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Are You Given a Drug Test as Part of a DOT Physical?

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If you drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), you will have to undergo a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam. The DOT physical assesses whether a driver is healthy enough to operate a CMV. For example, if you have health issues like sleep apnea, diabetes, poor vision and high blood pressure, you could be a hazard on the road if your medical condition becomes unmanageable while driving. There are a number of tests given during the DOT test.

Do you get a drug test during a DOT physical?

The DOT physical exam requirements do not include a drug test, but you will be required to submit a urine sample. This is used to screen your kidneys for potential medical conditions.

However, companies require a pre-employment drug test. Your employer may request that you have a drug screen done while you take your DOT physical. That drug test typically screens for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine and amphetamines/methamphetamines.

Accurate, certified DOT exams, drug and alcohol screening and more

Maintain your DOT medical certificate and commercial driver license through drug testing in La Verne, Chino Hills, Pomona, Claremont, and Chino Hills. The doctors and nurses Pomona Valley Health Centers know how stressful the DOT physical can be, so they provide total support and professionalism before, during and after your exam. For all your medical needs throughout your life, they’re here to prioritize your good health through knowledge, expertise and compassion.

To schedule an appointment at a PVHC location near you, call 909-536-1493 or click here to use the online form.