Note this test is not valid for DOT. You must order a specific DOT urine drug test test then this is required. This test is however considered a DOT Like test a mirror image of he DOT mandated test.
With the current opioid crisis, it is important to order the correct drug test to check for the substances that users are abusing. Employees at work are using drugs. Besides heroin we see abuse of Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone and Oxymorphone. These 4 drugs are the common synthetic opioids we hear about. These are not naturally occurring substances but are man-made. They do have effects like those naturally occurring drugs from several species of the opium poppy plant. Some of these drugs are issued with approved medical purposes but often used illegally. Addiction is the likely outcome after prolonged use of opioids. When the prescribed drugs are no longer available, the next step is use of heroin.
Common drug names and brand names of opioids include Percodan, Percocet, Vicodin, OxyContin. Roxicodone, Oxecta, Oxaydo, Xtampza ER, Targiniq, Xartemis XR, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco and Dilaudid.
The 5-panel drug test with expanded opiates may not be enough for detection of what is suspected or what drugs might be involved. For non-regulated or non-DOT programs, some employers have stepped up to a 10-panel with expanded opiated drug test. This test includes AMP-Amphetamines (MAMP-Methamphetamine, MDMA-Ecstasy), COC-Cocaine, PCP-Phencyclidine, THC-Marijuana, BZO-Benzodiazepines, BAR-Barbiturates, MTD-Methadone, PPX-Propoxyphene, Meth – Methaqualone, OPI-Opiates (including heroin, codeine and morphine) and expanded opiates which adds Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Oxycodone and Oxymorphone.
It is important to note that a more expanded panel is needed to test for other drugs such as Tramadol, Methadone, Fentanyl, Meperidine and Buprenorphine. If you need expanded testing you might consider the 12 Panel Drug Test offered by National Drug Screening. The 12-panel drug test is very comprehensive and often used for health care professionals.
Learn more about expanded opiate drug testing.