What Are the Different Drug Panels

Mobile Health is your trusted partner in comprehensive drug testing solutions for your workforce. Let’s explore the different drug test panels available and how they can be customized to align with your employee screening policies and objectives.

Customizable Drug Testing Panels 

Mobile Health offers a wide range of multi-panel drug testing options to meet your specific business needs. These panels can be customized to test for nitrates, creatinine, pH and specific gravity which can indicate an adulterated or diluted specimen. The panel number indicates the number of drugs tested in the screening. For example, a 6-panel drug test examines six different classes of drugs. It’s important to note that the composition of a 6-panel test can vary depending on individual preferences and regulatory requirements.

Adapting to Changing Needs

As legislation and cultural attitudes towards certain substances evolve, employers may choose to customize their drug test panels accordingly. For instance, a 4-panel test might exclude marijuana as a tested substance. Alternatively, other 4-panel screens may include marijuana, cocaine, opiates, and methamphetamine while omitting PCP.

Common Drug Test Panels

To provide you with a better understanding of the typical compositions of various drug test panels, here are some examples:

6-Panel Drug Test for Employers

This test typically screens for Amphetamines/Methamphetamines, Barbiturates, Cocaine Metabolites, Marijuana Metabolites (THC), Opiates (including Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Codeine, and Morphine), and Phencyclidine (PCP).

7-Panel Drug Test for Employers

Often employed by companies concerned about prescription drug abuse, the 7-panel test helps identify the presence of prescription drugs that may impair an employee’s ability to operate machinery or cause fatigue. A standard 7-panel test usually includes marijuana, cocaine, opiates, PCP, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates.

10-Panel Drug Test for Employers

10-panel drug tests are frequently used in law enforcement and occupational medicine. It is also relevant for civil servants in high-risk roles or those responsible for the safety of others. A standard 10-panel test typically covers cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, and Quaaludes.

12-Panel Drug Test for Employers

The 12-panel test is an extension of the 10-panel test. It examines the presence of extended opiates, prescription painkillers, or other controlled substances that may pose a threat to the safety of the workplace. A standard 12-panel test typically includes cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, Quaaludes, Ecstasy/MDA, and Oxycodone/Percoset.

Mobile Health offers a comprehensive range of drug test panels tailored to your specific needs. Whether you require a 6-panel test or a 12-panel test, we have you covered. Choose from our nationwide network of 6,500 locations, or our on-site teams that come directly to your workplace – Mobile Health makes drug testing more convenient than ever before. Contact us today to learn how Mobile Health can help you implement a robust employee screening program to safeguard your workforce.

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