Drug Abuse Test

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Here is everything that you wish to know about Drug Abuse Tests!

Why Drug Abuse Test is done:

The purpose of a drug test is to investigate for drug use or misuse. The test looks for signs of one or more illegal drugs like cocaine or club drugs in a sample of your urine.

Misusing prescription medicines, which means taking prescription medicines in a different way or for a different purpose than your provider prescribed, like using a prescription pain reliever to relax or taking someone else’s prescription also falls in the category of Drug Abuse.

The test is described by many other names as drugs of abuse testing, substance abuse testing, drug screening, toxic screening or doping test, etc.

Who needs a Drug Abuse Test?

You may be required to take this test for a job, to participate in sports, or to monitor the misuse of prescription drugs.

Drug testing may be required, if you show signs of drug use or to monitor treatment programs for De-addiction. It may also be a part of a police investigation in case of an accident investigation or a court case. The test may be scheduled ahead of time or done randomly without notice.

What Drugs are checked in the Drug Abuse Test? 

A drug test can check for a single drug or a group of drugs in your body. The following Drugs are commonly taken into consideration:

Amphetamines, including methamphetamine. Barbiturates, such as phenobarbital and sec barbital, Benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam or clonazepam. Marijuana (THC) Phencyclidine (PCP), Cocaine, Opioids, and opiates, such as heroin, codeine, oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, fentanyl, SteroidsAlcohol, etc.

What is the preferred sample for the Drug Test?

Most of the time drug tests are done from urine samples, as signs of drug use can be found in urine within hours of its consumption to several days of intake.

Do I need to go to the lab for a Drug Test? 

You need to visit the lab to give a Sample for the Drug Evaluation Test.

Why Yuvraj Path Labs is the Best Fit for Drug Abuse Tests:

We are an ISO 9001: 2015 Certified Healthcare Service provider in Amritsar. Our phlebotomists/technicians are highly trained and always ready to fulfill your Blood test Requirements.

It is our mission to make quality healthcare services available to every individual. We understand how necessary a health test can be in the case of a serious illness and how important it is, in the case of preventive health care to detect a disease at the earlier stages, to find a cure.

Just make a call at our pathology lab, fix a time of your convenience for Blood withdrawal, and get all your required blood tests performed in the comfort of your own home or office.

The tests are carried over by highly qualified professionals performing their jobs with complete accuracy on next-level medical technology in the lab. Online reports are generated almost the same day, reducing the overall Turnaround Time.

Specific preparations that are needed before undergoing a drug abuse test:

Preparing for a drug abuse test involves several considerations to ensure accurate and reliable results. Here are the specific preparations and guidelines typically recommended:

General Guidelines

  1. Avoid Drugs and Medications:

    • Refrain from Using Drugs: Obviously, avoid using any illicit drugs before the test.
    • Prescription Medications: Continue taking prescribed medications, but inform the testing center about any prescription or over-the-counter drugs you are taking. Some medications can cause false positives.
  1. Hydration:

    • Drink Water: It’s important to stay hydrated, but avoid excessive water intake right before the test as it can dilute your urine and potentially affect the results.
  2. Food and Diet:

    • Normal Diet: Generally, you do not need to fast or make significant changes to your diet. However, some foods (like poppy seeds) can sometimes cause false positives for certain substances.

Specific Preparations

  1. Urine Drug Test:

    • First-Morning Sample: If possible, use the first urine of the day, as it is typically more concentrated and can provide more accurate results.
    • Avoid Diuretics: Try to avoid diuretics such as caffeine and certain medications unless prescribed by a doctor, as they can dilute your urine.
  1. Blood Drug Test:

    • Fasting: Fasting is usually not required unless specified by the testing facility. Follow any specific instructions given to you.
    • Stay Calm: Stress and anxiety can affect blood pressure and heart rate, which can impact the test. Try to stay calm and relaxed.
  2. Hair Drug Test:

    • Hair Treatments: Avoid hair treatments such as bleaching, dyeing, or perming shortly before the test as these can sometimes affect the accuracy of the results.
    • Clean Hair: Wash your hair thoroughly but do not use any special shampoos aimed at masking drug use.
  3. Saliva Drug Test:

    • Avoid Food and Drink: Do not eat or drink anything (except water) for about 10-15 minutes before the test.
    • Mouth Rinse: Avoid using mouthwash or breath fresheners just before the test, as these can sometimes affect the results.
  4. Inform the Tester:

    • Medical History: Disclose any medical conditions or medications to the tester, as these can influence test results.
    • Substance Use: Be honest about any recent substance use, as this information can be critical for interpreting the results accurately.

To Book an appointment for Home Blood Sample Collection, either for taking a specific test for a disease or as prescribed by your Doctor or for preventive Full Body check-ups,  Just make a Call at 9988007576, 9988357500.

Yuvraj Path Labs is always there at your Service.

You just need to dial a number to avail Best Pathology Lab Services in the Holy City of Amritsar.