What is an 8 Panel Drug Test?
There are many reasons a business or individual may choose to administer a drug test. Some of the most common motives include:
- Deterring the hiring of individuals who engage in drug use
- Ensuring a safe work environment
- To determine what types of substances an individual is using before providing treatment
- To determine if drug use was a contributing factor to a crime
- To determine if an individual has violated the terms of their probation or other court orders
- Required testing for college or professional athletic programs
- To determine if a parent or guardian meets the requirements for child custody
Under these circumstances, it is crucial that the business, organization, or individual administering the drug test can depend on the test they are using for accurate, definitive results.
The more comprehensive and advanced the drug test is, the less likely it is for errors or false results to appear.
For these reasons, the 8 panel drug test is often the top choice for companies, organizations, and employers who require a thorough testing method.
What is an 8 panel drug test?
In the context of drug screening, the word “panel” refers to the specific type of drug, or the family of drugs, that a specific test can recognize. Thus, an 8 panel drug test is able to identify the presence of eight different substances. Panel tests can be completed using urine, blood, or saliva samples.
What does an 8 panel drug test test for?
The eight substances that can be detected using an 8 drug panel test are: marijuana, opiates, PCP, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates.
This type of drug test is frequently used for pre-employment, random, reasonable cause, corrections, clinical, hospital, and personal use.
How does an 8 panel drug test work?
Any form of drug that enters the body eventually breaks down and produces metabolites. When these metabolites are mixed with other antibodies, they create a chemical reaction. Thus, an 8 panel drug screen is completed by mixing DNA samples taken from the body with lab sample that contains an antibody that reacts with the potential drug in question. If a drug is present, the chemical reaction created will signify a positive test result. The absence of a reaction signifies a negative result.
All Countrywide Testing 8 panel tests are designed to be used with urine as the specimen sample.
Metabolites can be detected in the urine for various times after drug use, depending on the type of substance used. Alcohol, specifically, can be difficult to test for using urine, since alcohol passes through the system more quickly than other substances. Typically, the window for detecting blood in urine is between 12-48 hours after ingestion. Other drugs, like cocaine or amphetamines, for example, can be detected in the urine for up to 4-5 days. The most long-lasting drug, however, is cannabis, which can be identified in the urine up to 30 days after use.
How long does it take to receive final results?
At Countrywide Testing, both our 8 panel quickscreen dip cards and our 8 panel quickscreen cups produce results in as little as five minutes. In addition to their quick result times, our clients appreciate their easy-to-read rose pink line indicators, which make it simple to determine a negative result from a positive result. The presence of two rose pink lines within a single window indicates a negative result, while a single pink line indicates the presence of the respective substance.
Why trust Countrywide Testing?
We are proud to offer the most comprehensive selection of 8 panel urine tests 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, our 8 panel 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 leading-edge 8 panel drug tests? Contact us today. One of our knowledgeable customer service agents would be happy to assist you.