Drug Free Workplace

Drug Free Workplace Program

CIC provides the services and programs needed to maintain a drug-free workplace. CIC Screening supports both Department of Transportation (DOT) and non-DOT regulated programs. We offer urine, hair, blood, or oral fluid (saliva) testing for the presence of prohibited substances or alcohol. CIC can also consult with you to help ensure the programs needed for safety-sensitive positions are in place to meet criteria needed.

Drug tests include specimen collection, an initial screen, GC/MS confirmation testing, if needed, and medical review. CIC’s technology brings ease of ordering with electronic chain of custody (CC Forms) complete needed information online to create and send electronic chain of custody form to applicants and labs. With lab locations based on zip code and smartphone map apps, applicants can easily get to a lab. Positive drug tests are reviewed by a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO), a doctor with expertise in substance abuse, drug, and alcohol testing.

Custom panels are offered to clients needing to meet industry drug testing regulations. Our trained personnel are happy to consult, share compliance standards, and help to meet state and federal laws. Data findings are reported in CIC’s online ordering platform and offer management reporting to MITS data requirement.


Urinalysis is the testing of a donor’s urine specimen for the presence of prohibited substances. A test panel is a specific list of substances to be tested for. The most common employment drug test panels are listed below.

  • 5 Panel Urinalysis — amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, PCP, and marijuana regulations
  • 10 Panel Urinalysis — includes the five panel plus barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, propoxyphene, and methaqualone


When comparing urine, hair, and oral lab-based testing, oral fluid is best at detecting recent drug use. Drugs take time to metabolize and pass through the system in a urine test, and the same drugs need time to grow into the donor’s hair in order to be detected. Oral collection is on-site, making it the easiest to collect and also the most observed, making it difficult for a donor to cheat or contaminate their sample.

  • 6 Panel Oral Fluid — amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates, PCP, and marijuana
  • 9 Panel Oral Fluid — includes the six panel plus benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, and propoxyphene

** Overnight shipping to a lab is available with the 9 panel kit


CIC’s hair testing is the highest in detecting long-term drug use. Hair test offers 90-day detection from a two-tiered testing process where positive results are re-checked and confirmed. Negative hair test results are typically reported within 24-48 hours of specimen receipt. The hair test is the easiest for Global Drug Screening policies, shipping is less costly and is easy to deploy when a collection is on-site.

  • 5 Panel Hair — amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, PCP, and marijuana


  • Instant Saliva Alcohol Test – QED
    The QED instant on-site test is a low-cost alternative to breath or blood testing. It is an excellent option as a post-accident or just-cause testing method and is approved by the DOT as a screening test.
  • Breath Alcohol Testing
    Breath alcohol testing is lab-based test offered at LabCorp or Quest third party locations. First or confirmation screening for Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) devices are National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conforming products for evidential devices that are under 49 CFR Part 40.

Drug Free Workplace Testing

Random Testing

CIC’s automated random selection process meets DOT regulations. We make it easy to perform annual, quarterly or monthly random testing. Our technology allows you to upload your DOT or non-DOT lists and receive a completed random selection list of employees for testing in 24 hours.

Reasonable Cause Testing

If there is suspicion of an employee working under the influence of a substance, this employee may be tested by a supervisor who has been trained in substance and alcohol abuse recognizing the signs thereof. All supervisors and officials overseeing safety-sensitive drivers must attend at least 1 hour of training in the signs and symptoms of drug/alcohol abuse. This is helpful to the company so that they may be able to make the appropriate decision when it comes to reasonable cause testing. An employee’s refusal to submit to the reasonable cause test will be treated as a positive test.

Return to Duty Testing

Employee performs a test upon return from treatment and release by the Substance Abuse Professional. All collections must be observed due to the prior positive test. Qualification to return to work must entail a negative test.

Post Accident Testing

Drug and alcohol testing is on the driver to ensure the driver is not influenced by a prohibited drug or alcohol substance; services offered meet DOT 49 CFR Part 40.

Workman’s Compensation Accident Testing

To ensure that an employee’s on the job accident is not contributed to a prohibited drug or alcohol substance, oral on-site testing ensures fast and accurate detection of drug or alcohol use and is the best for detecting recent use of marijuana.

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