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The Most Important Facts You Need to Know About a 10 Panel Drug Test

10 Panel Drug Test

Maybe you suspect that a loved one is abusing drugs and want to take action. However, before you make your next move you may want to ensure that you have all the facts.

A 10-panel drug test will give you all the facts you need.

This drug test is done to test for the presence of any of the 10 drugs. For some individuals, such as federal, medical or law enforcement professionals, this test may be mandatory.

Continue reading this article to find out how this test is done and what the results suggest.

Procedure for 10-Panel Drug Testing

If someone is required to take a 10-panel drug test they’re usually given a 24 hour notice period. Persons taking a drug test may be asked to restrain from urinating for a few hours before the test or to avoid drinking too much water.

Here is a list of the drugs that the test looks for:

  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Methadone
  • Methaqualone (Quaaludes)
  • Propoxyphene.

The test requires that the individual urinates in a collection cup. They will be asked to start collecting the urine a few seconds after they’ve started urinating.

For added privacy, the person taking the test may be asked to do so in a bathroom stall, since the tests commonly require a urine sample. Rarely, another individual of the same sex may be present, just to ensure that the sample isn’t tampered with or contaminated.  The sample is then passed on to the lab for testing.

The result of the test may be delivered on the same day or it can take up to a few days. The results can be positive, negative or inconclusive.

The Results of the 10-Panel Drug Test

A positive result means that one or more of the drugs tested were detected in the sample provided. This shows that the person has used the drug recently.

These results are typically sent to your employer, person or company requesting the test immediately. In some cases, the sample will be tested more than once. This is to avoid the risk of any false positives.

If the second test is positive, the reviewer of the test may seek to clarify whether or not there are any reasons for the positive result, thereafter, the results are shared with the company or person that is requesting it.

It is important to note that a negative test result only indicates that the drugs tested were not detected in a high enough concentration in the individual’s sample. It does not indicate that the individual has never used or is not a frequent user of the drugs tested.

Another type of result is the inconclusive result, which simply indicates that the test was not successfully conducted. In these cases, the test is usually redone.

A Final Look at the Testing Process

A 10-panel drug test will often tell you a lot about whether or not someone you love is using drugs. Bear in mind that if you do get your loved one to do the test. They do have rights, they will be told how the test will be conducted and what they should and shouldn’t do before taking the test.

If you would like more information about 10-panel drug tests, please contact us.

Order a Test

Whether you are an individual looking to get a drug test done today or an employer looking to get a pre-employment drug test done today, ordering a test online is easier than ever! Just submit your order online, receive your test authorization by email, go to your local clinic to be tested, and receive your test results in 24 to 48 hours.

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