Frequently asked questions
Why drug test?
There are a number of reasons that drug testing can be beneficial both at the workplace and outside the workplace. Here's a list of just a few reasons drug testing might prove useful to you.
Drug testing acts as one of the best deterrents to substance abuse in the workplace. Substance abuse poses a considerable safety risk for workers and a liability to employers. Drug testing ensures a safe work environment to employers and employees. This is especially important for for people who work in public safety, where the risk to public safety must be closely considered.
Drug testing is required by federal agencies such as the Department of Transportation. DOT has strict regulations that must be maintained by all Motor Carriers with DOT employees. Any violation of these requirements can have severe consequences.
Drug testing can be useful in testing students involved in sports and other extracurricular activities. This can help determine if someone is using drugs to enhance athletic ability.
Drug testing can be court ordered and determine parental capabilities in a child-custody case.
What drugs are tested for?
A 5 Panel Drug test tests for the following substances: Marijuana (THC), Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Cocaine, Opiates, and Phencyclidine (PCP)
A 10 Panel Drug test tests for the following substances: Marijuana (THC), Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Cociane, Opiates, Phencyclidine (PCP), Propoxyphene, Methadone, Barbiturates, and Benzodiazephines.
What are the detection windows for different drugs?
Drug detection timeframes can very depending on a number of different factors. Factors such as the amount and frequency of use, body mass, age, health, drug tolerance, and urine pH will affect drug test results. These timeframes are only meant as general guideline.
Alcohol: BAT: 24 hours or less ETG: 12 to 80 hours
Amphetamine: 1 to 4 days
Barbiturates: Short Acting: 1 to 3 days Long Acting: 1 to 3 weeks
Benzodiazepines: Short-term: 1 to 3 days Long-term: 1 to 3 weeks
Cocaine: 1 to 5 days
Codeine: 1 to 2 days
Heroin: 1 to 2 days
LSD: 1 to 2 days
Marijuana (THC): Casual Use: 1 to 7 days Chronic Use: 1 to 4 weeks
MDMA - Ecstasy: 1 to 4 days
Methadone: 1 to 4 days
Methamphetamines: 1 to 4 days
Morphine: 1 to 2 days
Opiate: 1 to 5 days
Oxycodone: 1 to 4 days
Phencyclidine (PCP): Casual Use: 1 to 7 days Chronic Use: 1 to 4 weeks
Spice: 1 to 3 days Long term use: up to 3 weeks
Steroids: Up to 3 weeks for oral use. Injected use: up to 3 months
What if I take prescription medication?
Some prescription medications can affect your drug test results. This can cause a delay with your results. You will not need to share your prescription information with our collection site. Once your results are sent off to a lab for analysis, the lab may contact you to verify your prescriptions. Once prescriptions are verified with the lab, a negative result will be recorded. Drug tests can also indicate whether a prescription is being abused, in which case, a positive result would be recorded.