Note: Fasting is not required for this test.
Drug Test - 6 Panel and Exp Opiates Test
6 Panel & Exp. Opiates Test detect the same commonly abused drug substances in a urine sample as a standard 6 Panel Test while also incorporating a larger selection of Opiates. 6-panel testing using urine as a specimen is more suitable for post-accident testing or more recent use.
6 Panel & Exp. Opiates Test Is Used to Determine:
- Opiates (Codeine, Morphine)
- Cannabinoid (Marijuana)
- Specimen validity testing levels in the urine.
- Expanded opiates (including heroin, codeine, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone)
Results for the Test that are send to lab typically returned within 1 to 3 business days after lab receives the specimen. We take precaution to ensure results are delivered on time. Instant test results are reported out if negative as soon as the test is performed.
Specimen send out to lab are $20.00 more than instant test results.
Frequently Asked Questions: Expanded Opiates
What are expanded opiates?
A typical opiate screen only reports the presence of codeine and morphine. An expanded opiate panel may also include hydrocodone and hydromorphone
and/or oxycodone and oxymorphone.
Why is the ARCpoint Labs of Tampa expanded opiate panel better?
The opiate screening immunoassays are targeted to detect morphine. Since the other opiates share structural similarities with morphine, the opiate screening reagents detect the expanded opiates to varying extents. In the case of oxycodone, most of the general opiate screens only detect oxycodone if it is
present at a high concentration. With the new expanded opiate panel from Quest Diagnostics, we are adding a specific screening test to detect oxycodone; thereby, increasing the detection rate for oxycodone use/abuse.
What is the positivity rate for the expanded opiates?
In 2004, based on more than 284,000 workplace drug tests, the positivity rate for hydrocodone was 0.85% and for oxycodone was 0.19%. Using the new oxycodone specific reagent, in a pilot study involving more than 20,000 specimens, the positivity rate for oxycodone increased by more than 150% to 0.53%. The positivity rate for the expanded opiates is 2-3 times higher than that of either codeine or morphine.
What are the trends in expanded opiate abuse?
There have been significant and alarming increases in the incidence of oxycodone and hydrocodone use as measured by the National Survey on Drug Use & Health [NSDUH] (formerly, the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse); the Monitoring the Future surveys of high school and college-aged youth; Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) emergency department mentions; and Quest Diagnostics positivity rates.