How long does it take to get the results of a drug screening?
Drug screening results are usually available within 2 to 10 business days after the screening is complete. However, the turnaround time for the following scenarios may be longer than the expected 2 to 10 business days:
- Drug screening specimens that need to be shipped to the lab for additional testing;
- Screenings performed using paper-based clinics; or
- Screening results that require MRO follow-up (see below).
Medical Review Officer review
All drug screenings are passed through a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for review. If MRO follow-up is needed, the MRO will attempt to call the candidate 3 times within 1 business day. If they are unable to reach the candidate during those attempts, the results will remain Pending for an additional 72 hours to allow the candidate time to return the call. To prevent delays in the results, ensure that the candidate performs any MRO follow-up promptly.