Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic
Urgent Care located in Dallas, TX
If you operate a commercial vehicle for work or you’re on probation, your employer or the court system might require routine drug screenings. At Marsalis Avenue Family and Urgent Care Clinic, urgent care specialist Dralves Edwards, DO, and the team offer drug screening to people of all ages. The onsite laboratory allows for easy access and quick turnaround times, saving you time and energy. To make an appointment, call the office in Dallas, Texas, or click the online scheduling tool today.
Drug Screening Q&A
What is drug screening?
Drug screening is a laboratory test that analyzes your blood or urine for the presence of illegal drugs or prescription medications.
At Marsalis Avenue Family and Urgent Care Clinic, the team uses drug screening to detect substances like:
- Performance-enhancing drugs
Drug screening can also be used to detect benzodiazepines, a group of drugs that treat anxiety.
Why might I need a drug screening?
At Marsalis Avenue Family and Urgent Care Clinic, the team performs drug screening for various reasons. For example, if you operate a commercial vehicle, like a city bus or a garbage truck, your job might require routine testing.
Your provider at Marsalis Avenue Family and Urgent Care Clinic might also order drug screening if you:
- Are in treatment for a substance use disorder
- Show signs of substance abuse
- Have a behavioral condition like depression or anxiety
- Have a history of using controlled substances
You might also need drug screening if you’re on probation and need regular drug testing as part of your conditions for release.
What are the types of drug screening?
At Marsalis Avenue Family and Urgent Care Clinic, the team offers several types of drug screening, including:
Urinalysis is a drug screen that analyzes a sample of your urine.
A blood test is a drug screen that analyzes a sample of your blood.
To ensure accuracy, let your provider know about any drugs you’ve taken the last few days, including over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements. Certain medicines may show up on your test, resulting in a “false positive.”
What are the possible results of a drug screening?
A drug screening can have two possible results:
A positive result means the test found one or more drugs in your sample. If you receive a positive test, the team orders a second, more comprehensive panel.
A negative result means no drugs were found in your system. If you receive a negative result, your provider fills out the paperwork you can submit to the court or your employer.
To learn more about drug screening, request a consultation at Marsalis Avenue Family and Urgent Care Clinic by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.