The DOT physical exam requirements do not include a drug test, but you will be required to submit a urine sample. This is used to screen your kidneys for potential medical conditions. However, companies require a pre-employment drug test.
What drugs do they test for in a DOT physical?
DOT drug tests require laboratory testing (49 CFR Part 40 Subpart F) for the following five classes of drugs:
- Opiates – opium and codeine derivatives.
- Amphetamines and methamphetamines.
- Phencyclidine – PCP.
What drugs does DOT not test for?
DOT testing can reveal the use of alcohol, opiates, marijuana, cocaine, PCP, amphetamines, and methamphetamines. Non-DOT testing looks for the presence of barbiturates, methadone, quaaludes, benzodiazepines, and propoxyphene.
What are DOT drug testing requirements?
The FMCSA has a minimum random drug-testing requirement of 50 percent of the average number of driver positions, and a minimum of 10 percent for random alcohol testing. In the event either of these percentages is changed by the FMCSA, the change will be published in the Federal Register.
What do they check for in a DOT physical urine test?
The medical examiner will take urine samples that test for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine and amphetamines/methamphetamines. What if I fail the drug test? Failing any portion of the DOT physical exam could cause your DOT medical certificate to be denied.
What happens when u fail a DOT drug test?
If you fail your DOT regulated drug test, DOT regulations require your employer to immediately remove you from performing any DOT safety-sensitive job. There may be other consequences, too, like losing your certification or license. This depends on your company’s policy or employment agreement.
What can cause you to fail a DOT physical?
There are many reasons a driver may fail the DOT exam, some things are within your control and others are not.
Why did I fail?
- High blood pressure.
- Alcoholism or drug use.
- Missing extremities.
- Cardiovascular or respiratory disease.
- Poor eyesight or hearing.
- A nervous or psychiatric disease.
How far back does a dot urine drug test go?
The amount of follow-up testing you receive is determined by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and may continue for up to 5 years. This means the SAP will determine how many times you will be tested (at least 6 times in the first year), for how long, and for what substance (i.e. drugs, alcohol, or both).
What is the highest blood pressure for DOT physical?
Two-year DOT medical certification: A blood pressure reading under 140/90. One-year DOT medical certification: A top number of 140-159 and a bottom number of 90-99. Three-month temporary DOT certification: A top number of 160-179 and a bottom number of 100-109.
What drugs show up on a 5 panel test?
However, our most commonly requested urine drug test is a 5-panel that screens for the presence of the amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, and PCP.
How long do DOT drug tests take?
Negative drug screen results are generally available 24 – 48 hours after the specimens are received at the laboratory. Non‐negative results typically take 3‐5 business days from the time the specimen arrives at the laboratory.