DOT Drug Testing in Connecticut
Local Testing Centers
We provide Connecticut DOT Drug Testing
, DOT Alcohol Testing, DOT Physicals and DOT Consortium
enrollment at locations throughout the State of Connecticut. Our Connecticut DOT Drug Testing locations are within minutes of your home or office. Same day service is available in most places.
The staff of Smart Drug Testing, LLC is trained and certified in Connecticut DOT drug testing
procedures and all Connecticut DOT drug tests are analyzed by a SAMHSA Certified Laboratory
and reviewed by our licensed physicians, who serve as the Medical Review Officers (MRO). To schedule a DOT drug test
at any of our Connecticut locations, call (800) 977-8664
or you may schedule your test 24/7 by clicking the “Order your Test”
Please be aware that our Connecticut DOT drug testing centers do not accept any form of payment and require a test registration/ donor pass to administer a drug, alcohol, or any other type of test. You must call (800) 977-8664
to register for a test or you may register online, no appointment is needed, but a test registration form is required. Your zip code will be used to find our closet drug testing center to perform the drug or alcohol test which is needed.
Our Connecticut drug testing services
are delivered with the highest commitment to customer satisfaction and we are dedicated to providing convenient, cost effective and confidential drug and alcohol testing services with one of the fastest results reporting methods available in the industry. Regardless if you are an individual ordering one test or an employer scheduling 100 tests, our commitment to providing outstanding customer service is the same. We also only use certified laboratories and all test results are verified by our Medical Review Officers (MRO).
On the road or on vacation? No worries. Smart Drug Testing, LLC has over 10,000 Drug and alcohol testing centers available in all cities and we can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!
What is a DOT drug test?
A DOT Drug test is a drug test that’s regulated by the government, specifically, the Department of Transportation (DOT).
In 1991, the US Congress passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act when they recognized the need for a drug and alcohol free transportation industry. The act required DOT agencies to implement drug and alcohol testing of safety sensitive employees to maintain the safety of the traveling public and workers.
The DOT’s drug screening rules and procedures are listed within Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40, commonly known as “Part 40.” These rules are published by an office within the DOT; the Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC).
DOT agencies and the U.S. Coast Guard write industry specific regulations that explain who is subject to testing, when, and in what situations. Industry employers implement the regulations that apply to their business.
Who is required to get DOT drug tests?
Anyone designated in DOT regulations as a “safety sensitive”
employee is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing. A safety sensitive employee is someone who holds a job that can impact both their own safety and the safety of the public.
These are some of the DOT departments with safety sensitive positions:
- Federal Aviation Administration: Flight crews, flight attendants, aircraft dispatchers, ground security coordinators, etc.
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders who operate Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs), vehicles that carry 16 passengers or more (including the driver), or vehicles that transport hazardous materials and are required to display a DOT placard.
- U.S. Coast Guard: Crew members operating a commercial vessel.
- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: Operations, maintenance, and emergency response workers.
- Federal Railroad Administration: Hours of Service Act personnel, engine & train workers, signal service workers, or train dispatchers.
- Federal Transit Administration: Vehicle operators, controllers, mechanics, and armed security.
What do DOT drug tests test for?
All DOT drug tests use the same 5 panel test. It tests for:
- Marijuana metabolites/THC
- Cocaine metabolites
- Amphetamines (including methamphetamine, MDMA)
- Opioids* (including codeine, heroin (6AM), morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
Although there are several options for drug tests, DOT regulated drug tests must use urine samples.
When are safety sensitive employees required to get DOT drug tests?
DOT drug tests are required in the following situations:
, or before you start your job responsibilities.
, or if one or more trained supervisors reasonably believes/suspects that you are under the influence of drugs. This must be based on observations concerning appearance, behavior, speech, smell, etc.
. Random tests must use a truly random selection process, each employee must have an equal chance to be selected and tested. These are completed quarterly.
Return to duty testing
, which is required after a violation of drug and alcohol rules. You can’t return to any DOT job before being tested and may be subject to unannounced testing at least 6 times in first 12 months. These tests must be conducted under direct observation.
that takes place after return to duty. A Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) manages the followup testing for up to 5 years, determining how many times an employee is tested, and for what substance. These are completed in addition to other DOT required testing.
Post accident testing
. This is required if you’re involved in an accident meeting certain DOT criteria. An alcohol test must occur within 8 hours of the accident, and a drug test within 32 hours.
What happens if I fail my DOT drug test?
If you fail your DOT regulated drug test, DOT regulations require your employer to immediately remove you from performing any DOT safety sensitive job. There may be other consequences, too, like losing your certification or license. This depends on your company’s policy or employment agreement.
Smart Drug Testing, LLC workforce experts stay up to date on DOT regulations, and can ensure that your business maintains compliance. If you’re interested in using our regulated drug testing services, connect with a member of our team. Our clinics also have a certified medical examiner on hand at all times to perform DOT physicals.
DOT Drug Testing Locations Connecticut
We Have DOT Drug Testing Centers throughout the State of Connecticut and nationwide. (Call for additional drug testing locations)
Frequently Asked Questions About Drug and Alcohol Testing
Does Alcohol Show Up In a Blood Test?
Alcohol can be detected for a shorter time with some tests but can be visible for up to three months in other tests. … Urine: Alcohol can be detected in urine for three to five days via ethyl gluconoride (EGT) metabolite or 10 to 12 hours via traditional method. Blood: Alcohol can show up in a blood test up to 12 hours.
How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your Urine?
The average urine test can detect alcohol between 12 and 48 hours after drinking. More advanced testing can measure alcohol in the urine 80 hours after you drink. Breath tests for alcohol can detect alcohol within a shorter time frame. This is about 24 hours on average.
Can Alcohol Show Up In a Hair Test?
Your hair also keeps track of your alcohol consumption, and remembers it for 90 days. … These byproducts of the body’s metabolization of alcohol are called EtG. A hair alcohol test can detect this EtG; thus, this test reveals average alcohol consumption over the prior three months.