Urine Drug Test
Taking a drug test to obtain a position with a company can be nerve-wracking. But, most companies today expect you to take a drug test before you can start work for them. If you plan to join the military, expect to take a urine drug test at least once a year if you go active duty. If you are joining as a reserve, you must be tested at least once every two years. This is a necessary measure on the part of companies and the military because drug abuse on the job can cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical benefits and can put their other employees at risk.
The most common method for companies to test for drugs is with a urine drug test. The urine drug test is easy, cost effective, and can be performed on the premises. Some urine drug tests will return the results almost immediately while some take a little longer. If for whatever reason, the urine drug test returns as positive, you may be asked to visit a lab for a more thorough test to be performed.
If you have ingested or smoked illegal drugs before your urine drug test, the chances of it returning positive depends on several things. Things such as whether you are a first time user versus a chronic user, what your metabolism is like, and how much of the drug you took can play a factor. The norm is that most street drugs will stay in your system up to three days after taking them.
When you are asking to take the urine drug test, you will probably be given a cup and sent into a bathroom to give a sample. Do not be alarmed if someone accompanies you to the restroom or there is a two-way mirror in the restroom. Because of cheating, you may be under much scrutiny when taking the test.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.