There are many questions surrounding drug testing that show that the topic is still largely an unclear issue among many individuals and organisations. For example, what is the standard price of a simple drug test, or is it subject to tax rebate? Does an insurance policy cover a drug test? This common question can help demystify the lax attitude of some companies towards drug testing.
Firstly, having a first-hand knowledge of drug testing puts you in a position to ensure your employees are not abusing any substances. By checking your workers regularly, you reduce the chances of exposing your business to risk, especially if you deal with people on a daily basis.
Here are some frequently asked questions about drug testing.
- Is drug testing expensive?
There are various price ranges for the specific sample you are testing. Normally, the cost of a standard drug testing and screening can cost about £50, while more complex tests can go for as high as £200 or more. Of course, you would have to factor in VAT too, and the number of people. Some drug testing centres give discounts for multiple persons.
- How much does it cost?
The answer to this will vary depending on the type of drug test you want to perform and quantity involved. Understand that each substance requires various drug tests. There are urine drug tests, blood drug tests, blood alcohol tests, hair drug tests and so on.
For less complicated tests like urine-instant drug screening with laboratory confirmation, the price may range from £45 to £60. More complex sample tests like specific and multi-panel hair drug tests will range from £200 to £250. Tests that require longer detection periods like alcohol hair tests will naturally cost more.
- Is drug testing tax deductible?
Some medical expenses are liable to tax rebates but not all. In some cases, your personal medical expenses are subject to tax deduction after they exceed a specific percentage of your gross income. It is therefore unlikely that a simple drug test will be exempted. However, do refer to HMRC site for more clarification.
- Is drug testing free?
Like many things in life, drug testing is usually never free. While there are some low-cost (and sometimes free) drug testing options available, the majority are will cost you money. You can inquire from your state if the Federal substance abuse programme covers drug testing expenses too.
- Sliding scale drug testing
Many substance abuse and addiction treatment services that offer drug testing and assessment services offer sliding scale fees. This makes you pay for only that which you can afford. The final cost will depend on your income and expenses.
One of the best places to begin your search is our customer care at Trimega Labs. Call the hotline Phonexxx and ask for the treatment facilities closest in your area. You can also check with your state or county’s drug abuse programme for more information.
Don’t hesitate to call us and ask for clarifications regarding drug testing.