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What to Know About Drug Testing by Employers April 2, 2018

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What to Know About Drug Testing by Employers, Pecos, Texas

For many employers, drug testing is an important step in the hiring process and a tool for monitoring employees. Pecos Family Chiropractic & Drug Testing conducts a wide variety of assessments for their clients in Reeves County, TX, depending on what they are looking for. Employers and job seekers alike should understand the conditions under which testing may be performed, as well as what these tests look for.  

When Employment Drug Testing Is Done

drug testingIf drug or alcohol tests are conducted during the hiring process, they’re often administered after a job offer has been extended and accepted. The employment contract finalization is dependent on the results of the test. There are some jobs where testing is required by law, such as within industries regulated by the United States Department of Transportation. In other cases, state laws will regulate the conditions under which employers can conduct testing. For example, employers can randomly screen their employees, but cannot be selective in the process. Testing must be random to avoid targeting a particular individual. The use of random screening during employment should also be described in the employee’s contract.

Why It’s Done

A typical test screens for a wide range of drugs including cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, opiates, alcohol, amphetamines, and nicotine. Employers will choose a test depending on what they are looking for. For example, a urinalysis detects all of the drugs listed above. A hair follicle test cannot detect alcohol, but it can determine drug use further back than a urinalysis. How long a drug stays in an individual’s system depends on factors such as how large the dose was, how fast the individual’s metabolism is, and their age, but it will also stay in hair follicles longer than in urine.

No matter what you’re looking for, the trained technicians at Pecos Family Chiropractic & Drug Testing offer accurate results every time. Their services include DOT physicals, FIT testing, and alcohol and drug testing to provide employers peace of mind. Call them at (432) 445-4878 to schedule their services or discuss pricing, and visit the website for more contact information.

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