Last updated: February 24, 2020
Since 10-panel testing can only be used in a non-DOT environment, employers can determine what drugs they want to test for as long as they include it in their drug-free workplace policy (NOTE: if your company is enrolled in Ohio’s Drug-Free Safety Program, there are specific drug testing requirements; additional drugs may be added to the panel if desired).
If your Cleveland area company wants to do 10-panel testing – or more – any panel can be developed for lab-based testing, and there are also numerous options available using an instant urine test product. In addition to marijuana (THC), cocaine (COC), amphetamines (AMP), opiates (OPI), phencyclidine (PCP), barbiturates (BAR), benzodiazepines (BZO), methadone (MTD), propoxyphene (PPX), and OxyContin (OXY), other drugs that are frequently included in a 10-panel test are MDMA/ecstasy, tricyclic antidepressants (TCA), suboxone (BUP) and methamphetamine (MET).
When selecting which products to include in your company’s 10-panel test, be sure to consult your program’s requirements as well as consider the goal of your program and what drugs are of concern based upon the nature of your employee’s jobs, such as safety-sensitive positions.