Urine Drug Testing at Centerville Medical Center

A urine drug screen, or UDS, is a test performed on a sample of urine provided by a patient to determine if certain substances are present in their body or not. Most commonly, this type of analysis is done to detect illegal substances in a person’s system.

How Does It Work?

A urine drug test is a very simple analysis that in no way harms the patient being tested. To begin, the individual must provide a suitable sample of their urine in a designated cup or container.

The deposit of this sample takes place in a controlled and private environment, typically at your doctor’s office. Once complete, the sample is then taken to a laboratory to be analyzed.

Depending upon the particular type of drug screen being performed, your results may be available in the same day or shortly thereafter. A representative of Centerville Medical Center will be in touch with you to deliver the findings of your urine drug screen.

What Do Drug Tests Usually Look For?

A standard urine screen will check for the presence of a variety of illicit substances, including:

  • Opioids
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Synthetic cannabinoids
  • Amphetamines
  • Methamphetamines
  • PCP
  • Barbiturates
  • Methadone
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Other synthetic stimulants

There are also variety of more specialized tests that can be conducted to search for specific types of substances such as steroids or particular types of opioids.

It is important to remember that the results of such drug screenings are not always entirely accurate. If the initial urine screen identifies any drugs that you are unfamiliar with or have not taken, you can also undergo a more complex screen called a gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to provide a more accurate conclusion.

Contact Centerville Medical Center for More Information

If you still have questions or concerns regarding urine drug screens and how they are performed, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Chuck Osuagwu today. You may also contact our office in Garland, Texas, to inquire about your drug screen results at any time.

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