Drug Testing Employees | What Panel Drug Tests To Choose

Urine Drug TestingEmployee drug screening is an important part of any business. Hiring employees that have passed a drug test and are under the understanding that random drug screenings can be given at any time, is an important part of the health of any business. At Texas Genetic Labs, LLC, we can help you to not only drug test your employees but also help you to choose what panel drug tests are appropriate for your business. Once you decide that you are going to drug test your employees, we can help you choose what panel is right for your company.

Your Typical Drug Testing

Panel drug testing means grouping specific drug tests into one test. Our most common drug test is done with a urine sample. Our most basic panel includes five drugs: THC (marijuana), cocaine, opiates, Phencyclidine (PCP), and amphetamines.

Our Wide Array of Drug Testing Panels

Your typical urine drug screen is, like we said, a five panel drug test. However, depending on occupation, your company may decide to test for a larger, and even more specific, amount of drugs. We can do your five panel drug screening, or expand to screen up to twelve different prescription and illegal drugs. Our urine drug screens can test for all of the following:

  • Amphetamines
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Barbiturates
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • Methadone
  • Oxycodone
  • Opiates
  • PCP and Propoxyphene
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids
  • Synthetic Stimulants

Which Employee Drug Testing Panel is Right For You?

If there are no legal requirements for specific testing, the five panel urine drug test is a reasonable choice for any simple hiring process. Depending on your field, you may choose a higher panel. Some examples include:

  • DOT requires a five drug testing panel prior to employment, and an annual drug test (both random and screened).
  • Health professionals will have a wide variety of panel screenings, typically eight or more.
  • Construction and heavy machinery related industries are frequently tested with nine or more panels throughout the year.
  • Employers wanting to have a completely drug-free workplace may choose the comprehensive twelve panel drug screening.

If you are having difficulty in deciding what panel drug tests to choose for your company, put your mind at ease with Texas Genetic Labs, LLC. Our experts can help you figure out what is most appropriate, administer the drug test screening, and give you accurate results at a fast rate. For more information, call us today at (855) 306-8347.