Most Common Drug Test for Employment or School

Most Common Drug Test for Employment or School

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Most Common Drug Test for Employment or School

What are the most common drug tests for employment or school?

It's a common practice for companies to require a pre-employment drug screen for new hires.  Some companies may also carry our random drug screens or require post-accident testing.  The purpose of these tests is usually to help enforce zero-tolerance workplace drug policies, to meet health and safety requirements, or comply with insurance providers.  Students entering medical school or nursing programs may also need to pass a drug test.  There are a variety of drug testing options available.  Urine testing is the most common by far but screening for other specimens such as hair, blood, and saliva are also available.  The number of drugs that need to be tested will vary depending on the organization.  For pre-employment testing, a standard 5-panel urine drug test that looks for marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, and phencyclidine (PCP) is customary.  Some companies may require something more comprehensive such as a 10-panel urine test which looks for a larger selection of drug metabolites.  Students in healthcare fields sometimes need to take medical professional drug panels such as an 11-panel urine test or a 12-panel urine test due to the variety of drugs and medications they will have access to in the workplace.  In all cases, it is a good idea to check with the organization requesting the test to help ensure you are meeting their specific requirements. 

How do I Order a Drug Test for Employment or School?

Request A Test is here to help anyone who needs a drug test to meet the requirements of their employer or school.  We offer a full menu of drug tests at discounted pricing.  There is no doctor's visit or insurance required.  Orders can be placed in as little as 10-15 minutes and you can go to the lab the same day.  Many tests see results in as little as 1-3 business days.  Ordering could not be easier.  Start by selecting the test that best meets your needs from our online drug-testing menu and you're ready to go.  The first time you order, you'll create a free private account to keep your information confidential.  After that, you can place an order as often as you need in a matter of minutes.  If you prefer to order by phone, just call us at 1-888-732-2348 and a team member will always be available to assist you during business hours.  You'll find that getting a drug test will be the easiest part of starting a new job or becoming a student.

Can I get a drug test for employment or school near me?

Request A Test partners with 2 of the largest lab testing companies in the United States.  This allows us to offer over 3600 testing locations in most major cities across the country.  We are committed to making ordering your own drug testing for work or school as easy and convenient as possible.  At the time you place your order, you can choose from the labs in your area and in most cases, go in on the same day to submit your sample.  If you need help finding a lab near you, just contact Request A Test by email at or phone at 1-888-732-2348 and a team member will be happy to assist you.   

Why Choose Us?

  • Since 2002, we have a proven track record of offering excellent customer service, affordable pricing with no hidden fees, and our enduring commitment to protect your personal information.
  • No doctor's order? (No problem!) Our national physician network provides the required doctor's order for the lab. Insurance is not needed to order lab testing nor will your insurance company be billed.
  • We are partnered with two of the largest CLIA certified labs in the US, to offer you the latest lab testing technology with prompt and accurate results. (These are the same labs used by hospitals and physicians.)
  • With over 3,600 lab locations to choose from and same day collection, we make lab testing quick and convenient. No appointment is needed. Find your local lab with our location finder.
  • We offer an extensive and detailed test menu. Ordering can be done online or over the phone. Not finding a test? Simply give us a call.  

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