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DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing in Gilbert AZ is your one-stop shop for all your company’s drug testing needs. We are fully certified to perform DOT, Non-DOT, and rapid drug screens, DOT breath alcohol testing, and drug hair analysis. We also provide drug consortium services. We even offer on and off-site emergency hours for post-accidents. Please contact our company for additional information.


DOT drug and alcohol screening is federally mandated by the Department of Transportation for “safety-sensitive” employees. A safety-sensitive employee is someone who holds a job that can impact both their own safety and the safety of the public. DOT Drug and Alcohol screenings are mandated for the following agencies:

  • Federal Aviation Administration: Flight crews, flight attendants, aircraft dispatchers, ground security coordinators, etc.
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders who operate Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs), vehicles that carry 16 passengers or more (including the driver), or vehicles that transport hazardous materials and are required to display a DOT placard.
  • U.S. Coast Guard: Crew members operating a commercial vessel.
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: Operations, maintenance, and emergency response workers.
  • Federal Railroad Administration: Hours of Service Act personnel, engine & train workers, signal service workers, or train dispatchers.
  • Federal Transit Administration: Vehicle operators, controllers, mechanics, and armed security.


  • Pre-employment, or before you start your job responsibilities.
  • Reasonable suspicion/cause, when a trained supervisor reasonably believes/suspects that you are under the influence of drug
  • Random testing, random tests must use a truly random selection process. This is done through a consortium where a computer randomly generates employees names for testing and are completed quarterly.
  • Return-to-duty testing, required after a violation of the drug and alcohol rules. You cannot return to any DOT job before being tested and may be subject to unannounced testing in the first 12 months. These tests must be conducted under direct observation.
  • Follow-up testing, that takes place after return-to-duty. A Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) manages the follow-up testing for up to 5 years, determining how many times an employee is tested, and for what substance. These are completed in addition to other DOT required testing.
  • Post-accident testing, is required if you are involved in an accident. An alcohol test must occur within 8 hours of the accident, and a drug test within 32 hours.


These prices include the collection, test, and MRO (Medical review officer) report (DOT only) or a non MRO report.

  • DOT Federal Drug Test – $60.00 cash, $70.00 with card
  • Non-DOT Drug Test – $60.00 cash, $70.00 with card
  • Rapid Drug Screen (12 Panel) – $50.00 cash, $60.00 with card
  • Collections Only – $25.00

All DOT drug tests use the same 5-panel urine test for:

  • Marijuana metabolites/THC
  • Cocaine metabolites
  • Amphetamines (including methamphetamine, MDMA)
  • Opioids* (including codeine, heroin (6-AM), morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)


Employees covered by the DOT-mandated alcohol testing rules will be subject to the following types of tests:

  • Random Testing
  • Post-Accident Testing:
    • the loss of human life
    • citation of the driver under state or local law for a moving traffic violation arising from the accident; and
    • persons involved in the accident are injured and because of the injury must receive medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or
    • when one or more motor vehicles, incurring disabling damage as a result of the accident, must be transported away from the scene by a tow truck or other vehicle.
  • Reasonable Suspicion Testing
  • Return-to-Duty Testing after a positive test
  • Follow-up Testing
  • DOT rules state post-accident testing should be conducted within two hours of the accident. If a test is not administered within this time period, the employer must document the cause of the delay. Under no circumstances should post-accident testing be conducted beyond eight hours after the accident.

Testing Fees

After hours emergency services, (on/off site), please call our office. The price includes the collection, the test, and a report.

  • Initial Breath Alcohol Test – $40.00 cash, $50.00 with card
  • Confirmation Breath Alcohol Test: If the 1st test is positive – $20.00


A Plus Chiropractic Care provides consortium services for the trucking industry. A drug screening consortium is an association of companies or groups of employers that join together, as a single entity, for the purpose of the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing of its members.

Any person operating a CMV requiring a CDL in intrastate or interstate commerce is required to participate in a DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program. (Please refer to § 382.305 question 11). Owner-operators must register with a consortium and participate in the Consortium’s random testing pool.

To find out more information and pricing, please contact our office. (480) 649-5868


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