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Fentanyl Drug Testing

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Fentanyl can be detected in drug tests that specifically include it as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street offers various drug testing options via hair or urine specimens, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug testing is most common, which looks back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug testing looks further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the location for the fentanyl drug test and complete the registration. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the fentanyl drug test. Testing results are reported quickly, accurately, and stored securely in our online portal.

About Fentanyl

What Is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl belongs to the narcotic (opiate) analgesics class. At about 50 to 100 times the strength of morphine, it is used to treat extreme pain often associated with cancer. Fentanyl is sometimes laced with heroin or cocaine to amplify the euphoric effects, and people who are using these drugs may unknowingly take it. This can be fatal. As one of the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths, the impact of fentanyl misuse and abuse is seen in the news, in popular TV shows like the true crime documentary Dope, and maybe even from friends or family.

Popular Fentanyl Street Names:
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Intended Use and Effects:

This drug was originally created as a fentanyl patch to be applied to the skin, which was intended for the treatment of severe pain in patients with cancer. Although classified as a Schedule II controlled substance, it is often abused by smoking, snorting, or injecting since it requires very little to produce a high.

Side Effects of Fentanyl

Some of the common side effects for fentanyl may include:

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Confusion
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Euphoria
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Relief from pain
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Depression of respiratory system

Overdose of fentanyl may cause respiratory distress that results in death. Other overdose symptoms may include coma, clammy skin, and changes in skin color.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is There a Fentanyl Urine Test?

Yes, Health Street offers a urine drug test specifically for fentanyl. However, the drug can be detected in many of our other urine tests as well. A comprehensive list of drug testing options can be found below next to “Fentanyl Drug Test Options.”

How Long Does Fentanyl Stay In Your System?

Fentanyl drug test detection times are dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

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Frequency of use
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User’s metabolism
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User’s age
Does Fentanyl Show Up On a Drug Test?

Yes, fentanyl can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option, but it does look back on a shorter period of time (up to one week). If you need to identify drug use further back than one week, Health Street’s hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back.

Why Drug Test for Fentanyl?

According to the Controlled Substances Act, fentanyl is classified as a Schedule II narcotic. This means that it has a high potential for abuse, and has extreme restrictions for medical use due to the serious ramifications of psychological or physical dependence. A fentanyl drug test can help create safer home or work environments, or open the door to recovery for someone who may be at risk for addiction or death.

Fentanyl Drug Test Options

Health Street offers the following fentanyl drug tests. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.

Fentanyl Urine Tests:
Fentanyl Hair Testing Options:

Citations

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, February 16). Fentanyl. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/opioids/basics/fentanyl.html.
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Drug Fact Sheet: Fentanyl. DEA United States Drug Enforcement Administration. (2020, April). https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Fentanyl-2020_0.pdf.
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Drug Scheduling. DEA. (n.d.). https://www.dea.gov/drug-information/drug-scheduling.
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Fentanyl. DEA. (n.d.). https://www.dea.gov/factsheets/fentanyl.