Request A Test Offers New Blood and Urine Ritalin Testing

July 1, 2014

Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, has added new blood and urine tests for Ritalin to their testing menu. Ritalin is a prescription drug which can be beneficial when taken correctly but is frequently abused. Testing for Ritalin can help determine if a person's prescription dosage is appropriate or be used as a screening to detect Ritalin abuse. Request A Test now offers Ritalin testing that can be ordered by anyone without the need to schedule a doctor's appointment or get approval from an insurance company. Customers can choose from a selection of 100's of other drug or general health testing as well. With affordable pricing and 1000's of lab locations across the country, Request A Test makes it easy to get the lab testing you need whenever you need it.

Ritalin is a common brand name for Methylphenidate, a nervous system stimulant which can be used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. Prescription Ritalin use has increased significantly in the United States in recent years as has the use of Ritalin as a recreational drug. When taken properly, Ritalin can aid a person's ability to concentrate or focus. Abusers of Ritalin often inject or inhale the drug to produce a euphoric high. Long term effects of Ritalin abuse are similar to those of amphetamines. Users may experience sleeplessness, anxiety and extreme paranoia as well as developing a physical or psychological dependence.

Blood testing for Ritalin is typically done to help determine if a person who is taking Ritalin for therapeutic reasons is being prescribed the proper dosage. The ideal time to have blood drawn is 1-2 hours after a dose is taken. This allows time for the Ritalin blood levels to peak. Measuring this level can help a person work with their doctor to determine if their dosage needs to be adjusted. Blood testing is not typically effective as a screening when someone is suspected of abusing Ritalin as it remains in the body for a very short period of time. Urine testing can typically detect Ritalin use for several days after it is taken although the detection time may vary from one person to the next based on a number of factors including how much of the drug was taken. This type of test is more commonly used when someone is suspected of taking Ritalin recreationally without a prescription. Both urine and blood testing provide quantitative results for the level of the drug detected in a person's specimen.

Request A Test continues to update their selection of available tests to better serve the needs of their customers. Customers can see more information about the newly added Ritalin lab tests by going to the Drug Testing menu on Request A Test's website. To order a test, or for more information about any the services provided by Request A Test, just go to / or call 1-888-732-2348 to speak to a representative.

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