Tomo understands Court and Community-Based, Drug-Free Workplace, Student testing programs are designed to detect substance misuse and abuse. Tomo also understands federal testing which requires lab based testing rather than instant urine testing. Instant urine drug screening is an effective deterrent and prevention tool of drug misuse as part of a comprehensive program. When you decide to test your employees or students for drugs and alcohol, you have several different choices to make. Will you test onsite or at an office? When would you like to implement the program? Will you use random testing? Most importantly, which panel of drug test would you like to use?
Choosing a panel drug test that works best for your needs depends on several factors: including what industry you’re in, what laws apply to your industry for drug testing, corporate culture, corporate policies, and current trends.
The term “panel” refers to a drug or family of drugs included in a drug test. For example, the panel “opiates” includes morphine, codeine, and heroin. The more panels a test includes, the greater the scope of the test. So what are the different panel drug tests?
Drug panels can be completely tailored, but many tend to ask about the standard tests: 5-panel, 10-panel, and 12-panel instant urine tests. Although a standard 5-panel urine drug test is a suitable choice, if you are concerned about the abuse of prescription drugs and painkillers, you may need to choose a more extensive test.
5-Panel Instant Urine Drug Test
- The most basic cost-effective option in the workplace
- Tests for marijuana, opiates, PCP, cocaine, and amphetamines
10-Panel Instant Urine Drug Test
- Tests for marijuana, opiates, PCP, cocaine, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, methamphetamine, and oxycodone
12-Panel Instant Urine Drug Test
- The most comprehensive instant urine test, adds MDMA (ecstasy), and propoxyphene
- Tests for marijuana, opiates, PCP, cocaine, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, methamphetamine, oxycodone, MDMA (ecstasy), and propoxyphene
For a quick summary of the drugs included in these common instant urine drug panel tests, check out this chart:Common Instant Urine Drug Panels
Whether you want to test a group of students, applicants or screen current employees, Tomo saves your organization time and money by bringing our technicians and supplies to you. We can schedule large onsite testing sessions with very short notice. Our nationwide network of technicians is available 24/7, wherever and whenever you need us. We offer a multitude of tests, including a 5-panel, 10-panel, 12-panel and more.
Tomo Drug Testing is your solution for convenient and accurate drug and alcohol testing.
If you need assistance with your company or organizations drug testing policy, contact us for free needs analysis.