12 Panel Plus Urine Alcohol
A 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol is a twelve panel drug test combined with a 12 hour alcohol screening. Employers and individuals can register online or call (888) 378-2499 to set up testing for staff or others. We offer urine drug testing at over 5000 clinic locations nationwide.
Our online registration process is simple. You choose the lab location based on ZIP code during registration. An authorization barcode is instantly emailed to you and texted directly to the phone of the person being tested. A map of the clinic location will accompany the barcode. The registrant can then walk in to the drug testing facility and show the barcode along with photo ID. Results are fast, signed by a doctor, and reported securely online.
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How to Register
Registering for a 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol is fast and easy for companies or individuals. The lab location is chosen during the drug testing registration process based on the ZIP code you enter. A Twelve Panel Urine plus Alcohol costs $174.00.
Once registered, a barcode authorization and a map with the clinic address is immediately sent via email. Employers can choose to provide the employee’s cell phone number to enable instant text messaging of the barcode and clinic address, or else they can simply forward the email registration to their candidate or employee at their convenience. The barcode is then presented to the professional technician at the chosen drug testing facility along with government issued photo ID, and the test is administered. Status notifications are sent throughout the process. The person who placed the order is notified when the registrant completes the drug test. Additional notifications are sent when the urine specimen reaches the lab, and, of course, when the results are ready to review securely online.
About 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol
Alcohol Test Facts
- 1) There are several types of alcohol tests. Each has a different purpose and a different look back period. Alcohol use can be detected through various specimens, including the breath, the urine, the blood, and the hair.
- 2) Breath alcohol testing provides a specific measure of current blood alcohol content.
- 3) Urine alcohol testing is a convenient and non-invasive method to detect alcohol use in the recent past. It is not necessarily indicative of current intoxication, as the alcohol can remain in the system past the time when the person has already sobered up.
- 4) There are two types of urine alcohol (“UAL”) screens: a 12 hour UAL is known simply as a urine alcohol test, while a 3 day test is referred to as an EtG urine alcohol.
- 5) Breath alcohol tests provide instant results, whereas urine alcohol screenings are sent to a lab for analysis. Results typically come back in 1-2 business days.
- 6) PeTH blood alcohol testing can detect alcohol usage over a three week look back period.
- 7) Hair alcohol testing (also called Hair EtG testing) goes back the longest; it can pick up regular alcohol consumption over the prior three month period.
Urine Drug Test Facts
- 1) Urine drug testing is the most common method for detecting and deterring drug use in the workplace
- 2) Each urine drug test is designed to screen for a specific panel of drugs; not every test detects the same drugs. It is important to specify which drugs need to be tested before ordering a test.
- 3) Some urine drug tests can provide instant results for negative screens, but non-negatives always get sent to a lab for confirmation testing
- 4) It is difficult to cheat a 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol, particularly because it is very difficult to substitute a urine specimen at the correct body temperature
- 5) Ingested drugs are almost immediately present in the urine, while other methods of drug testing require some time to pass before the drugs are detectable
Urine Drug Test Detection Times
In general, the window of detection for a 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol is up to a week. However, this varies depending on several factors. Typically, “harder” drugs like cocaine exit the system faster, while “softer” drugs like marijuana tend to stay around for a while. The amount of the drug ingested also plays a role; the more a person takes of a given substance, the longer it can be found in a urine test. Frequency of use is also a factor; a single use may not show up on a urine test for very long, while repetitive usage can be detected for a longer period of time. Finally, an individual’s metabolism plays a role. Some people simply metabolize drugs and excrete them from their systems faster than others.
Urine Drug Test Results
The result of a 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol is reported in a secure PDF files which detail the list of the tested drugs. For each class of drugs, there is an indication of Positive or Negative. If a drug comes back positive, the specific metabolite which tested positive will be specifically indicated. Quantitative levels for positive results are available upon request. The PDF file can be easily downloaded from our portal, printed, or forwarded. We are also happy to send or fax drug test results to any person, employer, or organization that needs to get a copy of the report.
How long do results take?
Negative urine drug tests typically come back the next business day, but in some cases can take longer. If the screening is not negative, further testing is required. Our lab will run a GC/MS confirmation test on all non-negatives, which provides an official, quantitative measurement of the level of drugs in the system. Confirmation testing takes approximately 3-5 days.
Staff Glass™… the Employer eResults Portal
Business users get free access to our secure Employer eResults Portal, StaffGlass, to place orders, view test results, manage employees and eSignature documents (such as policies and procedures), update random drug testing pools, and register for background checks. Non-business clients get results via email and/or fax.
SAMHSA Certified Laboratory and MRO
Like all of our lab based tests, 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohols are processed at a SAMHSA Certified laboratory. Results are reviewed by one of our Medical Review Officers (MRO). Our MROs are licensed physicians and toxicology experts. If the result of a urine drug test is non-negative, the MRO will reach out to the person to ask about prescription medications and, if appropriate, to request proof. Once that conversation with the doctor takes place, and the person has a chance to provide proof of any prescriptions, the MRO will release the final results, which will be reported to the Employer or person who requested the test.
What can be found in a 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol
The following drugs show up on a 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol:
- Basic opiates
- Expanded Opiates
- Methaqualone (Quaaludes)
Ethyl alcohol, also called ethanol or just plain alcohol, becomes present in the urine a short while after a person begins to drink beer, wine, or liquor, and lasts for a few hours after they have fully sobered up. A 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol looks for the actual ethyl alcohol in the urine rather than looking for any metabolites that may have been produced by the body from processing the drinks.
While a breathalyzer only detects the level alcohol that is currently in the blood, a urine test will pick up alcohol for a short while past the point where a person has fully sobered up. Essentially, the presence of alcohol in the urine is on a slight delay behind the alcohol in the blood. Therefore, a positive result on a Twelve Panel Urine plus Alcohol does not necessarily indicate current intoxication. Rather, a positive result would indicate the consumption of alcohol over the prior 12 hours.
Amphetamines are a group of synthetic stimulants that include legal prescriptions, like Adderall,and illegally manufactured methamphetamines. Prescription amphetamines typically come in pill form and are ingested orally, while methamphetamines are typically smoked. Both of these types of amphetamines can be found in a 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol, and, if positive, the results will clearly distinguish between them.
Most people know that amphetamines are often used as a treatment for attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Strangely, “speed” has the paradoxical effect of creating mental focus and thus reducing hyperactivity. Somehow, a mind that is racing – and therefore unfocused – achieves clarity and focus when given a stimulant, amphetamines. Some weight loss products also contain amphetamines. More than ever, college kids are using amphetamines to keep themselves awake or to create laser like tunnel vision in an effort to stay focused for long hours while studying. Even those who have prescriptions for this drug to treat a legitimate medical need can become psychologically convinced that they cannot study effectively without taking it. To counter to this trend, families as well as businesses frequently request urine drug tests.
Many families with college age students request ongoing, random urine drug screen panels such as the Twelve Panel Urine plus Alcohol to identify and prevent use of unauthorized prescriptions like Adderall. On the other hand, methamphetamines, produced by illegal meth labs in the U.S. and abroad, is far more dangerous. The drug known as “crystal meth” achieved notoriety in the smash TV series “Breaking Bad”, which also exposed its dangers. Small doses of meth stimulate the user and cause weight loss; large doses and frequent use, however, lead to addiction and devastating side effects, including blurred vision, severe dental decay, and convulsions.
Meth users can stay awake for long periods of time without sleep. Noticeable weight loss that’s not attributed to exercise or dietary changes can be a sign of methamphetamine use. Because this drug has dangerous side effects, including violence, it is vital for employers of any size to include amphetamines as a part of their employment drug testing program. It can be detected in the urine for three to five days.
Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants or “downers”. They calm a person down, and sometimes make the person sleepy. Barbiturates were popular as a party drug in the 1970s, and are still legally available by prescription; however, because they are highly addictive, they are rarely prescribed any longer.
Barbiturate are most often used to control seizures, to deal with extreme anxiety, or for short-term sleep issues (including helping a patient sleep before surgery). Because of the calming effect the drugs have on people, legal use can easily lead to abuse. This is done by using the drug more often than needed or after it is no longer prescribed. Barbiturates are obtained on the black market from drug dealers. Barbiturate abuse is dangerous, and in the worst cases can lead to a coma or even death.
Common signs and symptoms of barbiturates usage are severe confusion, lack of coordination, and slurred speech. When these symptoms become noticeable, it is a signal that the person may be using more and more of the drug and is possibly dependent on it. Health Street tests for barbiturates in our Twelve Panel Urine plus Alcohol. Barbiturates shows up in this urine screening for up to five days.
Our 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol picks up three basic opiates: codeine, morphine, and heroin. Of the three, heroin is by far the most addictive and dangerous. Morphine is a natural substance that comes from the opium poppy plant, and heroin is actually synthesized from morphine. Heroin essentially changes back to morphine once ingested, but it is faster acting and more powerful. Users can become addicted to heroin after a single dose. Testing urine for drugs is an effective way to deter or identify heroin use.
Heroin users inject, smoke or inhale the drug. Once in the blood, it travels to the brain rapidly to bind to opioid receptors and create a feeling of euphoria. Injecting creates the most powerful effect, sending users a warm rush of bliss before they go “on the nod” – a street term that refers to a drowsy state. After using heroin, urine drug screen panels can detect it for around 3 to 5 days
Once dependent on heroin, users will experience harsh withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to quit. Symptoms include restlessness, muscle and bone pain, and insomnia. Heroin withdrawal is the source of many common street phrases associated with drug abuse. For example, “kicking the habit” refers to the involuntary kicking movements when coming off of this opioid. It is essential to continuously monitor former users for years following a successful recovery, and a program of random urine drug testing is a crucial component of this effort.
Untreated heroin addiction becomes more and more dangerous, as users build up a tolerance. The more addicted they become, the more it takes to get them high. For this reason, it is very easy to overdose. The danger of overdose can actually increase during any attempt to quit. Heroin overdose is a medical emergency that can lead to death. Establishing a pre-employment urine drug testing program is one way for businesses to maintain a safe work environment.
Benzodiazepines commonly known by the product names of Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, and Librium, are primarily prescribed by doctors to treat patients with anxiety, insomnia, seizures, panic attacks, and alcohol withdrawal. Additionally, this class of medicines is often used to control prolonged epileptic seizures. Other physician monitored uses include presurgical sedation and treatment of involuntary movement disorders.
While episodic and short-term use of benzodiazepines is generally safe, longer term use is discouraged. Notably, benzodiazepines are very dangerous during pregnancy. These medications have been linked to birth defects if taken during the first trimester. The drug is also passed along to an infant through its mother’s breast milk.
Benzodiazepines usage can lead to disorientation; driving and operating heavy machinery should be avoided when taking this medication. Furthermore, when mixed with alcohol, the sedative effects are dangerously enhanced. It is illegal to take benzodiazepines without a prescription. Even with a valid prescription, someone can still abuse the drug by taking it more frequently or in higher quantities than prescribed. Health Street’s Twelve Panel Urine plus Alcohol detects the precise level of benzaodiazepines in the urine with a look back period of approximately three to seven days.
Cocaine is a powerful, expensive, street drug that makes users feel energized and strong. Street names like “blow” hint at the snorting of the powdered form of cocaine, which allows it to enter the body via the nasal passages. From there, it goes directly into the bloodstream and quickly impacts the central nervous system. “Coke” can also be smoked or injected. Cocaine shows up on a urine drug test for up to a week.
Cocaine creates a high that is both euphoric, energetic, and short lived – only about a half-hour. Signs of cocaine use include extreme energy, feelings of power, paranoia, and anxiety. Physical indicators include dilated pupils, exuberant speech, and, of course, the telltale sniffing. A 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol is very effective at finding evidence of cocaine use.
Many people ask if “crack” is the same thing as cocaine. Crack is actually cocaine processed into crystallized form for smoking. It has the same effect on the user, but the high comes even faster, and it packs a stronger punch. On the other hand, the high from smoking crack lasts a shorter period of time – just minutes – compared with snorting cocaine. Thus, addicts tend to light up more often and binge to sustain their addiction. Employers who wish to avoid the dangers and high cost of employing cocaine users conduct urine drug testing.
Long term cocaine use has very serious side effects, including heart damage, stroke, and cardiac arrest. Users often combine cocaine with other drugs like alcohol (known as “polydrug abuse”). This combination can create a fatal metabolite called cocaethylene, which can cause heart stoppage. Another deadly combination is cocaine and heroin, known as “speedballing”, which often leads to overdose or death. Families and employers who suspect cocaine use or just wish to deter it should request a urine drug screenings that includes this dangerous drug.
Ecstasy, the street name of the drug MDMA, creates a burst of serotonin in the user’s brain. This neurotransmitter is responsible for feelings of well-being, happiness, love and sexual arousal. When on this drug, users develop a sense of empathy and a euphoric like feeling and a desire to touch. However, like all drugs, it’s a package deal that comes complete with side effects; ecstasy is notable for the depression that accompanies its hangover.
Most teens or young adults who frequent the party circuit, particularly those that stay out all night, have some exposure to this drug. Long haul drivers are also known to use MDMA as a way to stay awake on the road. The most telltale signs that someone has used ecstasy occurs as the user comes down from the high. He or she may experience irritability, extreme fatigue, paranoia, loss of appetite, and even jaw soreness from the tendency of users to clench the jaw while high. Of course, the only certain way to determine if someone has taken ecstasy is to request a drug test. MDMA can be found in a Twelve Panel Urine plus Alcohol.
It’s important to remember that while ecstasy is type of amphetamines, a class of drugs known as uppers, it is not included in many basic urine drug tests. The 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol specifically screens for MDMA and MDA.
Molly is a variant of Ecstasy which is usually laced with other ingredients. Oftentimes, both ecstasy and molly may be sold on the street as “pure”, but in actuality, they usually contain less than 100% MDMA. A common substitute is MDA, which is considered more dangerous. Worse still, the drugs can be mixed with very unsafe chemicals, heroin, or meth. In some instances, the ecstasy can be a fake, containing no MDMA or MDA at all, at times containing just caffeine.
Since this drug is not legally sold as a prescription, pure ecstasy is rare. As such, the dangers of MDMA are largely due to the unknown impurities in the street formulations that people consume. Ecstasy/molly is popular among teens. In recent years at New York’s Electric Zoo Festival, two young partygoers died of a suspected Molly overdose. Combining Molly with alcohol is also a common but dangerous scenario. Finally, the increase in body temperature brought on by molly, along with its otherworldly effect, can be especially problematic in certain work environments, and can sometimes lead to injury or even death.
Employers are wise to include MDMA/ecstasy in their drug testing programs. MDMA can be detected in the urine for approximately 3 to 7 days.
Hydrocodone and oxycodone are commonly prescribed to relieve pain, but are also widely abused and dangerously addictive. Mostly known by the brand names of Vicodan, Percoset, and Oxycontin, these drugs can produce a heroin like high when misused. The ease with which people obtained hydrocodone and oxycodone from doctors and dentists in recent years played a large role in creating the current opiate epidemic in the United States. Bad actors also played a role: phony pain clinics were set up to intentionally over-prescribe pills like Oxycontin, knowing full well the drugs would end up on the street. While crackdowns, new reporting requirements, and other state regulations have brought down prescription volume significantly, the tendency of people to get hooked on opiates after legitimate use for acute pain is still a real and present danger.
Twelve Panel Urine plus Alcohol picks up hyrdocodone and oxycodone in the urine for an estimated 3 to 7 days. Hydrocodone is taken orally to treat pain, and its effects last from four to eight hours. People report a sense of satisfaction or warm numbing sensation throughout their body once the drug begins working. Oxycodone is a controlled release oral tablet intended to treat moderate to severe acute or chronic pain, designed to be taken every 12 hours.
Side effects of these painkillers include narrowing of the pupils, itching, rash, constipation, and dizziness. Abuse comes in many forms. In most cases, it comes about as a result of patients taking a medication longer than medically indicated or recommended. Also, people use the prescription drugs in combination with other drugs and over the counter medications to produce a greater high. In a cruel irony, many people “graduate” from expensive hyrdocodone and oxycodone to cheaper heroin once their prescriptions run out.
Oxycodone and hyrdocodone can be especially dangerous in a work environment, particularly those that involve driving or operating heavy machinery. Even when its use is indicated as a treatment for acute pain, employers are wise to require staff in safety-sensitive positions to notify them so that they can be redeployed to non-risky tasks for the duration of their use of the painkillers. Chronic painkiller use or any unprescribed usage is incompatible with most work environments. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are not found in a basic urine drug test. A 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol is specially designed to detect hydrocodone and oxycodone.
Marijuana, commonly known as weed, grass, or pot, comes from the Cannabis plant and contains the psychoactive drug THC. Other than tobacco and alcohol, marijuana is the most popular recreational drug in America. Marijuana can be found in a 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol.
Laws regarding the legality of marijuana are in rapid transition; several states have legalized recreational usage of weed, and many more have legalized medical uses. However, the federal government continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance. Schedule 1 is the most stringent class, reserved only for drugs that have the highest potential for abuse and no accepted medical purposes. While there is fierce debate over this classification, the varying legal standards has created mass uncertainty for employers and employment drug testing with respect to testing urine for marijuana.
Smoking is the most common way to use marijuana. There are different ways to smoke weed: smoking pot from a pipe or water-pipe is referred to as “smoking a bong”; smoking grass that was placed in an empty cigar is called “smoking a blunt”; and, smoking weed rolled into a cigarette wrapper is referred to as a “smoking a joint”. Marijuana can also be baked into food and prepared into what is commonly called “edibles”. Hash brownies are a popular form of marijuana edibles. The method of ingestion method can impact the intensity of psychoactive effect on the user. It can also affect how long marijuana can last in the user’s system and how long it will show up on a urine drug test.
Individuals smoke marijuana to elevate mood and promote relaxation. However, side effects can and do occur, most commonly including paranoia, anxiety, lack of focus and attention, and poor driving. Indicators of marijuana usage include bloodshot or swollen eyes, dry mouth, accelerated heart rate, and loss of coordination. While it is virtually impossible to die from a marijuana overdose, large amounts of the drug can cause extreme panic attacks leading to dangerous and possibly fatal consequences. The main dangers associated with marijuana involve long term use. Individuals who use weed over an extended period of time frequently report concentration problems, memory issues, and lung trouble. Weed can be found in a Twelve Panel Urine plus Alcohol
Employers have a right to conduct urine tests for marijuana even in states where recreational use is permitted, since marijuana use is illegal at the federal level. urine drug testing is often done on a pre-employment, random, and reasonable suspicion basis. Families continue to have a right to test their teens and college age children to ensure they remain drug free. THC is detectable by a urine drug screen panel for up to 5 to 10 days in someone who engages in occasional use. However, the chemical compounds in marijuana are fat-soluble; therefore, heavy users can retain THC metabolites in one’s fat tissues for an extended period of time, and it may be detected in a urine test for a much longer period of time.
Methadone is a controversial but legal prescription pain reliever in the opioid family. It is most often used as part of drug addiction detoxification and maintenance program. The intended use of Methadone is to counteract the effects of opiates such as heroin or other narcotic drugs by blocking, at the spinal cord, the high that is caused by opiates. Methadone reduces withdrawal symptoms of opiates for 24 to 36 hours, decreasing the likelihood of an opiate relapse.
Methadone keeps users from experiencing the physical and psychological highs and lows often brought about by the changing levels of opiates in the blood. When using Methadone as part of a treatment plan for drug abuse, it is usually given to former heroin users at a clinic or special pharmacy.
Methadone is detectable in the urine with a look back period of approximately three to seven days.
Methaqualone (Quaaludes) is a central nervous system depressant that functions as a sedative. First introduced as a safe barbiturate-like alternative from India, methaqualone quickly caught on with recreational drug users. The tablets had been legally prescribed in strengths of 150 and 300 milligrams. However, in 1984, quaaludes were outlawed in the United States due to it’s widespread abuse.
Methaqualone can have profound depressive effects on the central nervous system. It functions by lowering chemical levels in the brain and nervous system. This causes blood pressure to drop and slows breathing and pulse rates, resulting in a state of deep relaxation.
The effects of methaqualone are intensified through the addition of alcohol and other drugs. When used in combination, the adverse affects are enhanced and can be fatal. Health Street’s 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol detects Methaqualone (Quaaludes) going back up to a week.
Angel Dust (PCP) is a wildly dangerous drug, making users feel invincible and often leading to violence, injuries, and death. PCP shows up on our 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol.
PCP was created as a surgical anesthetic in 1926. However, the side effects were so severe that the use of PCP was soon banned. Reports from patients of the day reflect the same intense side effects reported from present day users, including mania, delirium, and hallucinations. In 1967, PCP was briefly sold as a veterinary anesthetic, but it was quickly withdrawn. Virtually all employment urine drug testing includes a screening for PCP.
Angel Dust (PCP) is both an upper and a downer; it’s classified as a dissociative anesthetic. The effects of PCP are unpredictable, giving users an “out of body” feeling with a numbing effect on the mind. PCP has earned its reputation as the “scariest” drug because of the gruesome behavior reported widely in high profile incidents. In 2002, rapper Big Lurch was sentenced to life in prison after murdering his roommate and eating parts of her body while under the influence of PCP. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was reportedly using Angel Dust before killing an associate and, eventually, himself. Clearly it is vital that anyone suspected of using this substance be tested immediately. PCP shows up on a 12 Panel Urine plus Alcohol for about 5 days.
Propoxyphene is a narcotic cough suppressant and pain reliever. Propoxyphene decreases discomfort and increases pain tolerance in individuals who are experiencing pain. Although the drug takes the edge off, the pain is still apparent and not completely absent. Propxyphone is legal in the United States and is often prescribed as an alternative to stronger pain medications such as morphine, hydroquinone and codeine.
Brand names of Propxyphene include Darvocet and Darvon. Propoxyphene is most often taken orally, injected or chewed but is sometimes snorted by addicts after being crushed.
When Propoxyphene is combined with other drugs like muscle relaxers or alcohol, it can have an extremely dangerous effect on the brain, sometimes resulting in coma. Propoxyphene is habit forming and highly addictive. Even when taken with a prescription, it can be extremely dangerous in a work environment that involves machinery or driving. Health Street’s Twelve Panel Urine plus Alcohol detects Propoxyphene for about 5 to 7 days.
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