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Instant Drug Testing

Point-of-collection testing (POCT) drug testing, commonly referred to as instant testing or rapid testing, is the perfect solution for situations that require drug test results within minutes! Save time and money, make faster hiring decisions, and improve your overall program efficiency with instant testing provided at more than 20,000 US Drug Testing Centers locations nationwide.

How Instant Drug Testing Works

Employers often use instant drug testing for pre-employment and random employee drug testing. Instant testing provides rapid, reliable drug screening results.

Instant drug testing is conducted at the collection facility where you will provide the specimen. US Drug Test Centers has all of the supplies needed to complete the instant test, making testing a breeze!

The drug testing collector will process an initial screen using an instant test device. Once complete, the collector will allow the device to process, and after a short period, they will then read the initial specimen results. Specimens that are clear of any illicit substance and pass the initial test will be recorded as ‘Negative’ and are reported back to the employer the same day!

Approximately five percent (5%) of the time, the initial instant urine drug test will be inconclusive and require further testing. In that case, the collector will package up the specimen, in the presence of the donor, fill out a chain-of-custody form and send the specimen out for Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) confirmation testing at our SAMHSA certified laboratory. The confirmation testing process typically takes 48-72 hours. All laboratory-confirmed drug test results are first reported to a Medical Review Officer (MRO) to verify the results before reporting them to the employer, to better limit an employer’s exposure to any liability in the drug testing process.

Instant Drug Testing is not available or approved for federally regulated or U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing programs

Individuals needing drug testing can order over the phone at our US Drug Test Center locations throughout the United States. Instant testing is also conveniently available at Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp collection locations. On-site testing events are also available at employer locations with our mobile testing services.

Instant drug testing is available in all areas of the United States, except for these states, where it may be prohibited.

  • California
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Nevada (unless facility has a lab license)
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • Puerto Rico

Instant Drug Testing Panels

Common drug testing panels available at our drug test centers nationwide include:

6 Panel — Similar to DOT 5 panel. Includes amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, and PCP.

10 Panel — Includes amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, PCP, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, and propoxyphene.

Many other panel options are available. Urine drug testing offers several benefits and advantages, contact us today to learn more about instant drug testing provided at more than 20,000 US Drug Testing Centers locations nationwide.

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Benefits of Instant Employee Drug Testing

  • Test results are available within a matter of minutes (for ‘Negative’ results), compared to several hours or days with laboratory testing, improving your overall hiring cycle!
  • Convenient and speedy collections. Instant testing is conducted as a quick collection experience at one of our more than 20,000 US Drug Test Center locations nationwide.
  • Reduced employee downtime since instant testing can provide results within minutes for those that pass the initial testing process.
  • Instant Urine drug testing excels at detecting recent drug use within the past two to twelve days, depending on the specific drug.
  • Specimen validity controls are built into the testing kits to detect adulterated or substituted urine specimens.
  • Cheaper cost per test compared to other conventional employment drug testing methods.

Need drug test results today? Look no further. US Drug Test Centers can provide instant drug testing nationwide.

The Legality of Instant Drug Testing

Instant drug testing is available in all areas of the United States, except for states where instant testing (POCT) may be limited or prohibited for employment drug testing purposes.

It is crucial to confirm the state laws in each state that your company conducts business. States that do permit instant drug testing may require specific testing procedures to be followed in order to conduct instant testing. Examples include collection procedures, split specimens, chain of custody protocols, training requirements, confirmation testing, drug cutoff levels, MRO verification, and results reporting. There are also states with voluntary Drug-Free Workplace Programs (DFWP) that may prohibit instant testing as part of the voluntary program requirements.

Note: US Drug Test Centers operates two facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada that have the appropriate laboratory license to perform instant drug testing as required by state law. Immediate, walk-in service is available for instant drug testing in Las Vegas, Nevada along with location across the country.

Our compliance experts at US Drug Test Centers can help you determine if instant testing is right for your company.

Urine Testing

Instant or Rapid Drug Testing Works Great for:

  • Pre-employment drug testing
  • Employee drug testing
  • Court-ordered drug testing
  • Drug tests for probation
  • Child custody case drug testing
  • Random drug testing
  • Testing teenagers

Immediate Service Available with US Drug Test Centers

Start your instant drug testing program today and get results fast. Call today at 866-566-0261 to learn more about instant, onsite, point of collection (POCT) drug testing from US Drug Test Centers. Our quick and convenient instant drug testing solution can help you manage your program with ease and efficiency. We have more than 20,000 locations nationwide, making drug testing faster, easier, and more convenient than ever!