The 10 panel urine drug test tests for 10 commonly abused drugs. We will provide a
brief breakdown of what each drug is, and how it is misused.
1. Amphetamines: Testing positive could indicate illegal use of stimulants such as
Adderall, Ritalin, and use of other prescribed stimulants. A positive test could
also indicate use of common street drugs including ephedrine, ecstasy, crystal
meth, and STP. However, make sure to check if the employee is on a true
prescription of a stimulant such as Adderall, as it is becoming more often
2. Barbiturates: Testing positive could indicate illegal use of prescribed drugs
including Amytal, Nembutal, and Secobarbital. However, Barbiturate street
drugs are rarely used anymore due to the discovery of benzodiazepines. Once
again, if an employee tests positive for this class of drugs, make sure to check if
they have a true prescription before accusing them of illegal use.
3. Cocaine: Cocaine has no prescribed use and is a very popular and common
street drug. 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 the drug test.
Cocaine only stays in someone’s system for about 24 hours, or up to 48 hours
for heavy users.
4. Cannabinoids: Cannabinoids include all cannabis related products, such as CBD,
THC, and CBC. This is the most common drug test, and reports use of marijuana.
Marijuana stays in someone’s system the longest at around 30 days, so it is likely
to show up on a drug test. With the constantly changing regulations of
Marijuana, it is up to you as the employer to decide how strict your company is
regarding Marijuana use.
5. Methaqualone: A positive test for Methaqualone is rare these days. Quaaludes
haven’t been produced for decades and are virtually nonexistent on the streets
or anywhere else. The United States stopped manufacturing Quaaludes in 1982.
Someone who tests positive for these would have to be buying them from an
6. Opiates: Opiates are one of the most likely drugs to be positive on a drug test, as
there are numerous medical uses for opiates. However, opiates are also
commonly abused. Codeine, morphine, heroin, oxytocin, and hydrocodone all fall
into this category of drugs. Check if your employee is on any prescription for
these drugs if they test positive for use.
7. Phencyclidine: Phencyclidine is a common street drug known as PCP. There is
no prescribed or medical use for this drug. PCP is a mind-altering drug that
causes hallucinations and has neurotoxic side effects. Be wary of a potential
candidate that tests positive for PCP use.
8. Benzodiazepines: Testing positive for Benzodiazepines is very likely, as this
drug class has extensive medical uses for various disorders. Drugs including
Ambien, Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ativan, Lorazepam, and Restoril are all
common benzodiazepines used to treat general anxiety disorders, insomnia,
phobias, and panic disorders. These drugs are commonly prescribed, but are also
becoming easy to find on the street. If a potential employee tests positive, check
for a prescription to see if they are using Benzodiazepines legally, or are abusing
9. Methadone: Methadone is used to treat heroin, morphine, or opioid addiction. By
law, only a SAMHSA certified treatment program can dispense Methadone, and
patients receiving Methadone must receive the medication under the supervision
of a practitioner.
10. Propoxyphene: Propoxyphene is a specific type of opioid that wouldn’t show up
in a standard opiate screen. It can be used as a local anesthetic, painkiller, and
cough suppressant. This drug is now banned in the United States, but was once
available as Darvon and found in Darvocet. There are no current prescriptions