It’s not always easy to find a convenient testing location with friendly, professional staff when you or your employees require drug testing. Woodridge Clinic in Woodridge, Lombard, and Lemont, IL, makes the process quick and simple. The doctors at the clinic offer a little information about drug testing and what you can expect.

Why is drug testing used?

Many employers require a negative drug test before extending a job offer. Others may require random tests to ensure that their employees aren’t using illegal substances. Testing can also be used to detect the presence of performance-enhancing steroids or dangerous chemicals. In some cases, testing may be required if your employer suspects that you have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol while at work, you had an accident while performing your job, or you’re returning to work after a previous positive test.

What types of tests are used to detect drugs?

Urine tests are most frequently used to detect the presence of drugs in your body. The testing method is designed to determine if you’ve recently used drugs and can detect usage in the previous two to 10 days, depending on the type of drug used. Any of the following drugs will generate a positive test result:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • PCP
  • Barbituates
  • Opioids
  • Methadone
  • Amphetamines
  • Methamphetamines
  • Benzodiazepines

Specimens are sent to outside labs for testing. In most cases, it will only take a day or two until your employer receives your results. In some cases, blood testing may also be required to test for the presence of drugs, alcohol, or steroids. The test is quick and easy and involves withdrawing blood using a needle and syringe. Results are available in just a few days.

Are you interested in learning more about the drug testing services offered by Woodridge Clinic? Contact the Woodridge office by calling (630) 910-1177, the Lombard office by calling (630) 620-6225, or the Lemont office by calling (630) 754-8710.