Common Questions About Fentanyl Drug Tests
Why test for Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is one of the most dangerous street drugs available, and has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. In a pharmaceutical setting, Fentanyl is administered to patients who are in the late stages of a cancer diagnosis, or to patients who are experiencing unbearable levels of chronic pain.
The peril of Fentanyl comes from its potency— a dose as small as 2,000 micrograms, or just 2 mg, can be fatal. This is particularly concerning when you consider that 2 milligrams is comparable to a few grains of sand.
But perhaps the most distressing part about Fentanyl becoming a more widespread issue is the fact that it is often cut into (or mixed with) other street drugs, like ecstacy, cocaine, and heroin. Thus, many users are unaware that they are putting Fentanyl into their bodies, often finding out after the effects have begun, or when an overdose occurs.
For these reasons, companies, healthcare providers, and other organizations must remain vigilant in testing for this substance.
Just a minute amount of Fentanyl is needed to cause impairment, with symptoms including:
- Shallow or labored breathing
- Inability to focus/concentrate
- Mood swings
- Euphoria or dysphoria
- Reduced feelings of pain
- Constricted pupils
If you suspect Fentanyl use, either by a patient, employee, coworker, family member, friend, etc, it is imperative to administer a test. With a conclusive answer, proper treatment and a plan of action can be implemented, protecting the best interests of all involved.
How accurate are Fentanyl drug tests?
At Countrywide Testing, all of our Fentanyl drug screen products come with a 99% accuracy rating— making them the most precise and dependable Fentanyl urine tests on the market today.
Of course, the accuracy of the reading can be compromised if the Fentanyl urine test is not administered properly.
For best results, we recommend following these instructions carefully:
- Always use first-morning urine, if possible, as this is when your urine is most concentrated, and thus is when it will provide the most conclusive results.
- Always lay your sample on a flat, smooth surface.
- Never handle or move the sample while the test is taking place.
- Follow instructions carefully. Countrywide Testing drug tests for Fentanyl require the device to remain in the urine for 1-5 minutes. Devices that are left submerged for more than 10 minutes may produce inaccurate results.
If you suspect that your test results may be inaccurate, you may want to take a second test to confirm your results, or have a forensic toxicologist administer a more advanced test.
How does a Fentanyl drug test work?
Fentanyl takes effect by attaching itself to the body's opioid receptors, which play an integral role in how the brain processes pain and emotions. Over time, the brain becomes dependent on Fentanyl, and eventually it is unable to experience pleasure or positive emotions without the presence of the drug.
At Countrywide Testing, our tests use immunoassays to detect the presence of Fentanyl in the body. Essentially, these tests mix specific antigens with the antibodies that are already present in the urine sample. If the urine sample contains Fentanyl, a chemical reaction will occur, indicating a positive result. If no Fentanyl is present, the chemical reaction will not take place, signifying a negative result.
Typically, Fentanyl remains in the body for up to 24 hours, but it really depends on how the drug has been used, and how much of the drug has been taken. If you are looking to determine if Fentanyl has been used by an individual over a longer period of time, you may want to invest in a hair test, since Fentanyl can be detected in hair strands for up to 90 days.
Why trust Countrywide Testing?
We are proud to offer the most comprehensive selection of Fentanyl drug test kits available on the internet today. Additionally, each of our products is FDA cleared, 510K approved and CLIA-waived, meaning they have been proven to meet the highest accuracy and safety standards. In fact, all of our Fentanyl drug tests have a 99% accuracy rating.
Our laboratory is also one of only 27 SAMHSA certified labs permitted to process drug samples on behalf of the United States government, which means our customers gain access to the same testing services trusted by law enforcement. Plus, we are CLIA, CAP, and ISO certified, and hold a California Clinical License.
But we do much more than simply offer the highest-quality products. We also make every effort to provide our customers with an unrivaled level of customer service, ensuring we never miss an opportunity to provide a seamless, pleasing shopping experience from start to finish.
This is why we offer free shipping on all orders over $75.00, and back all of our products with a 100% money back guarantee.
Still have questions or concerns regarding our industry-leading Fentanyl drug test solutions? Contact us today. One of our knowledgeable customer service agents would be happy to assist you.