About Testing Profiles

Tip: After making changes to testing profiles, you can Advance Generate Testing to make sure that your schedule comes out as expected.

Testing Profiles allow you to define how frequently a client is required to drug test. In drug courts, these profiles often line up with the Phases in your program. Each client is assigned to a testing profile which determines how frequently they will be tested, and which tests (panels) will be administered.

To Manage your Testing Profiles, Navigate to Settings > Testing Profiles

Testing Profiles in Settings

Testing Profile Types

Best Practice: NADCP's Best Practice Guide recommends that all Drug Court participants test at least 2 times per week, regardless of phase, and that you use the True Random profile type.

There are three types of testing profiles available:
Period Weekly: Allows you to set a number of tests per week.
Period Monthly: Allows you to set a number of tests per month.
True Random: Performs a truly random selection daily, with odds that you can specify.

Adding a New Profile
Navigate to Settings > Testing Profiles
Click Add a Testing Profile at the top of the page
Set a name for the new profile. This is the name you'll use to refer to the testing profile when you're setting up your clients.
Select the profile type you'd like to use. (See the Profile Type Descriptions above)
Add tests to the profile. By default, we do not try to combine these tests so that they fall on the same day. For more about how we can combine testing for you, see Lump Testing below.
Set the test frequency (see below for more details on frequency).
Click Save



Testing Frequency: Period Weekly/Monthly

Did you know? You can enter a range in the frequency field, like 2-4 tests per week instead of 3 tests per week.

When setting up a profile with period weekly or monthly randomization, your frequency is the number of times in that period (week or month) that you'd like a participant to test. Reconnect considers the week to start on Sunday and end on Saturday.

By default, we do not try to combine these tests so that they fall on the same day. For more about how we can combine testing for you, see Lump Testing below.

Lump Testing
This feature is turned off by default to simplify the user interface. If you'd like to use this feature, please contact your account executive.



Lump Testing options are useful when you have more than one test type within a profile. Lump testing is only available for Period Weekly and Period Monthly test profiles. There are three settings for each profile for lump testing:
Always: This means that your client will always come in to test exactly the same number of times as their most frequent test type. In the example in the screenshot above, if lump testing were set to "Always", clients with this profile would come in to test 3x/week, would drop a 5 Panel UA all three times, and an EtG one time.*
Sometimes: This is the default setting, and means that we randomize all tests independently. In the example in the screenshot above, if lump testing were set to "Sometimes", clients with this profile could come in to test 3x or 4x/week, and may have a day when they drop just an EtG some weeks, and other weeks may drop an EtG at the same time as a 5 Panel UA.*
Never: This means that your client will never do multiple test types on the same day. In the example in the screenshot above, if lump testing were set to "Never", clients with this profile would come in to test 4x/week, would drop a 5 Panel UA three times, and an EtG one time.*

True Random

With True Random you set the odds for testing frequency on any given day. By default, profiles are set to 2/7 for a 28.57% chance of testing on any give day. For a 50% chance of testing on any day, you can set testing 1/2, 2/4, etc. Because testing is truly random, participants could be called in a number of days in a row or a stretch of time with no testing. This is normal and part of the randomness.

Lump Testing is not available for True Random.

Max / Min Days Between Tests

This feature is turned off by default to simplify the user interface. If you'd like to use this feature, please contact your account executive.

The Maximum Days Between Tests* setting allows you to set the maximum number of days that any participant can go between testing. For example if Max is set to four, participants in this test profile will not go more then four days without having to test.
The Minimum Days Between Tests* setting allows you to set the minimum number of days that any participant in this testing profile will go between tests. For example if the Min Days Between Tests is set to one, no participant in this group will test two days in a row.

Max / Min Days Between Tests is only available for True Random test profiles.

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