Drug testing is done for a variety of reasons:  as part of the pre-employment screening process, random testing while employed or in a diversion or probation program, post-accident for a DOT-regulated job, reasonable suspicion of use while at work, return-to-work after completing a program, follow-up testing, personal or private use, court-ordered screening, drug-free school programs, and many more. The categories below summarize various testing options at Oris.
blood vial drug test
scissors comb hair drug test
nail drug test
saliva drug screen test oral fluid
 Urine drug screen test
 

Drug Screening: Blood

What should I bring with me?


Generally, for a random or pre-employment test, you’ll bring your authorization form or the authorization number given to you by your potential employer (via an email on your cell phone is fine) and a government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). If you're coming in for personal reasons, just bring yourself...




Do I have to have an authorization number?


Coming in with this information will greatly aid in making the process go much faster since we will not need to track down this information. It's a good idea to come prepared... If this is for personal use only, then no number is needed.




How long will I be at Oris?


Provided you come prepared (and ready to “go” if it’s a urine screen!), the process on average should take about 20 minutes.




How long does it take to get the results?


Normally 1-3 days. The results will go straight to your employer or to the medical review officer for your company; if this is for personal use, the results will come to us, and we will contact you. If you are doing an instant test, the results are known within minutes.




What drugs are included in the test?


This varies by who is ordering the test, but generally includes marijuana (THC), opiates, cocaine, amphetamines and methamphetamines.




Is there any special preparation?


The process will go much faster provided, well, that you can "go," so consuming liquids prior to arrival is suggested.




How long can drugs be detected in urine?


On average, drug metabolites can be detected for 3 days. This time frame varies based on amount of drugs used, specific drug involved, frequency of use, body mass, metabolism, tolerance, age and more.




Is there any way to beat a urine drug screen?


There are thousands of sites advertising thousands of dollars in various schemes to do so, but trust us... Laboratory screening is very, very sophisticated. Almost all labs can detect the presence of these substances. If you know about these items, so do the scientists at these laboratories, and the technology is getting better. And don't forget: being caught cheating a test can be equivalent to testing positive.




What's are differences between an instant test and lab-based test?


Most instant drug tests are now compliant with the very same certifications and follow the guidelines set by the CLIA.* So while a lab-based test is the standard for some highly regulated companies, there are high accuracy and reliability rates among many instant tests, both being around 99%. Instant - or rapid - testing is useful for post-accident screening to check for alcohol or drug use by the person involved prior to too much time passing, or for reasonable suspicion of use on the job and is less costly than lab-based analysis. Most rapid testing sets have a specified number of drugs for which they test, and a threshold. The results are normally a "presumptive positive," or negative for a particular drug, with the advantage of knowing results within minutes. Laboratory testing of a specimen includes a confirmation or second test of a presumptive positive result (the remaining 1% of the 99% initial accuracy already inherent), the use of these results in a court of law, and the opportunity to obtain specific levels of drugs in the sample. Regardless of which test is done, those conducting the test must follow all instructions carefully, maintain privacy, and be trained in the proper drug testing procedures. * Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment of 1988 - U.S. federal regulatory standards that apply to all clinical laboratory testing facililties or sites that test human specimens, with the exception of clinical trials and basic research.





Drug Screening: Hair

What should I bring with me?


Generally, for a random or pre-employment test, you’ll bring your authorization form or the authorization number given to you by your potential employer (via an email on your cell phone is fine) and a government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). If you're coming in for personal reasons, just bring yourself...




Do I need an authorization number?


Coming in with this information will greatly aid in making the process go much faster since we will not need to track down this information. It's a good idea to come prepared... If this is for personal use only, then no number is needed.




How long will I be at Oris?


Provided you come prepared with all paperwork/authorization numbers and a government issued photo ID then the process - on average - should take about 20 - 30 minutes. The saliva fluid collection itself takes approximately 5-10 minutes.




How long does it take to get the results?


Normally 1-3 days. The results will go straight to your employer or to the medical review officer for your company; if this is for personal use, the results will come to us, and we will contact you.




What drugs are included in the test?


The Oral-Eze panel collected at Oris includes 6 drugs of abuse: marijuana (THC), opiates, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines and phencyclidine (PCP).




How is my spit (saliva) collected?


A sterile plastic stem with a collection pad is placed in the mouth between the lower cheek and gums. There is no taste associated with the device. Once the adequacy window on the stem turns blue, there is sufficient saliva absorbed by the pad. The stem is then removed and the pad placed into a tube, which is then sealed for transport to the lab.




How long can drugs be detected in saliva?


Drugs can be deposited in oral fluid, or saliva, soon after use - sooner than in urine, and far sooner than nail or hair testing. This is especially true for marijuana (THC). Detection can be almost immediate - normally within 30-60 minutes, and up to 48 hours post-use.




What are the advantages of saliva testing?


There are several: 1. It is almost impossible to tamper or adulterate the specimen... and there are no known adulterants. The lab will test for albumin, a substance only present in the mouth, to ensure the sample is saliva. 2. The sample is collected in clear view of the collector so is directly observed - so there is no chance of cheating the test via substitution. 3. It is a simple process to do on-the-fly... no concerns about the donor being hairless, having no fingernails or toenails to cut, or not being able to urinate. 4. A split specimen can be collected by placing a collection pad on each side of the mouth. Saliva tests measure the parent compound, often the psychoactive component of the drug.





Drug Screening: Nails

What should I bring with me?


Generally, for a random or pre-employment test, you’ll bring your authorization form or the authorization number given to you by your potential employer (via an email on your cell phone is fine) and a government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). If you're coming in for personal reasons, just bring yourself...




Do I have to have an authorization number?


Coming in with this information will greatly aid in making the process go much faster since we will not need to track down this information. It's a good idea to come prepared... If this is for personal use only, then no number is needed.




How long will I be at Oris?


Provided you come prepared (and ready to “go” if it’s a urine screen!), the process on average should take about 20 minutes.




How long does it take to get the results?


Normally 1-3 days. The results will go straight to your employer or to the medical review officer for your company; if this is for personal use, the results will come to us, and we will contact you. If you are doing an instant test, the results are known within minutes.




What drugs are included in the test?


This varies by who is ordering the test, but generally includes marijuana (THC), opiates, cocaine, amphetamines and methamphetamines.




Is there any special preparation?


The process will go much faster provided, well, that you can "go," so consuming liquids prior to arrival is suggested.




How long can drugs be detected in urine?


On average, drug metabolites can be detected for 3 days. This time frame varies based on amount of drugs used, specific drug involved, frequency of use, body mass, metabolism, tolerance, age and more.




Is there any way to beat a urine drug screen?


There are thousands of sites advertising thousands of dollars in various schemes to do so, but trust us... Laboratory screening is very, very sophisticated. Almost all labs can detect the presence of these substances. If you know about these items, so do the scientists at these laboratories, and the technology is getting better. And don't forget: being caught cheating a test can be equivalent to testing positive.




What's are differences between an instant test and lab-based test?


Most instant drug tests are now compliant with the very same certifications and follow the guidelines set by the CLIA.* So while a lab-based test is the standard for some highly regulated companies, there are high accuracy and reliability rates among many instant tests, both being around 99%. Instant - or rapid - testing is useful for post-accident screening to check for alcohol or drug use by the person involved prior to too much time passing, or for reasonable suspicion of use on the job and is less costly than lab-based analysis. Most rapid testing sets have a specified number of drugs for which they test, and a threshold. The results are normally a "presumptive positive," or negative for a particular drug, with the advantage of knowing results within minutes. Laboratory testing of a specimen includes a confirmation or second test of a presumptive positive result (the remaining 1% of the 99% initial accuracy already inherent), the use of these results in a court of law, and the opportunity to obtain specific levels of drugs in the sample. Regardless of which test is done, those conducting the test must follow all instructions carefully, maintain privacy, and be trained in the proper drug testing procedures. * Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment of 1988 - U.S. federal regulatory standards that apply to all clinical laboratory testing facililties or sites that test human specimens, with the exception of clinical trials and basic research.





Drug Screening: Saliva

What should I bring with me?


Generally, for a random or pre-employment test, you’ll bring your authorization form or the authorization number given to you by your potential employer (via an email on your cell phone is fine) and a government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). If you're coming in for personal reasons, just bring yourself...




Do I need an authorization number?


Coming in with this information will greatly aid in making the process go much faster since we will not need to track down this information. It's a good idea to come prepared... If this is for personal use only, then no number is needed.




How long will I be at Oris?


Provided you come prepared with all paperwork/authorization numbers and a government issued photo ID then the process - on average - should take about 20 - 30 minutes. The saliva fluid collection itself takes approximately 5-10 minutes.




How long does it take to get the results?


Normally 1-3 days. The results will go straight to your employer or to the medical review officer for your company; if this is for personal use, the results will come to us, and we will contact you.




What drugs are included in the test?


The Oral-Eze panel collected at Oris includes 6 drugs of abuse: marijuana (THC), opiates, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines and phencyclidine (PCP).




How is my spit (saliva) collected?


A sterile plastic stem with a collection pad is placed in the mouth between the lower cheek and gums. There is no taste associated with the device. Once the adequacy window on the stem turns blue, there is sufficient saliva absorbed by the pad. The stem is then removed and the pad placed into a tube, which is then sealed for transport to the lab.




How long can drugs be detected in saliva?


Drugs can be deposited in oral fluid, or saliva, soon after use - sooner than in urine, and far sooner than nail or hair testing. This is especially true for marijuana (THC). Detection can be almost immediate - normally within 30-60 minutes, and up to 48 hours post-use.




What are the advantages of saliva testing?


There are several: 1. It is almost impossible to tamper or adulterate the specimen... and there are no known adulterants. The lab will test for albumin, a substance only present in the mouth, to ensure the sample is saliva. 2. The sample is collected in clear view of the collector so is directly observed - so there is no chance of cheating the test via substitution. 3. It is a simple process to do on-the-fly... no concerns about the donor being hairless, having no fingernails or toenails to cut, or not being able to urinate. 4. A split specimen can be collected by placing a collection pad on each side of the mouth. Saliva tests measure the parent compound, often the psychoactive component of the drug.





Drug Screening: Urine

What should I bring with me?


Generally, for a random or pre-employment test, you’ll bring your authorization form or the authorization number given to you by your potential employer (via an email on your cell phone is fine) and a government issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). If you're coming in for personal reasons, just bring yourself...




Do I have to have an authorization number?


Coming in with this information will greatly aid in making the process go much faster since we will not need to track down this information. It's a good idea to come prepared... If this is for personal use only, then no number is needed.




How long will I be at Oris?


Provided you come prepared (and ready to “go” if it’s a urine screen!), the process on average should take about 20 minutes.




How long does it take to get the results?


Normally 1-3 days. The results will go straight to your employer or to the medical review officer for your company; if this is for personal use, the results will come to us, and we will contact you. If you are doing an instant test, the results are known within minutes.




What drugs are included in the test?


This varies by who is ordering the test, but generally includes marijuana (THC), opiates, cocaine, amphetamines and methamphetamines.




Is there any special preparation?


The process will go much faster provided, well, that you can "go," so consuming liquids prior to arrival is suggested.




How long can drugs be detected in urine?


On average, drug metabolites can be detected for 3 days. This time frame varies based on amount of drugs used, specific drug involved, frequency of use, body mass, metabolism, tolerance, age and more.




Is there any way to beat a urine drug screen?


There are thousands of sites advertising thousands of dollars in various schemes to do so, but trust us... Laboratory screening is very, very sophisticated. Almost all labs can detect the presence of these substances. If you know about these items, so do the scientists at these laboratories, and the technology is getting better. And don't forget: being caught cheating a test can be equivalent to testing positive.




What's are differences between an instant test and lab-based test?


Most instant drug tests are now compliant with the very same certifications and follow the guidelines set by the CLIA.* So while a lab-based test is the standard for some highly regulated companies, there are high accuracy and reliability rates among many instant tests, both being around 99%. Instant - or rapid - testing is useful for post-accident screening to check for alcohol or drug use by the person involved prior to too much time passing, or for reasonable suspicion of use on the job and is less costly than lab-based analysis. Most rapid testing sets have a specified number of drugs for which they test, and a threshold. The results are normally a "presumptive positive," or negative for a particular drug, with the advantage of knowing results within minutes. Laboratory testing of a specimen includes a confirmation or second test of a presumptive positive result (the remaining 1% of the 99% initial accuracy already inherent), the use of these results in a court of law, and the opportunity to obtain specific levels of drugs in the sample. Regardless of which test is done, those conducting the test must follow all instructions carefully, maintain privacy, and be trained in the proper drug testing procedures. * Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment of 1988 - U.S. federal regulatory standards that apply to all clinical laboratory testing facililties or sites that test human specimens, with the exception of clinical trials and basic research.





 
 
 
 

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