4 Panel Drug Tests
What is a 4 panel drug test?
Whether an employer, law enforcement, rehab facilities and clinics, collegiate and professional athletic boards, or concerned parents, there are a variety of choices when it comes to drug screening - the process of detecting the presence of contaminants and chemicals by a collecting and analyzing blood, saliva, hair, or urine. Out of the various testing methods, urine or panel drug tests are widely used, as they are very cost effective and can be done on-site.
“Panel” refers to the actual family of drugs or substances that are included in the test itself. For example, included in the “opioids” drug family is heroin, morphine, oxycodone, and fentanyl. You may ask, what are the 4 panel drug tests? A 4 panel can be used to test for specific drugs or be customized.
Although a standard 4 panel drug test makes sense for most employers, athletic boards, or parents, depending on the situation and the number of drugs being assessed, there are 5, 7, and 11 panel tests available on the market, as well. As the number of panels increase, so does the extent of the tests.
Countrywide Testing has available for their customers an easy-to-use, 99% accurate single 4 panel drug screen and a 4 panel test - 25 pack for those needing to test groups.
What does a 4 panel drug test test for?
Despite your profession, company culture, the purpose(s) of the drug test, and applicable state and local laws within an industry, a drug screening can be used to detect a wide range of abused substances - everything from marijuana, opiates, and PCP to methadone, ecstasy, and barbiturates. That said, there is generally no concrete definition for a panel test, whether a 4 panel test, 7, 11, or 14 panel drug test.
For instance, what’s on a 4 panel drug test is opiates, cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamines, typically. But, that is not written in stone. Amphetamines, benzodiazepines, percocet, and propoxyphene could be the substances being tested for.
The same goes for other panel tests - there is no right or wrong combination of drugs prescribed to a specific panel. While there are best practices and seemingly set standards, any drug can be tested on any panel.
Countrywide Testing’s convenient, FDA-cleared 4 panel drug test specifically screens for methamphetamines, marijuana, opiates, and cocaine.
Choosing “the right” panel drug test that best suits your needs will take a little evaluation, but a 4 panel drug test may be a reasonable choice, as they are generally reliable for most drugs. If more guidance is necessary, reach out to Countrywide Testing to discuss your options.
How does a 4 panel drug test work?
Most panel drug tests are easy to use, often providing rapid, yet very accurate results. Usually it’s as simple as providing a urine sample in a cup to an indicated level. However, some brands may require a few extra steps such as, using a timer, conducting the test in specific temperatures, and reading the results within a certain period of time.
Additionally, failing to follow the strict steps could result in abnormal readings, false positive, or false negative results. Regardless of brand, be sure to read and follow the instructions to obtain the best results.
Countrywide Testing offers one the easiest panel tests to use. Simply remove the testing cup from the sealed package, provide the appropriate amount of urine in the cup, and allow the sample to remain in the cup until red color appears in the “Result Ready” window. This takes under 5 minutes.
How to read a 4 panel drug test is just as easy. For Countrywide Testing results, 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?
Established in 1991, Phamatech, Inc. is an FDA registered company, which manufactures medical devices, as well as acts as a laboratory that processes samples for drug testing. In addition to being FDA approved, Phamatech is certified by four governing bodies for laboratories that conduct drug tests - SAMHSA, CLIA, CAP, and ISO.
Countrywide Testing acts as the online retailer for Phamatech (parent company), offering the best selection of panel drug tests, as well as specific drug tests (i.e. steroid tests, alcohol tests, meth tests), medical devices, specialty products, and laboratory services for individuals, businesses, and federal employees. For those needing custom bulk orders, Countrywide provides special pricing for home drug tests, drug test cups and drug test dip cards.
From personal to commercial needs, Countrywide is the go-to online retailer for affordable 4 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].