MRO/LABS

Our Laboratories

At S1-Safety 1st we love to have choices, along with giving you choices. That is why we have teamed up with the following THREE SAMHSA certified laboratories for our services.  We are proud to use Quest Diagnostic, LabCorp and Alere Toxicology.

What is a Medical Review Officer (MRO)?
The Medical Review Officer (MRO) helps protect both the rights of the employee being tested and the employer requiring the testing.

S1-Safety 1st offers MRO services to all of its clients.  All results are received electronically from the laboratories.  These results are then reviewed by the MRO and reported via e-mail, web site, fax, phone or mail to our clients.  Our emphasis is in helping in personalized service when utilizing an MRO.

The MRO Performs four main functions
• Receive lab reports from the laboratory (as governed by regulations)
• Review lab reports for integrity, authenticity, false negatives and false positives
• Interpret lab results, including verification of lab positives
• Report lab reports to employers (as defined by rules and regulations)

The MRO is the single most important function in the drug testing management process and he/she communicates with and integrates all the other components.

Though all federal testing requires medical review officer interpretation, non-regulated testing allows the employer to determine whether or not to attach this service to their drug-testing program.  It is important to remember that without this service, employers may face some liability when determining the legitimacy of a positive laboratory result.

S1-Safety 1st, Inc. insures that all labs used by S1-Safety 1st, Inc. are certified labs and each lab follows proper quality control procedures to ensure chain of custody.


MRO and Lab Policy - Due to human handling, S1-Safety 1st cannot be responsible for spilled or damaged urine while at the Lab. All disagreements with Lab and/or MRO must be dealt with that specific Lab and/or MRO. S1-Safety 1st is not responsible for any misdoing with Labs and MRO's.