Prescription Drug Abuse and 10 Panel Test
As of 2010 approximately 16 million Americans were using a prescription drug as part of a non-medical regimen for at least one year. This has led to a corresponding increase in ER visits due to accidental overdoses, as well as admissions to drug treatment programs for drug addictions.
We all know that prescription drugs are intended to be taken under a doctor’s direction. Unfortunately, when used improperly, they can be very dangerous and even deadly. The truth is that the abuse of prescription drugs is no safer than the abuse of & illicit drugs.
Testing for Prescription Drug Use
The 10-panel test is the best solution for detecting prescription drug use that has not been prescribed from a medical practitioner. A 10-panel drug screen is a test that measures the presence, if any, of an illicit substance in the body — most commonly through urine testing.
Get fast results with a comprehensive 10-panel urine drug test analysis.
- In many states, instant urine drug tests can be performed at your local ARCpoint Labs of Chicago Loop. In states that do not allow instant testing, a sample must be sent to a SAMHSA-certified lab for testing.
- No prescription or COC (Chain of Custody) is required for the urine drug test.
- We recommend that a non-negative urine drug test sample be sent to a confirming lab. Lab results are often available within 1-3 days.
- Results for the urinalysis are ready within minutes*. A common 10-panel test could test for:
- phencyclidine (PCP)
*Instant 10-Panel Urine Drug Test
The 10-panel drug screen is one of the most popular drug tests administered by our lab. A 10-panel urinalysis screens for 10 different types of drugs, including several illegal drugs as well as prescription drugs. Our 10-panel instant drug test (not available in all states) results are usually available in about eight minutes, which is great for businesses with a large workforce or law enforcement entities needing results quickly. We provide 10-panel drug screening at our lab, as well as on-site, mobile testing.
Lab Based 10-Panel Urine Test
The Lab Based 10-Panel Urine Test includes a chain of custody and is sent to the lab for complete testing of all 10 drugs listed. The results are usually available within 1 to 3 days and may be reviewed by a Medical Review Officer (MRO).
10-Panel Drug Results
Our lab tests for illegal drugs such as cocaine, angel dust, heroin and marijuana. Because some legal prescription drugs can also become abused and dangerous for employees, we also test for those. Our 10-panel drug test screens for drugs that usually fall into the following categories:
- phencyclidine (PCP)
Who Uses A 10-Panel Urinalysis?
Employers, court systems, law enforcement agencies and schools periodically test individuals within their institution under their watch and often use the 10-panel drug tests.
Workplace and law enforcement agencies benefit the greatest from testing for drugs. Drug tests are crucial when used to determine if an employee was under the influence of drugs at the time of a workplace accident or injury. Employers may also use this test to screen potential employees for drug use to eliminate future accidents, increase workflow and improve productivity. Law enforcement officials and court systems often require a 10-panel drug test to monitor offenders who are on probation or enrolled in work release programs. If a positive test result occurs, an offender may be put in jail on a probation violation. Court programs involving child custody issues also utilize the 10-panel urinalysis screen.
Please contact ARCpoint Labs of Chicago Loop for more information.
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