Remote Medical International’s Substance Misuse Testing Services help keep your team safe by preventing and minimizing the human risk factors associated with drug and alcohol use. We recognize that substance misuse results in a wide range of occupational health hazards. In response, our Substance Misuse Testing Services allow your personnel to customize a solution that lends to safe and effective operations in any environment. From rapid diagnostic tests to laboratory analysis, we are here to help you utilize testing services that fulfill your requirements.
Rapid Diagnostic Tests & Consultation
Rapid diagnostic onsite test kits use saliva and breath samples to detect all drugs prohibited by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Our team of experts is available to advise on the legal implications of test results and to write or review your personnel’s Substance Misuse Policy.
We contract with US-based Quest Diagnostics, a national leader in workplace drug testing with full accreditation by leading healthcare institutions and government agencies, to perform intensive drug testing analysis on urine samples. Drugs commonly tested for include:
- Tricyclic antidepressants
We also offer steroid testing with three different panel options available.
Chain of Custody
By applying a strict chain of custody, we ensure that all test results are supported by secure and chronologically-documented evidence. This process guarantees that all samples are fully defensible in a legal setting, thereby providing peace of mind to both the donor and the organization arranging the test. Our chain of custody includes:
- Official documents with barcodes that directly link specimens to paperwork
- Donor consent and collector signature on all forms
- Tamper-evident seals on specimen containers to show potential attempts of removal
- Secure packaging to protect specimens in transit to laboratory
- Laboratory checks on arrival to confirm the steps listed above
- Specialized Training: Provision of Collection Resources
RMI medics undergo a chain of custody training in accordance with DOT regulations to ensure that environmental controls are in place during the collection and testing of samples. Our medics will verify the original donor for each test and take all reasonable precautions to maintain that no samples have been tampered with. This standardized process makes certain that the results reported by Quest Diagnostics relate, beyond all reasonable doubt, to a specific sample provided by a particular individual.
Medical Review Officer
RMI’s Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a licensed physician responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by Quest Diagnostics. The MRO evaluates medical explanations for certain drug test results and serves as an independent and impartial advocate for the accuracy and integrity of the drug testing process. By establishing confidentiality and a timely flow of test results, the MRO guarantees that all testing meets your personnel’s policies and goals.