Nail Collection For
Substance Abuse Toxicology
Collection Supplies Provided by USDTL
A.) Plastic specimen bag
B.) Envelope with security seal
C.) Custody and Control For...
Supplies Provided by Collecting Facility
 Metal nail clipper
 Isopropyl alcohol
 Gem Scale (optional, but recommended)
Important Notes:
o Viewing of the specimen at all times by the donor and collector prior to
sealing the specimen container...
Step 1
o Prior to each collection place
the clippers in a 70% or a 91%
isopropyl alcohol solution for 10
minutes.
o Do not...
o Have the donor wash
their hands with soap
and water prior to
specimen collection.
6
Step 2
Step 3
o Examine the donor’s nails
previous to beginning the
collection. Make sure they
are free of all cosmetic
treatment...
Step 4
o Verify the donor’s
identity with a
government-issued
photo ID.
Step 5:
Fill in the Custody and Control Form
A.) Once verified, mark the Picture ID
Verified box on the Custody and
Contro...
Step 5:
Fill in the Custody and Control Form
D.) Mark the specimen matrix and
location.
E.) Mark the appropriate reason fo...
Step 6
o Open the collection
supplies in the
presence of the
donor.
o Have the donor clip their
nails as close to the nail
bed as comfortable over a
plain sheet of paper (8.5 x
11 is recomme...
Step 8
o Fold each side of the
collection foil up to form a
tray. Once clipping is
complete, pour the nails
from the sheet...
Step 9
o Once the required amount of
specimen is collected, fold
each side of the foil tray
inward to secure the nails
and...
Step 10
o Write the Donor ID from the
Custody and Control Form
on the envelope in the Test
Subject ID section.
Step 11
o Place the long bar-coded
specimen seal from the
Custody and Control form
across the bottom of the
envelope. Make...
Step 12
o Have the donor read
and initial the first
sentence on the
envelope, and date and
initial the bar-coded
specimen ...
Step 13
o The collector then
reads, dates and
signs the second
sentence of the
envelope and records
the specimen
weight, i...
Step 14
o The donor and collector should both
confirm that the Test Subject ID
Number on the envelope matches the
Donor ID...
Step 15
o Date, sign and print the
collector name in Step 4 of
the Custody and Control
Form.
Step 16
o Have the donor date, print
and sign their name in Step 5
of the Custody and Control
Form (optional).
Step 17
o In the presence of the donor,
place the top copy of the
Custody and Control Form
inside the outer pocket of the
...
Step 18
o Place the specimen
envelope in an
appropriate specimen
transport overwrap and
contact your courier for
pick-up.
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United States Drug Testing Laboratories, Inc.
Thank You
If you have any questions, p...
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Nail Collection Instructions

USDTL fingernail collection instructions.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Nail Collection Instructions

  • 1. Nail Collection For Substance Abuse Toxicology
  • 2. Collection Supplies Provided by USDTL A.) Plastic specimen bag B.) Envelope with security seal C.) Custody and Control Form with bar-coded stickers
  • 3. Supplies Provided by Collecting Facility  Metal nail clipper  Isopropyl alcohol  Gem Scale (optional, but recommended)
  • 4. Important Notes: o Viewing of the specimen at all times by the donor and collector prior to sealing the specimen container is required. o Do not mix fingernail and toenail specimens. o Do not collect toenails if client is diabetic or suffers from peripheral artery disease. o The assay requires approximately 100mg of specimen. This equates to at least 2 millimeters of nail from all 10 fingers. As a guide, a quarter is about 2mm thick. o A gem scale is highly encouraged to achieve the most accurate specimen weight at the time of collection.
  • 5. Step 1 o Prior to each collection place the clippers in a 70% or a 91% isopropyl alcohol solution for 10 minutes. o Do not use an ethyl-based alcohol solution.
  • 6. o Have the donor wash their hands with soap and water prior to specimen collection. 6 Step 2
  • 7. Step 3 o Examine the donor’s nails previous to beginning the collection. Make sure they are free of all cosmetic treatments. All cosmetic treatments must be removed prior to collection (e.g. polish, artificial acrylic, gel or silk overlay). When removing fingernail polish prior to collection, a non-ethanol based polish remover should be used.
  • 8. Step 4 o Verify the donor’s identity with a government-issued photo ID.
  • 9. Step 5: Fill in the Custody and Control Form A.) Once verified, mark the Picture ID Verified box on the Custody and Control Form. B.) Record the donor’s ID number. This may be the Social Security number, Driver’s License number, Medical Record number, Employee number or any other number of your facilities choosing. C.) Record the donor’s name (optional).
  • 10. Step 5: Fill in the Custody and Control Form D.) Mark the specimen matrix and location. E.) Mark the appropriate reason for testing. F.) Mark the panel ordered for this collection. C.) Record the Collection Site Facility information if it is difference than the Account Information at the top of the form.
  • 11. Step 6 o Open the collection supplies in the presence of the donor.
  • 12. o Have the donor clip their nails as close to the nail bed as comfortable over a plain sheet of paper (8.5 x 11 is recommended). 12 Step 7
  • 13. Step 8 o Fold each side of the collection foil up to form a tray. Once clipping is complete, pour the nails from the sheet of paper into the foil tray.
  • 14. Step 9 o Once the required amount of specimen is collected, fold each side of the foil tray inward to secure the nails and place the folded foil into the specimen collection envelope.
  • 15. Step 10 o Write the Donor ID from the Custody and Control Form on the envelope in the Test Subject ID section.
  • 16. Step 11 o Place the long bar-coded specimen seal from the Custody and Control form across the bottom of the envelope. Make sure the sticker seals the flap of the envelope securely.
  • 17. Step 12 o Have the donor read and initial the first sentence on the envelope, and date and initial the bar-coded specimen seal where Donor Initials is indicated.
  • 18. Step 13 o The collector then reads, dates and signs the second sentence of the envelope and records the specimen weight, if available.
  • 19. Step 14 o The donor and collector should both confirm that the Test Subject ID Number on the envelope matches the Donor ID number on the Custody and Control Form and that the Control Number from the bar-coded sticker on the envelope matches the Control Number on the Custody and Control Form. 3487001
  • 20. Step 15 o Date, sign and print the collector name in Step 4 of the Custody and Control Form.
  • 21. Step 16 o Have the donor date, print and sign their name in Step 5 of the Custody and Control Form (optional).
  • 22. Step 17 o In the presence of the donor, place the top copy of the Custody and Control Form inside the outer pocket of the security bag. Place the specimen envelope inside the inner pocket of the security bag and seal the bag. The additional copies of the Custody and Control Form can be distributed at the discretion of the collecting facility.
  • 23. Step 18 o Place the specimen envelope in an appropriate specimen transport overwrap and contact your courier for pick-up.
  • 24. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2015 United States Drug Testing Laboratories, Inc. Thank You If you have any questions, please contact our Client Services Department: 800.235.2367 clientservices@usdtl.com

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