Third Party Administrators: Collection Protocols

procedures for drug testing

Premier offers a variety of DOT and non-DOT collection and testing programs that can fulfill your operational 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

protocols and Definitions

Workplace Collection Protocol (pdf)
DOT Collection Protocol (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.