Amphetamine screen (Blood)
This test measures the amount of a drug called amphetamine in your urine. This drug is a central nervous system stimulant. This group of drugs also includes methamphetamine, or “meth.” The test is most commonly used to screen for drug abuse. It’s often required by the court system and some workplaces. If you show symptoms of an amphetamine overdose, such as severe agitation and psychosis, a health care provider may order this test.
Amphetamine is a commonly used recreational drug that overstimulates the central nervous system and makes users feel unusually alert, energetic, and productive. Stimulants like amphetamine and methamphetamine can also cause euphoria, overwhelming agitation, delusions, and hallucinations. Feelings of aggression and paranoia can make people more prone to violence. Abusing these drugs can also cause other serious health problems, including stroke, heart disease, convulsions, and severe tooth decay.
- Sample of urine
- We perform the test daily