Random drug testing
Quest Diagnostics offers unparalleled program management and support for random drug testing programs. Our support tools are designed to maximize our random program diligence while minimizing administrative effort.
Random, or “spot,” drug testing is a strong deterrent to drug users because it is conducted on an unannounced basis. Using a random selection process (e.g., computer-generated), an employer selects one or more individuals from all the employees included in the employer’s workplace drug-testing program. By using a random selection process, employers ensure that there is no bias and that all employees have an equal chance of being selected, even those who have been drug tested recently. Random drug testing can be more effective at detecting and deterring drug use than pre-employment testing because employees do not know when they may be selected for testing.
Building a robust drug testing program
Random drug testing works best when combined with a pre-employment testing program that’s designed to keep drug users from being hired in the first place. Both reasons for testing should be included in the company’s employee drug testing policy, and to whatever degree is appropriate, should be openly shared with applicants and employees – as just having a program in place is an effective means of discouraging drug use.
Download our random drug testing brochure and FAQs to see the features and benefits for each of our three program tiers.
To estimate your return on investment from a random drug testing program, use our Drug Testing Savings Calculator.