DOT Drug Testing

November 1, 2021 by Dr. Gregory Snider0
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The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a negative urine drug test before allowing a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders to begin work and in various other scenarios.  Although this is termed a “5-panel” test, it actually screens for fourteen (14) different drugs. Marijuana is detected specifically through THC (and not CBD). Cocaine (a narcotic) and PCP (a hallucinogenic drug) remain on the standard test panel. Amphetamine testing includes not only amphetamines and methamphetamines (“meth”), but also MDMA (a.k.a. “ecstasy” or “Molly”) and MDA (a.k.a “Sally”, an amphetamine-related drug considered a hallucinogen). in response to opioid crisis, in 2018 testing was expanded to include not only the “traditional” morphine, codeine, and heroin, but also the so-called semi-synthetic opioids hydrocodone (Lortab, Norco), oxycodone (Percocet and others), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo), and oxymorphone (Opana). Call us for any questions about DOT mandated drug testing.


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