A & D Diagnostics provides a full range of drug and alcohol testing services for employers and individuals in central Ohio who need a drug or alcohol test.

Drug testing is a common practice conducted by employers, courts, law enforcement, the US Department of Transportation, the US Department of Defense and many universities and schools to determine if an individual has the presence of metabolites in their system resulting from the use of an illegal substance or a drug prohibited by law (such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin etc)



guy filling out drug testing services form in Columbus OhioA drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen such as urine, hair, blood, breath, finger nail and oral fluid/saliva. The common procedure for a drug test is to have a donor provide a specimen to a drug testing collection specialist, complete a chain of custody form and then the collector will send by carrier the specimen to a laboratory for analysis and a determination if the specimen is negative or positive. Although there are many laboratories in the United States which provide drug testing analysis, it is recommended that only a laboratory that is SAMHSA Certified is to be used when determining a drug testing result.

Drug test screening groups commonly used are a 5 panel, 10 panel and 12 panel drug test,(panels specify how many drugs will be screened) however customized screening can be analyzed for drugs such as opiates, bath salts, synthetic cannabinoids and a wide range of prescription drugs.

Many states encourage employers to be a drug-free workplace and several states provide a discount on workers compensation premiums. Ohio is one of those states that provides a discount if the business owner is certified as a drug-free workplace and the drug testing program complies with State law.

A drug testing specimen which has an initial positive result will be sent for additional testing through a screening process called a confirmation test, once the confirmation test has been completed a final result will be reported.

In most cases a drug test result by the laboratory will be sent to a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for review and verification and in the event that the result is positive the MRO will attempt to contact and interview the donor to determine if there is any lawful or legitimate reason why the specimen has an illegal drug or prescription drug in the donors system.

Drug testing is a valuable tool for employers who wish to maintain a drug-free workplace environment and state and federal courts have consistently upheld the rights of the employer to be a drug-free workplace and take disciplinary action when an employee has a positive drug test.

Drug testing by employers, courts, schools and many other organizations is on the rise and the best way to avoid a positive drug test is to not use illegal drugs.