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DOT Drug Testing in Baton Rouge, LA

DOT Drug Testing in Baton Rouge, LA

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We provide Baton Rouge Louisiana DOT Drug Testing, DOT Alcohol Testing, DOT Physicals and DOT Consortium enrollment at locations throughout the State of Louisiana. Our Baton Rouge, LA 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 is trained and certified in Louisiana DOT drug testing procedures and all Baton Rouge, LA 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 Louisiana locations, call (800) 977-8664 or you may schedule your test 24/7 by clicking the "Order your Test" button.

Please be aware that our Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 has over 10,000 Drug and alcohol testing centers available in all cities and we can schedule your DOT Drug 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.

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Does your business fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation? Smart Drug Testing is a professional at establishing and administering DOT-compliant testing programs for any business in the transportation industry. We’re a consortium and third-party administrator, and we can manage your entire drug testing process from start to finish.

If you are a DOT-regulated company required to have a DOT-compliant drug and alcohol program in place, we can provide your business with complete driver drug and alcohol testing and program services. These include:

  • Writing your drug-free workplace policy
  • Collecting specimens and conducting driver drug and alcohol testing
  • Having all results verified by a medical review officer (MRO)
  • Training your Designated Employer Representative

Introduction to Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge (/ˌbætən ˈruːʒ/ BAT-ən ROOZH; from French bâton rouge (listen), meaning 'red stick') is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, it is the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the most populous parish in Louisiana. It is the 99th most populous city in the United States, and second-largest city in Louisiana after New Orleans. It is also the 16th most populous state capital. As of the U.S. Census Bureau's July 2017 estimate, Baton Rouge had a population of 227,549, down from 229,493 at the 2010 census. Baton Rouge is the center of Greater Baton Rouge, the second-largest metropolitan area in Louisiana, with a population of 834,159 as of 2017, up from 802,484 in 2010 and 829,719 in 2015.

The city of Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, research, motion picture, and growing technology center of the American South. It is the location of Louisiana State University, the LSU System's flagship university and the largest institution of higher education in the state. It is also the location of Southern University, the flagship institution of the Southern University System, the only historically black college system in the nation. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is the 10th-largest in the United States in terms of tonnage shipped, and is the farthest upstream Mississippi River port capable of handling Panamax ships. This, as well as its status as a major port city, is largely due to the Huey P. Long - O.K. Allen Bridge, which was intentionally constructed under the governorship of Huey Long at a low height, preventing big tankers from making their way up-river, past Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge area owes its historical importance to its strategic site upon the Istrouma Bluff, the first natural bluff upriver from the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. This allowed development of a business quarter safe from seasonal flooding. In addition, the city built a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and low-lying agricultural areas. The city is a culturally rich center, with settlement by immigrants from numerous European nations and African peoples brought to North America as slaves or indentured servants. It was ruled by seven different governments: French, British, and Spanish in the colonial era; the Republic of West Florida, as a United States territory and state, Confederate, and United States again since the end of the American Civil War.

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 (6-AM), 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:

Pre-employment, or before you start your job responsibilities.

Reasonable suspicion/cause, 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 testing. 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.

Follow-up testing that takes place after return-to-duty. A Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) manages the follow-up 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.

DOT Drug Testing Locations in Baton Rouge LA

17000 MEDICAL CENTER DR

17000 MEDICAL CENTER DR
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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10099 N REIGER RD

10099 N REIGER RD
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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13702 COURSEY BLVD BLDG 10 STE B

13702 COURSEY BLVD BLDG 10 STE B
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
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14635 S HARRELLS FERRY RD UNIT BC

14635 S HARRELLS FERRY RD UNIT BC
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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9865 PECUE LN

9865 PECUE LN
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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13406 AIRLINE HWY

13406 AIRLINE HWY
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
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5130 MANCUSO LN

5130 MANCUSO LN
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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9985 GREENWELL SPRINGS RD

9985 GREENWELL SPRINGS RD
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
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3333 DRUSILLA LN

3333 DRUSILLA LN
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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7516 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste 244

7516 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste 244
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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3235 PERKINS RD

3235 PERKINS RD
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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11924 JUSTICE AVE STE B

11924 JUSTICE AVE STE B
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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8549 UNITED PLAZA BLVD BLDG 12 STE 210

8549 UNITED PLAZA BLVD BLDG 12 STE 210
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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11441 INDUSTRIPLEX BLVD STE 140

11441 INDUSTRIPLEX BLVD STE 140
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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8742 GOODWOOD BLVD

8742 GOODWOOD BLVD
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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15475 AIRLINE HWY

15475 AIRLINE HWY
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
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4521 JAMESTOWN AVE STE 2

4521 JAMESTOWN AVE STE 2
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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1038 MAIN ST

1038 MAIN ST
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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11854 BRICKSOME AVE

11854 BRICKSOME AVE
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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7887 PICARDY AVE

7887 PICARDY AVE
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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(Don't see a location near you? Call us (800) 977-8664)

Smart Drug Testing 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.

FAQ's About DOT Testing in Baton Rouge, LA

 
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A DOT DRUG TEST?
DOT drug testing is different from regular drug tests. For example, even though there are several ways to perform a drug test, the DOT only allows urine drug testing. They also require a very thorough testing process, so results usually take longer to process.
  • HHS certified lab testing only
  • No rapid, instant, or point of contact testing permitted
  • Tests for marijuana, cocaine, phencyclidine, amphetamines and methamphetamine, opiates
WHO FALLS UNDER THE DOT DRUG TESTING PROGRAM?
Here are some examples of jobs that must be tested as part of the DOT drug testing program. This list isn’t comprehensive, and certain jobs may have additional requirements. For a full list, please visit the Department of Transportation’s website.
  • Commercial vehicle drivers
  • Locomotive engineers, dispatchers, and signalmen
  • Flight crew members and air traffic controllers
REASONS FOR TESTING?
The Department of Transportation has different testing requirements for different areas of transportation. For example, air traffic controllers may not have the same testing requirements as commercial vehicle drivers. To find the requirements for your industry or job, visit Transportation.gov. You can also sign up for their newsletter so you’ll be notified if anything changes.
DO YOU NEED TO FAST FOR A DRUG URINE TEST?
If your urine is being tested only for a urinalysis, you can eat and drink normally before the test. If you‘re having other tests at the same time, you may need to fast for a certain amount of time before the test
 

DOT Drug Testing Locations near Baton Rouge, Louisiana