Companies in compliance with DOT regulations must use a Medical Review Officer (MRO) when testing an employee. In an effort to avoid wrongly accusing an employee of illicit drug use, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) relies on a policy that includes placing a physician between the laboratory and the employer. The Medical Review Officer (MRO) must be a licensed physician who has knowledge of substance abuse disorders and appropriate medical training to interpret and evaluate non-negative test results. DOT regulations require that regulated industries conducting drug-testing programs use an MRO.

The primary responsibility of the MRO is to review and interpret non-negative test results. The MRO must also assess whether alternate medical explanations could account for the non-negative result. AMTC provides the services of a qualified MRO whenever the occasion calls for an MRO’s presence. Once test results are finalized, we provide those results quickly, securely, and in a format of your choosing. Options include e-mail, fax, phone, and mail. Negative results are released within 24 hours. Non-negative results, after being reviewed by the MRO, are released immediately to the client

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With Acosta Medical managing your testing programs, you will be free to concentrate on your core business. Contact us to discuss your testing needs today at 219-932-2345.