Announcement: 2017 – 4th of July Holiday Hours

Our office will be closed Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 5pm through the 4th of the July Holiday. We will return on Wednesday at our normal operating hours.

Happy 4th of July!


  • About the Medical Review Officer
  • This section defines the role and functions of the Medical Review Officer. Training resources are identified and a context and platform are created for a complete review of all MRO functions and required competencies via the following four subordinate sections:

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  • Receiving Results from the Laboratory
  • This section gives detailed information regarding the MRO function of importing lab results. The “new” 1998 nomenclature and reporting rules are given in detail.

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  • Interpretation and Verification
  • This section is a highly technical review of the VERIFICATION process. It is designed for physician/MRO’s preparing for certification or wishing to review the process. Definitions are given for Unsuitable, Cancelled, Substituted, and Adulterated Specimens, and the meanings and required action for each category.

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  • Reporting Results to Employers
  • This section gives detailed information regarding the MRO function of reporting lab results to employers. The “new” 1998 nomenclature and reporting rules are given and explained in detail.

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  • Reporting of "Bottle B" RE-TEST results
  • This section is devoted entirely to the “new” 1998 rules for reporting “Re-test” results. The new nomenclature is defined and explained for these results from lab to MRO and from MRO to employer.

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  • The Cut-off Page
  • This page is a “wall-hanging” for those who haven’t yet memorized all the cut-offs.

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  • The Validity Page
  • This page is a “wall-hanging” for those who haven’t yet memorized the validity rules.

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  • Tabular Summaries of Controlled Substances
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  • To Locate an M.R.O.
  • The two links below will reach the two certifying bodies for M.R.O’s. They are placed here as a “LOCATOR service” for employers or schools seeking an M.R.O. or physician advisor.

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  • Additional Resources
  • Visit our Web Directory of References

    MROCC
    AAMRO

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