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US Coast Guard Drug and Alcohol Testing Services

If you are an employer regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard and are required to facilitate drug testing for your personnel, US Health Testing is your reliable partner in navigating through marine drug testing procedures with ease and professionalism.

US Health Testing stands out by offering FDA Approved and SAMHSA Certified labs, ensuring the highest standards of testing accuracy and reliability. Our commitment is to provide quick and precise drug test results, giving you the confidence and assurance needed in managing your responsibilities as an USCG regulated employer.

USCG Drug Testing Requirements

In the maritime industry, especially for those applying for or renewing a Captain's License, drug testing is non-negotiable.

Understanding the nuances of USCG drug testing is paramount for USCG regulated employers and employees alike. Here's a breakdown of the essentials:

  • Types of Tests: The Coast Guard mandated testing for five major illicit drugs (THC, COC, PCP, AMP, and Opiates) and alcohol, aligning with regulations 46 CFR Part 16 and 46 CFR Part 4.
  • Testing Procedures: USCG ensures adherence to DOT regulation 49 CFR Part 40, guaranteeing accurate and reliable results from HHS-certified labs.

US Health Testing understands the urgency, offering exclusive USCG physical and drug test services through our extensive network of over 2500 HHS- certified labs across the USA. Whether it's the CG-719P form for Periodic Drug Testing or compliance with Coast Guard regulations, we've got you covered.

Coast Guard Drug Testing Policy

The coast guard drug testing policy follows the DOT drug testing guidelines. The USCG may drug test during certain circumstances only which includes

  • Pre-Employment Testing: Prospective crew members must pass a drug test before employment.
  • Random Testing: Employers conduct random drug testing of certain crew members annually, ensuring a fair selection process.
  • Periodic Testing: Individual mariners handle periodic tests for licenses, CORs, or MMDs, submitting results to the Coast Guard.
  • Reasonable Cause Testing: Testing is required for crew members reasonably suspected of drug use.
  • Post-Accident Testing: Individuals involved in serious marine incidents must undergo drug and alcohol testing.

Who is subject to USCG DOT Drug Test?

According to the coast guard drug testing guidelines, the US Coast Guard drug test may be conducted for the following safety-sensitive positions in USCG

  1. Captains for acquiring or renewing USCG license
  2. Crew members in safety-sensitive positions, including those involved in emergencies, life-saving equipment control, and operational safety duties.

Book your USCG drug test with US Health Testing

To secure prompt and Coast Guard-approved drug testing services in strict accordance with regulations, schedule your USCG drug test with US Health Testing.

Our comprehensive programs are designed for seamless compliance with US coast guard drug testing regulations, offering peace of mind for both regulated employers and employees.

Entrust your testing needs to US Health Testing to experience efficiency, reliability, and a commitment to the highest standards of accuracy and professionalism.

Frequently Asked Questions

US Health Testing offers immediate services, with over 10,000 testing centers throughout the United States. Contact us for swift and reliable testing.

The U.S. Coast Guard typically employs a 5-panel urine drug test for its drug testing requirements. This standard drug test screens for the presence of five commonly abused substances:

  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates (including heroin, codeine, and morphine)
  • Amphetamines
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

These substances are considered to be indicative of recent drug use, and the 5-panel urine drug test is designed to detect their presence in a person's system.