Many professions require employees to undergo regular drug testing. You might also need drug testing if you’re on probation or recovering from substance abuse. At South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center, the team of family medicine providers offers drug testing to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in San Antonio, Texas, call the office or click the online scheduling feature today.
Drug testing is a group of laboratory screens that analyze your urine, blood, or saliva, for the presence of legal or illicit drugs.
Drug tests are easy to administer and provide quick results. If you need drug testing for work, probation, or participation in an athletic event, the team at South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center can help.
At South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center, the team offers several types of drug testing, including:
Urine drug testing analyzes a sample of your urine for the presence of drugs like marijuana, cocaine, or amphetamines. During this type of test, you urinate into a collection cup and submit the sample to your provider. Your provider then sends the sample to the on-site lab for assessment.
A 10-panel drug test analyzes your urine for the 10 most common drugs that people abuse, including marijuana, cocaine, opioids, barbiturates, methadone, and phencyclidine (PCP).
This type of drug test is very accurate, but it can’t determine if you’re under the influence of a specific substance.
Blood drug testing involves your provider drawing a sample of your blood. Afterward, they send your sample to the on-site laboratory that analyzes it for the presence of certain substances.
The type of drug testing that will most benefit you depends on several factors, including the reason for the test and the preference of your employer, probation officer, or athletic coach.
Before your appointment, make sure to gather the necessary paperwork required for your test. After you receive the results (and you pass), your provider can sign off on the documentation.
At South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center, the team prides itself on quick drug testing turnaround times. Most people receive the results of their test within 24-48 hours, but it may take longer. If you have any questions about the process, make sure to bring them up during your initial consultation.
Drug testing is accurate, but it’s possible to receive a false positive or inconclusive result. If you disagree with the results of your test, the team can conduct another one to ensure you’re confident with the outcome.
To receive drug testing, make an appointment at South Texas Family Medicine and Urgent Care Center by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.