Synthetic Drugs / Bath Salts
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) continues to run programs that crackdown on the use of synthetic drugs like bath salts, but there’s not a quick and easy fix for the problem. If you suspect your teen or someone else is using bath salts, don’t delay in getting help. As drug testing professionals, we can help provide resources and answers.
Where Do “Bath Salts” Come From?
Khat, a flowering plant native to East Africa, contains a stimulant called cathinone. This has been synthetically reproduced in labs throughout the U.S. to be used as one of the most common ingredients in bath salts.
Now the term has a new meaning, especially in high schools across America. Bath salts are another synthetic drug many teenagers are using to get high. Unfortunately, synthetic drugs like bath salts are being created in places like basements or hotel rooms, which makes regulating them very difficult.
If you suspect an employee, friend, or family member is abusing bath salts, it’s best to immediately order a test to confirm. Our tests are accurate and fast, providing the results you need to gain peace of mind. Contact us today to get started!
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Not For Human Consumption
Often in packages labeled “Not for Human Consumption,” the chemical make-up of “Bath Salts” is constantly changing to avoid detection by the government. This makes them unpredictable, dangerous, and easy to overdose on. Common side effects include:
- Increased heart rate
- And much more
Be prepared for your drug test!
- Bring your Government Issued Picture ID
- Bring Drug Test Paperwork or Authorization
- Complete TSL Intake Form & HIPAA Disclosure
- Pay for your test on site
- Make sure you are hydrated if you are performing a Urine Test
- Expect to have your nail polish removed if getting a Nail Drug Test
- We do not need your prescription information but a Medical Review Officer
(MRO) may contact you after collection to verify your medications.
- For urine testing, plan on arriving 3 hours before we close (1 hr
minimum) to provide a cushion of time for a shy bladder situation.
- For hair testing, be sure to dry your hair completely before arriving.
- For nail testing, be sure to clean your nails with soap and water
before arriving. Also, artificial nails and polish must be removed.
What Are Your Hours?
- All Test Smartly Labs are open Monday through Friday, from 9am - 5pm
- The Overland Park Testing Center is also open from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays
Do We Need To Have An Appointment?
- No appointment is required to come into our labs, and all of our locations are on a walk-in basis. However, it is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. If your situation requires special time considerations, please call us to determine if it would be better to arrange an appointment time.
Do I Need Doctors’ Orders For Testing?
- No doctors’ orders needed, we are a Direct-Access Testing Center. You are encouraged to consult your medical professional with your lab test results.
What’s The Turnaround Time For Lab Work?
- Average turnaround time is 2-5 business days depending on the complexity of the lab work. Most tests are available in 2-3 days.
Do You Need A List Of My Medications For A Drug Test?
- Per protocol, the lab techs are not allowed to receive or ask for your medications. A medical review officer or MRO, a licensed physician who specializes in toxicology, will call you and ask for your medications and your physician’s phone number if it’s detected in your sample during testing. The MRO will then call your physician to verify your medications.