Urine Drug Screening
Parkway Clinical Laboratories (PCL) is fully equipped to perform semi-quantitative urine drug screening using EIA methodology.
PCL’s urine drug testing is focused on serving:
- Drug and alcohol rehab centers
- Criminal justice probation and parole services
- Corporations promoting a drug free workplace
The urine drug screen detects the following:
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
Employee Drug Screening Services
According to the United States Department of Labor, a drug user in the workplace can cost an employer up to $13,000 annually in healthcare costs, lost production time, injuries, and damage to equipment and facilities? A NIDA-sponsored survey states that workers using drugs are 3 times more likely to be late for work, 2.2 times more likely to request early dismissal or time off, and 2.5 times more likely to have absences of 8 days or more. As an employer, you know the importance of hiring quality employees. Let Parkway Clinical Laboratories design and implement the entire pre-employment and employment drug screening program for you.
Parkway Clinical specializes in pre employment and employment drug screening programs including post accident employee screening.
The following urine testing options are available:
- Urine screen only
- Urine screen with LC/MS/MS confirmation
Results will become available online within 24 to 48 hours of specimen receipt followed by hard copy in the mail and fax if requested.
- Are there prescription drugs that cause a positive urine drug test?
- Who must utilize the services of a Medical Review Officer (MRO)?
- How do I find information for testing programs for my employees that fall under Federal guidelines such as DOT, FAA, NRC, etc.?
- Does PCL perform direct observation collections?
Are there prescription drugs that cause a positive urine drug test?
Drug tests are conducted to determine recent use of a drug. Results should be evaluated with respect to use of valid prescription medications that could be the cause of a positive drug test. If an individual has used a valid prescription for the drug, the employer or their designated Medical Review Officer may evaluate this before determining that the result is reported to the employer as “positive”. PCL does not provide in house Medical Review Officer services or interpretation for drug test results. It has contracted with independent Medical Review Officers who conduct the evaluation.
Who must utilize the services of a Medical Review Officer (MRO)?
Federally regulated samples must be reviewed by the MRO. This applies to negative and non-negative (substituted, adulterated, and positive) results. Federal regulations prohibit a financial relationship between the MRO and the laboratory. For company-based testing programs, the use of MRO services is optional.
Federal guidelines for these testing programs are set forth in the Federal Register. Details are available at the following sites:
PCL does not perform direct observations collections on site.