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Army Testing Procedures

Army Testing Procedures

Army Testing Procedures

  1. militarydefenselawyers320Unit Prevention Leader (UPL).
    1. Prepares urine sample bottle by placing Soldier’s social security number, Base Area Code (BAC), and date on bottle
    2. Prepares DD Form 2624 (chain of custody form) listing up to 12 samples on form.
    3. Prepares urinalysis ledger listing all samples.
    4. Directs the Soldier to verify his information on the bottle label, unit ledger, and DD form 2624. The Soldier will then initial the bottle label. His/her initials are verification.
    5. Removes a new collection bottle from the box in front of the Soldier and replace it with the Soldier’s military ID card. The UPL will then affix the label to the bottle, in full view of both the Soldier and the observer,
      and hand it to the Soldier.
  2. Observer.
    1. Directly observes Soldier provide a sample of at least 30 mL
      (approximately half the specimen bottle) and place cap on bottle. (The
      observer must see urine leaving the Soldier’s body and entering the
      specimen bottle).
    2. Return with the Soldier to the UPL’s station. The observer will keep the
      bottle in sight at all times.
    3. Observes Soldier return the bottle to UPL.
  3. UPL/Observer/Soldier.
    1. UPL affixes red tamper evident tape seal across the bottle cap and then
      initials the bottle label.
    2. UPL places the specimen in the collection box, removing the Soldier’s
      ID card.
    3. Observer signs the unit ledger in front of both the observer and UPL and
      Soldier to verify he/she complied with the collection process and directly
      observed the Soldier provide the sample and maintained eye contact with
      the specimen until it was placed in the collection box.
    4. Solider will then sign the unit ledger in front of the observer and UPL
      verifying that he/she provided the urine in the specimen bottle and that
      he/she observed the specimen being sealed with tamper evident tape and
      placed into the collection box.
    5. UPL will return the Soldier’s ID card and release him/her from testing.
    6. Once the UPL accepts a completed sample the specimen chain of
      custody begins. The specimens are sent to the drug testing laboratory.
  4. Drug Testing Coordinator.
    1. Receives samples from UPL (usually the same day as the sample
      collection). Ensures samples and forms are in proper order and signs
      chain of custody form.
    2. Ensures bottles are sealed and mails them to laboratory for testing.