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Understanding Drug Testing Results

Understanding Drug Testing Results

Are your drug test results reliable? What does it mean when a drug test is invalid?

Understanding the basic drug testing process and what the final test results mean is important for employers tasked with making sound hiring decisions and managing a successful drug-free workplace program. Screening for drugs is a complicated process involving confirmation testing and specimen validity testing to help ensure accuracy of results. 

Listen as Dr. Todd Simo, HireRight's Chief Medical Officer as he explains the essentials of drug testing including what happens after collection and during the Medical Review Officer (MRO) process.

Topics Covered Include:

  • How specimens are tested
  • MRO process for laboratory negative and non-negative results
  • When a urine test is considered dilute
  • What makes a specimen invalid vs. substituted or adulterated
  • Understanding canceled results
  • Methods to handle shy bladder
  • Collector actions when an individual refuses to test

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Release date: Apr 13 2022

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