Confidential Drug Testing
A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen — for example urine, hair, blood, sweat, or saliva to determine the presence or absence of specified drugs or their metabolites.
There are many reasons why someone would want confidential drug screening. Here are few:
- Helps a person suspected of drug use be certain of test results before talking with police;
- Helps school district and coaches rule out performance enhancing drugs for sports players;
- Helps a divorcing parent trying to gain custody by knowing private test results;
- Helps parents rule out drugs, alcohol and/or steroids;
- Helps a person gain confidence when applying for employment, before the employer’s mandatory testing is completed.
- Employer drug-free policy – pre-employment, post-hire or post-incident for safe workplace policies and procedures;
- DNA testing
- Industrial/DOT testing
It is legal to conduct drug tests in the workplace. President Reagan signed the Drug-Free Federal workplace executive order that made it legal to test federal employees. This was followed with the Drug-Free Workplace Act (1988) which made it legal for private employers to conduct drug tests. But “random” drug testing remains a controversial topic due to privacy concerns and search and seizure laws. This has given rise to many lawsuits. For any of the reasons above you may choose to schedule private drug screening on a one-time or several times for monitoring a situation. Every person’s reason/need for a private drug test is different and we can help you sort out what best meets your need.
If you would like more information, please call
MICHAEL A. O'HARA, PLLC