What Happens in a Urine Drug Test?
The urine sample, or specimen as it is called by medical professionals, is collected in a clinic or hospital and is supervised for adherence to quality and safety codes. Ensuring the accuracy of the test is the most important part of the process.
A urine drug test can detect Opiates, Cocaine, Marijuana, Barbiturates, Amphetamines, Benzodiazepines, and Methamphetamines. Testing for these drugs is common for new employment screening purposes and if you have an accident on the job and are required to have a screening before you can return to work. Urine drug tests are not used to detect alcohol use. Alcohol use can be detected with a breathalyzer test, however, this is a service we do not provide at Amarillo STAT Care.
How is a Urine Drug Test in Amarillo Performed?
The process is relatively simple. You go to the collection site and sign in. The facility will give you a bottle to collect the sample and direct you to a restroom to catch the sample. You will not be able to wash your hands or flush the toilet, so be prepared for that. You give the urine sample to a technician who will label and test it on site. Depending on the reason for the Urine drug test in Amarillo, we can fax the results to your job, in case of job drug test, or give them to you directly.
If you have used drugs in the past or currently take medications, your healthcare provider may periodically order drug screening to determine the level of medication in your system for effectiveness. If you take blood pressure medication and your blood pressure is high and the levels in your urine are low, the provider may determine that you have not been taking your medicine correctly.