5 Panel Drug Test
The 5 panel drug test screens for:
- Marijuana (THC).
- Phencyclidine (PCP).
- Amphetamines (including methamphetamine, MDMA, MDA, MDEA).
- Opiates (including codeine, morphine, heroin (6-AM)).
When you order the 5 panel drug test through US Drug Test Centers, you get the expanded amphetamines — which means we screen for methamphetamine, MDMA, MDA, and MDEA. Additionally, the opiate testing includes codeine, morphine, and heroin. Having a more expansive panel offers better (and more thorough) protection. As an employer, it’s important to be proactive in protecting your workplace from opioid abuse, as it’s an addiction and epidemic that is costing businesses tens of billions of dollars every year.
Signs of impairment due to PCP include hallucinations, out-of-body experiences, delusions, euphoria, apathy, reduced sensitivity to pain, feelings of invulnerability, and irrationality. It has a high potential for abuse and can lead to both psychological and physical dependence.
Choosing the 5 Panel Drug Test
This testing represents the standard 5 panel drug test used for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certified laboratories. This is required for United States Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing, which expanded their drug testing panels to include prescription opioids along with illegal opioids, as of 2018.
5 panel drug tests are the most common drug test panel in the United States and are available with a urine specimen or a hair specimen. Urine collection is the most common choice, although hair drug testing is more accurate and has a longer detection window. For this reason, hair drug testing results in twice the number of positive test results, compared to urine drug testing.
Hair drug testing is especially helpful if you want to determine patterned drug use or abuse over time, as this is something urine tests can’t screen for, due to a shorter detection window.
Ordering With US Drug Test Centers
Maintaining a drug-free workplace has numerous components, including:
- Crafting a reliable and thorough drug-free workplace policy.
- Drug testing pre-employment, at random, after accidents, etc.
- Managing drug test results.
This isn’t always easy to navigate, but US Drug Test Centers can help you with all of this and more. We will also give you access to our cloud-based drug testing software, which allows you to easily manage all of your company’s information. We have more than 20,000+ locations around the United States, meaning you’re never more than a few miles away from one of our collection sites. We make drug testing fast and easy.
Plus, if your business is part of the Department of Transportation, we’ll make sure you’re compliant with their rules and regulations so that your staff can pass any random drug test with ease.
If you have any questions, contact us today. You can also order your 5 panel drug test online, or any other test of your choosing. Don’t see the panel you want? Call us and we’ll customize one just for you, based on your company and your needs.
Marijuana, the most often used illegal drug in this country, is a product of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The main active chemical in marijuana is THC. Of roughly 400 chemicals found in the cannabis plant, THC is proven to affect brain the most. The highest concentrations of THC are found in the leaves and flowers. When marijuana smoke is inhaled, THC rapidly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream and is carried to the brain and other organs throughout the body. THC from the marijuana acts on specific receptors in the brain, called cannabinoid receptors, starting off a chain of cellular reactions that finally lead to the euphoria, or "high" that users experience.
Short-term effects of marijuana use include problems with memory and learning; distorted perception; difficulty in thinking and problem-solving; loss of coordination; and increased heart rate, anxiety, and panic attacks.
In the United States, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1990 classifies marijuana as a Schedule I substance, which has no approved medical use with a high potential for abuse. However, many US states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical and/or recreational use.
Cocaine is a drug extracted from the leaves of the coca plant. It is a potent brain stimulant and one of the most powerfully addictive drugs. Cocaine can be snorted, rubbed into the gums or dissolved in water and injected. Crack, a derivative of cocaine, can be smoked. It is said that the drug produces a euphoric ‘rush’ and immediate high upon snorting, injecting or smoking that provides a burst of energy and reduced fatigue.
Cocaine is a potent central nervous system stimulant and a local anesthetic. Initially, it brings about extreme energy and restlessness while gradually resulting in tremors, over-sensitivity
PCP is a “dissociative” anesthetic. Its’ sedative and anesthetic effects are trance-like. Users claim to experience a feeling of being “out of body” and detached from their environment. PCP can be snorted, smoked, injected or swallowed. It is most commonly sold as a powder or liquid and is applied to a leafy material such as mint, parsley, oregano, tobacco, or marijuana when used for smoking.
Hallucinogens like PCP create altered states of perception and feeling. PCP is sold in a variety of forms including tablets, capsules and colored powders. Depending
Amphetamines-methamphetamine, MDMA, MDA, MDEA, Ecstasy
Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant drug that strongly activates certain systems in the brain. These are synthetic, psychoactive drugs with amphetamine-like and hallucinogenic properties. It is closely related chemically to amphetamine, but the central nervous system effects of methamphetamine are greater. Methamphetamine is commonly made in illegal laboratories and has a high potential for abuse and dependence. The drug can be taken orally, injected, or inhaled. Users claim to experience enhanced stimulation of the central nervous system; euphoria; alertness; reduced appetite; and a sense of increased energy and power. Cardiovascular responses to methamphetamines include increased blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias. More acute responses produce anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, psychotic behavior, depression, and exhaustion.
Short-term effects can include nervousness and insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, palpitations, headaches, changes in heart rate and blood pressure (usually elevation of both, but occasionally depression), skin rashes and itching, abdominal pain, weight loss, and digestive problems, psychotic episodes, drug dependence and severe depression upon withdrawal.
Opiates – codeine, morphine, heroin
Opiates generally refer to any drug that is derived from the opium poppy, including the natural products, morphine and codeine, and semi-synthetic drugs such as heroin.
Opiates are used before or after surgery to control and
Heroin is a highly addictive drug derived from morphine, which affects the brain’s pleasure systems and interferes with the brain’s ability to perceive pain.
Approximate Detection Times for the 5 Panel Drug Test
urinethe drug use can be detected after about 1 day
hairthe drug use can be detected after about 7 days
Approximate Detection Period
Up to 7 days
Up to 90 days
Up to 5 days
Up to 90 days
PCP – Phencyclidine
Up to 7 days
Up to 90 days
Up to 4 days
Up to 90 days
Up to 4 days
Up to 90
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