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    I submitted a pre employment hair follicle and urine analysis last wednesday. It is now wednesday of this week, and I have only received one call from the recruiter at schneiders as to whether I completed the screening, because they never received my specimen numbers. How long does it take for the testing to complete? Am I notified by the medical review team if there was an issue, what should I be expecting?

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    Yeah, commonly a MRO would call you within three working days if you busted. Five days, you're clean!

    Whewwwwwwwww!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdevlin78 View Post
    I submitted a pre employment hair follicle and urine analysis last wednesday. It is now wednesday of this week, and I have only received one call from the recruiter at schneiders as to whether I completed the screening, because they never received my specimen numbers. How long does it take for the testing to complete? Am I notified by the medical review team if there was an issue, what should I be expecting?
    Keep in mind that hair testing results take a little longer than urine.

    Negative results are processed much faster than positive results due to the fact that negative results from the lab are reported immediately to the TPA/employer depending on if there's a TPA involved or not and how the particular employer gets results from the lab.

    Positive results from the lab are routed to an MRO (medical review officer) before being reported to the employer. The MRO will then review those results and contact the donor for an interview about those results. During this interview, the MRO is trying to determine if there's a "valid medical reason" for the presence of those drug metabolites in the donor's specimen. If there is a valid medical reason for the presence of those drug metabolites in the donor's specimen then the result is reported to the employer as a NEGATIVE. If there's not, then it's reported to the employer as a POSITIVE.

    So, you see, if your employer takes advantage of the immediate electronic reporting like all the labs have now, they might (and probably would) receive NEGATIVE results days ahead of a potential positive one.

    On the potential POSITIVE result from the lab, there's the involvement of the MRO and if they've had trouble contacting the donor, that could result in days of delay.

    I'm not saying it could be bad news in your case, because there are a number of reasons that could cause a delay in the reporting of your results to the employer, one being the MRO review process.

    But NEGATIVE results are usually reported MUCH faster than POSITIVE ones.

    Just FYI, for urine, we usually had NEGATIVE results back within 24 hours and 48-72 hours for hair. But that can depend on when the collection was done and the method of transport of the specimen, etc.

    For example, if the collection site uses the lab's courier service and you give your specimen after the courier has picked up for the day, then you'll have at a minimum a day's delay, etc.
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    Thanks for the response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdevlin78 View Post
    Thanks for the response.
    You're very welcome.

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    I guess the only recreational drug you could get away with would be psilocybin cubensis (psychoactive mushrooms), since psilocin (the psychoactive ingredient), or it's metabolite, is not tested for in drug screenings.

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    Most of the dozens of drug screening threads crack me up (not this one, the OP actually knows what they're talking about).

    I'm no angel, but I've never failed nor worried about failing a drug test. If you're not an idiot, and don't do drugs, or at least careful when doing them - you'll never have anything to worry about.

    If you can't stay clean long enough to pass a drug test for employment, you have no business ever driving in my opinion...

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    I thought it might be helpful to list the typical detection periods according to the labs for the various drug testing specimen types.

    Keep in mind that of those listed here, DOT only recognizes urine specimen testing for drug testing.

    Oral Fluids Testing:

    Drug Detection Window

    Oral Fluids Hair Urine (DOT)
    Amphetamines 24-36 hours 90 days 72 hours
    Cocaine/Metabolite 24-36 hours 90 days 72 hours
    Opiates 24-36 hours 90 days 72 hours
    PCP 24-36 hours 90 days 72 hours
    THC/Metabolite Less than 24 hours 90 days 30 days

    Keep in mind that these are average/typical detection periods. Various factors impact detection periods, metabolism, body fat % (THC), etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CondoCruiser View Post
    Medical mariquana is on the DOT medical disqualifying list. List is so long, I clipped the pertinent info.


    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regul...qQ=#question77


    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_20...cfr1308.11.htm


    They spelled marijuana wrong..... technicality
    Just the facts that how they spell it an the term is a us govt invented word kinda like otherwords say you ever heard of hispanic wonder were that come
    Which way did he go goerge,which way did he go

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    You'll see marijuana, spelled marihuana - in texts/publication/documents prior to 1980. That's how outdated they are...

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