How to choose a drug testing laboratory

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Studies by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) suggest that substance abuse – which includes drugs and alcohol – costs the U.S. an estimated $276 billion a year, with much of the cost resulting from lost work productivity and increased healthcare spending. Compared to the risks that hiring a drug user can introduce to your workplace, the financial cost of a drug test is rather minimal.

Create a drug-free workplace

If your company’s goal is to create a workplace where productivity is not hampered by the potential pitfalls and distractions of accidents or absenteeism, then a comprehensive drug and alcohol testing program is an excellent option. With the right plan in place, your company can reliably screen job applicants and employees as you build and maintain a drug-free workplace.

When choosing a laboratory, consider the following criteria:

Select a drug testing lab that matches your program goals

Choosing the best drug testing solution for your company is an important decision, and a number of criteria including your goals, geography, industry, and the jobs being performed by your employees should factor into your selection. Our Drug Testing Needs Assessment consists of 10 simple questions designed to help you sort through your options.

Download our Guide to Establishing a Workplace Drug Testing Program.

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