Opiate/Opioid Testing

More than 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2015 alone. A concerning 66% of these cases were directly linked to opioids, both prescription painkillers and heroin. This is a growing problem with severe consequences. Test Smartly Labs is here to work with employers, court officers, and concerned parents to devise an opioid drug testing plan for the results you need.

Opioid Overview

When seeking effective drug testing, you have to know what you’re looking for. Opioids come in a variety of forms, and just a few of these include:

  • Hydrocodone
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxymorphone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Fentanyl

Signs of Opioid Abuse

Those abusing opioids will try to conceal their use, but there are signs those in-the-know can lookout for. The more you know, the better the staff here at Test Smartly Labs can lead you in arriving at the right testing method to get the answers you need. Some signs to be on the lookout for include:

  • Sweating
  • Dilated pupils
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slurred speech
  • Disinterest in things that once brought enjoyment

DOT-Compliance in Opiate Testing

Some employers are required by the DOT to conduct random drug testing on a consistent basis with an increased focus on opiate testing. If you’re in one of the following industries, our staff can ensure your consistent compliance:

  • Aviation
  • Motor carrier
  • Railroad
  • Transit
  • Pipelines
  • Maritime

The DOT has raised the stakes when it comes to opioid drug testing requirements. As of January 1, 2018, the following four semi-synthetic opioids will be required for inclusion in employers’ testing programs:

  • Hydrocodone
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Oxymorphone

Test Smartly Labs keeps you up-to-date with the latest DOT changes, and we’re here to help businesses and individuals get the important answers they need. Call today to learn how our accurate testing services can provide the answers you need.