Many people decide against buying drug tests in stores because they tend to yield inaccurate data, which, consequently, leads to worry and panic. While it isn’t true that all commercially available tests are subpar and not worth getting, it is true that they are by far more inaccurate than drug screens done by medical experts in a controlled environment.

Here at Fountain Hills Recovery, we strive to offer accurate and trustworthy data to all our patients. Our margins for error are very low, meaning you can rely on our expertise, and rest assured your sample will be handled correctly. Urine drug tests are only effective for certain types of drugs, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t able to provide a viable answer to one’s predicament. As long as drug screens are promptly done, the vast majority of them is capable of detecting traces of numerous drugs.

Urine Drug Screens Offer a Better Insight into One’s Habits

There are many reasons why would one want to do a urine drug screen. Some people do it because their company requires regular drug checks, whereas some parents do it because they want a better insight into their kid’s habits. Teenagers and young adolescents are groups that carry the most risk. In other words, the biggest percentage of people who are using or are starting to use drugs comes from the two aforementioned risk groups.

Rehab facilities can also have a rule related to mandatory drug testing of their patients in order to see whether the patient is staying sober throughout their treatment.

If you’re interested in the type of drugs a urine drug screen can detect, here’s a comprehensive list of a few:

Opiates (heroin, oxycodone)

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The thing you should bear in mind is that urine test will come back positive only if the amount of detected drug is above a certain level, and this is expressed in nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml). This is done to reduce the number of false-positives such as, for example, secondhand smoking.

Detection time is also one of the factors at play in this particular situation. For example, while alcohol is only detectable 7-12 hours after use, PCP can show up in traces after 8 days.

If you’re planning on getting a urinalysis, give us a call, and we will be more than happy to help you get the most reliable and accurate data.