Occupational Testing Services (DNA Testing, Pre-Employment, Post-Employment, Court Ordered, Commercial Medical Exams)

1. DNA Testing / Paternity Test

DNA testing or paternity testing determines the biological father-child relationship between a man and a child. This procedure involves collecting and examining the DNA of a sample of bodily fluid or tissue from a child and the potential father.

DNA testing is the most accurate paternity and family relationship testing method currently available. Every person has a unique DNA fingerprint except for identical twins. We all inherit half of our DNA from our biological father and half from our biological mother.

The DNA paternity test compares the DNA fingerprints between the tested man and child to determine if the child inherits half of his/her DNA from the alleged father. DNA parentage testing is considered to be 100% accurate.

Paternity test and other family relationship DNA testing results can be used as legal evidence for parental rights, child support, inheritance claims, social benefits, adoption, immigration and other circumstances when proof of blood relationship is required.

Cleveland Clinic: DNA Paternity Test

2. Pre-Employment Testing

Pre-employment – An employer must receive a negative drug test result before permitting a CDL driver to operate a CMV. (§382.301). Pre-employment testing can offer numerous benefits for the employer as well as the prospective employee. By taking an employment test, prospective employees can get a better idea of the job, including any specific physical demands and labor requirements.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: Drug and Alcohol Testing
Worksteps: Why You Should Consider Post-Employment Testing

3. Post-Employment Testing

Post-employment testing can include random testing (for safety-sensitive positions), individualized suspicion testing, post-accident testing, and testing that is legally required in certain industries, such as Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for truck drivers.

MAF Backgroun Screening: Types of Employment Drug Testing

4. Mandated Court Ordered Testing

The courts mandate a reliable drug and alcohol testing to ensure:

  • The individual under evaluation submitted the collection for testing.
  • The collection was not tampered with or falsified.
  • The collection went through a thorough process and results are reliable and accurate.
  • No part of the process, nor the results, were interrupted.
  • The drug court donors are treated with courtesy and respect.

Court ordered drug testing, alcohol testing, or DNA testing may be required for many circumstances, including the following:

  • Court-Mandated Testing and Monitoring
  • Unknown Substance Identification
  • Custody disputes
  • Visitation hearings
  • Divorce proceedings
  • Adoption or foster care
  • DUI cases
  • Domestic violence cases

East Bay Occupational Testing performs any of our drug and alcohol tests for court-ordered testing. We provide accurate, reliable and confidential testing procedures to ensure judicial matters are settled with solid evidence.

If you need to conduct court-ordered drug testing for any legal or social reason, San Ramon Occupational Center can serve as your resource. We can conduct all tests and provide continued monitoring as needed or mandated.

Types of Testing Frequently Ordered by Courts:

  • Saliva testing and urine screening: useful for providing insight into recent drug or alcohol abuse
  • Hair testing: a detection window of 90 days for substance use
  • DNA testing: for determining the paternity relationships for familial disputes or immigration cases

5. Commercial Medical Exams / Certificates – Nationally Registered Physicians

DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be conducted by a licensed “medical examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. The term includes, but is not limited to, doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of chiropractic (DC).

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor Vehicle Certification

East Bay Occupational Testing is nationally certified by the FMCSA to perform DOT physical exams. If the medical examiner finds that the person he/she examined is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the medical examiner will furnish one copy of the results to the person who was examined and complete a Medical Certificate.

To learn more, CONTACT US at 925-275-9350 for San Ramon, CA or 510-742-9143 for Fremont, CA.