What’s In a 12 Panel Drug Test

A 12 Panel Drug Test can include a number of illicit drugs, but most will test for cocaine, marijuana, opiates, oxycodone, benzodiazepines, methamphetamine, amphetamine, methadone, suboxone, barbiturates, ecstasy and tricyclic antidepressants. Older configurations featured PCP instead of tricyclic antidepressants, and in the near future Fentanyl will likely replace one of the other strips.

 

What does a 12 Panel Drug Test check for?

Cocaine

Cocaine and cocaine derivatives such as free base or crack is a common street drug that can be snorted, smoked or injected. Detection times can be from 2-7 days, depending on the amount used.

THC

Marijuana that is smoked or vaporized is the most common form of THC use. In recent years products that are derived from cannabis such as edibles and oils  have become more popular. Marijuana is now legal in some US jurisdictions. In the samples of occasional users THC can be detected for 3 to 7 days, but heavy use can prolong this timeframe.

Opiates

The opiate strip tests for Morphine, Heroin and a number of derivatives.  Detection times range from 2-4 days.

Oxycodone

Pain management clinics and physicians often prescribe Oxycodone which is one of the most popular drugs of abuse. This test covers Oxycontin. Percocet, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, and Hydrocodone. Detection times vary by drug but range from 1 to 4 days.

Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are a popular form of anti anxiety and nervousness medication that is frequently prescribed by medical providers, but also frequently abused.  Xanax, diazepam (Valium), cloneazapam (Klonipin), lorazepam (Ativan) are the most common drugs in this class. Detection times range from 3 to 14 days.

Methmphetamines

One of the most common street drugs growing in popularity, methamphetamine includes high grade crystal meth synthesized in Mexico and home brew batches made with common household products and pseudoephederine. The process used to synthesize meth is dangerous and contaminates the surrounding area. Residual chemicals and byproducts from the amateur production methods often taint homemade meth. Urine detection ranges from 2-5 days.

Amphetamines

Common drugs prescribed for ADHD such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Dexedrine will induce a positive result for amphetamine. Methamphetamine also often contains sufficient amounts of amphetamine to trigger a positive result.  Urine detection ranges from 2-5 days.

Methadone

Clinics prescribe Methadone as an addiction maintenance drug and also prescribed by physicians as a pain management drug. Detection times range from 3 to 9 days.

Buprenorphine / Suboxone

Suboxone is commonly prescribed by drug treatment physicians as an addiction maintenance drug. It is is most often prescribed to be taken sublingually (absorbed through mucus membranes under the tongue). Several name brand forms also contain an opiate blocker, Naloxone. Detection times range from 3 to 9 days.

Barbiturates

Barbiturates cover a number of prescription central nervous depressants and muscle relaxers such as Phenobarbitol, Seconal and Fioricet. Detection times are 1-5 days.

MDMA / Ecstasy

A class of party drugs that are popular with young adults. Often in a pill shaped like a popular cartoon character or logo, Ecstasy is sold in a variety of forms. Detection times are 1 to 4 days.

Tricyclic Antidepressants

TCAs are a group of anti-depressants that work to increase the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine. Common TCAs are Elavil and Sinequan, but there are approximately a dozen variations identified by this test. Detection times in urine are 1 to 5 days.