School: Collection Protocols

procedures for drug testing

Premier offers a variety of DOT and non-DOT collection and testing programs that can fulfill your school system's policy requirements. The testing methods and tools available are designed to provide the best available program and results while complying with all Federal, State, and local laws. The following methods are available:
  • Lab-Based Drug Screening (urine, oral fluid, hair)
  • Instant Urine Screening
  • Instant Oral Fluid Screening
  • Alcohol Screening

Recommended Quality Control Measures

An effective drug and alcohol testing program must have established quality control measures to ensure the integrity of the results. Premier's test administrator will perform the essential steps in the sample collection protocol. The collection site may be a permanent or mobile facility located either at the work site or at a remote site. The donor's identity will be verified as per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) requirements prior to sample collection.

samhsa certified lab

Premier's laboratory, certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will perform the drug testing. Positive drug test results will be reviewed and interpreted by Premier's Medical Review Officer (MRO).

protocols and Definitions

For Students (pdf)
For Faculty/Staff (pdf)
For Bus Drivers (pdf)

Chain of Custody
These are the procedures beginning at the time of collection to account for all handling and storage of each specimen.

Confirmatory Test
A second laboratory procedure used to analyze a positive test result from a screening test. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is the only authorized confirmation test.

Cutoff Level
The concentration of a drug or drug metabolite in the urine at which a specimen is considered positive.

Medical Review Officer (MRO)
A licensed physician who is qualified to interpret and evaluate test results and other relevant medical information.