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
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.