15 Panel Drug Test
This 15 panel drug test screens for:
- Opiates (codeine, morphine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone)
- Other narcotics (Butorphanol, Nalbuphine, Meperidine, Pentazocine)
- Other drugs (Ketamine, Meprobamate, Zolpidem)
This is one of the more expansive drug test panels available. The detection windows for these substances varies and is dependent upon a variety of factors, like the type of substance, the amount used and frequency of use, the individual’s body mass, age, the overall health of the donor, and the pH of the sample. The average timeframe of a urine screening is for the last one to five days of use.
The Drugs Included in the 15 Panel Drug Test
Ketamine is a medication typically used for anesthesia since it causes a trance-like state, sedation, memory loss, and pain relief. However, it’s sometimes given to individuals outside of anesthesia to help with chronic pain. It has a history of abuse as a club drug.
Propoxyphene is a narcotic pain reliever not quite as strong as morphine, codeine, and hydrocodone. It can cause lightheadedness, dizziness, vomiting, breathing problems, impaired thinking, and sedation. When used for too long, it can become habit-forming, and users might begin to experience physical dependence on the drug.
These days, it's always wise to include opiates in your drug testing program. They're widely abused across the United States and are incredibly addicting. Opioid abuse can be costly to employers and even deadly, should the person abusing them do something to harm themselves or someone else.
Do You Need Employee Drug Testing?
Many employers believe, without having any real background knowledge, that drugs don’t have a presence in their workplace, plain and simple. However, the opioid epidemic in and of itself says otherwise. Couple that with the legalization of marijuana, and employers have to be more careful than ever when it comes to maintaining a drug-free workplace.
Substance abuse in the workplace costs employers billions of dollars every single year. It’s also a danger to the rest of your staff. Keep your business running safely and efficiently by creating a strong drug-free workplace program. Contact US Drug Test Centers today to learn more about how we can help you.