10 Panel Drug Screen Notes

What does a 10 Panel Drug Screen test for and what do they mean? Check out the notes below.

10 Panel Drug Screen Descriptions


  1. Amphetamines – testing positive could indicate illegal use of stimulants like Adderall, Ritalin, as well as other prescribed stimulants, ephedrine, ecstasy, crystal meth, and STP are common street drugs that would should up.
  2. Barbiturates – these are rarely used anymore due to the discovery of benzodiazepines. Prescribed drugs would include amytal, Nembutal, secobarbital.
  3. Cocaine – obviously cocaine, but depending on the levels of detection and the time of the testing, you can easily hire a cocaine or crack addict who tested negative on a drug test. Cocaine only stays in your system for about 24 hours (maybe up to 48 hours if a heavy user).
  4. Cannabinoids – Marijuana stays in your system the longest, so it’s the most likely to come up on a drug test.
  5. Methaqualone – you’ll rarely see anyone test positive to this. Quaaludes haven’t been produced for decades and they are virtually nonexistent on the streets because they are virtually nonexistent anywhere. The US stopped manufacturing Quaaludes in 1982. Someone who wanted to get a hold of these would be buying something from an underground lab.
  6. Opiates – Probably one of the most likely positives on a drug test, but there are numerous medical uses for opiates. Codeine, morphine, heroin, oxytocin, and hydrocodone would all fall into this category.
  7. Phencyclidine – aka PCP is unlikely to show up in a drug test. There is no medical use for PCP.
  8. Benzodiazepines – Very likely to show up on a drug test in many individuals. With very extensive medical uses for various disorders, it is likely someone who tested positive would have a prescription somewhere down the line for it’s use. Drugs like Ambien, Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ativan, Lorazepam, and Restoril are all common benzodiazepines used to treat general anxiety disorder, insomnia, phobias, and panic disorder, and many others.
  9. Methadone – used almost exclusively for heroin addiction.
  10. Propoxyphene – a specific type of opioid that wouldn’t show up in a standard opiate screen. It’s used as a local anesthetic and cough suppressant. It’s banned in the US, but was available as Darvon. It’s also found in Darvocet.

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