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Drug Test Panels

Drug Test Panels

US Drug Test Centers offers many different types of drug and alcohol testing panels, catering to your unique needs and requirements. We can test for hundreds of drugs and illicit substances, as well as unknown substances. Ordering your drug test panel is easy, and we can conduct testing at any of our 20,000+ locations across the nation, meaning we're never more than a few miles away from you.

How Our Drug Test Panels Work

Our most common panels include marijuana, cocaine, PCP, amphetamines, and opiates, but we also can test for drugs such as fentanyl, tramadol, and meperidine, to name just a few. Employers most frequently opt for our 5 panel drug tests, with 8 panel drug tests being a common second choice.

These drug test panels are tested by either a urine or hair sample. Hair samples can be tested back as far as 90 days while urine samples can go back as far as a week. US Drug Test Centers offers both lab-based testing as well as instant drug tests, though not all of our sites offer both services.

Why You Need a Drug Test Panel

People sometimes wonder why you need a drug test panel in the first place. These tests are often used for: 

  • Pre-employment drug testing.
  • Random drug testing.
  • Reasonable suspicion.
  • Court-ordered drug testing.
  • Return-to-duty.
  • Post-accident drug testing.
  • Probation.
  • Child custody drug testing.
  • Criminal cases.
  • DUI or DWI arrests.

If your business falls within the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, we even offer services to ensure you are DOT-compliant, specifically with DOT 5 panel urine tests and breath-alcohol testing.

Employers heavily rely on workplace drug testing because drug abuse in the workplace costs companies tens of billions of dollars every year and has a negative impact on workplace productivity, attendance, turnover rate, safety, and more. Along with a strong drug-free workplace policy, the right drug test panel can help keep your business safe, protected, and running efficiently.

Why US Drug Test Centers?

At US Drug Test Centers, we prioritize accuracy. Our SAMHSA-certified labs will follow proper procedures to ensure all of your tests are validated by a medical review officer (MRO). 

US Drug Test Centers can perform testing at our 20,000+ locations nationwide with results reported in a quick and timely manner. We make ordering a test quick and easy by allowing you to order your drug test online or by calling one of our drug test specialists at 866-566-0261. When you order with us, we will make sure you are going to the closest location.

You can review all of our drug test panels below. Don't see the drugs or panel you are in need of? No problem! Call our office today to have your panel custom made and order a drug test right away.

Hair Drug Testing

14 Panel Hair Test

12 Panel Hair Test

9 Panel Hair Test

5 Panel + Expanded Opiates Hair Test

5 Panel Hair Test

Head Hair or Body Hair

Head Hair Only




Amphetamines (methamphetamine)


Expanded Opiates (heroin, codeine, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone)









Urine Drug Testing

10 Panel NON DOT Urine

10 Panel Instant NON DOT Urine (negative results same day)

10 Panel + Expanded Opiates

5 Panel + Expanded Opiates

5 Panel NON DOT Urine

5 Panel DOT Urine



Phencyclidine (PCP)

Amphetamines (methamphetamine)


Expanded Opiates (heroin, codeine, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone)





*Measures average alcohol consumption and can provide a behavioral indication of consumption of alcohol.

ETG Alcohol Testing

ETG Urine

10 Panel + ETG Urine

10 Panel + Alcohol Urine

*Measures average alcohol consumption and can provide a behavioral indication of consumption of alcohol.





Amphetamines (methamphetamine)






*What's the difference between alcohol and ETG testing? Alcohol testing detects the level of Ethanol present in urine at the time of testing. The average detection time frame for Ethanol is around 8-12 hours after consuming alcohol. EtG (Ethyl glucuronide) is a biomarker that can be detected in either hair or urine, up to 5 days after alcohol consumption.

4 Panel Drug Test

The 4 panel drug test screens for THC (marijuana), cocaine, opiates, and methamphetamine. Typically this test is performed in a testing facility and is an instant-read test.

The drugs in this panel are some of the most commonly abused street drugs. They are seemingly the most accessible to addicts because of their wide distribution. When abused, methamphetamines can be smoked, snorted, injected, or taken orally. Our opiate drug tests include both prescription drugs as well as illegal ones, like heroin and opium.

Drug testing for THC is especially important these days given the legalization of marijuana and its many applications both medicinally and recreationally. Employees who smoke on weekends or after business hours can easily show up to work the next business day impaired. How employees spend their personal time can have a huge impact on their work performance.

5 Panel Drug Test

The 5 panel drug test screens for marijuana, cocaine, phencyclidine (PCP), amphetamines, and opiates. This represents the standard 5 panel drug test used for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certified laboratories.

When you order this drug test panel 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.

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. 5 panel drug tests have been around since the 1980s, when workplace drug testing began in the United States.

6 Panel Drug Test

The 6 panel drug test screens for amphetamines, benzodiazepines, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, and opiates. It is not very commonly offered by drug testing companies but is available when you order a drug test online through US Drug Test Centers.

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.

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.

7 Panel Drug Test

The 7-panel drug test screens for amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, marijuana, phencyclidine (PCP), benzodiazepines, and barbiturates. It looks for these commonly abused substances in the individual’s urine sample. Drugs like cocaine and PCP are dangerous and highly addictive, presenting a serious threat to the workplace.

Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants that reduce the activity of your nerves and cause your muscles to relax. They also reduce your heart rate, slow your breathing, and lower your blood pressure. This class of drugs is particularly dangerous because even a minor overdose can lead to coma or death. They’re highly addictive, and the withdrawal process can be deadly.

The amount of the substance used, how they consumed it, the individual’s metabolism, their activity level, and other lifestyle habits help determine if the drug test results will come back positive or negative. Negative dilute drug test results can be retested, if desired.

8 Panel Drug Test

The 8 panel drug test screens for amphetamines, cannabinoids, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine (PC), barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and methaqualone in the individual’s urine specimen. This is typically an instant drug test that includes a review by a medical review officer for a non-negative result.

Methaqualone (Quaaludes) are hypnotic sedatives that are highly addictive. As the individual develops a tolerance, they will need more and more to achieve the same high, meaning they’ll eventually take dangerously high dosages. They were common club drugs and recreational drugs in the 1960s and 1970s but are no longer legally manufactured in this country.

Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Valium, are the most commonly prescribed depressant medications in the United States. Doctors often prescribe these to treat anxiety and sleeping troubles, but irresponsible usage can cause serious damage.

9 Panel Drug Test

The 9 panel drug test screens for marijuana, cocaine, phencyclidine (PCP), opiates, methamphetamine, methadone, amphetamines, barbiturates, and 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.

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.

10 Panel Drug Test

The 10 panel drug test screens for amphetamines (including MAMP-methamphetamine, and MDMA-Ecstasy), cocaine, opiates (including codeine, morphine, and heroin), phencyclidine (PCP), marijuana (THC), benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, and methaqualone (Quaaludes).

Some labs have eliminated the methaqualone from this panel and provide only a 9 panel drug test, and some have replaced the methaqualone with OxyContin® (oxycodone or OXY). The OXY add-on can make the panel more expensive. Methaqualone/Quaaludes are no longer legally manufactured and are rarely available in the United States.

OxyContin is used to treat moderate to severe pain and is incredibly addictive, with a high that’s comparable to that of heroin. It’s one of the most frequently prescribed pain medications in the country, and the illegal sale of OxyContin has been a growing problem.

11 Panel – Expanded Opiates

The 11 panel drug test screens for marijuana, cocaine, phencyclidine (PCP), amphetamines (methamphetamine, MDMA, MDA, MDEA), opiates (codeine, morphine, 6-AM/heroin), benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, methaqualone (Quaaludes), and expanded opiates, which include hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone.

Expanded opiate drugs are often called semi-synthetic and synthetic drugs. The expanded opiates panel is available using urine specimens, oral fluid specimens, and hair testing.

Employers use expanded opiate testing because of the widespread abuse of opiates. Oxycodone and hydrocodone in particular are being abused at an increasingly alarming rate. Regardless of the panel they’ve chosen, many employers are adding the expanded opiates to their drug testing program. This can help employers avoid the expensive cost of opioid abuse in the workplace.

A drug test positive for any expanded opiates will be verified to rule out any legitimate prescription drug use.

13 Panel Drug Test

The 13 panel drug test screens for amphetamines, methamphetamines, oxycodone, barbiturates, propoxyphene, phencyclidine (PCP), tricyclic antidepressants, marijuana, cocaine, opiates, buprenorphine, and methadone.

Both buprenorphine and methadone are treatment drugs used for heroin and other opiate addictions, to help ease the symptoms of withdrawal. They can be used responsibly under the guidance of a physician, and if they are picked up on a 13 panel drug test, a medical review officer (MRO) will determine if the individual is safely using it with a doctor’s prescription.

However, buprenorphine is an opioid itself and thus carries a high risk for addiction and dependence. On its own, it commonly causes respiratory problems when abused and can be life-threatening. The risk is even greater if it’s combined with other substances, including alcohol.

14 Panel Hair Drug Testing

The 14 panel hair drug test screens for amphetamines (methamphetamines), cannabinoids, cocaine, opiates (expanded opiates, including heroin), phencyclidine (PCP), benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, oxycodone, meperidine, tramadol, fentanyl, and sufentanil.

Hair testing typically has a 90-day look back period starting at about 7 days after ingestion of the drug.

This 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. It offers a few benefits over urine drug testing. For instance, it has a longer detection window, it’s harder to cheat, and it’s more thorough and accurate. For these reasons, hair drug testing results in twice the number of positive drug test results, compared to urine drug testing.

15 Panel Drug Test

The 15 panel drug test screens for phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine, LSD, marijuana, amphetamines, oxycodone, methamphetamines, barbiturates, phencyclidine, propoxyphene, benzodiazepines, buprenorphine, fentanyl, ketamine, methadone, methaqualone, and opiates. This is one of the more expansive drug test panels available.

Ketamine is a medication typically used for anesthesia, since it causes a trance-like state, sedation, memory loss, and pain relief. However, it’s sometimes given to individuals outside of anesthesia to help with chronic pain. It has a history of abuse as a club drug.

The detection windows for all of these substances varies and is dependent upon a variety of factors – type of substance, amount and frequency of use, body mass, age, overall health of the donor, and pH of the sample. The average timeframe of a urine screening is for the last one to five days of use.

16 Panel Drug Test

The 16 panel drug test screens for cocaine, marijuana, phencyclidine (PCP), amphetamines, methamphetamines, opiates (including heroin, codeine, and morphine), meperidine, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, meperidine, tramadol, MDMA, morphine, and synthetic THC.

Meperidine is of particular interest because the drug — used to treat moderate to severe pain — is typically injected by a doctor. Sometimes, an individual will be permitted to take it home to use under the guidance of a health professional. This is usually the only legal application of the substance.

Tramadol, an opioid pain medication, is concerning because although it can be used to treat moderate to severe pain, it’s 100% manmade and carries a high risk for addiction and physical dependence. It can cause hallucinations, vomiting, fainting, rapid heart rate, and seizures and has recently been found to be more dangerous than originally anticipated.