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How much time does a urine drug test results take for an employment?

How much time does a urine drug test results take for an employment?

That depends: Some employers use "point of care" (POC) testing, and this can be read within minutes of the test. If it is all negative then the results are available within those few minutes. However, if one or more of the tests are positive, it is generally sent to the reference lab for confrimatory testing, and this can takes several days or even a week or more, depending on how busy the lab is. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Is fasting required for a urine drug test?

Is fasting required for a urine drug test?

No certainly not: at most don't over DRINK fluids. The test is invalidated if the urine is too diluted. Normal intake is fine. ...Read more

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What are things that show up on a urine drug test?

Long list: It depends on the panel used by a given lab and the request from the ordering physician. Consult this site for a list of commonly tested drugs. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003578.htm. ...Read more

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In a urine drug test, what drugs do they usually look for?

In a urine drug test, what drugs do they usually look for?

Urine drug test: It is usually 10 test panel 1amphetamines 2barbiturates 3benzodiazpines 4cananabinoids(thc) 5cocaine 6methadone 7methaquilone 8opiates(codeine, morphine, heroin, oxycodone, vicodin 9phencyclidin(pcp) 10propoxyphene. ...Read more

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I had a urine drug test monday evening when will i find out the results?

Urine drug test: This depends what kind of test. Certain uds (urine drug screens) done in an office settings are usually immediate. Confirmatory uds require more sophisticated instruments such as high performance liquid chromatography may take less than one week. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to pass a urine drug test in 24 hours after using cat?

Don't know what cat: Is as a drug. However, if you are using amphetamine like drugs, opiates, marijuana, benzodiazepines, pcp, Cocaine or other commonly abused drugs for which testing is usually done, then there is nothing you can do at this point. I would be more worried about having a drug problem than in being caught. What you can do is get help and be honest with yourself.If you try to beat test, they will find it. ...Read more

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I took methocarbomol on friday night and had a urine drug test sunday morning. Will it show up?

Probably not: Its not a controlled drug. It probably wouldn't be tested for But it is Rxed by DR, and it would be best to inform the tester that you are taking the med if asked. ...Read more

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Drug Testing (Definition)

It is the process of examining body fluids or tissue for evidence of chemicals taken or not taken. It does not diagnose addiction however this a ...Read more