What Are The Requirements For DOT Drug Testing?

Can you fight a positive drug test?

Some companies will allow strong candidates to retake a drug test.

The best way to contest false-positive results is to reach out to your pharmacist and ask if prescription drugs and OTC medications you take on a regular basis can cause a positive drug test result..

Is a DOT drug test different?

DOT tests almost always use urine specimens, while non-DOT drug tests may use urine, saliva, or hair based on the state’s regulations. DOT testing uses a document called the Federal Drug Testing Control and Custody Form (CCF). In non-DOT testing, each state, employer, or drug testing company can develop its forms.

What type of drug test does the DOT use?

The DOT uses urine collection and testing exclusively for drug testing. Alcohol may be tested for using breath and saliva. All three testing methods used by the DOT are non-intrusive.

What is DOT drug and alcohol testing?

What is a DOT drug test? It’s a drug test that’s regulated by the government – specifically, the Department of Transportation (DOT). In 1991, the U.S. Congress passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act when they recognized the need for a drug and alcohol-free transportation industry.

Do you need to pass a drug test to get a CDL?

A CDL driver must get drug tested prior to beginning employment, as well as randomly each year of their employment. Further, if an accident occurs, the DOT accident checklist determines if a driver must be drug tested.

How much urine do you need for a DOT drug test?

Urine testing requires a minimum of 30 mL of urine (45 mL for a US Department of Transportation or DOT collection) collected in the privacy of a restroom. The collector pours the specimen into a bottle that is sealed with tamper-evident tape.

Do they watch you pee DOT drug test?

The observer must watch the urine go from the employee’s body into the collection container. The observer must watch as the employee takes the specimen to the collector.

How far back does DOT drug test go?

The amount of follow-up testing you receive is determined by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and may continue for up to 5 years. This means the SAP will determine how many times you will be tested (at least 6 times in the first year), for how long, and for what substance (i.e. drugs, alcohol, or both).