About Employment Drug Screening
The 5-panel includes screening for amphetamines, phencyclidine, cocaine, opiates, and marijuana.
The 10-panel adds screening for barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, methaqualone, and propoxyphene.
Start Drug Screening in 3 Easy Steps
Run a Background Check
Drug screening is offered as an add-on to our basic, standard and premium background checks. Just select the 5-panel or 10-panel test in checkout. Your company will need a written drug screening policy before you can purchase this add-on.
Get Candidate Consent
Once a drug test is ordered, your candidate or employee will receive an email requesting consent. Once complete, they will then receive comprehensive instructions on how to complete the drug screen at the test location of their choice.
Candidates and Employees have 21 days from providing consent to provide a urine sample at the testing facility. Results are then available for employers within 1-3 days and verified by Medical Review Officers (MROs) for highest accuracy.
Why Use Drug Screening?
Although it does not test for impairment from drugs, drug screening provides evidence of recent use of specific prescription and illicit drugs. As with other employment screening practices, drug screening is most effective when implemented through a clear, documented policy that is shared with all employees and job candidates.
Most Common Reasons For Drug Screening
- Deter employees from abusing alcohol and drugs
- Prevent hiring individuals who use illegal drugs
- Provide a safe workplace for employees
- Comply with State laws or Federal regulations
- Identify drug use early and appropriately refer employees who have drug and/or alcohol problems
- Protect the general public and instill consumer confidence that employees are working safely
- Benefit from Workers' Compensation Premium Discount programs
Drug Test Cheat Sheet
It can be hard to understand exactly what you’re screening. Here’s a quick, straightforward reference guide, including a sample of GoodHire’s drug screening results.