You might need drug screening for your job or other reasons. Low Cost Health Clinics offers affordable drug tests at seven conveniently-located clinics in Anaheim, Riverside, Santa Ana, Corona, Costa Mesa, Cathedral City, and Indio, California. The experienced family practice and urgent care specialists speak Spanish and English to meet the needs of the local community. Walk into the nearest office anytime, click the online booking button, or call the office in your area to schedule a drug screening test now.
Drug screening is testing to detect illegal substances and some types of prescription drugs. This type of screening can identify recent use of those substances, showing whether you’ve used the substances within the last few days or weeks.
You might need drug screening for several reasons, such as:
No matter why you need a drug screening, it’s a fast and easy way to get answers.
There are several methods of drug screening. The most common is urine tests, in which you provide a urine sample at the Low Cost Health Clinics office.
Blood tests, which require a small tube of your blood, are another option. Less commonly, some drug screenings involve taking a small amount of your hair for testing.
The practice has an on-site lab, which simplifies the drug screening process and ensures you get fast results.
Many factors can influence how long drugs show up on drug screening tests. The specific drug and its breakdown processes are the main factor. Most drugs linger in the urine and blood for anywhere from a day to weeks.
Other factors that can affect your drug screening test results are how hydrated you are, how often you use the drugs, what other drugs you’re taking, kidney function, and method of drug use.
Avoid substances that can cause false positives in the days before your drug screening test. Some common examples include decongestants, certain cough syrups, and antidepressants.
If you’re concerned about a false positive, contact Low Cost Health Clinics ahead of time to find out whether you need to make any changes in your current medications or lifestyle to avoid a false positive.
Low Cost Health Clinics provides drug screening at seven offices in Anaheim, Riverside, Santa Ana, Corona, Costa Mesa, Cathedral City, and Indio, California. The friendly bilingual professionals make the process quick by offering rapid test results. Call the nearest office or book your appointment through online scheduling today. Walk-ins are available as well.