DOT Urine Collections

The purpose of this e-learning is to maintain and/or improve a collectors knowledge and proficiency.

A Collection Technician will be able to practice the correct procedures to conduct a DOT authorized urine collection as described in Part 40

As you are filling out the chain of custody the donor tells you, “I can’t go, I just went to bathroom before my shift started” How should you handle this problem.

  • Tell the donor "No problem" let them sit and wait until they are ready to provide a specimen
  • Tell the donor they have three hours to provide a sample, so sit and relax.
  • Tell the donor they have to enter the bathroom to qualify as a first attempt. If they are not able to provide a urine sample you will give them the following instructions “There is not enough specimen here to complete the test at this time. I will dispose of this sample. (RECORD TIME OF THE ATTEMPT IN THE REMARKS OF THE CCF). Tell donor: You have up to three hours to provide me with a specimen during these three hours you can drink up to 40 fluid oz.. During this time you can not be left unsupervised. (Record fluid intake and any additional attempts made by donor in the remarks). Additional failed attempts does not provide donor with more time or more fluids. Once donor has provided minimum 45 ml, within the 3(three)hour time period, proceed with collection. IF donor does not provide a minimum 45 ml in the 3(three) hour time period, record the information in the remarks and mark no sample provided and contact the DER.

Click on the items in the picture that should be removed from this bathroom before conducting a DOT or NON DOT urine collection.

Which of these three images show a a preferred DOT urine collection site?

Review this image.

Based on the previous image, what action(s) should you take with the cabinet and/or the contents?

  • Leave it, but tell the donor in a stern voice...Do not open the cabinet.
  • Tell the donor you are working on the honor system and you trust he won't access the cabinet.
  • Secure the doors with tamper evident tape. verify the tape is intact after the donor provides the specimen.
  • Move all of the items onto the floor of the bathroom so you can easily tell if the donor has tried to adulterate the specimen.
  • You may remove all of the items from the cabinet, and place them outside of the bathroom/area where the donor will provide a specimen.

Which of these would be suitable to send to the lab?