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Employee Drug at Alcohol Testing at UPMC in North Central Pa.

Screenings for a Safer and More Reliable Workplace

Drug and alcohol testing can play a crucial part of the hiring process and maintaining the safety of your workers, customers, and the public. Your industry may also be legally required to enforce drug testing.

Whatever your needs, UPMC's occupational health specialists are here to help. Our comprehensive alcohol and drug-screening program has proven to reduce employee accidents and absenteeism, lower the cost of workers’ compensation and healthcare premiums, and boost overall productivity.

Testing is available as part of our on-site services, or at any of our WorkCenters throughout north central Pa. Contact a location near you to learn more and set up your testing program today.

Fast, Accurate, and Secure Testing

Our experienced program administrators and certified collectors provide the answers you need, while preserving the dignity of those being screened. We use the latest FDA-approved technology to ensure objective results are delivered to you securely and quickly, usually within 24 hours.

Pre-employment testing

This type of testing typically occurs after a conditional offer of employment has been made. It’s effective for employers who proactively want to enforce a drug-free culture.

Random testing

This method strongly discourages drug use in the workplace because it’s unannounced. Using a random selection process, employers select one or more employees from the group participating in the workplace drug testing program. The random nature ensures there is no bias and that all employees have an equal chance of being selected, even those who have been tested recently.

Post-accident testing

We offer 24/7 testing for employees who are involved in a workplace accident, usually leading to injury or property damage. The process confirms if drugs or alcohol were present in the system if testing is completed immediately after the incident.

Reasonable suspicion testing

This testing is performed when an employer has evidence or a reasonable cause for suspecting an employee of drug or alcohol use on the job. Specific reasons for testing include evidence of illegal substances, as well as erratic or abnormal behavior that interferes with completing job duties.

Return-to-duty testing

This analysis occurs when an employee completes a drug or alcohol education and rehab program, after previously testing positive for illegal substances or violating the company’s drug and alcohol policy. Tests are performed at a scheduled time and can be federally mandated.

DOT Testing

If you own a business regulated by the Department of Labor or Department of Transportation (DOT), you are required by law to drug test your employees. Our collectors are certified, ensuring a valid specimen is being collected and that you meet all federal random testing requirements.

Our full range of drug and alcohol testing services includes:

  • Five-panel drug testing:
    • Amphetamines
    • Cocaine metabolite
    • Marijuana metabolite
    • Opioids
    • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Ten-panel drug testing:
    • All drugs tested in five panel drug testing
    • Barbiturates
    • Benzodiazepines
    • Methadone
    • Methaqualone
    • Propoxyphene metabolites
  • 24-hour breath alcohol and urine drug technicians
  • Alternative specimen collection
  • Collection only services
  • Consortium and third-party administrator services (C/TPA)
  • DOT and non-DOT testing
  • Medical review officer
  • Rapid urine and hair testing
  • Screening and confirmation testing