Forensic application

When urine or other matrices are not ideal, Drlab offers drug testing of blood specimens. Blood analysis may be appropriate in situations when it is suspected that a person is actively under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Since drugs are rapidly metabolized and eliminated from the body, blood analysis offers a very brief detection window. Drugs in blood are typically detectable within minutes to hours, depending on the drug and the dose, versus one to several days in urine. Blood drug screen tests are performed on whole blood specimens using immunoassay screening with reflex to definitive testing.


Drug analysis types

Screening component: reflexed confirmation inclusive compounds

Ethyl alcohol: etyl alcohol

Amphetamines: methamphetamine, amphetamine, mdma, mda, mdea (*select tests may reflex confirmation testing for expanded sympathomimetics, including above plus phentermine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, phendimetrazine, and diethylpropion)

Barbiturates: amobarbital, butabarbital, butalbital, pentobarbital, phenobarbital, secobarbital Benzodiazepines: diazepam, desmethyldiazepam, oxazepam, temazepam, chlordiazepoxide, desmethylchlordiazepoxide, alprazolam, triazolam, lorazepam, flurazepam, desalkylflurazepam, midazolam, clonazepam, 7-aminoclonazepam

Cocaine & metabolite: cocaine, benzoylecgonine

Phencyclidine: phencyclidine

Thc (marijuana) metabolite: tetrahydrocannabinol (thc), carboxy-thc, hydroxy-thc, cannabinol, cannabidiol Opiates: codeine, morphine, 6-acetylmorphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, dihydrocodeine

Oxycodones: oxycodone, oxymorphone

Methadone: methadone

Fentanyl: fentanyl, norfentanyl

Buprenorphine: buprenorphine, norbuprenorphine

Propoxyphene: propoxyphene, norpropoxyphene

Meperidine: meperidine, normeperidine

Tramadol: tramadol, o-desmethyltramadol

Gabapentin: gabapentin

Carisoprodol: carisoprodol, meprobamate