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Observed Collection Scenarios

Scenario 1:

A donor was asked to wash her hands prior to picking out the drug screen collection kit. The collector noticed that the donor was washing only one hand.

Collector's response:

The collector tells the donor that not washing both hands is an indication of possible interference with the testing process and that it could be interpreted as a refusal to test. If the donor still refuses to wash both hands, the collector must stop the collection process, note the refusal on the CCF and notify the DER.

Scenario 2:

The donor was asked to remove his hat before going into the restroom. As he reluctantly did so, it was noticed that he was trying to conceal a container that was hidden inside the hat.

Collector's response:

The collector first explains the circumstances to a supervisor. If the supervisor concurs that an observed collection should be done, the collector then tells the donor that a directly observed collection will be conducted because his conduct indicated a possible attempt to adulterate, substitute, or dilute the specimen. The collector marks on the CCF that the collection was observed and notes under Remarks why it was observed.