6 Panel Drug Test

The 6 panel drug test screens for:

  • Amphetamines
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamines
  • Opiates

The standard 6 panel drug test is not very commonly offered by drug testing companies but is available when you order a drug test online through US Drug Test Centers.

Let's talk more about what the six panel drug test screens for. Benzodiazepines are primarily used to treat anxiety, by working to reduce the activity level of nerves in the brain and spinal cord — something that researchers believe contributes to anxiety. Individuals who abuse these drugs can find themselves becoming physically dependent on them. Furthermore, users often combine these drugs with opiates, which creates all new (and very serious) problems for employers. That's why it's included in the 6 panel urine drug test.

Drug tests, when you boil it down, are used to detect the use and abuse of illegal and illicit substances (and even prescribed medications) in everyone from prospective employees and professional and semi-professional athletes, to court-ordered persons, participants of drug rehabilitation programs, and more.

The Different Types of Drug Tests

The most common type of drug testing is the urine drug test, mostly because it’s more affordable and has a longer detection period than blood or saliva samples. Accuracy is dependent on the collection processes and procedures, monitoring for temperature, dilution, and so much more. Here at US Drug Test Centers, every one of our labs is SAMHSA certified, and you can trust that tests will be performed to the best of their ability. With urine drug testing, the sample provided will be tested for the previous three to five days.

Some employers opt for hair follicle drug testing because it’s more accurate and has a significantly longer detection window — possibly up to one year. This allows drug test specialists (and employers) to determine if an employee or potential employee has patterned habits of drug abuse. Because of the benefits it offers, hair drug testing yields twice the number of positive drug test results compared to urine drug testing.

Making Drug Testing More Reliable

This brings us to one of the most common questions that come up with the 6 panel drug screen and drug testing in general: Is it possible to beat a drug test? There is no straightforward answer. It depends on the individual’s metabolism, the concentration of the substance, the dosage, how often the substance was used, the type of substance, and the cutoff levels, as well as the testing method.

Unfortunately, there are substances available on the market to help undermine urine drug test results by diluting or replacing the urine, but in our labs, US Drug Test Centers has comprehensive facilities with state-of-the-art testing to avoid these complications. When considering an instant urine test, there are specimen validity tests that are integrated into some of the kits. If you have any questions, we recommend calling a lab directly. One of the biggest things to keep in mind with instant testing is that it is not accepted by federally regulated agencies or the Department of Transportation.

If you've asked yourself, "Where is there a 6 panel drug test near me?" we can help. Order your 6 panel drug test — or any other panel — online, or call us today with any questions about the drug test 6 panel, the instant 6 panel urine drug test, or any other screening option. If you don’t see the substances or panels you’re looking for on our website, let us know and we can customize a drug testing plan specifically for you.