How long for quest diagnostic to get drug test result to employer?
Quest Diagnostic does drug testing for many employers. After the sample is taken and sent for analysis, a doctor must check it. If the sample is positive for drugs, the doctor contacts the employee or potential employee before releasing results to the employer. Results are received in one to two weeks after testing.
Citalopram is not detected on a standard toxicology screen for employment because it is not a drug of concern an employer is looking for. However, on a comprehensive drug screen performed for medical diagnostic reasons it will be detected and confirmed as Citalopram via GC/MS confirmation at facilities such as Quest Diagnostics. This testing is typically performed on a random urine specimen.
The requirements and expectations for drug testing vary quite a lot from state to state. In some states and industries, the employer can force testing with no notice, but the courts are only OK with this when a real danger to lives can result. You can also be forced to take a drug test immediately in most places if you have a vehicle accident, a violent incident, have a medical emergency, etc.
Yeah, before you are hired. It takes them only a couple of days to get the results but if there is something in your system the toxicology lab will call you first and ask if you are on any prescribed drugs before giving the results to the employer. If you are they can not disclose that positive result to the employer.