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5 and 10 Panel Urine Drug Test, What’s The Difference Between The Two?

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5 and 10 Panel Urine Drug Test, What’s The Difference Between The Two?

In a drug testing popularity contest, the winner would most likely be urine drug testing. By far, this method of testing is the go-to for pre-employment and post-employment, compared to the other various methods of testing. Pre-employment drug testing is commonly used to determine if a potential employee is eligible for employment. Reasons for post-employment testing vary depending on the situation at hand. Post-employment testing can be administered randomly, post-accident incidents in the workplace, suspicion of use, and legally required testing for truck drivers.

Other types of specimens used for drug testing include hair follicle, saliva, breath, and blood tests. Various methods of testing are available and can be administered either in-house or at a laboratory. Laboratories follow strict guidelines when performing drug tests to ensure confidentiality and accurate results.

How do you determine which urine drug test is the best option for your screening needs? Your selection is determined by the variety of drugs each urine panel screens for. While the 5 panel urine test is the most commonly used test, the 10 panel covers a wider range of drugs.

5 Panel Urine Drug Test:

Cocaine
Marijuana
PCP (Phencyclidine)
Amphetamines (including methamphetamines, also known as crystal meth)
Opiates (including heroin, codeine and morphine)

10 Panel Urine Drug Test:

Cocaine
Marijuana
PCP
Amphetamines
Opiates
Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax)
Barbiturates
Methadone
Propoxyphene
Methaqualone (Quaaludes)

To learn more about drug testing for employment screening, and other background screening services Sarma has to offer contact us at 1-800-955-5238.

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Brenda Gonzales

Brenda Gonzales is the marketing specialist for Sarma. She is responsible for informing businesses and consumers about industry news and compliance information related to Debt Collections, Background & Tenant Screening, Mortgage Lending, and credit related issues. Brenda is also familiar with regulatory matters regarding CFPB, FCRA, FDCPA, FTA, and HIPPA.

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