How soon must tests be conducted following an accident?

Emergency testing is very time sensitive. The DOT requires that a breath alcohol test be conducted within 8 hours of a qualifying accident, and that a drug test be conducted within 32 hours.

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Breath Alcohol Within 8 Hours of the Accident
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Drug Tests Within 32 Hours of the Accident

FMCSA DOT Post Accident Drug Testing

Type of Accident Citation Issued to CMV Driver Test Must Be Performed by Employer
Human Fatality YES

Bodily injury with immediate medical treatment away from the scene YES

Disabling damage to any motor vehicle requiring tow away YES

You may conduct post-accident drug tests for other types of accidents (if your policy allows), but those would be conducted under company authority, not DOT.

Getting Started

When the collector is confirmed, you will receive a call back with an Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA). It is your responsibility to notify the collector immediately if the donor changes locations.

Please have the following available:

  • Tell them you are a client of InOut Labs

  • Name of your company

  • DER name/phone

  • Name of donor

  • Donor cell phone (if available)

  • Type of testing requested

  • Donor location (urine testing CANNOT be completed roadside per DOT guidelines)

  • Donor condition-Samples CANNOT be taken if donor is unconscious or deceased under any circumstances

Testing Locations

***To ensure our collectors' safety, they are NOT permitted to pick up a donor and drive him/her to a secure site. If at any time a donor is positive or refuses to test, the DER will be notified IMMEDIATELY.

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