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DOT (Department of Transportation) Urine Testing

On DOT testing, the testing process must begin without undue delay. You must not wait because the client says he or she is not ready or is unable to urinate, or because an authorized employer or employee representative is delayed in arriving.

If the client is also going to take a DOT alcohol test, you must ensure that the alcohol test is completed before the urine collection process begins.

A valid state or federal photo ID is required (e.g., a driver's license or passport). Faxes or photocopies of identification cannot be accepted. Positive identification by an employer representative (not a co-worker or another employee being testing) is also acceptable.

You (the client) will be asked to remove out clothing (e.g., coveralls, jacket, coat, hat) that could be used to conceal items or substances that could be used to tamper with a specimen. You must leave these garments, and any briefcase, purse, or other personal belongings outside of the restroom in a mutually agreeable location. Failure to comply with directions constitutes a refusal.

You (the client) must empty his or her pockets completely. Personal items can be placed in a lock box.

Clients are not to list medications that he or she is currently taking on the CCF. (The client may make notes of medications on the back of their (employee) copy of the form for his or her own convenience, but these notes must not be transmitted to anyone else.)

The specimen must contain at least 45 mL of urine. If it does not, the specimen must be discarded, unless another problem (i.e., temperature out of range, signs of tampering) also exists.

Combining urine collected from separate voids is never permitted. Excess urine must be discarded.

The temperature of the specimen must be checked, no later than four minutes after the employee has given you the specimen.

The acceptable temperature range is 32-38 degrees C / 90-100 degrees F.

If the specimen temperature is outside the acceptable range, you must immediately conduct a new collection using direct observation procedures.