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.
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.
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.
details on Traditional Lab-based Drug Screening and pricing click here.
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.
details on Instant Urine Screening and pricing click here.
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.
details on Instant Oral Fluid Screening and pricing click here.
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.
details on Alcohol Screening and pricing click here.