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Test for oxycodone with an opioid drug test

The Abuse. The attraction of Oxycontin® as a preferred drug of abuse over other products such as Percodan® and Percocet® is there are no associated toxic side effects. Abusers will either chew the tablets prior to swallowing, crush the tablets and snort the powder or crush them and dissolve in water and inject it. This allows for rapid absorption into the bloodstream producing a powerful euphoric high. Testing for Prescription Opioids. Typically oxycodone does not react to a regular drug screen which includes opiates as it generally targets morphine and codeine; therefore, an immunoassay that targets oxycodone is required and ... Read more

What is a urine drug test and how does it work?

What is a urine drug test? A urine drug test is a method used to detect drugs of abuse by analyzing a person’s urine sample. The test is designed to detect a parent drug or a metabolite of a drug; When a drug is consumed the body metabolizes it into a modified form. For example, Cocaine metabolizes into benzoylecgonine and Opiates metabolite into Morphine, this is what the device detects. How does it work? The first stage of a test starts with the screening process. The image ‘above’ shows a basis of what a screening device looks like. It comprises ... Read more

How to buy a 5 panel drug screen for $1.78 each

Wow! Why are they so cheap? Often when a product is cheap there must be something wrong with it. It confirms the saying “Its too good to be true” Well not always, let’s check out the specs. Five panels, each panel detects one drug of abuse. Marijuana. Legal in many states. Amphetamines. A Schedule II controlled substance. Methamphetamine. A Schedule II controlled substance. Cocaine. A Schedule II controlled substance. Opiates. A Schedule I, II, III,  V controlled substance. 5 panel drug screen benefits Complies to Federal requirements for sensitivity and accuracy FDA 510(K) certified – The Federal Drug Administration has ... Read more

Urine Temperature is Key to a Successful Test.

Urine Temperature – The Art of Drug Testing I was reminded a few days ago about an individual who wanted a drug test for their job. They requested a 10-panel drug test which is fairly standard. We try to be vigilant when we test and have all the safeguards in place to catch the cheaters. But sometimes a donor will try and sneak through by whatever means possible. In this case, they expressed that they needed to go to the bathroom otherwise they would pee themselves. This is a red flag to us as it generally indicates that they are ... Read more

Choosing the right drug test for employees or family

Choosing the right drug test. Substance abuse testing. Choosing the right test for employees or family can be hit or miss unless you know what you are doing. Read our guide on testing, cost saving, and the benefits. Observing behavioral changes in your teen may be a sign that they may be consuming illicit substances in their room or out with their friends. A good number of parents across the US are very concerned that their children maybe compromising their future by substance abuse. Of course, sudden behavioral changes may not be due to abuse, and so you cannot easily ... Read more

Fentanyl the ‘deadly drug’ is a KILLER

Health experts sent a letter to the government administration. They stated that thousands of people are dying from overdosing and for them to take immediate action. This by far the deadliest drug to ever hit the streets in the USA. The experts expressed to officials that this opioid needs immediate action because it represents an extraordinary public health challenge. The administration considered the requested letter but took no action because they failed to grasp how quickly fentanyl was creating a new opioid epidemic wave. Fentanyl the deadly drug This deadly drug is a synthetic opioid fifty (50) times more powerful ... Read more