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The Life Cycle of a Drug Test

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

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Release date: Sep 3 2021

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