Understanding Probation Drug Testing
Drug Testing During Probation
Drug Testing for those who are on Probation has become a common procedure. Today it’s routine, and expected. Interestingly enough, Probation Officers aren’t exempt from random drug testing as well. Truly this process helps identify sobriety and for the offenders, helps them move forward with putting their crimes behind them. How important is drug testing within the realms of a probation sentence?
What if You Refuse?
Depending on the offense, a drug testing order may be a part of the terms of the probation. This means that the offender is expected and required to submit a drug test during the duration of their probation. What if the offender refuses? In many circumstances, this can certainly mean jail time. Many have been known to argue, claiming that their human rights are being violated, however, the claim has no substance in this regard. Offenders who refuse a drug test, random or otherwise may find themselves facing the judge again. The penalty? Depending on the original offense, the Judge will decide whether to revoke the probation and possibly reinstate the original sentence imposed upon the individual.
What If You Fail?
In this instance, communication with one’s Probation Officer is essential. Not all failed drug tests result in immediate incarceration. Sometimes drug tests need to be verified with a follow-up test. For instance, those who fail to disclose information regarding medication that they are taking may fail or cause inconclusive test results. The offender can in fact purchase their own Drug Testing Kit to see their own personal results outside of the court of law. In fact, the results of the test may help them achieve confirmation of their results when working with their Probation Officer.
However, if there is a definite positive result on the Drug Test, the offender can expect some consequences. The Probation Officer can let the offender off with a warning, or file for a court hearing. There may be penalties that include more probation restrictions and possibly enrollment in a program that would help to rehabilitate the offender – to help them achieve sobriety to the level necessary. If a court hearing is filed, the offender will have to plead their case. If one has had their probation revoked, their ma is a chance to appeal as well.
How Long Does a Drug Test Take?
The 12 Panel Drug Test is actually a Urine Drug Test. Unlike the hair follicle drug test that may take 24-72 hours, this is a faster and much simpler way to approach drug screening. In fact, when using Drug Testing Cups from 12 Panel Now, the process of administering the test and evaluating results should only take ten minutes or so.
After the donor seals the urine in the leak-proof container, it is then handed off to the evaluator. What makes the process streamlined is that the strips used to indicate the test results are sealed within the container. For hygiene reasons, this is ideal. When it is time to view the test results, the evaluator simply peels away the outside label revealing the drug test strips with each result.
The test results within the Drug Test will show results within a few minutes. Results should be evaluated within 5-8 minutes. Results should not be evaluated after 1o minutes.
Can I Buy One Single Use Drug Test?
Drug testing clinics, medical facilities, and companies offering employment need to utilize something efficient as well as cost-effective. This is why many companies will order products in bulk. However, if you are testing at home, it may be impractical to purchase Drug Test Cups in Bulk, (Some come in packs of 25 and boxes of 100) If this is the case, you can purchase a single cup for your own personal use. 12 Panel Now offers Drug Test Cups in bulk, as well as Single-Use Cup.
What Drugs are Detected in 12 Panel Drug Tests?
The Drugs tested with 12PanelNow’s Drug Testing Cups are:
- Amphetamine (AMP),
- Barbiturates (BAR),
- Benzodiazepine (BZO),
- Buprenorphine (BUP),
- Cocaine (COC),
- Ecstasy (MDMA),
- Marijuana (THC),
- Methadone (MTD),
- Methamphetamine (MET),
- Opiates (OPI/MOR),
- Oxycodone (OXY),
- Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA).
The 12 Panel Drug Testing Kits test for 12 of the most abused and commonly used drugs. However, depending on your needs, you can purchase other kits that test for different drugs. For instance, the 13 Panel Drug Testing Cup includes all the same drugs tested within a 12 Panel Drug Test with the addition of the drug Fentanyl (FYL). There are also variants of the typical 12 Panel Drug Test that include phencyclidine or PCP drugs.
Depending on where the 12 Panel Drug Test is taken, the evaluator may discuss any particular medical reasons that may affect the positive result. To further authenticate the result, there may be further lab testing required. It’s also good to understand how to evaluate and understand the test results. An example of the test results are pictured below:
These Drug Tests are the fastest and most accurate way to determine if someone is involved in non-medical or recreational drug use. The results can be interpreted within 5 minutes or less. For sterile purposes, the cups are manufactured with a leak-proof container. The testing strips are located inside the cups. So after the donor seals the cup, there is no need for anyone to reopen it as the test results are clearly indicated on the strips inside, visible from the outside label.
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