It is imperative for employers that conduct drug screens to send non-negative instant devices into a SAMHSA certified laboratory along with having a Medical Review Officer (MRO) review. Providing a review by the MRO allows the donor the opportunity to dispute any positive results on their drug screen. The donor then has the opportunity to provide the MRO with information about their prescriptions that might have caused the positive result. NexScreen offers an easy bundled solution for employers with our i3CCF solution that includes confirmations on non-negative results through Quest Diagnostics along with an MRO review.
A press release by the EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) last year demonstrates a situation where an employer didn’t provide the proper channels for the applicant to dispute the positive drug screen results which ended up with EEOC filing a suit. Click here to read more on this case.