Toxicology Testing/Screening

toxicology testingToxicology testing can be confusing for those who do not order it often. At Texas Genetic Labs, LLC, we want you to be as informed as possible when it comes to toxicology screening and when it’s appropriate to order this for a patient! As a toxicology lab in Texas, we’ve got all the who, what, when, where, and why answers for you!

Who Should Be Tested?

An excellent question. Who is appropriate for toxicology screening? Generally, there are four primary types of toxicology screening uses: medical testing, employment toxicology testing, forensic analysis, and athletics testings. Does this apply in your situation? Medical testing can have a grey area to it. Doctors seeing patients with new onset symptoms like confusion, unconsciousness, chest pain, shortness of breath, etc., will routinely order toxicology screening to protect their patient and rule out any drug related issues.

What is the Process and What Do We Test For?

There is no preparation or pre-screening required for our toxicology testing. All we require is a small urine sample. In special cases, and more specific screenings, a blood sample may be required. Once the sample is obtained, we can test for both prescription and nonprescription drugs. Our most common urine toxicology screening includes (but are not limited to):

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

When Should You Get Results?

As a Toxicology lab in Texas, we offer fast and reliable results. We will often release negative results within 24 hours and non-negative screens between 32-48 hours. We provide a detailed analysis with every result and have a knowledgeable customer service team available seven days a week.

Where? Toxicology Lab Texas

At Texas Genetic Labs, LLC, you are partnering with a leader in the drug testing industry. We strive to give the most accurate results, including information on the metabolic rate of the person as well as the length of time since a substance was ingested. We understand that everyone orders toxicology testing for different reasons, and for that reason, we provide every client with accurate and concise information.

Whether you are needing a test for an employee or for a patient, we’ve got you covered. While urine toxicology screenings are our most common service, we can also perform toxicology testing on blood and hair samples as well. If you have further questions, we can help! For more information on our toxicology screening at Texas Genetic Labs, LLC, give us a call today at (877) 375-2165.