What Are Different Urine Drug Test Panels?
There are many different types of urine drug test panels, which can accurately test for a multitude of different drugs. The term “panel” refers to how many drugs are being tested. The most common for employers to use is the five-panel test, which uses a urine sample to test for amphetamines, opiates, cocaine, cannabinoids, and phencyclidine (PCP). Anything more extensive than a five-panel test is typically used for those in safety professions: law enforcement, medical professionals, and governmental jobs.
What Are 10-panel And 12-panel Drug Tests?
A 10-panel drug test tests for five illicit (illegal) drugs as well as five prescription drugs that are often misused. In addition to the five-panel, a ten-panel tests for:
The 12-panel test adds on:
While none of those drugs listed above are illegal, they may be barred in certain professions and can be misused in a dangerous way.
The most expansive urine drug test panel is the 17-panel, which you can view in the table below. Very few professions require a panel this thorough.
No matter what panel you are using, the turn-around time is 1-2 business days for negative results and 4-5 business days for positive results. The reason it will take longer to deliver you a positive result is due to the additional testing it undergoes, before heading to a Medical Review Officer for confirmation.
In Need Of A Drug Test?
Looking for a drug test for your office? Contact Blue Star Diagnostics at (469) 656-7999 to select which panel you want to use and schedule your test!