Working with VICTIG
Whether you need a pre-employment drug screen, post-accident drug tests, on-the-spot drug testings, or anything in between, VICTIG can facilitate. We handle standard five-panel tests as well as seven-panel, nine-panel, 10-panel drug screenings, and customized test options to meet your company’s needs.
Pre-employment screening can be a hassle for any business, but VICTIG makes it simple. We handle every aspect of the drug testing process, from start to finish, to make it easier for you. Additionally, our team offers comprehensive background checks, meaning you get all your employment screening services in one convenient place. This simplifies the entire process for your business, saving you time and money. Drug and background results are archived within our secure system should you ever need to access them at a future date.
What is Drug Testing?
Drug screening testing is when a person is tested for illicit drugs in their system. Most drug tests are done by collecting urine or saliva samples for thorough testing, but some tests are done with hair samples or a breathalyzer device (for alcohol tests only). There are many reasons why people would need to do a drug test but most center around employment opportunities. These include:
Pre-employment Drug Screening
Many employers require potential hires to complete — and pass — a pre-employment drug test as a condition for getting the job.
On-The-Spot Drug Testing
It is not uncommon for employers to do surprise on-the-spot drug tests during work hours. These are done to ensure that employees don’t have drugs in their system. Tests are usually conducted by taking a saliva sample.
Post-Accident Drug Tests
If an employee is injured on the job or involved in a workplace accident, they will need to complete a drug screening to rule out drug use as having played a role in the accident.
Why is drug screening important?
Performing drug screening tests is important for maintaining a safe workplace for everyone. There are other benefits to drug screening tests that make them important, including:
Improving employee productivity, morale, and performance.
Decreasing absences, accidents, employee turnover, and theft.
Reducing employee health care costs.
Protecting customers and the general public that interact with your business.
In addition to workplace safety, there may be federal rules and regulations that dictate employment drug screenings. Most private employers aren’t required to perform drug tests or even maintain a drug-free policy. However, federal contractors and grantees as well as safety- and security-sensitive industries must follow regulations set up by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
How accurate is drug testing?
There are mandatory guidelines to maintain the accuracy of drug tests. Some of these guidelines include using drug labs that are certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and having a medical review officer evaluate each test. SAMHSA’s guidelines for ensuring accurate and valid drug screening tests include:
Chain of Custody
This ties documentation to the test sample to ensure that they stay together for accurate testing.
If the first test comes back positive for drug detection, a second test must be done.
The confirmation test is done when the initial screening is positive. The test is done by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry testing, which is more accurate than initial testing.
A split sample takes the initial sample and splits it into two. The first half of the sample is used for the initial screening and the second half is used for the confirmation test if needed.
Why use VICTIG for drug screening services?
10,000+ Collection Sites
Our network is massive with over 10,000+ collection sites across the country and includes very low out-of-network costs.
Many Screening Types
VICTIG drug screenings have many test options, including: 5 Panel, 7 Panel, 9 Panel, 10 Panel, DOT, Breath Alcohol Testing, and Hair Testing.
With VICTIG, you get red-carpet treatment without the red-carpet price. We’re here for all your company’s drug-testing needs.
Schedule Drug Screening Tests with VICTIG
At VICTIG, we understand how drug testing services are vital to your company. Our team can accommodate every type of test option — urine, saliva, and hair — and all panel types from five to 10. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that we handle all tests accurately and comply with all required guidelines to give you the best results. Contact our team today for all your drug screening needs.