Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, has added 12 panel drug screenings for both urine and hair to their drug testing category. Recent reports have indicated that drug use continues to rise in the United States. Request A Test offers a variety of drug testing panels of various sizes for several types of specimens to satisfy the needs of companies who wish to test their employees or individuals who need to be tested for work, school, or for personal or legal reasons. The addition of new 12 panel drug tests can assist those who require a more thorough and in depth drug screening than the smaller, more common panels can provide. Both the 12 panel Hair Follicle test and Urine Screening look for amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, methadone, opiates, oxycodone, phencyclidine (PCP), marijuana, alcohol, and others. Request A Test partners with two of the largest labs in the country to offer 1000's of convenient testing locations. Testing can be ordered by anyone without needing to schedule a doctor's appointment or go through an insurance company. Ordering online or over the phone is quick and easy and most tests see results in just a few business days.
A recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services determined that 9.2 percent of the population, nearly 24 million Americans ages 12 or older, had used an illicit drug within a month of the survey. Marijuana use in particular has shown a steady increase with 31.5 million U.S. residents having reporting using the drug in the past year. After marijuana, the most common drugs of abuse are prescription medications used for nonmedical purposes and cocaine. Drug abusers can cost their employers up to $15,000 more per year than other employees in lost productivity, turnover, and healthcare costs. The use of a workplace drug screening program on current workers or potential hires has been shown to decrease absenteeism, accidents, turnover, and theft while improving morale and productivity.
Laboratory drug testing can help to determine if a person has recently been under the influence of various illegal substances. These tests look for compounds and chemicals which are detectable as drugs are metabolized out of the body. Drug testing can be conducted on several different types of specimens. While urine is tested most commonly, blood or hair tests are also available. It is important to note than the detection period for drug testing will vary depending on the person being tested. In most cases urine and blood testing are most accurate at detecting drug use within 1-3 days. In some cases this period may be longer if the person in question has been using the substance habitually for an extended period of time. Hair testing however can typically offer a longer detection window as the chemicals which are in a person's body will remain in the hair for up to several months.
Request A Test continues to expand their test offerings to meet the needs of their clients. New tests like the 12 panel drug screens provide more options to suit each individual's circumstances. For more information about drug testing or any of the other services provided by Request A Test just go to http://requestatest.com/drug-testing/ or call 1-888-732-2348 to speak to a customer service representative.
About Request A Test
Request A Test is a national lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. Dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website, Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure clients receive affordable and accurate information in a high quality, professional setting.