A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a crucial element in occupational testing companies. As impartial licensed physicians, these individuals analyze laboratory results from drug testing programs. When reporting information, they provide individualized medical explanations for specific donor drug tests. This allows the donor a fair process to explain their results before an MRO provides final verification. An MRO ensures the accuracy of non-negative test results.
The MROs that are a part of CannAmm’s team are independent contractors. These licensed physicians are key in CannAmm’s commitment to providing accurate results. MROs ensure that every test performed on an employee, or potential employee, is of the highest standard. Using certified collection technicians and testing technologies is key to achieving this.
MROs verify the results of hundreds of tests each day. This often results in a lot of paperwork and record-keeping that is important to keep error-free. This is why they often work with Medical Review Officer Assistants (MROA). Though they do not assist with reviewing laboratory tests, the work that this group of individuals does is important. These team members perform administrative tasks including the following:
To work as an MRO, several qualifications need to be adhered to. This includes the Department of Health and Human Services’ mandatory guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs. This is especially important if MROs are verifying test results within the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). Each individual within the chain of custody in this regulated program has to be aware of the particular practices and procedures. There is no regulatory body in Canada that governs the requirements for drug and alcohol testing. Thus, it is most common that MROs follow the same U.S. DOT standards.
Looking to learn more about CannAmm’s drug and alcohol testing programs and the steps that go into it? You can learn more about our specific MROs and procedures by reaching out to our subject experts. Connect with our team today to get your inquiries answered and to schedule your occupational testing services.