Pre-hire and random Drug testing

About Concentra Drug Testing

About Concentra Drug Tests

Employers frequently include drug testing as part of their safety and health program because workplaces free of drug abuse – whether use of illicit drugs or misuse of prescription medication – are safer for you, the employees.

Employers commonly offer pre-employment and random drug testing as well as regulated drug testing, when required. Interstate commercial drivers, for example, are required by the Department of Transportation to undergo regulated drug testing.

An added benefit to you when your employer partners with Concentra for drug testing is convenience. Search for “drug testing near me” and you will likely find many Concentra locations. We have more than 525 medical centers nationwide.

Specimen Collection

If an employer prefers, Concentra also has the capabilities to screen for a wider panel of substances. Our centers can obtain data from a variety of samples, but the two most common types are hair tests and urine tests. Hair samples can often detect prior drug use from months ago because hair grows slowly. Urine tests are the most widely utilized screening method because samples are easy to obtain and can be tested quickly.

Drug testing for employees using 10-panel drug testing services.

5-Panel Drug Tests

5-Panel Rapid Tests screen for the five drug classes tested on most standard panels. These include:

  1. Marijuana (THC)
  2. Cocaine
  3. Amphetamines
  4. Phencyclidine (PCP)
  5. Opiates


    10-Panel Drug Tests

    10-Panel Rapid Tests are expanded to include up to 10 drug classes. They also come in 6, 7, 8, and 9 panel options. They test for more illicit drug classes, including:

    1. Marijuana (THC)
    2. Cocaine
    3. Amphetamines
    4. Phencyclidine (PCP
    5. Opiates 
    6. Barbiturates
    7. Benzodiazepines
    8. Methadone
    9. Oxycodone
    10. Methamphetamine

      Why Drug Testing is Important

      Drug testing remains an important part of the hiring and employment process for many reasons. First, it is often the best preventive measure in helping ensure the safety of a company and its employees. Drug use can increase the risk of an accident, so maintaining a drug-free workplace is important for company safety. 

      A company may also be affected by the legal requirements of drug testing in their industry. In 1988, Congress passed a law requiring any company employed in some way by the federal government to maintain a drug-free workplace. Companies regulated by the Department of Labor or Department of Transportation are required by law to drug test as well.