We recently had a donor give us a urine sample that we could not accept – if you read this blog regularly, you know it’s “same story, different day”. The donor was very emphatic that the specimen did come from his body and pressed the collector to tell him what logic we used to determine this was not his urine. As a collector, we have the right to reject any specimen for any reason. First Choice collectors are taught to simply reply, “we don’t believe it came out of your body.” We teach this response so as not to educate cheaters what methods and senses we use to determine why we believe the specimen did not come from their body.
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First Choice offers virtually every conceivable medical testing procedure that you need, and we keep a Medical Review Officer (MRO) on staff to verify all testing results. This includes TB skin testing without an appointment! The test is very easy and noninvasive: the client receives a small injection of the testing solution under the skin and returns within 24-72 hours to have the test “read.” We offer TB skin tests every weekday except Thursday, and we’ll have you in and out in just a few minutes!
It’s always challenging to fill job openings, and many companies are currently experiencing critical shortages of qualified workers; when they make new hires, it’s crucial to put them to work immediately! First Choice offers pre-employment drug screenings in a discreet and confidential setting, and we offer every conceivable laboratory test and procedure at our Little Rock facility or onsite. We can help you with respirator fit, pulmonary function tests, medical clearances, audiograms, blood draws, and more. We also offer pre-employment fit-for-duty exams and physicals.
One of the largest drug testing labs (and the lab we use) is Quest Diagnostics. Each year they produce a report called the drug testing index. In that report is the positivity rate of drug testing based on the thousands of tests they process each year. 2022 results have not been released yet, but results from 2021 show a 4.6% positivity rate overall.