DOT Drug Screening
Your free time is limited if you're a commercial driver. You don't want to waste it spending an hour or more waiting for your DOT drug screening appointment. Woodbridge Primary Care in Woodbridge, VA, headed by Dr. Dr. Nizar Hussain, offers testing for DOT screenings. Dr. Nizar Hussain shares some important information about DOT drug screenings and physicals.
Who must undergo DOT drug screening?
Any company that is regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation must ensure that its employees meet the requirements of rule 49 CFR Part 40 for alcohol and drug screening. Testing is usually conducted every two years, although some companies may require it every year.
What substances are included in DOT drug screening?
The DOT drug screening checks for the presences of these substances in your urine:
DOT Physical Exams
You may want to save time by getting your DOT physical on the same day as your DOT drug screening. Before your exam, you will be asked to fill out the employee's section of the DOT physical form. You'll need to write your driver's license number and Social Security number on the form and note if you have had certain injuries or conditions, including epilepsy, dizziness, fainting, heart disease, neurological disorders, brain injuries, psychiatric disorders, impaired vision, hearing loss and kidney disease.
During the physical, your Woodbridge Primary Care doctor will check your vital signs and perform a neurological examination and vision test. He'll also take a look at your throat, eyes and ears and listen to your lungs and heart. After your exam, he will discuss the results with you and discuss any health conditions or diseases that could affect your driving performance. In most cases, your driving certificate will be renewed for two years. If a problem is detected, your certificate may be renewed for a shorter time period, and you will need to undergo another exam when the certificate expires.
Do you need a DOT drug screening?
Call our Woodbridge Primary Care location in Woodbridge, VA
at (703) 494-4116 for an appointment!