13-Panel Drug Test

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A 13-panel drug test is an expanded variation of a 12-panel urine drug test involving a comprehensive analysis of a urine specimen to identify and confirm the presence of specific drug metabolites in the system. A routine 13-panel drug test covers cocaine metabolite, marijuana metabolite, phencyclidine (PCP), amphetamine (amphetamine, methamphetamine, MDMA), opioids (codeine/morphine, 6-acetylmorphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, oxymorphone), methadone, barbituates, and benzodiazepines. Applicants and/or employees may submit to a 13-panel drug test screening for safety-sensitive positions, for example, operating heavy machinery and/or motor vehicles at company discretion. SureHire offers a 13-panel drug test.

SureHire explains 13-Panel Drug Test

Standard drug testing procedures help employers to deter the epidemic of drug abuse for individuals serious about receiving gainful employment opportunities. However, many businesses continue to combat the rising occurrences of addiction compromising health and safety in the workplace. For instance, opiate drug use is a prevalent concern that affects personal behaviour coupled with professional conduct and productivity causing financial drawbacks for employers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The primary method for 13-panel drug test screens requires collecting a urine specimen, and tampering with / adulteration of the sample is a common circumstance that laboratories contend with.

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