A drug screen typically screens for drugs of common abuse like cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, and phencyclidine (PCP). In addition to illegal substances, prescription medications and alcohol abuse can be registered during drug screen results.
In most cases, a urine sample will be taken to test for these substances. However, saliva or hair could also be obtained for testing.
In most cases, all you will need to bring with you is a state-issued photo ID.
Are there different types of drug screens?
There are multiple types of drug screens. Drug screens vary by sample and testing. Urine, hair, and saliva can all be collected for send off testing. These items are sent by courier or shipping company to an off-site lab. Some urine samples can be screened in our clinic office.
What will happen during a screening?
- You will be asked to remove personal belongings. This helps ensure the test is not tampered with in any way.
- After following hygienic procedures as recommended by the medical professional administering the test, you will deposit a small amount of urine into the provided container.
- When you’re finished, you’ll give the sample container to the medical professional or leave it in a designated location.
- Generally, you should have results for your test within a few minutes for in-house tests. Lab-based drug screens such as hair, saliva, or several urine tests can take a week or more to get results.
- In general, you and your prospective employer will receive your pre-employment drug screen results in just a few days.
What drugs can be screened for?
Drug Screen panels range from 5 panel to 12 panel. Listed below are the screening tests that we have in our clinics. Some other panel may be available.
- A 5 panel urine drug screen or UDS, can test for most commonly abused drugs: marijuana (THC), cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, and PCP. These drugs are most commonly also tested in hair and oral (saliva) tests as well.
- A 10 panel UDS test for the integrity of the urine sample as well as these drugs are Amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepine, cocaine, Methamphetamines, Methadone, Morphine, Oxycodone, PCP, THC. Creatinine, pH, and oxidization are tested for the integrity of the urine sample.
- A 12 panel UDS tests for THC (Marijuana), Cocaine, Opiates 300, Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, PCP, MDMA (ecstasy), Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Tricyclic Antidepressants, Oxycodone, and pH and creatinine of urine sample.
Do agencies require different kinds of screens?
Yes. Department of Transportation requires more regulated UDS. They must be collected in regulation with standards set by DOT and must be sent to be reviewed by a MRO (medical review officer) at a laboratory.
Other agencies do not accept in-house or rapid UDS alone. Many require a COC, or chain of custody, specimen be sent as well. This again is a laboratory-based test.
Whether you need a drug test, an x-ray, a physical, or other occupation health service, it’s our goal to get you in and back to your routine or a new career as quickly as possible.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1.