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Types of Drug Screenings

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Types of Drug Screenings

Common Drug Screenings

From employers to clinical addiction treatment and law enforcement, there are a variety of ways that people can be screened for drug use. The experts at Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory are here to outline two of the most common forms of drug screenings and how they work.

Urine Drug Testing

Urine toxicology screens, also known as urine drug testing, require a small urine sample in order to check for the presence of prescribed medications and illicit drugs.

It is important to keep in mind that urine screening tests are able to detect the drug class present. However, urine confirmation analysis is needed to individually identify and quantify the relevant compounds found within the sample.

At Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory, our urine toxicology testing panel tests for the following substances:

  • Alcohol
  • Alpha-hydroxyalprazolam
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Benzoylecgonine
  • Cocaine
  • Codeine
  • Cotinine
  • EDDP
  • Ethyl Glucuronide
  • Ethyl Sulfate
  • Ethylglucuronide
  • Fentanyl
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Ketamine
  • MDA
  • MDMA
  • MDPV
  • Mephedrone
  • Methadone
  • Methamphetamine
  • Morphine
  • Norfentanyl
  • Norhydrocodone
  • Noroxycodone
  • Opiates
  • Oxycodone
  • Ritalinic Acid
  • THC

Urine toxicology test results typically take 24 to 96 hours from specimen receipt for reporting results.

Saliva Drug Testing

Oral fluid toxicology, also known as oral fluid testing, is a form of drug screening done to detect the presence of substances or their metabolites present in a small sample of a person’s saliva. With saliva drug testing, the oral fluid sample is typically directly observed, taken by the collector, and sent off to the laboratory for analysis.

At Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory, our oral fluid drug testing panel tests for the following substances:

  • Amphetamines
  • Benzoylecgonine
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone
  • MDMA
  • MDA
  • Methamphetamine
  • Morphine
  • Norfentanyl
  • Norhydrocodone
  • Noroxycodone
  • Oxycodone
  • Ritalinic Acid

Oral fluid toxicology test results typically take 24 to 96 hours from specimen receipt for reporting results.

Addiction Medicine Testing Solutions in Louisville, Kentucky

At Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory, we strive to offer solutions to our addiction medicine healthcare partners by delivering timely, accurate results with expert analysis and interpretation. With state-of-the-art testing solutions and advanced technology, we are able to help providers monitor patient compliance by identifying the presence of prescribed or illicit drugs.


Call (502) 538-2980 or visit our Addiction Medicine page for more information on our customized test panels.