Update by user Feb 04, 2013
I attempted to interact directly with LabCorp regarding this issue. They refused several times to work with me, citing that I was not the customer, my prospective employer was.
I finally was able to interact with someone human, who agreed that my medical information was still protected by HIPPA, and, in fact, still MINE, that I had a right to be told the disposition of my own urine sample. That individual confirmed my identify with three identifiers (the accepted, usual and customary method for determining someone's identity over the telephone). She then revealed that my drug screen, showing a negative result (meaning that I was drug free for all you individuals who cited my story as "***") and that it had been tested within 12 hours of my visit there, but was not posted immediately and was not made available to the client though it was unclear why. Interesting since I had to wait more than 3 weeks to find this information.
I would like to add that many people come here to flag individual stories about other's experiences with this company. They make disparaging statements about the people with stories and make assumptions that everyone with a story to tell is really just a drug addict angry because they can't pass a wiz-quiz. The truth is, unethical practices go on all the time. Just because something is outside your experience does not mean it can't have ever happened.
I was set back financially because of the laziness of one staff member who neglected to post the results of my exam in a timely manner. I don't doubt the individuals who endure much more than this and I'm glad my school does not use this unethical company for our routine screenings.
Original review posted by user Jan 02, 2013
I took a pre-employment screening urinalysis in one of their Worcester sites on December 13th. As of today, my position with my prospective employer is falling through.
I really needed this job. Why is my position falling through? Because LabCorp, despite receiving my sample on the 13th of December, did not touch said sample until AFTER Christmas and as of today, results are still not posted. They claim that they return results within 7-10 business days.
It's been nearly twice that now. Throughout this process my prospective boss was more than patient. However, it is unbelievably unusual for a negative result to take this long. Since I am allergic to all opiates, allergic to cigarette smoke and allergic to most antibiotics, I can assure you that I've never taken recreational drugs.
However, since we still have no results, the implication is that I've failed the pre-screen. Odd, since I don't do drugs. There was only ONE worker there at LabCorp when I arrived. Though I signed my bottle and the paperwork, I don't trust that LabCorp handled my test properly and I feel like I'm a victim of tampering.
How long can urine really sit around before it's tested? It would seem to me that the longer a sample sits, the less reliable are the results.
However, LabCorp doesn't have to care or worry because they receive their fee regardless the number of folks who end up with no job. They're like meteorologists -- they can completely get it wrong and never face any ramifications.
Monetary Loss: $19600.