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(A) The testing procedures and safeguards provided in this policy to ensure the integrity of department drug testing shall be adhered to by all personnel administering drug tests.
(B) The individual to be tested (hereinafter referred to as “donor”) should be positively identified by presenting one of the following:
(1) North Carolina driver’s license;
(2) Division of Motor Vehicles Identification Card; and
(3) Other government-issued picture ID.
(C) The donor will be required to complete an Applicant Consent Form.
(D) The donor will have completed an Applicant Medication Information Form.
(E) The room where the sample is to be obtained must have been checked to ensure that it is private, secure and free of any foreign substance.
(F) A toilet bluing agent should be placed in the toilet bowl to ensure that the donor does not use toilet water to dilute the specimen.
(G) The donor should be asked to remove any unnecessary outer garments such as a coat or jacket.
(H) All personal belongings such as a purse or briefcase should be left outside the collection room. A donor should be allowed to retain his or her wallet.
(I) Donor should be instructed to wash and dry hands.
(J) Donor should be provided with a new and/or unadultered specimen collection bottle/container. The donor should be instructed that a specimen of 60 milliliters or two ounces is necessary for urinalysis.
(K) Donor should be instructed that, while alone in the collection room, he or she may not run any water, flush the toilet or handle anything else in the room.
(L) Donor enters the collection room and the collector stands outside the door. Collector should note on the urine specimen collection checklist if he or she hears any unusual activity. If the donor runs water or flushes the toilet while alone in the collection room, then the specimen is invalid and the process must begin anew.
(M) Collector should receive the sample from the donor. Should the specimen need to be transferred from the collection container to other containers, the donor should make such transfer while under observation by the collector. The specimen should be kept in full view of both the collector and donor until it is sealed.
(N) Collector should check to see that a specimen of sufficient quantity has been collected.
(1) Should a specimen of insufficient quantity be presented to the collector, that specimen should be discarded and another specimen should be collected in a new container.
(2) If a donor is unable to provide a specimen at that time, it is recommended that the donor be given eight ounces of liquid (water, coffee, soft drink) every 30 minutes. This should enable the donor to produce a sample within two hours.
(3) The donor must stay at the collection site until a specimen of sufficient quantity is obtained.
(O) If the specimen is of sufficient quantity, the collector should check the temperature of the specimen. Temperature must fall between 90.5°F and 99.8°F and time from urination to temperature measurement shall not exceed four minutes.
(P) Collector should inspect the specimen’s color and look for any signs of contaminants. Any concerns should be noted on the urine specimen collection checklist. Should there be reasonable suspicion that the donor tampered with the specimen, the collector must notify the employing agency and send the specimen to the laboratory for testing.
(Q) Collector should seal the specimen container and be sure that appropriate identification is added to the container’s other label(s).
(R) Donor may now wash hands.
(S) Collector should see that the specimen is appropriately safeguarded until such time as it is prepared for and delivered to the laboratory.
(Prior Code, § 33.24) (Ord. passed 11-19-1990)