Methadone Urine Drug Test
Specimen Type: Urine
Methadone Urine Drug Test (Labcorp)
This test is used to detect methadone in a urine sample. Methadone is an opioid drug that is sometimes prescribed to treat chronic pain. It is also given to people who are being treated for opioid addiction to help lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Methadone should not be taken without a doctor's guidance. It can be habit-forming and has the potential to cause side effects and serious health complications. Short-term side effects can include nausea, slowed breathing, headache, constipation, sexual dysfunction, mood changes, vision problems, and difficulty sleeping. More serious side effects are possible including difficulty breathing, swelling in the lips, tongue, or throat, rapid heartbeat, chest pain, hallucinations, lightheadedness, fainting, or seizures. An overdose of methadone can be fatal.
Methadone is typically detectable in urine for 2-3 days after use but can be detectable for as long as 14 days depending on a number of factors including a person's metabolism and how much they have taken. This test includes an initial screen with a confirmation test performed automatically if anything is detected. Positive results will provide a numerical value for the level detected.
The turnaround for this test is typically 1-3 business days for negative results. If confirmatory testing is necessary, the turnaround is typically 5-7 business days.
Where can I find a Methadone drug test near me?
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At this time, Request A Test does not offer DOT (Department of Transportation) certified testing.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Please be aware that due to national staffing shortages at the labs, results for drug testing may take longer than normal. Request A Test cannot guarantee turnaround time for test results.
Please note that not all lab locations are able to perform the collections for urine drug testing. When placing a testing order online you will only be able to select from lab locations which are able to perform this type of testing.
This test is intended to screen for drugs of abuse and is not appropriate for pain management or therapeutic monitoring. Customers who require pain management testing should consult their prescribing physician.