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Does Biometric Sceening also consists of drug and alcohol

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Does Biometric Sceening also consists of drug and alcohol testing?
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This depends - can you please tell me more about what this is for?
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My company is asking we partake in a biometric screening for insurance purposes. Rates will be lower if we take it. They say it checks blood pressure, glucose (finger stick), cholesterol, and BMI. Can they check for other things they didn't disclose?
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I am going to opt out and refer this to our employment law experts. No need to reply.
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The type of screening that you describe does not include testing for drugs. This is typically a lipid (cholesterol) panel, blood sugar and in some case a chemistry panel (kidney function etc).

These types of screenings are used to help identify employees who are at risk of higher health costs (pre-diabetes, high cholesterol) that can be reduced by healthy lifestyle changes (quitting smoking, weight reduction etc.)
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