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5 panel drug screen options

5 panel drug screen

5 panel drug screen test

When you are told to get a drug screen, what do you do next? Your school, employer or possibly a court order will give you instructions on where to get a drug test. It’s likely you go to a local testing facility. They will take a urine sample from you and use it to test.

What are they testing for? Typically, they will screen your urine sample for drugs using a 5 Panel Drug Screen similar to the ones available here. These are usually what are called ‘DIP’ tests. This means that the device has five absorbent ‘fingers’, which are dipped into your urine. They will test for the 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. This way you are clean and will 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 are all FDA 510(K) cleared and mostly CLIA waived. Many configurations are not available in the local drug store. Buying online gives you the option to customize which drugs you will test for to meet your individual needs. For example, the 5 Panel Drug Screen from EliteScreen is available in seven options:

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

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

Another testing option to consider is a ‘CUP’ version. This works the same way as a DIP test except you receive a cup for holding the urine. Some people consider this easier to use and cleaner.

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 blog.

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Are drug test kits good value?

Are drug test kits good value

Are drug test kits good value?

I was researching drug test kits and came across this article from a person who bought five over the counter drug test kits from a Dollar Tree store. It made me laugh knowing that unregulated drug test kits are not FDA approved for a reason.

[quote ]I can’t believe Dollar Tree sells marijuana drug test kits. My nephew bought 5 of them just for the hell of it. He did it first and tested positive. Which doesn’t surprise me but–I took it, and it came back positive. I don’t smoke. Haven’t in a very, very long time. My wife took it; she has never smoked it, it came back positive. My nephew got our dogs piss and tested it, and that came back positive.[/quote]

For some reason, people will continually buy drug test kits from sources that are dubious mainly because they are cheap.  In this case, $1.00 bought them a marijuana drug test. These cheap tests are inaccurate and not FDA cleared.  If used by a parent to determine if their child has smoked marijuana, it may produce erroneous results. Getting a bargain is one thing, but buying a cheap drug test kit is a waste of time and your money!

Many of these are from unknown sources where quality control is based on price; cut-off levels are often inconsistent there is no consistency in quality and can vary from batch to batch, and may produce false positives from common OTC drugs. It is a dangerous practice to buy these unless you are buying them for a joke!

The moral of this story is, are drug test kits good value? They represent excellent value providing you know what you are buying and buying from a reputable source.  Do your research and don’t just buy the first one you see. The problem is, where do you get good value and a good product? Well, when we set up this website, that was our focus. We would only sell good quality drug test kits.

The question is, are drug test kits good value?

If you buy this type of low priced test from an unknown source, you will get what you paid for, and don’t expect it to work with any degree of reliability. The consequences of getting a false result, whether positive or negative could be devastating to you, your child or an employee.

Are drug test kits good value from CVS, Walgreens or the Dollar Store?

Have you ever bought a product from your local CVS or Walgreens because it caught your eye and looked impressive from the outside? You only realize after you have purchased it that the item inside was disappointing, well I have! Often these products could have been boxed in a quarter of the size and at a fraction of the cost. Of course, that wouldn’t help the retailer sell their products. The drug store wants to make big profits on everything they sell, so fancy boxes have to be eye-catching with WOW statement to make you buy. What is the answer? We all know the truth, buy from a reputable specialist.