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 is the difference between a DOT physical and a non-DOT physical?
Non-DOT physical examinations
Their physical assessments cover areas such as cardiovascular fitness, posture, range of motion, strength, functional movements, manual material handling, joint stability and flexibility. They don’t include areas such as hearing, vision or urinalysis, which are included in a DOT physical.
What is considered a DOT drug test?
A DOT test refers to a drug test procedure required from individuals and private corporations under contract with or under the authority of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Employees who work in highly sensitive positions or unsafe environments falling under DOT jurisdiction must undergo a urine drug test.
What are the cutoff levels for a DOT drug test?
Subpart F – Drug Testing Laboratories
|Initial test analyte||Initial test cutoff1||Confirmatory test cutoff concentration|
|6-Acetylmorphine||10 ng/mL||10 ng/mL.|
|Phencyclidine||25 ng/mL||25 ng/mL.|
|Amphetamine/ Methamphetamine||500 ng/mL||250 ng/mL. 250 ng/mL.|
|MDMA4/MDA5||500 ng/mL||250 ng/mL. 250 ng/mL.|
What is a 5 panel Non DOT drug test?
Non-DOT drug testing can include a wider range of substances
A DOT drug test involves a 5-panel test. This tests for cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines, opioids and phencyclidine (PCP). With a non-DOT urine drug test, the employer can choose to test for a wider range of drugs.
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.
What should I expect at a DOT physical?
The doctor performs a series of tests to check your blood pressure, vision, hearing, digestive, and mental health. You might also undergo urinalysis for diabetes and drug testing. A DOT physical can take between 30 minutes and one hour to complete.
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 happens if you test positive on a DOT drug test?
Once an employer has received a verified positive drug test result, the employer must immediately remove the employee from DOT covered safety sensitive functions.
What drugs are prohibited by DOT?
There are certain drugs (both legal and illegal) that drivers are prohibited from taking.
The DOT Drug Testing Panel
- Amphetamines (Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, MDMA, MDA)
- Opioids (Codeine, Morphine, Heroin, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)