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5 panel drug screen, which one is right for you?

5 panel drug screen

5 panel drug screen test

When you are told to get a drug test, what do you do next? Your school, employer or possibly a court order will give you instructions on where to go. It’s likely you will go to a local testing facility. They will be an administrator who will identify you then ask for a urine sample for analysis.

What does the test do? Typically, it will screen your urine for drugs of abuse with a 5 Panel Drug Screen similar to the ones available here; Usually referred to as rapid or instant test. The device consists of five absorbent ‘fingers’, either integrated into a special cup or a dip card; The benefit to this type of test is the result develops in minutes. It will detect the five major drug classes as recommended by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamines, Marijuana, and Phencyclidine.

What if I need a test myself before taking the official test?

That’s easy and sensible. Look online, follow the instructions on how to do it and read the result. You then know you are clean and pass the test you have been asked to do.

What if I need a test for a different set of five drugs?

The versions of the 5 Panel Drug Screen you can buy on www.buyatestkit.com are all FDA 510(K) cleared and are mostly CLIA waived. Many of the configurations available online are not available in the local drug store. Buying online gives you the option to customize which drugs you want to detect. For example, the 5 Panel Drug Screen from EliteScreen is available in seven options:

5 panel drug screen
  1. W754: Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Opiates/Morphine, and Marijuana
  2. W654: Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Opiates, and Benzodiazepines
  3. W554: Ecstasy, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates/Morphine, and Methamphetamine
  4. W454: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates/Morphine, and Phencyclidine
  5. W354: Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, and Methamphetamine
  6. W254: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, and Methamphetamine
  7. W154: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, and Phencyclidine

Having these different configurations available allows you to buy exactly what you need when you need it, and for far cheaper than at local retail outlets. For example, the cost of certain tests can vary as much as $3.00 to $50.00, depending on whether they are purchased in-store or online.

Are more expensive tests better?

Not necessarily. If the test kit is FDA cleared, it is likely to be sufficient and will generally produce similar results to other FDA cleared brands. Paying more doesn’t mean the test will be more accurate. Please compare our prices at www.buyatestkit.com.

What options do I have with a 5 Panel Drug Screen Test?

An alternative option to consider is a ‘CUP’ version of a dip test. This works the same way as a dip test except the test is within the cup which holds the urine as well. Some people consider this easier to use and cleaner, with the added benefit of checking the temperature of the sample.

For more information on our various drug testing kits, options for testing at home and at work, and substance abuse, please read more on our test kits.