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Important Federal Workplace D&A Testing Panel Changes

September 5, 2017

Effective October 1, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will implement changes to the current Federal Workplace Drug Testing requirements.

The HHS guideline revisions will include the following changes:

  • Expand urine drug testing panel to include four Schedule II drugs: Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone
  • Remove MDEA for confirmatory testing
  • Raise the lower pH cutoff from 3 to 4 to identify an adulterated specimen
  • Allow a Medical Review Officer (MRO) to recommend the collection of an oral fluid specimen in certain situations, as permitted by agency policy

More information can be found here.

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