Well in a perfect world where everyone is negative and nobody takes medications or feels anxious about taking a drug and alcohol test, or if there was no health risk of infectious agent transfer (sickness and disease)- it possibly doesn’t matter all that much.
However, more often than not; people can feel anxious when encountering a drug and alcohol test and have concerns like those surrounding the privacy and handling of their test results, fear of cross reacting medications and pathogen transfer is a very real risk in unqualified staff.
Those not taking illicit drugs are likely to be taking some sort of medication for which only a health professional can adequately deal with the myriad of possible cross reactivity issues and then properly explain this to the person being tested (and from a health-care medical perspective).
Its also no secret that samples such as oral fluid can harbour pathogens and disease. Our medical staff are qualified to ensure that risks to your staff are minimised and this can only be achieved from a clinical approach to the process.
As an employer, we also understand that you can be anxious to ensure that your workforce is treated with respect and that staff who test negative have a good experience during testing and can get on with their work without disruption.
Of course the majority of people that we test will not test positive and their experience with the testing process must also be performed respectfully and with a caring approach.
Our health professional collectors are trained in ensuring that your workplace is not unduly disrupted by testing activities and that all staff are treated with respect, privacy, clinical hygiene and concern for their health and welfare.
Our staff are also very skilled in performing on-site drug testing efficiently and compliantly whilst ensuring that your valuable staff are not disrupted by testing activities more than is entirely necessary for the safety of your workplace.