When you report for your drug test, you will be asked to supply identification and to complete some paperwork. You should provide a list of all of the prescription and over-the-counter medications that you are currently taking. You will then be asked to provide a urine, hair, blood, or saliva sample based on the type of test required. If a urine sample is used, you will be given specific instructions that you should follow to ensure the integrity of the sample. If a saliva sample is used, we will take a swab of your mouth and cheek. A blood sample does involve a needle stick and is performed by a medical professional. For hair testing, we will take a few hairs from your head or elsewhere on the body. The samples are then sent to the lab for processing. In most cases, the results are sent directly to the employer. Depending on the type of test requested, the results may either be pass/fail or outline the specific substances identified.
A drug urinalysis screens for a wide range of substances, both legal and illegal, that have the potential for misuse or abuse, which can include:
A 10-panel drug test checks for 10 different drugs that are either illegal or that have a high potential for abuse. The test screens for the following:
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Online check-ins are a great way to let us know you are on your way. We will do our best to see you at your check in time, but patients with more emergent needs will require immediate treatment.