Providing a Safe and Productive Workplace with Employee-Related Drug and Alcohol Testing (DAT) Services

Protect your workforce, reduce employee health costs, and decrease absenteeism, accidents, and downtime with comprehensive drug testing services.

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Why Choose Acuity 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.

Combined with pre-employment physical exams or as part of ongoing screening, drug test services help employers maintain workplace safety and ensure compliance with applicable state or federal regulations.

Acuity offers comprehensive drug testing services – whenever and wherever they are needed, 24/7.

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

We provide responsive, flexible, and scalable 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, data management and transmission, physician medical review services, and more.

  • DAT services (pre-employment and ongoing 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 testers

A network of more than 11,000 healthcare providers and certified medical examiners in 50 states and U.S. territories.

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Convenient and efficient scheduling

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

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What is 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.

Drug test services can be performed virtually or in-person and may include alcohol, blood, urine, saliva, or hair sample testing options.

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Benefits of Drug Testing

A drug testing program ensures that employers can maintain a drug-free workplace and comply with government regulations (including DOT and DOL laws). It also protects employees and is a deterrent against drug use in the workplace.

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

In addition, pre-employment drug testing takes the guesswork out of hiring and promotes a culture of health and wellness.

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Our Services

Acuity is one of the nation’s leading providers of medical exam management and drug testing services to federal, commercial, and international clients.

We use an extensive network of medical clinics, lab service centers, our Mobile Medical Unit, and 24/7 on-site collection services to successfully execute compliant and high-quality drug and alcohol testing services for a wide variety of clients and employee populations. In 2021 alone, we conducted more than 61,000 drug screenings.

From test scheduling through real-time tracking to physician medical review and determination reporting, our centralized data-driven process is seamless, integrated, and backed by 24/7 customer care.

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

Is it legal to test an employee for drugs as a condition of employment?

Most states permit employers to test job applicants for drugs or alcohol. 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.

Is it legal to drug test current employees?

Drug testing during an employee’s tenure is typically only permitted if the employer has grounds to conduct random drug tests. For example, if they have reasonable suspicion or cause to believe that an employee is impaired or if they are trying to determine the cause of a workplace accident. 

Drug tests can also be used when an employee returns to work following a period in drug or alcohol rehabilitation.

What is the most common drug test for employment?

The most common pre-employment drug test is a urine test.  This is generally required once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

What is a five-panel drug test?

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

What is a 10-panel drug test?

Employers, particularly those in regulated industries, may require a more detailed 10-panel drug test. This test screens for illicit drugs and commonly abused prescription drugs (barbiturates, methadone, methaqualone, and more).

Drug Testing Services – Partner with Acuity International

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 drug testing services with advanced technology and a widespread provider network to give organizations 24/7 access to scheduling, test status notifications, case management reporting, and more.

Contact us to learn how our drug testing team can help you maintain a safe and healthy workforce.