Ketamine Drug Test
Ketamine is an anesthetic used predominantly in veterinary communities, and also has some approved uses for people. A large dose of ketamine induces sedation, and smaller doses might be used to reduce the pain of a migraine, open airways for people with asthma, or relieve nerve pain. Ketamine is odorless and tasteless, and comes in the form of a white powder or clear liquid, which also makes it a commonly abused date rape drug. Health Street offers a Ketamine Drug Test to check for this substance.
Registering online is simple and quick. You’ll enter your ZIP code and then select the location that you or the person you’re testing would like to go to. Once registration is finished, we’ll instantly send an email containing directions to the clinic as well as a barcode that will need to be presented upon arrival. Remember to also bring your photo ID. Ketamine test results are reported quickly and securely online. Individuals and employers can register online or call (888) 378-2499 to order tests.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ketamine?
Special K, Vitamin K, Kitkat, Blind Squid—these are all street names for a drug that has transitioned from legitimate medical use to the club scene. In a hospital, ketamine helps induce unconsciousness prior to surgery. On the street, however, it is used to create a short acting high similar to PCP, or as a date rape drug.
What Are Some Long-Term Risks of Ketamine Abuse?
While not as addictive as other street drugs, ketamine comes with tolerance risks. A person who takes the drug regularly will require more and more to continue reaching the same high. This rising need could potentially lead to fatal overdose or significant health problems. Some of the other long-term risks associated with ketamine abuse include kidney damage, high blood pressure, and respiratory distress. Please consult a qualified medical professional for a complete overview of the long-term risks.
Does Health Street Offer a Special K Drug Test?
Yes. While standard drug tests do not check for ketamine, Health Street has several specialized tests that we offer for ketamine or Special K drug testing. This substance is also included in some of our other urine and hair drug testing options, such as our 20 Panel Urine Drug Test (All opiates) and 17 Panel Hair Test. If you feel you were given ketamine unknowingly, or you want to test a worker or loved one, call Health Street or order this test immediately. Time is of the essence.
Is Special K Considered a Date Rape Drug?
Although it has approved medical uses, ketamine is also sometimes abused as a date rape drug due to its odorless and tasteless qualities. The street value of ketamine keeps increasing, especially among teens and people with malicious motives. Most often, the drug is obtained by stealing it from legitimate supply houses, such as veterinary clinics. It’s then snorted, injected, or ingested by people in pursuit of a short-lasting high similar to other hallucinogens like PCP. A common date rape scenario might involve lacing the drug into a cigarette or drink at the club, so it is important for clubgoers to be aware of the dangers. The combination of euphoria and hallucinations also makes it popular among clubgoers.
Is It Dangerous to Mix Ketamine With Other Drugs?
Combining ketamine with popular drugs like magic mushrooms or alcohol enhances the sedative effect and increases the danger. Unlike other mainstream highs, Special K produces a sense of detachment even in low doses. In higher amounts, people may experience falling into a K-hole—extreme dissociation with intense visual and auditory hallucinations. If you or someone you know is concerned about combining ketamine with another drug, it is best to seek the advice of a qualified medical professional.
About Our Ketamine Drug Test
Our wide range of urine testing options ensures that there is a solution for any employer or individual. In addition to our standard drug panels, we also offer specialized urine tests that look for specific substances. Since each of our urine drug tests look for different substances, it is important to check which drugs are being screened if a certain substance is needed for your situation. Note that the ketamine drug test looks only for ketamine.
Our urine drug screen is the most inexpensive drug testing option that we offer, and the most common selection by employers and individuals. Registering online is quick, and our friendly customer service team is also able to assist you via phone if preferred. The individual being tested will come into one of our clinics to have a urine specimen collected by our professional technicians. Negative drug test results are usually available within one or two days. Non-negative results are usually available in about a week due to the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) confirmation testing at one of our SAMHSA certified labs.
Why Choose Health Street
Health Street is one of the most trusted providers for pre-employment drug testing. Our cutting-edge technology allows us to quickly and safely deliver drug testing results to individuals or employers. By providing employers with a secure way to review results, we help them mitigate risk and allow more time to focus on hiring the right candidates.
We also offer individuals the ability to discreetly get drug tested and review their results inside our online platform. Simply order a test online and visit one of our 10,000 locations nationwide, and our specialist will collect the necessary specimen. Within a few days, you can log into our online dashboard to securely review your results.
In addition to drug testing, we offer a suite of other services, including DNA testing and pre-employment background check services.
What Drugs Does a Ketamine Drug Test Cover?
The following substances can be detected in our Ketamine Drug Test. Use the below links for more information about each substance: