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DOT Drug Test: Step By Step Guide

  • Post published:March 3, 2023
  • Post category:Blog
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When working with the Department of Transportation or any safety-sensitive job, to determine the safety of their employees and the public, employees have to undergo drug tests pre-employment, at random times, post-accident, and more. Figuring out how to go about the process can be tricky, so this blog is here to help guide you!

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Step 1: Determining What You Need To Be Done

The Department of Transportation (DOT) can require a different test than other jobs so it doesn’t hurt to be prepared and know what you need to be done. There are 5-Panel Tests, 10-Panel Tests, Hair Drug Tests, and more which may sound overwhelming but by contacting your employer and asking what they require you can eliminate a lot of stress and knock one thing off your list of stuff to be done.

Step 2: Locating A Local Testing Business

There are a lot of places to go for a DOT Drug Test, and while some may be better than others, another thing to factor in is a personalized experience and how convenient the business you are getting it done with truly is. 

With Speedy Sticks we make sure your experience is as convenient as possible, making sure everything goes to plan. Upon calling Speedy Sticks, our customer service line will assist you and answer any questions you have and help book the panel for you. After booking and letting us know what type of panel you need, we place you in great hands at a nearby Quest Diagnostics Laboratory to make sure you get the best services!

Step 3: Taking The Test

Taking a test can be worrisome, but we’re here to make sure you feel safe from start to finish.

1. Arrive at the location given to you by Speedy Sticks Customer Representatives and check in for your appointment.

2. Have a sample of your specimen (Either Hair or Urine) collected by a certified technician.

3. Make sure all paperwork necessary is signed and correct before leaving the laboratory.

4. Wait on the results!

Step 4: Relax!

Now that you’ve completed the worrisome process of getting a DOT Drug Test, now you give yourself a pat on the back and sit back and relax while the results come in. Be proud of yourself for going through the process and look forward to the future!

*This content is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace consulting with a healthcare professional. Please consult with your primary care physician or healthcare provider, before engaging in any services offered by Speedy Sticks.