TTDAT's FAQs

Hours/Requirements

What are your hours?


Monday - Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm Eastern Time. We are available for emergencies 24/7/365!




Do you take walk-ins?


Yes. You can walk in anytime during normal business hours.




What do I need to bring with me for a drug or alcohol test?


FormFox authorization, Quest lab registration/number, LabCorp Web COC registration number, or paper chain of custody form, AND photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID are state issued drivers license or photo ID card, military ID, passport, or, in some cases, sheriff's ID or school ID. Must have photo, DOB, and signature. We will also take employer representaives vouture. If you're not sure, call us at 570-888-8378.




What do I need to bring with me for a DNA paternity test?


If the test is for legal purposes, father and/or mother MUST present state issued photo ID, military ID, or passport. NO EXCEPTIONS. For the children, original or certifed copy of birth certificate. If you have futher questions, give us a call at 570-888-8378.





Laboratories

For what laboratories can TTDAT perform a drug test?


ALL OF THEM! We are affiliated with every major laboratory including: Quest Diagnostics, Clinical Reference Laboratories, LabCorp, USDTL, Medtox, Omega, Psychemedics, Alere, eScreen, and DrugScan.





Results

How will my employer get my results?


Your employer will get the test results directly, usually within 24-72 hours.




How long will it take for my results to come back?


Each type of testing has a different turn around time:

  • Urine - Usually 24 hours for negative specimens. 72-96 hours for non-negative specimens.
  • Hair Follicle - Usually 72-96 hours for negative specimens. 5-7 business days for non-negative specimens.
  • Oral Fluid - Usually 24 hours for negative specimens. 72-96 hours for non-negative specimens.
  • Nails (fingers or toes) - Usually 24-48 hours for negative specimens. 72-96 for non-negative specimens.
  • PeTH Blood Spot - Usually 5-7 days.
  • DNA Paternity - Usually 48 hours after all specimens have reached to laboratory.




Why have I received a phone call from a Medical Review Officer?


You may receive a call from an MRO if a substance has showed up in your urine, hair, or saliva specimen. This could be from illicit drug use, or from prescription drugs that you take on a regular basis. The MRO must conduct an interview with you prior to releasing the results of your drug test to your employer. If you do take a prescription that you believe will show up in your specimen, keep that prescription information with you for when they call. They will take that information and verify that information with your doctor or pharmacy. Once confirmed, they will report the specimen as a confirmed negative to your employer. The faster you respond to the call, the faster the results will be reported. An MRO will NEVER report medical marijauana as a confirmed negative, even with a prescription. This is because marijuana is still listed as Schedule 1 narcotic by the Federal Government. So even if your employer is ok with you being on medical marijuana, it will never be reported as negative until the Federal Government moves the substance from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2.





Abbreviations in Drug Testing

How do laboratories and instant testing products abbreviate common drugs?


Here are the most common abbreviations for drugs of abuse: AMP - Amphatamine
mAMP/MET - Methamphetamine
BAR - Barbiturates BUP - Bupropion BZO - Benzodiazapines COC - Cocaine
MDMA - Ecstacy (Molly) MOP - Morphine MTD - Methadone OPI - Opiates OXY - Oxycodone PCP - Phencyclidine (Angel Dust) TCA - Tricyclic Antidepressants THC - Marijana These are the most common, but in no way is meant to be comprehensive. We can test for up to 250 different substances in urine.




What does DER mean?


Per CFR Title 49 Part 40.3 - Designated Employer Representative - An employee authorized by the employer to take immediate action(s) to remove employees from safety-sensitive duties, or cause employees to be removed from these covered duties, and to make required decisions in the testing and evaluation processes. The DER also receives test results and other communications for the employer, consistent with the requirements of this part. Service agents cannot act as DERs. Even Non-DOT employers have DERs and often this employee is also the Human Resources manager.




What does MRO mean?


Per CFR Title 49 Part 40.3 - Medical Review Officer - A person who is a licensed physician and who is responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer's drug testing program and evaluating medical explanations for certain drug test results. The responsibilites of the MRO are outlined in CFR Title 49 Part 40 Subpart G MROs are also used for Non-DOT testing if the drug testing company you use utilizes a SAMSHA Aproved laboratory. TTDAT has MROs for all laboratory based drug testing.




What does EBT mean?


Per CFR Title 49 Part 40.3 - Evidential Breath Testing Device - A device that is approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the evidential testing of breath at the .02 and .04 alcohol concentrations, and appears on ODAPC's Web page for “Approved Evidential Breath Measurement Devices” because it conforms with the model specifications available from NHTSA. EBTs are the ONLY devices TTDAT uses for breath alcohol testing for employment. PAS Systems is our exclusing choice for EBT systems.




What does BAT mean?


Per CFR Title 49 Part 40.3 - Breath Alcohol Technician - A person who instructs and assists employees in the alcohol testing process and operates an evidential breath testing device. Some people use this definition interchagably with breath alcohol test. The proper term for this is EBT or Evidential Breath Test. See above question.




What does COC and CCF mean?


Per CFR Title 49 Part 40.3 - COC - Chain of Custody - The procedure used to document the handling of the urine specimen from the time the employee gives the specimen to the collector until the specimen is destroyed. CCF - Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form - The form used to show proper chain of custody in urine specimen collection, as approved by the Office of Management and Budget. Non-DOT laboratory testing uses a COC and Non-DOT CCF as well.




What is an SAP?


Per CFR Title 49 Part 40.3 - Substance Abuse Professional - A person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. The responsabilities of the SAP can be found in CFR Title 49 Subpart O





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