What is the Difference Of Dot/Non-Dot Drug Screen?

Discussion in 'Urine Testing' started by zoomer911, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. zoomer911

    zoomer911 New Member

    Seen this is on selection form for drug screening...what is the difference between dot/non-dot drug screening?
  2. Secs

    Secs New Member

    DOT test means that you work in a Department of Transportation regulated position and must test randomly and also have a pre-employment test before starting work with a new employer. Below is the website outlining DOT regulations for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for truck drivers. There are other occupations that are DOT regulated as well: Pilots, train engineers & conductors, airline mechanics, flammable and pressurized pipeline maintenance & emergency workers, Some areas of the Coast Guard, and others. Look at parts 40 and 282 first. After that, you might want to look at part 391 if you are subject to a DOT physical.

    Non-DOT means you are not subject to the rules and regs outlined above. Your testing USUALLY follows SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association) guidelines.
  3. pb4life8

    pb4life8 New Member

    What is the difference between a DOT drug test and a Non-DOT drug test?
    A DOT drug screen tests a specimen for five drugs—opiates, PCP, amphetamines/methamphetamines, marijuana and cocaine. A DOT-approved chain-of-custody form is used during the collection process, a split sample is collected and the specimens are forwarded to the laboratory for testing. Following the MRO's review, results are reported to the designated reporting agency. A non-DOT drug screen can be expanded into a 10-panel drug screen by testing for the above five drugs and adding barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, methaqualone and propoxyphene.

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  4. OS#1

    OS#1 New Member

    Thats excatly correct. I get DOT random all the time and pass all the time.
  5. kremit73

    kremit73 New Member

    since this was outside the 5 drugs outlined by pb4life8 i have to assume it was non-DOT but my very first drug screen tested for Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (aka MDMA aka exstacy) just throwing that out there for any ravers and experimentors of the such. you would figure that would be covered in teh amphetamine test but they made it its own category. just added info, peace
  6. pb4life8

    pb4life8 New Member

    MDMA Falls Under Methanphetamine which is part of the 5 drugs...

    "A DOT drug screen tests a specimen for five drugs—1.opiates, 2.PCP, 3.amphetamines/methamphetamines, 4.marijuana and 5.cocaine."

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