SimpliVerified’s drug screening services include the conduct of a 5 panel drug test to check for five commonly abused substances. Private companies seeking to establish a drug testing program will find the drug test 5 panel solutions to be viable options. In fact, the 5-panel drug test is the mandated minimum standard set by the federal government for workplace drug testing. It’s also a common drug testing program used by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and other federal agencies.
The following substances are checked:
- Amphetamines (OPI) including Methamphetamine
- Cocaine Metabolites (COC)
- Marijuana Metabolites (THC)
- Opiates (OPI) including Codeine, Morphine, and Heroin
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
Despite marijuana being recognized as a legal prescription in many states, the federal government still considers THC as a schedule 1 drug with no medicinal value. Thus, the substance is still tested in a regular 5-panel test. Cocaine, amphetamines, and PCP are identified as Schedule 2 substances, which have a greater possibility for abuse leading to psychological addiction and dangerous physical dependence. On the other hand, opiates are scheduled differently because of their many variants, which differ from each other in terms of medical usage and legality.
SimpliVerified’s 5-panel laboratory service includes the following procedures:
- Collection of the sample,
- Transport of the sample to the laboratory,
- EMIT analysis,
- GC/MS confirmation by a SAMHSA-certified laboratory, and
- Laboratory test review by a Medical Review Officer, if required.
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