New York Drug Testing

US Drug Test Centers offers alcohol and drug testing in New York for employers, employees, and individuals. Keep reading to learn about our drug testing services for both non-DOT and DOT companies, court-ordered drug testing, and more.

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Drug Testing for New York Employers

If you're a New York employer, you need to stay ahead of substance abuse in the workplace (especially with the evolution and increased use of recreational marijuana). Drug use at work can affect an employee's performance, leading to increased errors, accidents, and even on-the-job crime.

It increases employee turnover, hurts productivity, and ultimately costs employers billions of dollars every year. This is why drug testing is so vital to the workplace!

US Drug Test Centers offers:

  • Pre-employment drug testing: Pre-employment testing is often required before a candidate will be hired in New York.

  • Post-accident drug testing: This helps determine if drugs or alcohol were involved.

  • Return-to-duty drug testing: A negative drug test result is often required before an employee can return to work.

  • Reasonable suspicion drug testing: This happens when an employee displays signs of impairment.

  • Random drug testing: US Drug Test Centers ensures that New York employees are truly chosen at random, eliminating bias.

Order a Drug Test as a Non-DOT or DOT Business

Does your company work for the Department of Transportation (DOT)? We provide drug testing for both non-DOT and DOT companies.

If you're a DOT company or owner-operator in the state of New York, we'll ensure you stay compliant with both DOT and New York Drug testing laws and regulations.

This is especially important for professionals in safety-sensitive positions. These are roles that can have a direct impact on the safety of surrounding individuals and have a heightened risk of danger.

Regardless of what kind of company you are, abiding by both New York testing laws and federal laws is of utmost importance.

Our testing locations do not accept payment and require a drug test order form at the time of testing. Please click the "Order a Test" button to order your test. Once your order has been processed, your drug test order form will be emailed to you. Testing options may vary on a site by site basis. Additional fees may apply depending on your location.

Committed to Accuracy

We only work with SAMHSA-certified laboratories and have all test results confirmed by a medical review officer.

Unparalleled Convenience

With drug testing locations spread throughout New York, you never have to go far to find us. For speedy results, we offer instant urine drug testing and on-site mobile testing.

Endless Variety

We can screen for dozens of illicit substances via hair, urine, and breath. Additionally, we have hundreds of drug test panels to choose from.

1181 Testing locations in New York

1092 Route 222

Cortland New York 13045

Phone: 866-566-0261

503 Park Pl

Elmira New York 14901

Phone: 866-566-0261

401 Columbus Ave

Valhalla New York 10595

Phone: 866-566-0261

1050 Clove Road

Staten Island New York 10301

Phone: 866-566-0261

49 Forest Rd

Monroe New York 10950

Phone: 866-566-0261


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US Drug Test Centers

US Drug Test Centers

We are your complete drug-free workplace solution for employers. We provide drug testing for all reasons such as pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and return to duty. We have a state-of-the-art cloud-based software that allows you to order drug testing 24/7, store all drug test results and chain of custody forms (forever), and you can see the status of all completed drug testing. We have random drug and alcohol testing consortiums and follow all DOT rules and regulations to direct your company in the right direction to stay in compliance. We can create drug-free workplace policy manuals specific to your company's needs, and we provide online trainings. Our online trainings are perfect for company Supervisors to learn what signs to look for if someone might be under the influence. We also have trainings that explain what Supervisors should know about the DOT rules and regulations in regards to the drug and alcohol testing program. We are a part of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), and we always stay up to date with all drug testing-related rules and regulations. If you have any questions about state-specific laws regarding drug and alcohol testing, please contact our office and one of our team members will be glad to help you. If your company would like more information regarding setting up a corporate account you can set up an account online or contact us at 866-566-0261.

Frequently Asked Questions About New York Drug Testing

This material is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for legal guidance. State & local laws change frequently and vary greatly. These are state & local laws and do not over rule the federal Department of Transportation laws & policies. Readers are advised to consult with their legal counsel or industry experts before acting based on this information. Last Updated Jun 2023

New York Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in New York need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
No. New York does not have any mandatory drug testing statutes or regulations; however, employers in New York City are prohibited from screening for marijuana use in pre-employment drug tests (effective 5/10/2020).
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in New York?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with the New York’s voluntary law).
Are employers in New York able to leverage their drug screening program to reduce their Worker’s Compensation Insurance costs?
Yes. New York provides employers with the ability to voluntarily participate in a Drug-Free Workplace Program to qualify for workers’ compensation insurance premium reductions. Employers wishing to leverage these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Are employers in New York able to use drug screening for any other claim defenses or state-specific financial benefits?
Yes. Employers may be able to leverage an ‘Intoxication’ defense to a Workers’ Compensation Claim, based on a positive drug test result. A positive drug test may also make an employee ineligible for unemployment compensation if terminated for misconduct. Employers wishing to leverage either of these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
What are some nuances of the voluntary Drug-Free Workplace Program requirements in New York?
Employers must use approved laboratories. The use of onsite (POCT) drug testing is restricted under the states’ clinical laboratory law. The use of a Medical Review Officer (MRO) is required.
Does New York authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. While this state does not officially permit the personal adult use of marijuana, employers in New York City are prohibited from requiring a job applicant to submit to a drug test for marijuana as a condition of employment, effective May 10, 2020, with limited exceptions. This state has also authorized the use of medical marijuana for limited medical conditions. The law limits employer actions. The state has concluded that medical marijuana patients are deemed to have a disability, afforded protections under New York’s Human Rights Law.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in New York if I fail a drug test?
In New York, if you test positive on a drug test it can be grounds for termination or a rescinded job offer.
What are the medical and recreational marijuana-related rules in New York?
In New York, medical and recreational marijuana use is considered legal and cannot be used against you if you test positive, unless you are in a safety sensitive position.

Drug Testing Stats - New York

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from New York

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

  • A study done in New York showed that 113,028 patients in 1 year realized they needed help with substance abuse and checked themself into a rehab facility.
  • Based on studies in New York, adults 18 and older who binge drink 25% more than those who don't have 7 drinks each time.
  • In New York, 25% of the most active alcohol drinkers binge drink at least 3.7 adults excessively use alcohol each month.
  • Alcohol excessive use in New York is the cause of 1 death per every 3,015 people each year.
  • In New York, 33.40% people that died from opioids use were given a prescription for opioids in one year.
  • In New York there were 11,184 registered employers in the FMCSA Clearinghouse and out of the 11,184 registered, there were 8,428 violations.

Substance Misuse in New York

In New York, substance misuse remains a consistent challenge. Statistics reveal that 17.60% of adults aged 18 and over partake in binge drinking once monthly or more frequently. The state experiences 3,617 deaths annually due to drug overdoses, with opioid overdoses alone claiming around 991 lives each year.

Expenses of Rehabilitation

Around 998 rehab centers are operational in New York, but the financial burden is significant. Inpatient rehab, for instance, costs $56,653 per person, making it financially daunting for many. The typical expense for outpatient rehab services is around $1,706.


  1. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  2. Provisional Multiple Cause of Death database contains mortality and population for U.S. counties.
  3. Alcohol Use in the United States: Age Groups and Demographic Characteristics
  4. United States Department of Transportation - FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse - December 2023 Report

Going Beyond Drug Testing in the State of New York

We don't solely offer drug and alcohol testing. US Drug Test Centers offers a number of other services:

  • We'll help you craft your drug-free workplace policy. This clearly outlines your workplace's drug testing requirements, marijuana regulation, what happens if you receive a positive drug test, applicable laws, and all other details pertaining to your drug testing policies.

  • We can train your staff, including your designated employer representative (DER). This individual helps you manage your overall drug-free workplace policy.

  • We can conduct all of your background checks. Order and receive the results electronically.

Court-Ordered Drug Testing in the State of New York

US Drug Test Centers works with individuals all across New York to provide court-ordered drug testing. This includes DUI testing, child custody drug testing, and probation drug testing.

Why Work With Us?

Why should New York employers and individuals partner with us?

Utmost Accuracy

We always work with a medical review officer (MRO). This is a licensed physician who confirms test results. For example, after testing positive, an employee might have concerns that it was triggered by a prescription medication. An MRO will confirm this.

Furthermore, we only work with SAMHSA-certified laboratories in New York. These labs are held to the strictest standards when it comes to the equipment they use and the processes we follow.

A Large Variety of Options

We offer an incredibly large variety of types of drug testing in New York. We can screen for substances via urine, hair, and breath.

In addition, we can screen for a wide array of substances, including marijuana, PCP, opioids, amphetamines, Rohypnol, barbiturates, steroids, and even heavy metals. You can order certain tests individually, or group them in a panel. Don't see the panel you're looking for? Contact us and we'll be happy to help you.

If you feel you've been poisoned but you're not sure what you consumed, we can test for unknown substances.

Ease and Convenience

We offer unparalleled convenience. You can easily order a test online in a matter of minutes.

And, with more than 20,000 locations across the United States, a New York testing center is never more than a few minutes away!

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Order Your Drug Test New York Today

New York drug testing laws can be tricky to navigate. We're here to help.

Whether you need an employer drug test in New York to maintain a safe and healthy workplace, or you're an individual interested in ordering drug tests, we can help. Here are the next steps:

Available Collection Types

US Drug Test Centers offers the full range of collection types, including urine, hair and breath samples, each with its own advantages and applications for accurate substance screening.

Legal Drug Testing

Legal drug testing is a critical procedure often mandated by employers, law enforcement agencies, and organizations to ensure compliance with regulations and maintain safety in various settings. US Drug Test Centers can help you with your testing needds.

DOT Testing Services

DOT Testing Services are specifically designed to meet the stringent drug and alcohol testing requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for safety-sensitive positions in the transportation industry, ensuring compliance and public safety.

Laboratory Testing Services

Looking for nationwide laboratory testing? US Drug Test Centers has partnered with eNational Testing to offer laboratory testing such as blood titers (MMR, Varicella, Hep B), QuantiFERON (TB Blood) Testing, Mens & Womens health panels, allergy testing and much more! You can simply order a health lab test or panel online 24/7 and go in for testing the same day at over 2,700 locations nationwide.

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