Drug test results typically take 24 to 48 hours, depending on the type of test being performed (e.g., urine, hair or DOT).
Do drug test results come back faster if they are positive?
Positive Initial Results Take Time to Confirm
The good news for employers is that results are presented much more quickly when test results are negative. But as the MRO process is strongly regulated and must be performed a precise way, drug test results do occasionally take several days to confirm.
How long does LabCorp take for drug screen results?
In most cases, lab test results delivery times should not exceed two weeks. The most common reason for delay in receiving results is inaccurate or out-of-date personal information on record with your health care providers or in your LabCorp Patient™ portal personal profile.
What happens if my drug test comes back positive?
If the test results in a positive reading, meaning there is drug residue in the body, the results are forwarded to a medical review officer, who reviews the results and looks for any possible valid medical explanation for the results.
Do you hear back from a drug test?
It usually only takes a few days to receive results from a workplace drug test. An employer may even request a rapid test, which can provide results the same day. Employers receive negative test results within 24 hours. Non-negative results take more time because of the additional testing required.
Does labcorp tell you your results?
Lab results are delivered to your LabCorp Patient™ portal account. Log in or register online. For more information, you may also see our Notice of Privacy Practices.
What kind of drug test does labcorp give for employment?
Labcorp performs initial drug screening using immunoassay. An immunoassay is a test that uses antibodies to detect the presence of drugs and other substances in urine. The initial screening process does not measure the specific amount of drug present in urine samples.
Can I go to labcorp without a doctor?
Shop for tests on Pixel.Labcorp.com and pay online. We do not bill insurance. An independent physician will review and approve your test requests; no doctor’s visit is required.
Can I fight a positive drug test?
The best way to contest false-positive results is to reach out to your pharmacist and ask if prescription drugs and OTC medications you take on a regular basis can cause a positive drug test result. Ask if the pharmacist can provide written documentation to this effect and bring a copy to the test site.
Can you still be hired after failing a drug test?
Failing a drug test in California means that an employer can legally deny you employment, or terminate your employment depending on the conditions of your hiring. Once you have been hired, the employer may choose to continue your employment but decline to promote you until you pass the next series of drug tests.
Can you dispute a positive drug test?
Do you believe that you fell victim to a false positive with the test? If the answer is yes, there are steps that you can take to dispute the findings of the drug screening, from figuring out why you might have received a false positive to asking the employer for a retake opportunity.