14 Panel Drug Tests
What is a 14 panel drug test?
An evaluation of blood, urine, saliva, and hair, drug tests are typically administered randomly in the workplace to identify on-site drug use; for pre-employment, post-accident, and safety-related purposes; and in colleges and professional sports.
Drug testing is an effective way to detect drug abuse, deter use, and help to maintain a drug-free workplace. Not only that, it may help someone get the help they need to and take control of their lives again.
There are several commonly used tests to detect drugs:
- Blood, both invasive and expensive (compared to other methods), yet most effective
- Hair, which can detect drug use over a 90-day period
- Saliva, not idea to detect long-term use, but is effective enough to identify drug use within a few hours up to 3 days
- Urine, which is the most common, cost effective, and convenient method used; it can detect drug use 72 hours after use, up to a week prior
Panel (urine) tests are widely used to screen for cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, methamphetamines, opiates, and alcohol. Panel testing allows for any number of substances, as there are 5 panel, 7 panel, 10 panel, and even 14 panel drug tests, which can identify 14 different drugs or drug families. That said, the question is - what does a 14 panel drug screen test for?
What does a 14 panel drug test test for?
Several factors can affect drug testing timelines, such as age, weight, height, frequency and length of use, body fat, metabolism, and physiological makeup. In other words, these factors can lengthen or shorten the window in which detection is possible. For instance, our metabolism may affect the speed in which drugs exit the body. The older we are, the longer it takes drugs to exit our body.
Although factors will be at play, a 14 panel drug test or any other panel drug test will still detect any drug in the body.
There is no right or wrong way to use a 14 panel urine drug test, but they are great for testing those who work in the following industries: transportation, sports, construction, mining, manufacturing, education, and medical staff. Typically, what 14 panel drug tests test for are the following substances:
The 14 panel drug test list above is not comprehensive, as some tests include tramadol, tricyclic antidepressants, dermerol, sufentanil, and synthetic marijuana.
There are countless choices available when it comes to choosing the number of panels necessary for your drug testing purposes. One organization may need a 14 panel urine drug screen, while another may only need a panel of 4.
How does a 14 panel drug test work?
Urine drug testing is cost-effective, non-invasive, and convenient. Offering the ability to collect and test urine samples within minutes, the process is simple and easy.
Administering a urine test begins with collecting a urine sample with enough urine to reach the indicated test line in a 14 panel drug test cup. Keep in mind, depending on the brand, there may be extra steps required such as administering the test in specific temperatures, reading the results within a specified window, using a stopwatch, or allowing the urine to remain in the cup for a specified time.
Taking that into account, carefully read and follow the testing instructions for the best results. Failure to do so could result in false negative, false positive, or abnormal readings.
Reading the results is usually just as easy as taking the test. Again, depending on the brand, results may be displayed as colored bands. As an example, our 14 panel drug test displays a number of ‘rose pink’ bands.
2 rose pink color bands (in the C & T regions) indicate a “negative” result; 1 rose pink band in the C region indicates a “positive” result; and if no band appears or 1 rose pink band appears in the T region, it’s considered “no result”.
Why Countrywide Testing?
Countrywide Testing is the online realtor for parent company, Phamatech, offering an assortment of panel drug tests; medical devices; laboratory services for businesses, federal employees, and individuals; specific drug tests (i.e. alcohol tests, meth tests, nicotine tests); and specialty products.
Phamatech, Inc., established in 1991, is an FDA registered company, which manufactures medical devices, and acts as a laboratory that processes samples for drug testing. It’s certified by four governing bodies for laboratories that conduct drug tests - SAMHSA, CLIA, CAP, and ISO.
Countrywide and Phamatech alike ensure to meet the needs of customers by providing special pricing and discounts for custom bulk orders of drug test cups and drug test dip cards.
Whether for personal to commercial needs, Countrywide is the go-to online retailer for affordable 14 panel drug tests. We are so confident in our products and services that we offer a 100% money back guarantee to each and every customer, along with including free shipping and returns on all orders over $75.Subject to your needs, Countrywide is here to help. If you have any questions, concerns, or are in need of guidance, do not hesitate to reach out and contact us - 469-389-2120 or [email protected].