Drug testing is the process of detecting the presence of illegal, as well as prescription drugs in an individual. The drugs may be present in the urine, saliva, sweat, hair, or blood. The most common drugs tested for are cocaine, amphetamines and methamphetamine, opioids, marijuana, barbiturates, and phencyclidine.
Drug Testing in Springfield MO
Choosing the best drug testing (drug screening) clinic is key to ensuring reliable results and an excellent value for your money. After all, not all drug test examiners are created equal.
Insurance Physicals and Employee Screening (IPE Screening) has been in the business since 2009. We offer two options for drug testing - within our office, and mobile testing, in which the latter involves our mobile examiners coming to your business or home.
IPE Screening is based in Springfield, MO, and we serve surrounding towns including Branson, Nixa, Republic, Ozark, Lebanon, and Joplin, among a few others. We have an independent laboratory, which means you can have your test done even without a doctor’s prescription.
Other notable facts about IPE Screening include:
- Fast drug testing results in a paperless format, with some results made available electronically 5 minutes after the drug test
- Cheaper prices than other major laboratory companies
- Provides drug testing with or without a doctor’s prescription
For quick and reliable results at a reasonable price, schedule a mobile or office visit with us.
Give us a call today at (417) 881-2522.
Purpose of Drug Testing
There are a number of reasons why drug testing is conducted.
If you are applying for a job, your potential employer would want to be certain that you are not under the influence of drugs. Drug testing for employment purposes may also be conducted not just during the hiring process but even at random times of the year.
Another use of drug testing is to determine if athletes whether in the collegiate or professional level are free from drug use and/or abuse. Performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants, and recreational drugs have long-term ill effects on individuals, which is why the use of these substances are discouraged among athletes.
Drug testing is also used for forensic and legal purposes. In the event of a vehicular accident or as a court case procedure, the individuals involved are required to undergo drug screening.
In some cases, you may be ordered by your healthcare provider to take a drug screening if drug abuse symptoms are present. If you are suffering from delirium, paranoia, dilated pupils, slurred speech, panic, any change in your heart rhythm or blood pressure, and breathing issues, a drug test may be required.
IPE Screening in Springfield, MO provides drug testing services for personal, employment, or legal purposes.
What to Expect During Drug Testing
Drug testing commonly requires you to provide a urine sample by following a “clean catch” process. Before you urinate in the container provided to you, it is important to wash your hands and cleanse the genital area thoroughly with a special cleaning pad given to you by the drug testing staff.
Then, you can urinate into the collection container. Be sure to collect about one to two ounces of urine depending on the markings found on the inside of the container.
Once finished, simply return the container to the staff. In other instances, the staff is present as you collect the sample.
In the case of a blood testing for drugs, a blood sample will be taken from you by inserting a small needle in your arm’s vein. The blood collected is placed into a vial or tube, and this entire process takes no longer than 5 minutes.
Drug Testing Preparation and Results
Before you take the test, do not consume food items or drinks that contain poppy seeds that may also give you a positive result.
Negative results mean that the drug level falls below the standard level, depending on the kind of drug you are being tested for. As for a positive result, this may either mean that you have exceeded the amount of established level for drugs or a false positive was found.
Further testing may be required if you have positive results to make sure you are taking a particular illegal drug or not.
If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us anytime for your inquiries.
Call IPE Screening in Springfield, MO for a drug test now.