Drug Testing

Physicians Medical Urgent Care

Urgent Care & Internal Medicine located in San Jose, CA

If you operate a commercial vehicle for a living, or an employer offers you a position, you might need to participate in drug testing. At Physicians Medical Urgent Care in San Jose, California, urgent care specialists Sveltlana Burkhead, MD, and Ines Munoz De Laborde, MD, offer several different types of drug testing. If you’d like to schedule a drug testing appointment, call the office or click the online booking tool. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Drug Testing Q & A

What is drug testing?

A drug test is a type of screening that looks for the presence of one or more illegal or prescription drugs in your blood, hair, saliva, or urine. Physicians Medical Urgent Care can test for a variety of drugs, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Opioids
  • Cocaine
  • Steroids
  • Barbiturates
  • Amphetamines

Your doctor can also test for prescription medications to see how they’re interacting with one another or affecting your quality of life. 

Why would I need drug testing?

At Physicians Medical Urgent Care, your doctor provides drug testing for several different reasons, including:

Employment

Some companies require employees to undergo pre-employment or random drug screenings. This is particularly true if your job requires you to operate a commercial vehicle or another type of heavy machinery. 

Athletics

If you or your child participates in organized sports, you might require testing for performance-enhancing drugs. This type of drug testing ensures an even playing field and helps cut back on cheating. 

Legal and forensic purposes

If you’re involved in an automobile accident or a work-related injury, you might need to undergo drug testing for legal or forensic purposes. Your lawyer might also order drug testing as part of an ongoing court case.

Monitoring opioid use

If you’re prescribed an opioid to combat chronic pain, your doctor might recommend regular testing to lower your risk of addiction or abuse. Regular monitoring helps ensure you take only the necessary amount of medication.

Are there different types of drug testing?

Physicians Medical Urgent Care offers a variety of drug tests, including:

  • Rapid drug testing
  • Hair drug testing
  • 80-hour Ethyl Glucuronide (ETG) testing
  • 5 panel
  • 10 panel
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing

The doctors also offer non-DOT drug testing. 

What type of drug testing is right for me?

To determine the type of drug testing you’ll most benefit from, visit Physicians Medical Urgent Care. Following an exam, review of your medical history, and a discussion, your doctor can let you know what drug testing form you require. 

If you need to schedule a drug testing appointment, contact Physicians Medical Urgent Care today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool. Walk-ins are also welcome.