The Life Cycle of a Drug Test

What is the typical turnaround time for a drug test? Why do some test results take longer than others?

In a perfect world, drug test results would be available within the normal 24-48 hour window; however, sometimes delays can occur. Drug testing is much more involved than simply having a candidate or employee provide a sample. There are a lot of moving parts and if one of the steps in the testing process is delayed, the entire timeline is impacted.

Join Dr. Todd Simo, HireRight's Chief Medical Officer as he discusses the chain of events in the drug testing life cycle, including the various processes and potential issues that can impact turnaround times.

Drug Testing Processes Covered Include:

  • Collection
  • Transit
  • Initial Testing
  • Confirmation Testing
  • The Medical Review Officer process
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Featured Speakers

Dr. Todd Simo Dr. Todd Simo
Chief Medical Officer & Managing Director of Transportation, HireRight
Dr. Todd Simo currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Managing Director of Transportation at HireRight. He came to HireRight with a decade of experience in the medical consulting arena. Prior to HireRight, he was the Medical Director of an occupational health clinic in Virginia and owned a consulting firm providing medical director service to multiple companies located throughout the country. In that capacity, he established multiple customer specific health and drug screening services. In his current position, he oversees HireRight's medical department.