Choosing the Right Panels For Your Company’s Drug Testing Program

Employees can be a company’s greatest asset–or the greatest liability. Average employers actually pay twice their employees’ salary in taxes, benefits, and training costs. The cost of replacing a salaried employee is equivalent to six to nine months of their pay. Employees are valuable investments that need to be looked after. One of the best ways to protect and provide for your workforce investment is with drug testing services. Let’s take a look at drug testing options for businesses in the greater Kansas City area:

How to Choose the Right Drug Test for Your Business

There are many factors to consider when choosing a drug test service for your business. Test Smartly Labs provides a myriad of options for you to choose from depending on:

  • How fast you need your results
  • How far back you need to detect drug use
  • Whether you need mobile drug testing services

There are additional factors you should consider when determining the correct drug panel for your company.

Consider Location

Some drugs are more popular in some locations over others. For example, marijuana and methamphetamines have high usage statistics in Kansas. Test Smartly Labs recommends that business owners make an effort to stay on top of the latest trends in drug use in your area so that you know what drugs to include in your panel. 

Be Aware of Trends in Drug Use

Another good way to choose drugs to include in your drug test panel is to be aware of the trends in drug usage. For example, prescription painkiller use has been rising in the U.S. for several years now. Therefore, you may want to consider screening for prescription drugs when you require a pre-employment screen.

Know Your Industry

Regulations within your own industry might determine what drugs you need to test for and how you need to go about doing it. The transportation industry, for example, may require that employees need to complete DOT testing on your employees. You could also look at drug use rates among people who are the average age of your typical employee to help you decide which drug panel is right for you.

IF YOUR COMPANY IS IN NEED OF A RELIABLE DRUG TESTING PROGRAM, CALL (816) 800-9699 TODAY OR CONTACT TEST SMARTLY LABS TODAY. WE PROVIDE CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS AT ANY OF OUR 5 GREATER KANSAS CITY AREA LOCATIONS.

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