Examining the wide assortment of drug testing options available and exploring the potential pros and cons of each method
There are several reasons or circumstances that can lead to the necessity of a drug test.
5-Panel Sweat Patch Drug Test: Analyzes the sample for the evidence of 5 different drugs, all in one test. Tests for AMP, THC, COC, OPI, PCP. Lab Confirmation/MRO Included. Specimen Type: Sweat Patch
A sweat patch is a convenient way to test for drugs, especially amongst those who need heightened accountability. As an example, if you want to be sure someone didn’t use drugs within a week or two’s window of time, this method provides an effective and affordable way to do so. A sweat patch will test for the most commonly abused drugs (those usually tested in a 5-panel): marijuana, opiates, cocaine, amphetamines, and PCP.
Oftentimes court orders or high suspicions of drug-using employees (or even sometimes parents) will require someone to be monitored for drug use 24/7. The sweat patch is a great drug testing solution for this.
The individual will stick the patch onto their skin (most often their arm) and wear it for around a week. If it comes off, we can help issue a new drug test. After the duration of testing is over, our collectors will take the sweat patch off the skin and send it in for testing and analysis – just like we do the other drug tests we offer.
All of this is done under our supervision to ensure the test is reliable.
The patch collects the dead skin and sweat that’s naturally excreted from your body – substances that will contain traces of drugs if they were used when someone was wearing the patch.
To request a drug sweat patch test or to learn more information, contact us.
Prescription drug abuse implies taking prescription medication was not given to you by the doctor, or taking your prescription medication in a manner that differs from the instructions. While taking prescription medication is not perceived as equivalent to taking illegal street drugs, the consequences can be equally harsh.
Do you remember the last time you applied for a new job? Or perhaps you are a hiring manager at the business who has accepted many applications and interviewed potential hires. One common part of the hiring process is the pre-employment drug test. No matter what side of the process you are on, this drug test is designed to ensure that the company ends up with the best employees possible who will be able to perform their duties safely and successfully.
What Are The Advantages Of A Drug Patch Test?
This isn’t a drug test for everyone, but it’s very useful in some circumstances and comes with a variety of advantages including:
Be prepared for your drug test:
What Are Your Hours?
All Test Smartly Labs are open Monday through Friday, from 9am - 5pm
The Overland Park Testing Center is also open from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays
Do We Need To Have An Appointment?
No appointment is required to come into our labs, and all of our locations are on a walk-in basis. However, it is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. If your situation requires special time considerations, please call us to determine if it would be better to arrange an appointment time.
Do I Need Doctors’ Orders For Testing?
No doctors’ orders needed, we are a Direct-Access Testing Center. You are encouraged to consult your medical professional with your lab test results.
What’s The Turnaround Time For Lab Work?
Average turnaround time is 2-5 business days depending on the complexity of the lab work. Most tests are available in 2-3 days.
Do You Need A List Of My Medications For A Drug Test?
Per protocol, the lab techs are not allowed to receive or ask for your medications. A medical review officer or MRO, a licensed physician who specializes in toxicology, will call you and ask for your medications and your physician’s phone number if it’s detected in your sample during testing. The MRO will then call your physician to verify your medications.