Rapid Tests

When minutes count, LabCorp's rapid test programs offer drugs of abuse screening that is rapid and reliable.

Rapid tests point-of-collection testing (POCT) provides on-site screening for drugs of abuse, urine specimen validity, and saliva alcohol following LabCorp’s chain-of-custody protocol.

LabCorp performs rapid tests in many of its specimen collection sites nationwide, or customers may choose to perform tests in their own facilities.

Rapid tests performed at LabCorp patient service centers (PSCs) that screen negative have results available to the ordering client typically within 4 hours. LabCorp’s certified laboratories provide mass spectrometry confirmation for non-negative rapid test drug screens. Mass spectrometry confirmation results are typically available within 48-72 hours after the specimen is received in the laboratory.

LabCorp's rapid test process involves the collector running an initial screen on-site at the point of collection. Collections performed in a LabCorp PSC include the collector entering the screening results via a web-based tool. Once results are entered, they are downloaded into the laboratory system, enabling customers to obtain electronic reports and statistical summary data. The rapid test result entry web tool is available for use by customers who choose to perform the screening in their own facilities.

Program Features

  • Negative results generally available within four hours
  • Rapid tests performed at LabCorp-owned and managed sites (Note: Select POCT products are available at LabCorp collection sites. Check with LabCorp about availability.)
  • Walk-in rapid test collections performed at most sites
  • Multiple urine drug screening panels available, including screening for oxycodone and ecstasy
  • Multiple state-of-the-art reporting methods available

Testing Options

Urine Drug Screening

Available urine drug screen rapid tests range from one to nine drugs including:

  • Amphetamine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Marijuana metabolite
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Methadone
  • Propoxyphene
  • Oxycodone/oxymorphone
  • Hydrocodone/hydromorphone

Mass spectrometry confirmation of non-negative specimens is available through our SAMHSA-certified laboratories.

Specimen Validity Screening

LabCorp offers rapid tests that provide information about the possible adulteration of urine samples submitted for drugs of abuse testing.

Saliva Alcohol Screening with DOT-Conforming Product

LabCorp offers saliva alcohol rapid tests that are performed with a DOT-conforming product and following LabCorp’s chain-of-custody protocol. Saliva alcohol screening is available through sites owned and managed by LabCorp. Customers may also choose to perform tests in their own facilities.

To set up a rapid tests program, contact LabCorp sales.