Adult & Child Drug Testing Lab

Urine Drug Testing

Urine provides the middle ground in drug testing, showing a history of drug exposure shorter than hair, but longer than oral fluid. A sample of 10 ml provides information on the last 2-3 days of drug history for most drugs. We confirm all presumptive positive results by LC-MS/MS or GC-MS, and offer customized urine testing panels with over 50 drug and alcohol biomarkers, including propofol glucuronide (e.g. Diprivan®).

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*Ethanol is automatically tested in urine panels 10 and above.

Drug Panels

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amphetamine, MDA, MDEA, MDMA, methamphetamine
codeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, morphine
phencyclindine (PCP)
α-hydroxyalprazolam, 7-aminoclonazepam, nordiazepam, 7-aminoflunitrazepam, 2-hydroxyethylflurazepam, lorazepam, α-hydroxymidazolam, 7-aminonitrazepam, oxazepam, temazepam, α-hydroxytriazolam, α-hydroxyvalprazolam
amobarbital, butalbital, pentobarbital, phenobarbital, secobarbital
EDDP, methadone
oxycodone, oxymorphone
alfentanil, fentanyl, norfentanyl
sufentanil (e.g. Sufenta®), norsufentanil
buprenorphine, norbuprenorphine
carisoprodol (e.g. Soma®), meprobamate (e.g. Equagesic®)
zolpidem (e.g. Ambien®), zolpidem phenyl-4-carboxylic acid
*Click the green and white plus sign beside each drug class to view the substances within each class.
Add-Ons Available
Direct Ethanol Biomarkers
ethanol, ethyl glucuronide, ethyl sulfate
Propofol Glucuronide
propofol glucuronide (e.g. Diprivan®)


Collection Instructions
Collection Steps
Secure collection area
Assure that the collection area is secure, the sink water is off and the toilet water is blue.
Escort the donor to the collection area
Escort the donor to the collection area.
Examine the photo identification
Examine the photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, state identification card, passport) provided by the donor. Verify both the picture and the signature of the donor.
Allow the donor to collect the specimen
Give the donor the new, unused urine collection cup and allow the donor to void in the restroom. Do not allow the donor to take anything into the restroom (e.g. purse, jacket etc.)
Ready specimen for transport to lab
Upon receipt of the urine cup with a minimum of 10 millileters of specimen, check the temperature strip and, if acceptable (between 90o F and 100o F), cap the collection/transport cup and annotate the temperature on the Custody and Control Form. The donor must witness this closing of the
collection/transport cup. Seal the collection/transport cup with the security seal and allow the donor to initial the seal.
Label the urine container
Label the urine container with the donor’s name, date and I.D. number.
Initial the security seal and the urine container
Initial the security seal and the urine container, and place a barcode sticker from the Custody and Control Form onto the specimen container.
Have the donor sign and date the form
Have the donor sign and date the Custody and Control Form in the appropriate places (optional). Select the required panels to be tested.
Collector must sign and date the form
The collector must sign and date the Custody and Control Form at the appropriate places.
Package the specimen for transport
Place the urine container in the small pouch and the Custody and Control Form in the large pouch of the watertight specimen bag.
Place the bagged specimen(s) in an IATA compliant box
Place the bagged specimen(s) in an IATA compliant box.
Place the box in the courier’s transport clinical over-wrap
Place the box in the courier’s transport clinical over-wrap.
Contact your courier
Contact your courier for pick-up.
Client Services

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Business Hours (CST)

Monday 6am - 8pm
Tuesday 6am - 8pm
Wednesday 6am - 8pm
Thursday 6am - 8pm
Friday 6am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm

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Testing Details

Panel Name: Urine Testing

Panel Description: Urine Testing Drug Panel

Type: Profile

Matrix: Urine

Collection Container: Leakproof Polypropylene

Sample Amount: 10 ml

Storage Conditions: Refrigerated

Transport Conditions: Ambient

Method: Initial screen and confirmation

Turn-Around Time: Our standard Turn-around-time is 24 hours for a negative screen with an additional 24-48 hours for specimens that require confirmatory testing. Turn-around-time begins from receipt of the valid specimen accompanied by a properly documented valid order into our laboratory.  Some tests do require additional time to process and will fall outside our standard turn-around-time window. 

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Can a hair test be manipulated by the donor?

Yes. Bleaching, perming, dyeing and straightening can affect the outcome of a hair test. Cosmetically treated hair should not be collected.

How do PEth results differ from Urine EtG/EtS results?

Recent studies have indicated that low-level positive EtG results can be produced by certain agents like hand sanitizers and mouth wash (incidental exposure). Research indicates that the volume of alcohol required to trigger a positive PEth result is far above the level available from incidental exposure.

How much is needed for an adequate urine sample?

Requested sample volume is 10 milliliters.

May the reported quantitation of drug or metabolite in hair, nail, meconium, umbilical cord, or urine be used to determine the timing of the drug use, how often the donor uses the drug, or the extent of the donor’s drug use?

No, when testing a reservoir specimen type, a specimen type where analytes tend to accumulate, you may not backtrack to determine time, dosage, or frequency. The result is positive or negative for the appropriate detection window associated with the specimen type.

Q: Why are both ethyl sulfate (EtS) and ethyl glucuronide (EtG) included in urine testing for alcohol use, but only EtG in fingernail or hair testing?

A: For urine testing, it is standard practice in the field of toxicology to include both EtS and EtG, because EtG is subject to bacterial production and degradation if a urine sample is contaminated (e.g. when the donor has a urinary tract infection). EtS is not subject to bacterial production or degradation, and provides a second, more reliable alcohol biomarker in these urine contamination scenarios. Other specimens types, such as fingernails and hair, do not have this issue, so only EtG is measured in those sample types.

What is the detection window for urine?

A sample of urine provides a drug history from the last two to three days for most drugs, and an even longer period for marijuana.

Will a UTI affect the result of drug and/or alcohol testing?

Certain bacteria may interfere with drug detection but will not generate a false positive. Fermenting bacteria in the presence of excess glucose may produce ethanol in the bladder and in the specimen cup.

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