Last updated: September 28, 2020
At USA Mobile Drug Testing, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with excellent customer service. Our mobile drug testing company rolls up on-site with everything needed to complete the testing process.
In addition, we offer a range of services that include:
- All types of drug panels
- Specialty drug testing for synthetic marijuana, bath salts, steroids, and other less common drugs
- DOT compliance training
- Supervisor training
- Employee education
- Drug-free workplace programs
- Comprehensive background screening
We keep you on schedule so you don’t have to worry about the details and still receive your workers’ compensation insurance discounts.
We have standard drug testing panels that include:
However, you’re not held to the specific panels included on a standard test. Employers, not regulated by the DOT, are free to “mix and match” drug testing panels to remove and include other drugs. Moreover, adding additional drugs to the panel poses no problem at all.
We’ll mention, too, that employers regulated to DOT testing sometime incur the expense of additional drug testing to include other drugs. Or, perhaps, testing with the hair test in addition to the DOT urine drug test appeals to you. Some employers choose to do so because the hair follicle test provides a 90-day detection period for any type of drug use.
Our drug tests use the latest detection technology.
Below, you’ll find a list of drugs and descriptions that are contained in our standard test panels.
Amphetamines stimulate the central nervous system. Used to treat ADHD, college and high school students often use them illegally as a study drug. Instead of the intense burst of energy, users experience an extreme sense of focus and remain awake for long periods of time. Usually taken in pill form, some users crush and snort the drug for a quicker and more intense high.
Amphetamines hold a Schedule 2 classification. There is a risk of abuse and the drug is capable of inducing severe physical and psychological dependence.
Those who have a history of depression, mental illness, or bipolar disorder risk of new or worsening psychosis.
In addition, amphetamines cause a number of other side effects.
- Heart problems — chest pain, trouble breathing, feeling faint, and high blood pressure.
- Psychosis — hallucinations, aggression, hostility, or paranoia
- Circulation problems — numbness, pain, feeling cold, unexplained wounds, skin color changes in fingers and toes
- Seizures or convulsions
- Muscle twitches
- Changes in vision
- Loss of coordination
- Dry mouth
- Weight loss
- Restlessness or nervousness
- Mood changes
- Dizziness or headaches
All test panels include testing for amphetamines.
Used extensively in the 60s and 70s as a common treatment for anxiety, insomnia, and seizure disorders, barbiturates are rarely prescribed today. If so, physicians never allow treatment outside of a hospital setting. Drug abusers often take them to counteract the effects of stimulants.
Barbiturates are very addictive and carry a great risk of overdose. The body quickly builds a tolerance to the drug requiring users to take higher and higher doses to achieve the desired effect. Because of its high risk of abuse and the ability to induce severe physical and psychological dependence, the drug is classified under Schedule 2.
Furthermore, you should never use barbiturates with alcohol, antidepressants, or sedatives. They intensify the effects of the drug slowing the user’s breathing and heart rate even further. This greatly increases the risk of overdose or death.
Mild side effects are likened to alcohol use, but some become severe and can be life-threatening.
Side effects include:
- Slurred speech
- Decreased inhibitions
- Loss of coordination
- Comatose state
- Slowed or stopped breathing
Barbiturates are included on the 9 panel, 10 panel, and 12 panel drug tests.
Replacing barbiturates, this powerful narcotic medication is used to treat seizures and anxiety disorders. They are highly addictive and medical use is normally limited to a short-term, as-needed basis.
They work to depress the central nervous system easing feelings of anxiety and nervousness. Thus, drug abusers may use benzodiazepines to counteract the effects of stimulants. Mixing this drug with alcohol, antidepressants, or sedatives puts the user at high risk of overdose.
Furthermore, the body creates a tolerance for the drug requiring higher doses to achieve the desired effect. This coupled with the high risk of addiction has classed these drugs as a Schedule 4 controlled substance.
Side effects include:
- Unusual sleep behaviors
- Next-day drowsiness or the “hangover effect”
- Adverse effects on thinking and reasoning abilities over the long-term
Benzodiazepines are included on 9 panel, 10 panel, and 12 panel drug tests
If you know about illicit drugs, you know about cocaine. Highly glamorized as the “white collar” recreational drug of choice, cocaine addiction has destroyed many lives. Most users snort or inject the drug. however, some prefer rubbing it onto their gums.
Extracted from the leaves of the coca plant, it’s manufactured using numerous toxic chemicals. Cocaine works in the pleasure center of the brain. It’s a powerful stimulant creating a rush of both energetic and euphoric sensations.
Unfortunately, the short-lived effects can cause users to seek more of the drug before the body has metabolized the initial dose. This, of course, puts the user at increased risk of overdose. Moreover, the brain builds a tolerance to cocaine so higher doses increase overdose risk as well.
The high risk of addiction and forming physical or psychological dependence on cocaine classed it at Schedule 1.
The side effects of cocaine include:
- Sensitivity to touch, sight, and sound
- Decreased appetite
- Convulsions or seizures
- Heart disease including heart attack and stroke
- Mood change
- Lung damage
- Loss of smell, nosebleeds, or runny nose
Long-term use also poses danger for changes in brain chemistry. An addicts body and mind rely so heavily on the drug that they have problems functioning. It becomes harder to sleep, think, and recall things from memory. Overall reaction time slows down too.
Cocaine is included in all of our standard drug test panels.
Ecstasy, also known as Molly, became a common party drug in the late 70s. However, it was the party drug of the ’90s. In fact, if there was a “rave” going on, you knew without a doubt that Molly would be there. Thankfully, teenage use is declining, but it’s still commonly used on the street.
Popping the pills is most common, however, some purchase liquid to swallow or crush pills for snorting.
Although, Ecstasy users believe they are taking MDMA. it’s rarely seen today. Instead, people who use Ecstasy are ingesting a number of other drugs including bath salts, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or LSD.
Ecstasy users experience increased energy, wakefulness, pleasure, emotional warmth, and a distorted sense of time. Originally created for use as a psychotherapy drug, it never received approval from the FDA. It’s labeled a Schedule 1 drug and has no medicinal use.
Side effects of Ecstasy:
- Memory impairment
- Problems making decisions
- Increased impulsivity or lack of self-control
- Panic attacks
- Severe depression
- Paranoia and hallucinations
- Psychotic episodes
- Tooth damage
- Circulatory problems
- Neurological lesions
Ecstasy may be identified on our amphetamine panel which is included in all drug testing panels. However, the 12 panel test looks specifically for Ecstasy.
Hydrocodone is a strong semi-synthetic opioid developed for use as a treatment for pain. Doctors prescribed it freely until realizing its incredible potential for addiction. Sadly, users unable to continue to afford the high price of this drug on the street often resort to heroin as a replacement.
The same goes for hydromorphone.
It, too, is a highly addictive semi-synthetic treatment for pain relief. Users of these drugs experience a feeling of elation and euphoria so extreme, many people who have never abused drugs in their lives find themselves addicted after short-term use following surgery or a severe injury.
The body quickly builds a tolerance requiring users to up the dose to ride the high.
In fact, the DOT added hydrocodone and hydromorphone to its drug test panel in January 2018. They are classed as a Schedule 2 controlled substance due to their extreme potential for abuse and causing severe physical and psychological dependence.
Side effects of these drugs are:
- Restless Sleeping or nightmares
- Muscle weakness
Serious side effects include bowel obstruction, breathing problems, slowed or irregular heartbeat, and vomiting. These drugs should never be combined with alcohol it works with the drugs further slowing heartbeat and breathing.
The DOT and 12-panel drug tests identify these synthetic opiates.
Marijuana legalization poses problems for employers. Portrayed as a “harmless” drug, more and more states are approving recreational use. This intices advocates to take things a step further and call for marijuana to be removed from company drug tests. In fact, New York City and the State of Nevada banned marijuana from pre-employment drug tests beginning next year.
Until there is a way to test for current impairment, the majority of employers agree that marijuana needs to remain on company drug tests. Marijuana affects both thinking and motor skills. A pot-smoking employee may not only be less productive, but they could also cause an accident. That’s not a risk employers care to take.
Marijuana is currently classed at a Schedule 1. However, if the STATES Act is passed, the classification will be removed. Employers will be left to abide by each individual state’s laws regarding drug testing for marijuana.
Side effects include:
- altered sense of time
- changes in mood
- impaired body movement
- difficulty with thinking and problem-solving
- impaired memory
- extremely high doses may cause hallucinations, delusions, or psychosis
Currently, marijuana is included in all of our drug test panels.
Methadone was created to treat people suffering from extreme pain. It’s currently used to wean addicts off of narcotic pain killers or heroin. Like other opiates, it carries a risk of addiction, this leaves some to wonder if physicians aren’t just causing the addict to trade one form of addiction for another.
Methadone is classed as a Schedule 2 controlled substance due to its high risk of abuse and a high chance of causing severe physical and psychological dependence.
Side effects are:
- Mood change
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Extreme and unusual drowsiness
Methadone is detected on the 9 panel, 10 panel, and 12 panel drug tests.
Methaqualone is widely known as Quaalude.
Similar in effect to barbiturates, methaqualone is a sedative-hypnotic drug that depresses the central nervous system. Introduced as non-addictive sleeping pills in 1965, physicians prescribed it to treat insomnia, as a sedative, and as a muscle relaxer.
Its medical use peaked in the early 70s. However, it remained extremely popular for recreational drug users until it was banned by the DEA during the 80s. Its rarely found on the streets today, however, it is smuggled into the country periodically.
Methaqualone is a Schedule 1 controlled substance. It carries a high potential for abuse and increased risk or causing severe physical and psychological dependency.
Side effects are common and include:
- Reduced blood pressure
- Abdominal cramps
- Dry Mouth
- Tingling sensations in arms and legs
Severe reactions include seizures, reduced heart rate, and slowed breathing.
Our 9 panel, 1o panel, and 12 panel tests detect methadone use.
Methamphetamine is amphetamines on steroids. The drug is commonly known by the street names meth or crystal meth. It’s available in powder or crystal form and often comes packaged in tiny baggies or in small glass vials. Users snort, smoke, or inject meth to experience an intensely euphoric rush of energy.
They also encounter an extreme sense of well-being and an extreme sense of focus. All the while in reality, they may be flitting senselessly from one activity to another. While methamphetamine is manufactured for rare medical use in treating adults with ADHD or obesity, it must be prescribed with a non-refillable prescription.
This drug is extremely addictive. Even worse, the body quickly develops a tolerance and the user increases the dose to experience the desired effect. Of course, their risk of overdose increases as well.
The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) classified methamphetamine as a Schedule 2 drug.
Side effects devastate the user.
- Blurred vision
- Chest discomfort
- Difficulty breathing
- Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- Muscle cramps
- Pounding in the ears
- Twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movement
- Uncontrolled vocal outbursts and tics
All drug testing panels detect methamphetamine use.
Both heroin and pharmaceutical painkillers like morphine, oxycontin, and hydrocodone are derived from an opiate base. Users crush the pills for smoking, snorting, or injecting, thereby, experiencing a more intense reaction.
They’re seeking the rush of euphoria and sense of well-being that opiates are known to produce. They are extremely addictive and users risk becoming physically and psychologically dependent on them.
Opiates are separated into two separate classes. Heroin is a Schedule 1. Pharmaceutical opiates, including morphine and hydrocodone, are Schedule 2.
Side effects of opiates include:
- Drowsiness or, in the case of heroin, nodding
- Respiratory depression
Long-term use can induce liver damage, brain damage, and the chance of developing tolerance and dependence is highly likely.
Opiates (including heroin) are detected on all but the 9 panel drug tests. However, it detects the semi-synthetic opioids oxycodone and oxymorphone.
Oxycodone is commonly known by its brand name, Percocet. Oxycodone and oxymorphone are the remaining two semi-synthetic opioids added to the DOT drug test in January 2018. They are highly addictive and once heavily prescribed.
As with other prescription opiates, the addict’s habit gets expensive if they turn to the street causing many to resort to heroin use instead. The risk of overdose is extremely high with any of these drugs.
Moreover, the body develops a tolerance for the drug requiring higher doses to achieve the euphoric sense of well-being the user seeks. Oxycodone and oxymorphone are both classified as Schedule 2 controlled substances.
Side effects include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Slowed beathing
- Low blood pressure
- Lack of coordination
- Loss of appetite
- Mood swings
- Panic attacks
The DOT drug test detects oxycodone and oxymorphone. The 9 panel and 12 panel drug tests detect oxycodone.
Commonly referred to as angel dust, PCP hardly links to anything heavenly. Users experience a sense of superhuman strength and describe out-of-body experiences accompanied by hallucinations. In fact, users can have trouble differentiating between hallucinations and reality making this an extremely dangerous drug.
PCP is manufactured legally for use as an animal tranquilizer. It’s often stolen from veterinary supplies and sold on the black market. Largely manufactured in illegal laboratories, it’s available in powder or liquid form. Mixing the drug with water or some other liquid and spraying it on marijuana, parsley, or even mint leaves is the most common way to use the drug. However, it can be snorted or injected as well.
A Schedule 2 narcotic, it is illegal for human use and carries a high potential to cause serious side effects.
- Loss of balance
- Slurred speech
- Aggressive behavior
In extreme cases, users exhibit an extended period of psychosis likened to schizophrenia.
PCP is detected on the DOT drug test as well as all panel drug tests.
This drug is most often used as a narcotic cough suppressant but is also used for pain relief. It isn’t as strong as codeine or hydrocodone, but it does carry a risk of abuse. The drug can reduce breathing and impair thinking skills making it dangerous to drive or operate heavy equipment.
It is a Schedule 4 drug due to the risk of abuse and chance of causing physical or psychological dependency.
Side effects include:
Propoxyphene is detected on the 10 panel and 12 panel drug tests.