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Drug Testing

A Group Medical Practice & Adult Primary Care located in Lehigh Acres, Saint Petersburg, Cape Coral, Naples, Bonita Springs, Tampa and Fort Myers, FL
Drug Testing

Drug Testing services offered in Lehigh Acres, Saint Petersburg, Cape Coral, Naples, Bonita Springs, Tampa and Fort Myers, FL

When you need accurate and prompt drug testing services, the team of providers at Galenus Group, a group medical practice, is here to help. Drug testing is one of many health services provided to the community of Lehigh Acres, Florida, and beyond. All you have to do to book a visit is check availability online or call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative team.     

Drug Testing Q & A

What is drug testing?

Drug testing is a screening that looks for signs of prescription or illegal drugs. Drug tests use a small sample of your blood, urine, saliva, or hair. Thanks to advancements in medical technology, drug testing is more powerful than ever before and can detect even trace amounts of various substances.

A number of different factors affect how drug testing works. Some of those factors include:

  • The volume of drug used
  • The type of drug used
  • The way your body reacts to a specific drug
  • The length of time you used the drug prior to being tested

Some of the drugs commonly tested for include:

  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Steroids
  • Opioids and opiates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Phencyclidine

If you have questions about the type of drug testing available at Galenus Group, call the office to learn more. 

When is drug testing required?

Many people need to come in for professional drug testing at one point or another. A number of organizations and employers require these screenings. 

Some of the circumstances that can lead to the need for drug testing include:

  • To meet employment requirements
  • Following a workplace accident
  • To meet legal evidence requirements
  • As part of drug treatment
  • As proof that collegiate or professional athletes are not using banned substances
  • To monitor for misuse of prescription medications

If you learn you need drug testing, Galenus Group offers prompt, accurate services to help you meet any of these requirements. 

How is drug testing performed?

With all forms of drug testing, it’s important to provide a full list of all medications and supplements you’re taking. Even over-the-counter medications can show up on the results. Some foods can even cause you to erroneously test positive — for example, consuming poppy seeds before a test can cause you to test positive for opiates.

If your drug screening requires a urine sample, you simply come in and provide a small sample of urine, similar to what happens during routine annual physical exams. If your screening requires a blood draw, the entire process takes just a few minutes, and you shouldn’t have any discomfort other than a slight sting as the needle enters your skin. 

Galenus Group practitioners understand the importance of getting the results of drug testing as soon as possible. Your sample goes to the lab promptly, and results are issued as quickly as possible.

If you have additional questions or need to book a drug testing appointment, reach out to Galenus Group online or by phone.  

Offering Drug Testing
Edgardo Castiillo Nieves, MD
Edgardo Castillo Nieves, MD