Colorado Probation 8-Panel Drug & Alcohol Test
Drug testing science for Colorado probation has advanced markedly in recent years. Analyzing a urine sample and testing for alcohol and drugs is very effective and accurate. There are many differences in each person’s physical makeup and metabolism that can and will determine how quickly illegal drugs and alcohol are processed in the body. It is literally not possible to calculate based on a person’s weight just how fast these substances will be metabolized and eliminated from your system.
Many people on probation run the risk of a probation violation, additional criminal charges and jail time by continuing to use drugs and alcohol while on probation. Trying to fool an court ordered drug test is a seriously bad idea, and the best legal advice is always to stay clean and sober, and comply to the letter with all probation requirements.
The science behind the eight-panel Drug and Alcohol Testing device analyzes specific compounds in your urine sample to compare and contract the reactions of antibodies and antigens in the urine to highlight the presence of drugs and alcohol in your system.
During testing, an anti-body dye is mixed with the urine sample. If the presence of drugs or alcohol in the urine sample are above the thresholds listed below, an 8-panel drug and alcohol test will return a positive finding.
The 8-panel testing devices are regularly tested and checked against a know control line during testing to ensure consistent and repeatable accuracy and results throughout the 8-panel drug and alcohol test.
Current 8-panel drug tests for the concentration level of the following substances:
Opiate (OPI) (MOR)
Opiate II (OPI) (MOR) (HER)
Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)
It is the best interests of our clients to remain clean & sober during this critical time in your life. As your criminal defense lawyers, we strongly urge that if you are on probation – do not attempt to game the system. You are already in trouble if you are on probation, why make matters worse by setting yourself up for additional criminal charges?
If you are facing the 8-panel drug test, we can help guide you through the process.