Substances Found in Drug Tests
Nearly all types of substances that people consume can be detected in the days, weeks, or months that follow by a simple drug test. Whether the drug is obtained by prescription for a medical purpose, purchased on the street for illicit recreational use, or given to someone unknowingly, drugs and their metabolites remain in the urine and the hair after the psychoactive effects wear off.
Drug tests identify the class of the drug that was consumed as well as the specific metabolite found in the body. Since some of these metabolites may exist in the body naturally, labs establish minimum cutoff levels for each drug class to avoid reporting false positives.
Health Street provides descriptions of the substances themselves to educate our clients. We intend to provide a resource for businesses and families to better understand what it means if someone they screen comes up positive on a drug test for one of these substances.