Drug Testing

Drug testing doesn’t come with a one-size-fits-all solution. There are a plethora of drug types being abused, and the staff here at Test Smartly Labs is here to help you understand your options. We know the right questions to ask to point you in the direction of a Drug Test that will provide the answers you’re looking for.

5-Panel Drug Test- What You Need to Know

General pre-employment and workplace has long relied on the 5-panel drug test.  While it can be an effective way to confirm suspicions, this test only deals with five substances. With natural and synthetic drug use on the rise, you are less likely to pinpoint usage or abuse unless you get very lucky with a 5-Panel drug test.

When a 5-Panel test provides negative results, that doesn’t mean the test subject is clean and clear of abuse of substances not included on the panel. Before you test, our staff can help you get a better idea of what you need to test for.

At Test Smartly Labs we’re here to customize your drug panel, and we understand how to guide our clients to make educated choices and recognize signs of abuse. We can help you understand the symptoms and behaviors to look for and match them with the likely drug class. Just some of the drugs we can test for include:

  • Cocaine
  • heroin (diacetylmorphine)
  • Amphetamines
  • Meth
  • Marijuana (THC, Cannabis)
  • Opiates (Natural)
  • Opioids (Synthetic Opiates)
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • GHB (Date Rape)
  • LSD (Lyseric acid diethylamide)
  • Methaqualone (Quaalude)
  • Bath Salts (MDPV, 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone)
  • Barbiturates
  • Narcotics (Schedule II & III)
    • Fentanyl (Sublimaze, Duragesic)
    • Suboxone (buprenorphine)
    • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
    • Methadone (Dolophine)
    • Meperidine (Demerol)
    • Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet)
    • Morphine, Opium, Codeine
  • Narcotics (Schedule IV)
    • Xanax (alprazolam)
    • Soma (carisoprodol)
    • Klonopin (clonazepam)
    • Valium (diazepam)
    • Versed (midazolam)

DOT-Compliance Testing

Fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation has been managed by the Department of Transportation since its establishment in 1966. If you work in a DOT-regulated industry, it’s required that you comply with their drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Our staff keeps up with changes and pays the level of attention-to-detail necessary to ensure consistent DOT compliance. We have the tools and knowledge necessary to take these responsibilities off your already very full plate.

For example, did you know that, starting in 2018, the DOT will be requiring testing for hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone? We help you keep up with these updates to ensure your total compliance. Just some of the DOT testing services we offer include:

  • Pre-employment
  • Random
  • Post-accident
  • Return-to-duty

Putting the Power of Knowledge to Good Use

Instant Drug Screens and Lab-Based Drug tests may sound the same, but they are very different. Instant Screens (often mistakenly called drug tests) are completely inconclusive in the matter of confirming a positive drug test. They only rule out certain drugs that don’t display non-negative results.

Non-negative results must be sent to a Diagnostic Lab for further lab-based testing so the metabolite can be isolated and verified/confirmed. Once confirmed, a Medical Review Officer must gather prescription information from the donor to see if the substance identified is legally-prescribed and occurs at therapeutic levels in the donor’s body as the prescription should be. It’s not until this point that the test be utilized and communicated with confidence.

Whether you need results to determine someone’s continued employment, parole violations, or as part of a child custody case, accurate and reliable results are critical.

Call Test Smartly Labs today to see how our knowledgeable staff can help you arrive at the answers you need with confidence.