Always on the cutting edge, Bio-Med offers drug testing panels ranging from the three most commonly abused drugs to panels that include all testable drugs of abuse, including the latest drug trends such as “bath salts” and synthetic marijuana.
Our labs are the industry’s best, each certified or accredited by our industry’s most prestigious regulatory bodies.
Alternate Specimen Types for Non-Regulated Testing
Though urine testing remains the industry standard for drug testing because of its accuracy, reliability, ease of collection and relatively low cost, other options are available at Bio-Med.
Hair Testing: Though significantly more expensive than urine testing, hair testing allows one to test for drug use for a much longer period of time. As a general rule, for each inch an a half of hair, one can test use during the last 7 through 90 days. We recommend an additional urine test to cover the seven days immediately before the test.
Instant/Rapid Urine Testing: Most of our testing panels are available with instant screening results. However, in many states, the law requires that all inconclusive/non-negative employment drug tests must be confirmed at a laboratory before an employer can use the results to make employment decisions.
Oral Fluid (Saliva): Bio-Med primarily endorses the use of urine for drug testing. However, in certain circumstances, oral fluid testing may be acceptable. For more information, please call 1-800-434-6654.
Current Trends In Drug And Alcohol Testing
Currently, 79% of Oregon companies test at least for pre-employment and reasonable suspicion and more and more companies are signing on, realizing that testing saves them money and helps maintain a safer workplace. Random testing is also trending as more and more companies realize that a healthy workforce is a “clean” workforce.
Desperate employees often go to great lengths to subvert a drug test, including purchasing synthetic urine products. Though companies who produce these products say they guarantee a negative test result, in our system, these products are guaranteed to fail. Our specimen collectors, some of the best in the nation, are extensively trained to recognize synthetic urine. Also, our labs are capable of testing specimens to determine if they are legitimate or synthetic. If an employee uses a synthetic at Bio-Med, they will be caught.
We make it our mission to stay abreast of current drug trends and offer testing as soon as it becomes available. Currently, synthetic marijuana and synthetic amphetamines are trending dramatically, and we offer testing for all related compounds. Also trending is the abuse of prescription opiates such as hydrocode, oxycodone, and methadone. Bio-Med’s official recommendation to all employers is to test for all synthetic and semi-synthetic opiates as part of their opiates testing panel. We charge no extra fee for synthetic opiate testing.