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4 Panel Drug Test

The 4 panel drug test screens for:

  • THC (marijuana)
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Methamphetamine

Typically, this test is performed in a testing facility and is an instant-read test.

The Substances of the 4 Panel Drug Test

The drugs in the 4 panel drug test are some of the most commonly abused street drugs. They are seemingly the most accessible to addicts because of the wide distribution. When abused, methamphetamines can be smoked, snorted, injected, or taken orally.

Marijuana can be ingested or smoked, thus resulting in the release of THC, which causes the euphoria, or “high,” that many report experiencing. Understanding employer and employee rights, as well as having a solid drug-free workplace policy, is even more important these days considering the changes in marijuana laws both medicinally and recreationally. It’s crucial that businesses understand what laws and regulations they must abide by and what their rights are.

Cocaine can be abused orally, snorted, injected, or inhaled. Signs that an employee is abusing cocaine and is high on the job include increased agitation, disinhibition, hyperactivity, and changes in their concentration and focus. They might also be experiencing muscle tics and cold-like symptoms.

Opiates cover a huge variety of drugs, ranging from legal prescriptions like fentanyl, codeine, and morphine, to illegal drugs such as heroin and opium. Opiates are commonly used by injection, oral consumption, transdermal patches, or even suppositories. The United States is in the middle of an opioid crisis, which is costing employers billions of dollars every year. For many people, opioid addiction starts rather inconspicuously — with a doctor’s prescription for painkillers. Many employers are surprised to find they have someone on their team who is under the influence of opioids while on the job, but it’s more common than you think.

The 4 panel drug test is an excellent option for employers looking for a more basic panel.

Working With US Drug Test Centers

When any substance is abused, as an employer, it can cost you thousands of dollars in accidents, missed shifts, lowered productivity levels, absenteeism, employee turnover, crime, and more. Furthermore, the safety of your staff could be jeopardized if you have an addict working under your company name. Drug abuse on the job is bad for the business, your customers, and your staff.

If you want to keep your business safe and protect your investments, you need to implement a drug-free workplace policy. When you enlist US Drug Test Centers to help you with a drug-free workplace policy, we will make sure that you are not only compliant with state and federal laws as well as the Department of Transportation (if your company is supervised by them), but that it’s a relevant part of your company’s interests. By having this policy in place, you can save your company time and money during the hiring process, as well as preventing headaches down the road.

Aside from helping you with your policy, we can also assist in managing your drug testing, with the help of our cloud-based software.

If you’re ready to order a 4 panel drug test or any other panel — or if you’d like us to customize one for you — contact us today or order your test online.