Drug Testing

Drug Testing Specialist
Drug testing looks for the presence of certain controlled substances in the patient’s system, such as marijuana, alcohol, heroin, or prescription painkillers. Our board certified medical team at Quality Urgent Care and Sleep Lab offer accurate, efficient drug testing services. To make an appointment for drug testing, please contact our clinic in Simi Valley, California.
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Drug Testing

Quality Urgent Care and Sleep Lab

What is drug testing?

Drug tests are tests designed to determine if a certain substance is present in your blood or urine. If the substance is present, the person who ordered the test will assume you’ve taken the substance recently.

During a drug test, you provide a sample of your urine and/or blood for analysis. The lab processes the sample and looks for evidence of specific substances. Some of the substances the lab may look for include:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Nicotine

The most common reason for drug testing is to screen potential or current employees for substance abuse. If your potential or current employer orders a drug test and it comes back positive, you may face consequences in your professional life.

What do the results mean?

If a drug test is positive for a certain substance, it means that you’ve most likely consumed the substance within a specific amount of time before the test. If the drug test is negative for a certain substance, it means no evidence of the substance was found in your sample.

Is STD testing available?

Quality Urgent Care and Sleep Lab also offers sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing to patients. The purpose of STD testing is to screen for certain infections that are transmitted through unprotected sexual contact. Some common STDs include:

  • Herpes
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Some of these infections can be resolved with antibiotics, while others are incurable. However, even an incurable STD can be managed with the right medication.

When should patients schedule STD testing?

You should schedule STD testing if you have any symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection. Some of the most common symptoms of STDs include discharge from the genitals, growths on the genitals, rashes, and itching. You should also schedule STD testing if you’ve had unprotected sexual contact with someone who has been diagnosed with an STD.

Even if you don’t have any symptoms of an STD, you should still consider STD testing if you’ve had multiple sexual partners (especially if you didn’t use protection). If you aren’t sure whether STD testing is necessary, your doctor can help you make the right choice.

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