A standard drug test is one that detects certain common substances. Drug tests are referred to by the number of drugs they test for. Drug tests range from 5 panel (five different drugs) to a comprehensive 25 panel drug test. The most common panels are 5, 10 and 12
Drugs usually tested for in a drug test:
• Opiates – opium and codeine derivatives
• Amphetamines and methamphetamines
• Phencyclidine – PCP
• 6-panel drug test:
typically tests for amphetamines/methamphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine metabolites, marijuana metabolites: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
, opiates (including hydrocodone, hydromorphone, codeine, and morphine) and phencyclidine (PCP).
• 7-panel drug test:
often administered by companies or individuals concerned an employee might be abusing prescription drugs. These drugs, although legal, may impair a machine operator’s ability to do their job, or cause fatiguing side effects.
• Standard 7-panel test:
typically looks for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, PCP, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, & barbiturates.
• Standard 10-panel test:
typically looks for cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, & Quaaludes.
• 12-panel test:
looks for either the presence of extended opiates and prescription painkillers or traces of other controlled substances that could pose a dangerous threat to the workplace if the employee is under the influence.
• Standard 12-panel test:
looks for cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, Quaaludes, ecstasy/MDA, & oxycodone/percoset.