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9 Panel Drug Test

The 9 panel drug test screens for:

  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • PCP
  • Opiates
  • Methamphetamine
  • Methadone
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines

The 9 panel drug test is typically used by employers to determine if a potential new hire is a safe and reliable addition to the company. Additionally, this screening is commonly used to test athletes for banned substances that may be artificially enhancing their sports performance and put them at an unfair advantage.

The Substances Screened For in the 9 Panel Drug Test

Methadone is a synthetic opioid often used to treat pain and narcotic drug addiction, since it can help with tapering people off drugs. Because it’s similar to morphine but longer acting, medical professionals will sometimes use it as a substitute drug for treating morphine and heroin addiction. However, as an opioid, it can be addictive in nature.

Side effects of methadone addiction include:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Impaired balance
  • Impaired cognition or confusion
  • Forgetfulness
  • Impaired coordination

To make matters worse, there is a high risk of overdose on methadone — higher than most other opioids. Some of the symptoms of overdose include:

  • Shallow breathing
  • Convulsions
  • Coma
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blue lips and fingertips

If an individual is mixing methadone with any other drugs, serious heart complications can arise.

When you choose the 9 panel drug test, you guarantee your workplace is covered when it comes to testing for some of the most common and highly addictive drugs available.

Why You Need Drug Testing in the Workplace

Drug abuse that leaks into the workplace can become an enormous expense to the employer. Overall, drug use costs businesses tens of billions of dollars each year. This happens due to:

  • Lost productivity
  • Absenteeism
  • Higher employee turnover rates
  • Crime
  • Accidents on the job
  • Workers compensation claims

This doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of how drug use in the workplace can affect other members of your staff.

True, there are still discussions of whether or not drug testing in the workplace is ethical, as some view it as an invasion of privacy. This is where having a detailed drug-free workplace policy comes into play.

Why Work With US Drug Test Centers?

When you partner with US Drug Test Centers, we offer you guidance through the entire drug testing process, as well as implementing a top-to-bottom drug-free workplace program. We can:

  • Conduct all of your drug and alcohol testing
  • Get all results reviewed and verified by a medical review officer (MRO)
  • Help you select employees to test at random
  • Create a reliable drug-free workplace policy, or help you improve the one you already have

Also, when you work with us, you get access to our state-of-the-art web-based platform, where you can manage all matters substance related. Best yet, we offer this at no additional cost.

Contact us today to order your 9 panel drug test, or another panel of your choosing. Don’t see the substance or panel you need on our website? No problem! Call us and ask about how we can customize an entirely new panel just for you.