Drug Panels

The 10-panel drug test screens for the five of the most frequently misused prescription drugs in the United States.
It also tests for five illicit drugs. Illicit drugs, also known as illegal or street drugs, usually aren’t prescribed by a doctor. The 10-panel drug test is less common than the 5-panel drug test. Workplace drug testing typically checks for five illicit drugs, and sometimes alcohol. Although it’s possible to use blood or other bodily fluids to conduct a 10-panel drug test, urine tests are the most common.

Amphetamine sulfate (speed, whizz, gooey)
methamphetamine (crank, crystal, meth, crystal meth, rock, ice)
dexamphetamine and other drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy (dexies, Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse, Focalin, Concerta)

Marijuana (weed, dope, pot, grass, herb, ganja)
hashish and hashish oil (hash)
synthetic cannabinoids (synthetic marijuana, spice, K2)

Cocaine (coke, powder, snow, blow, bump)
crack cocaine (candy, rocks, hard rock, nuggets)

Heroin (smack, junk, brown sugar, dope, H, train, hero)
opium (big O, O, dopium, Chinese tobacco)
codeine (Captain Cody, Cody, lean, sizzurp, purple drank)
morphine (Miss Emma, cube juice, hocus, Lydia, mud)

Amobarbital (downers, blue velvet)
pentobarbital (yellow jackets, nembies)
phenobarbital (goofballs, purple hearts)
secobarbital (reds, pink ladies, red devils)
tuinal (double trouble, rainbows)

Benzodiazepines are also known as benzos, normies, tranks, sleepers, or downers. They include:
Lorazepam (Ativan)
chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
alprazolam (Xanax)
diazepam (Valium)

Other screened substances include:
phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust)
methaqualone (Quaaludes, ludes)
methadone (dollies, dolls, done, mud, junk, amidone, cartridges, red rock)
propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvon-N, PP-Cap)

The 10-panel drug test screens for these substances because they’re among the most commonly misused drugs in the United States. The 10-panel drug test doesn’t screen for alcohol. Some approximate detection times for drugs screened in the 10-panel drug test include:


Detection window


2 days


2 to 15 days


2 to 10 days


3 to 30 days, depending on frequency of use


2 to 10 days


2 to 7 days


10 to 15 days


1 to 3 days


8 days


2 days

Drug testing has limitations. For example, it can’t evaluate a current state of impairment. Instead, it tests for the drug or other compounds created during drug metabolism. These compounds must be present at a certain concentration in order to be detected

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