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Drug Testing for Employment


Healthcare worker holding drug test
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Definition: There are several types of drugs tests that candidates for employment may be asked to take.

The types of drug tests which show the presence of drugs or alcohol include urine drug tests, blood drug tests, hair drug tests, breath alcohol tests, saliva drug screen, and sweat drug screen. Urinalysis (the screening of urine for drugs) is the most prevalent type of pre-employment testing.

Hiring can be contingent upon passing pre-employment tests and screenings.

Drug Testing Laws

Drug testing laws vary by state. In some cases, the law requires drug testing. For example, industries regulated by the U.S. Department are covered by federal or state drug testing requirements. In some states, there are limits to when and how drug screening can be conducted.

Check your state drug laws for what drug testing is allowed in your location.

Drug and Alcohol Tests

Also Known As: drug tests, drug testing
Passing a pre-employment drug screening test was required prior to the employer making a job offer.

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