LexisNexis Screening Solutions Drug Testing Products and Services

LexisNexis Screening Solutions offers a variety of DOT and non-DOT collection and testing programs in accordance with your program and policy objectives. The testing methodology and tools offered are designed to provide you the best available program and results while complying with all Federal, State, and local laws. The following methods are available:

I) Traditional Lab-Based Drug Screening (Urine, Oral Fluid, Hair)


This traditional method of collecting and testing urine samples was first adopted by the Armed Services in the early 1980's. Many HR and business professionals enjoy the convenience of having a Third-Party Administrator (TPA) oversee their drug testing program. Employers that prefer using this system opt for a turnkey "hands off" approach to drug testing, since LexisNexis Screening Solutions handles every important detail. LexisNexis Screening Solutions utilizes our nationwide network of over 12,000 collection sites, assuring access to a facility near you or your prospective employee. All samples are sent overnight via courier or express shipping to one of our lab partners. The laboratories utilized are fully accredited and certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to meet any governmental requirements. Through our staff physicians who are all accredited by the American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO), LexisNexis Screening Solutions provides administrative review of all test results, regardless of the outcome, before they are reported to our clients. Test results can be accessed online, via email, or through our interactive voice response system. Detection window is typically 1-3 days, and turnaround time ranges from 24-48 hours.

Oral Fluid

Although urine based testing continues to be the most prevalent method of drug screening, many companies across America are turning to oral fluid as an alternative to urine. The reason is because many drug users have become increasingly competent in their efforts to avoid detection, and oral fluid drug screening is performed face to face with the donor, virtually eliminating the possibility of adulteration. Although the detection window for oral fluid screening is less than 24 hours, the tradeoff of having the ability to witness every collection makes it an increasingly popular testing method. Just like urine testing, all samples are sent overnight via courier or express shipping to one of our lab partners, and turnaround time ranges from 24-72 hours.

Hair Testing

Another increasingly popular method of drug screening is to utilize a small hair sample. Hair from any part of the body can be sampled when head hair is absent, whether due to baldness or intentional cutting. The effort exhibited by removing all head and body hair is extreme and shows an extreme attempt of avoidance. Since drugs incorporated in the hair matrix remain stable and bound for a long time, hair has a longer "shelf life" than urine specimens, thus providing highly accurate and quantitative data on drug use for up to 90 days prior to the test date. Hair testing also reduces concerns regarding sample adulteration. Again, all samples are sent overnight via courier or express shipping to one of our lab partners, and turnaround time ranges from 24-96 hours.

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II) Instant Urine Screening

In keeping with industry changes, and to help address the time sensitive challenges faced by today's HR and recruiting professionals of hiring and retaining the most qualified applicants and employees, instant urine testing has become the fastest growing segment in drug screening today. These testing solutions are offered in various configurations ranging from 5-9 drugs tested for, and have a 99% accuracy rate. To ensure the integrity of the overall testing process, LexisNexis Screening Solutions recommends using a FDA-cleared testing device for initial analysis, followed by laboratory GC/MS confirmation if the initial analysis is non-negative. Negative results are typically available within 15 minutes. If laboratory GC/MS confirmation is required, this generally adds 24-48 hours additional testing time.

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III) Instant Oral Fluid Screening

Oral fluid has been demonstrated to be a valid matrix for the detection of drugs of abuse. In today's fast paced business environment, oral fluid testing can now provide companies with a drug screen result within minutes by utilizing an observed oral fluid collection protocol. The test is performed without embarrassment and without the need for special facilities. No special instruments or reagents are required. With oral fluid testing, it takes only 15 minutes to obtain a drug screen result. Devices range from four to six panels. Drugs screened for include: opiates (OPI), cocaine (COC), amphetamines (AMP), methamphetamine (MET) including ecstasy, marijuana (THC), and phencyclidine (PCP). If the results are non-negative, the donor will be asked to proceed to a qualified collection site for a traditional, urine-based drug test. LexisNexis Screening Solutions will provide you with the proper training materials to administer, report, and manage your test results.

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IV) Alcohol Screening

In addition to controlled substances, you may also test for alcohol. Listed below are three options which are available for alcohol testing. All of the following options are an accurate means of determining alcohol levels and are legally defensible.

1. Breathalyzer - A certified Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) will administer an Evidential Breathalyzer Test (EBT). In the event of a positive result, a confirmation test, by breath, will be conducted.

2. Saliva Alcohol Test - An initial screening test utilizing saliva can be performed. Saliva correlates most closely with blood alcohol concentrations, and all products offered are on the conforming products list for DOT. If the initial saliva test reads positive, a confirmation test, by breath or blood, will be conducted.

3. Blood Draw - This is the least common method utilized because of the perception of invasiveness. The collector will conduct a blood draw on the individual to determine alcohol levels.

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