FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

AMDT is a locally grown company that works closely with businesses in the Inland Northwest to stay current with all regulations and provide individualized testing and services to meet your needs. Accuracy, timeliness and curtious staff are our top priorities and we are constantly working within the industry to ensure you have the latest technology as your resource. 

AMDT is a locally grown company that works closely with businesses in the Inland Northwest to stay current with all regulations and provide individualized testing and services to meet your needs. Accuracy, timeliness and curtious staff are our top priorities and we are constantly working within the industry to ensure you have the latest technology as your resource. 

We have a growing epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse in our Nation. You as a business owner, are responsible for the actions of your employees when they are at work. One of the ways to ensure your new employees are good and trustworthy employees is to make sure they are not taking or abusing harmful substances prior to hiring them. 

Drug testing potential employees is a vital part of the employment process, however, it is also in a business owners best interest to periodically drug test employees to ensure nobody has fallen into the activities of abusing drugs. Many industries have made this a standard since the majority of their employees drive vehicles, operate machinery, work with children or work with personal information ans their liability is dependent on the employees they entrust to do their jobs safely. 

Employment: Picture ID and information provided by your employer. Please be prepared to provide a urine sample. We provide 40 ounces of water for DOT collections only.

Judicial: Picture ID and payment at time of service. Please come prepared to provide a urine sample. ADT does not supply food or water.

AMDT follows all DOT/Federal guidelines for all specimen tests.

Samples shall be collected and tested, with due regard to the privacy of the individual being tested, and in a manner reasonably calculated to prevent substitutions or interference with the collection or testing of reliable samples.  Sample collection shall be documented with labels to avoid misidentification and in accordance with reasonable chain-of-custody and confidentiality procedures.

Any individual in a safety sensitive position should be random drug tested. This includes driving, working with money, working with children or the elderly, having access to personal information, operating heavy machinery, working with the public, etc. We advise that all potential new hires be drug tested as well to eliminate potential problems prior to hiring. 

This is a decision left up to each company. Most employers are billed at the end of the month. The other option is to have the potential employee pay upfront for their test, and then submit a reimbursement request to the employer upon passing the test or upon an agreed upon amount of time. We can work with your company to determine what fits your needs.

Any drug can be tested for. However, we have a standard 5-panel test – which MOST pre-employment testing is done. We also have standard 6 through 10 panels. Plus DOT/Federal testing panels. When setting up your relationship with AMDT we can help you determine the best tests that will meet your individual industry needs.

Yes we can test for oxycodone. Oxycodone will not show up as an opiate and is not part of our standard 5 panel testing. However, our 7, 9, & 10 panels can test for it. 

DOT is a type of Federally regulated testing. The correct term is Federal Test. There are 3 types of Federal testing – HHS (Health and Human Services – Law enforcement agencies); NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and DOT with subdivisions – FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), FRA (Federal Railroad Administration), FTA (Federal Transit Authority), PHMSA (Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration), & USCG (United States Coast Guard). Each has its own regulations for testing, and most have the same testing procedures. If your industry falls in any of these categories you should be aware of the testing regulations required. 

AMDT provides an individualized back end online system where you can both order drug tests and check the results of tests that have been conducted. Our system is the fastest and most accurate system in the industry. If a test does not come back with immediate results we submit that sample to the lab and a 3rd Party Medical Review Officer will analyze the results and contact the tester if there is a question regarding the test. 

Depending on the test and panel tested, results can be back as quick as 15 minutes or as long as 7-10 business days. 

Reasonable Suspicion is when you as the employer or one of your management team finds an employees behavior to be suspicious. If it is written in your drug testing policy, you can have them immediately tested. You can bring them to any of our locations, or we can come on site for you. 

The best sample is early morning urine which is generally more concentrated. Try to eat at least 1 hour prior to providing your sample.  Eating a protein rich meal prior to testing is the best way to produce a good sample. The body breaks down food and urine is created as a by-product. 

Yes, in more ways that you realize. Drug Testing helps you avoid hiring employees that use drugs both recreational or abusively. These individuals can cost you thousands of dollars in training, lost wages, poor moral, etc. Another HUGE benefit of having a Drug Testing process in your company is that most Workers Comp Insurance will give you a 5% discount! Contact your insurance provider for more details.

AMDT has five locations located throughout the Inland Northwest. 

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All test results are sent to the agency ordering the test. If you have any questions please contact contact the agency who ordered your test.

For a list of our locations and their hours please visit HERE. For employment testing each of our offices has a cut off time. If testing must be done outside of those hours, please contact the office to schedule an appointment.

  • Spokane – Mission: 8am-2PM
  • Post Falls: 9am-2pm
  • Coeur d’Alene: 9am-2pm
  • Sandpoint: By Appointment Only
  • Kellogg: By Appointment Only

Start by creating a drug testing policy. Links for templates are below. Once the policy is created, allow employees at least one month to clean up, if need be. Then start to implement a program.  

National Drug Screening, Inc.

Plan and Implement a Program

If an employee is involved in an accident, and needs medical attention, a drug test can be performed afterwards. The pain medications given to the employee will be taken into account when the test is sent to our 3rd lab for confirmation. If the employee does not need medical attention, and can be brought to one of our facilities, we can proceed as normal. If the collection needs to be done at your location, you can call any of our offices during normal business hours, or our after-hours phone to request one of our technicians to come out and test on site. 

In this day and age, regulations change often. AMDT is committed to keeping up with all current standards and working with our clients to ensure they have what they need to stay current. However we encourage all businesses to regularly monitor https://www.transportation.gov/odapc and ensure you are staying current with your industry requirements.

49 CFR Part 40L https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/part40