Laboratories play an important role in many effective, efficient drug testing systems. Upon receiving specimens, labs test them to determine whether or not drugs are present. In addition, they conduct validity testing to learn if the specimen has been adulterated or substituted. Labs conduct drug testing for a variety of clients, including those who must perform federally mandated drug tests according to the regulations of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Tomo Drug Testing performs collections and partners with laboratories to coordinate lab drug testing procedures, provide quick turnaround times, and meet the needs of companies’ stringent drug testing policies.
Lab Drug Testing
Why Labs Partner with Tomo
You might wonder why laboratories need to partner with Tomo to provide drug testing services. It comes down to this: Lab technicians are experts in the laboratory, but they’re not trained specimen collectors. When labs receive large Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for drug testing services, they typically do not include a section on collection sites and services. This is where a lab partnership with Tomo comes into play. Without a reliable company to provide collection services, a lab might have to turn away a prospective customer. Tomo provides organized, comprehensive collections for lab drug testing, so that labs can focus on what they do best: laboratory analysis.
Who Labs Conduct Testing For
Tomo provides drug testing on laboratories’ behalf primarily on large contracts with the state, treatment courts, the Division of Social Services, and Children’s Services. Partnering with labs, we can also provide testing for large nationwide, regional, or rural employers – both government entities and private companies.
Specimen Collection for Lab Drug Testing
Effective specimen collection includes many facets. When Tomo partners with labs, our team provides all of the following:
- Meticulous Program Administration: Tomo can handle every step of the process through meticulous program administration. We seek to maximize quality control, minimize employee downtime, and prevent loss of productivity and potential liability. Our team is flexible and can customize a program that fits your needs, schedule, and budget.
- Strict Chain of Custody: To maintain the integrity of the drug test, Tomo ensures that the specimen’s chain of custody is continuous from receipt until disposal. We handle every sample with care and attention to detail, giving our customers and donors peace of mind.
- Orderly Record Keeping: To create an orderly program with consistent procedures, it is important to employ an efficient record keeping system. Tomo can help develop a comprehensive set of forms so that you can tidily maintain all records of drug testing.
- Prevention of Adulteration and Substitution: During collection, we use many techniques to ensure that donors cannot use adulteration or substitution to evade detection in a drug test. These include securing the collection site, requiring donors to place personal items outside the testing area, asking donors to wash their hands beforehand, securing all water sources, placing a coloring agent in the commode, and using on-site drug testing to eliminate opportunities for adulteration and substitution during transportation.
Is your lab seeking a collection partner for drug testing? Contact Tomo Drug Testing for help. Based in Springfield (MO), St. Louis (MO), Kansas City (MO), Indianapolis (IN), and Evansville (IN), we offer customized solutions to make drug testing simple, and our nationwide network of clinics and providers allows Tomo Drug Testing to be available anytime, anywhere. For a free needs analysis, give us a call today at 1-888-379-7697 or contact us online. We would be happy to help!