What Is a 12 Panel Drug Test?

What Is a 12 Panel Drug Test?

12 Panel Drug Test Cups

Drug testing in the workplace is now more common than ever.  At 12 Panel Now, we are very aware of the ever-changing landscape regarding the state drug testing laws. Many industries today have been implementing their own specific drug test policies, however one of the most frequently used Drug Tests on the market is the 12 Panel Drug Testing Kit or Cup. Some refer to this as a “Kit” mainly because it is a self-contained screening tool that offers fast results in indicating 12 of some of the most abused drugs known today.

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 individual 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.

What Drugs are Detected in 12 Panel Drug Tests?

The Drugs tested with 12PanelNow’s Drug Testing Cups are:

More about what drugs are showing up on a 12 panel drug test, we wrote in our blog: What Shows Up on a 12 Panel Drug Test?

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 drugs like phencyclidine, or PCP.

Can I Buy One Single Use Drug Test?

Drug testing clinics, medical facilities, and companies offering employment need to utilize something that is 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.

How Much Does a Drug Test Cost?

If you or a person you know is concerned about how someone would fare on a drug test, or is required to take a drug test at home, you can purchase a single cup for home use.  Local pharmacies and other retailers may charge $30 to $40 for a Single 12 Panel Drug Test, however, you needn’t spend that much.

Wholesale suppliers will often offer single purchase cups for around $6.00 plus shipping, and if you represent a larger company that intends on purchasing products wholesale – you may be entitled to free samples.

What does CLIA Waived Mean?

12 Panel Now’s Drug Testing Cups are CLIA Waived and FDA Approved.  CLIA. The Clinical Laboratory Improved Amendments (CLIA) establish quality standards for laboratory testing for the purpose of diagnosing.  Tests that are CLIA Waived are simple tests, with low risk of incorrect results. You can read more about what it means to be CLIA Waived

How Accurate is a Urine Drug Test?

Urine Drug Tests are the most common drug tests used by law enforcement and public safety, as well as employers.  Its ease of use makes it ideal for most circumstances. 12 Panel Now’s Urine Drug Tests are more than 99% accurate in detecting drugs present.      

What if I Test Positive?

Depending on where the 12 Panel Drug Test is taken, the evaluator may discuss any particular medical reasons that may affect the positive result.  In order 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:

positive, negative or invalide 12 pael drug test resultsThese 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.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our product or wish to place an order, feel free to call us at (888) 936-6627

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