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Workplace drug testing typically involves collecting a sample of an employee’s urine, blood, or hair and sending it to a laboratory for analysis. The most common method of testing is a urine drug test, which can detect the presence of various drugs and their metabolites in the urine.

Employers may use drug testing to promote a safe and drug-free workplace, deter drug use, and identify employees who may have drug problems. Drug testing policies and procedures may vary depending on the employer, industry, and applicable laws and regulations.

After collecting the sample, it is typically tested for a panel of drugs, which may include marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opioids, and benzodiazepines. If the test result is positive, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action, such as suspension or termination, depending on the employer’s policies. Some employers may offer drug treatment or employee assistance programs to employees with substance abuse problems.