14 Panel Drug Testing
- Opiates (expanded, including heroin)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
In this test, drugs not seen in standard testing are meperidine, tramadol, fentanyl, and sufentanil.
Meperidine — brand name Demerol — is a narcotic prescription analgesic that has been used for many decades as a moderate to
Demerol is a Schedule II controlled substance — it cannot legally be obtained without a prescription. Some people who abuse Demerol buy it on the streets under the names dust, dillies, or D. Many people unknowingly become addicted to painkillers like Demerol because they don’t realize they’re abusing the substance. They may start out taking the drug as prescribed for pain, but once tolerance sets in, they start increasing their dose to better feel relief.
Eventually, they develop a physical dependence on the drug, which is often followed by a psychological dependence.
Tramadol is an opiate painkiller. When taken orally in pill form, the liver metabolizes tramadol into several chemicals which can produce a euphoric high similar to OxyContin.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) revised the rules on this drug in 2014, making tramadol a Schedule IV controlled drug. Tramadol is commonly abused in combination with other substances and is frequently mixed with alcohol. In fact, opioids like tramadol actually increase the effects of alcohol.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic similar to morphine but 50 to 100 times more potent. It's a Schedule II prescription drug and is typically used to treat patients with severe pain. Street names for fentanyl or for fentanyl-laced heroin include Apache, Jackpot, China White, Dance Fever, China Girl, Friend, Goodfella, Murder 8, TNT, and Tango and Cash.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has warned that a fentanyl epidemic could develop because of the substance’s immense potency and addictive potential. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 4,200 deaths were caused by fentanyl in 2014, and overdoses from the drug drove a 73& increase in synthetic opioid deaths in the United States between 2014 and 2015.
Sufentanil is one of the most powerful narcotic painkillers made. This drug is a Schedule II controlled substance. Sufentanil is such a dangerous drug that it is usually only used in hospital or nursing home settings under a doctor’s supervision.
The Benefits of Hair Drug Testing
While urine drug testing is the most common type of substance abuse testing, hair drug testing is gaining in popularity due to the benefits it provides.
For starters, hair drug testing has a longer detection window. Hair testing typically has a 90-day look back period starting at about seven days after ingestion of the drug. This means that it can see further back into someone’s past than urine drug testing and even help determine patterns of drug use or abuse.
Hair drug testing is also more difficult to cheat, if possible at all. While an individual can drink an excessive amount of water to produce a dilute urine sample, there is no similar method to cheat hair drug testing.
Plus, while an individual will often provide a urine sample in private, a drug testing professional must be the one to collect the hair sample for hair drug testing, taking away any opportunity for the individual to cheat.
For these reasons, hair drug testing typically yields twice the number of positive drug tests compared to urine drug tests.
This type of testing is commonly called hair follicle testing, although interestingly, the hair follicle is not actually tested. The hair is cut as close to the scalp as possible so the most recently grown hair can be tested for substances.
Order a 14 Panel Drug Test With US Drug Test Centers
Managing a drug-free workplace is more convenient than ever when you work with US Drug Test Centers. We have more than 20,000 locations around the country, meaning we’re always in the neighborhood. You can order your drug test online or call us to schedule an appointment, and we’ll make sure you go to the closest location. Testing is quick, and we aim to turn results around in a timely manner. We have a medical review officer (MRO) review and verify all test results.
We can help you with many other aspects of maintaining a drug-free environment, as well, including drafting a solid drug-free workplace policy that protects and educates you and your employees and training a designated employer representation. If your business falls under the Department of Transportation, we’ll make sure you’re always DOT-compliant.