research, a single employee with an untreated substance abuse disorder will cost their employer approximately $7,000 per year in excess healthcare expenses, absenteeism, and turnover costs.

On-site pre-employment drug test services help employers maintain workplace safety and ensure compliance with applicable state or federal regulations – conveniently and more cost-effectively than off-site screening.

Acuity offers comprehensive workplace drug testing services – whenever and wherever they are needed.

For more than 48 years, our experienced occupational health team of Medical Review Officers (MROs) and Medical Review Officer Assistants (MROAs) have provided centralized drug test reviews and results for verification for U.S. government and commercial clients.

This team provides more than 1,500 MRO services annually for both regulated (including Department of Transportation — DOT) and non-regulated testing.

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What We Do

  • On-site pre-employment drug testing (including DOT screening)
  • Rapidly report verified results
  • Direct and secure link to all certified labs
  • Subject matter expertise, guidance, and program management to ensure alignment with federal, state, and local requirements
  • Training on implementing random drug testing programs, identifying donors for reasonable suspicion, collector training

Customized to meet the specific needs of your company

Adaptable, flexible, and scalable programs for employers’ unique needs, job descriptions, and risks.

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Qualified and certified professionals

A network of more than 11,000 healthcare providers and certified medical examiners in 50 states and the U.S. territories – ready to support on-site drug testing.

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Convenient and effective scheduling

A seamless, integrated, and confidential process backed by 24/7 customer service, from test scheduling to real-time tracking.

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What is On-Site Pre-Employment Drug Testing?

Testing for drugs is an important preventative measure to ensure a safe and healthy workplace and expedite the applicant hiring process. Employee drug use poses a risk of injury or accident to the individual, their colleagues, and the public – especially if they operate heavy equipment or machinery.

On-site drug testing means quicker, more accurate results and a reduced time-to-hire. Candidates don’t have to travel to a collection site (at which point drugs may have exited their system) and employers don’t need to wait days for results.

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Benefits of On-Site Pre-Employment Drug Testing

By requiring a pre-employment drug test, employers are assured that a job candidate can safely perform the job for which they are being hired.
Additionally, on-site drug tests help employers make informed, objective decisions about hiring more quickly, conveniently, and cost-effectively because they can test many people at once in less time. Collection, lab tests, verification, and web-based reporting all happen on-site.

An on-site drug testing program also ensures that employers can maintain a safe and drug-free workplace and comply with government regulations (including DOT and DOL laws).

By filtering out drug use, drug testing can reduce risks associated with workplace incidents and potential damages and provide cost savings.

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Our Services

With over 48 years of industry experience, Acuity is one of the nation’s leading providers of on-site pre-employment drug testing services to federal, commercial, and international clients.

We provide responsive, flexible, and scalable workplace drug testing programs that are tailor-made for an employer’s unique needs and risks. Our cost-effective solutions are backed by robust, centralized health analytics for ease of case management, including real-time test tracking and reporting, physician medical review and determination, data management and transmission, and more – backed by 24/7 customer care.

We use an extensive network of medical clinics, lab service centers, our Mobile Medical Unit, and on-site collection services to successfully execute compliant and high-quality on-site pre-employment drug testing services for a wide variety of clients and employee populations.

Our nationwide medical provider network of 11,000+ healthcare providers is well-established, assuring a higher start-up value, better cost control, and reduced operational risk for our clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of drugs can be detected in on-site pre-employment drug testing?

A five-panel drug test is a common pre-employment drug screening exam for job candidates. The test is used to determine the presence of cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, opioids, and phencyclidine (PCP). Workplace drug testing may also check for alcohol.

How reliable are the results of on-site pre-employment drug testing compared to laboratory testing?

Acuity’s on-site pre-employment drug testing services use the same rigorous standards and procedures as lab-based testing. If drug metabolites are detected, further examination is undertaken to determine which drug is present and the quantity in the candidate’s system. Results are also reported and verified by experienced on-site MROs and MROAs.

How long does it take to receive the results of an on-site pre-employment drug test?

Urine drug test results are typically available within 24 to 48 hours for rapid, informed hiring decision-making. Moreover, on-site collection and analysis minimize delays caused by job candidates needing to travel to a collection site.

What legal considerations should we keep in mind when conducting on-site pre-employment drug testing?

Most states permit employers to test job applicants for drugs or alcohol as a condition of employment. However, employees must be notified that testing is part of the interview process. Drug tests must be administered by a state-certified lab.

Industries regulated by the DOL and DOT are required by law to test job candidates for drugs and alcohol.

How can we ensure the privacy and confidentiality of employees during on-site pre-employment drug testing?

Laws, including HIPAA and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), require that employers treat pre-employment and random drug tests – like any employee medical information – as confidential.

Acuity’s on-site pre-employment drug testing services handle all employee information, including personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), and test results as a confidential file separate from a job candidate or employee’s general file. Drug test results are only shared on a need-to-know basis with the relevant department.

On-Site Pre-Employment Drug Testing – Partner with Acuity International


Pre-employment drug tests are an important part of maintaining occupational health and workplace safety. Depending on the industry, stricter safety-sensitive guidelines may legally enforce drug testing.

At Acuity, we combine our on-site pre-employment drug testing services with advanced technology and a widespread provider network to give organizations 24/7 access to candidate scheduling, on-site collection and verification, test status notifications, case management reporting, and more.

Contact us to learn how our on-site pre-employment drug testing team can help you maintain a safe and healthy workforce.