GLOSSARY OF TERMS

  • Adulteration -  Adding a substance to a specimen. The product added is designed to mask the presence of, or chemically destroy, the drug or drug metabolite that the specimen may contain. An adulterant product may be added with the intention of adversely affecting the testing reagents

  • BAT - Breath Alcohol Test or Breath Alcohol Technician

  • CCF/COC - Custody Control Form/Chain of Custody. The form used to document and provide traceability throughout a process or procedure

  • Chain of Custody - The procedures used to document the handling of a specimen from the time the donor provides it until the specimen is destroyed

  • DOT - Department of Transportation

  • Drug Test - A technical analysis of a biological specimen, for example urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat, and/or oral fluid/saliva—to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites

  • EtG -  Ethyl glucuronide is a metabolite of ethanol which is formed in the body by glucuronidation following exposure to ethanol, usually from drinking alcoholic beverages

  • ETOH- Ethanol or ethy lalcohol

  • MRO - Medical Review Officer; is a person who is a licensed physician and is responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer's drug testing program and evaluating medical explanations for certain drug test results

  • PUC - Public Utilities Commission

  • SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

  • SAP -  Substance Abuse Professional