How Much Does a Drug Test Cost?

A drug test, commonly used for pre-employment purposes, can test either your blood, hair, saliva and/or urine to detect traces of drug use.

Popular drugs tests can often detect marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamine, methamphetamines, ecstasy and phencyclidine.

Empty Drug Test by micahb37, on Flickr
Empty Drug Test” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by micahb37

How much does a drug test cost?

Type of TestAverage Price Reported
10 panel urine instant test (at home use)$30 to $60
5 panel urine at a local/online lab$40 to $75
10 panel urine/online at a local lab$50 to $100
Hair follicle test$90 to $150

NOTE:  These were just the averages collected from local labs and online.  Your results will vary.

What is going to be included?

Drug PanelWhat It Tests For
AmphetaminesAmphetamine / Amphetamine Salts / Adderall / Vyvanse, MDA / Adam, Phentermine / Adipex
BenzodiazepinesAlprazolam/Xanax, Clonazepam / Klonopin, Diazepam / Valium, Lorazepam / Ativan, Oxazepam / Serax, Temazepam / Restoril
BuprenorphineBuprenorphine / Suboxone / Subutex
CocaineCocaine, Benzoylecgonine, Ecgonine Methyl Ester, Cocaethylene
MethadoneMethadone, EDDP
MethamphetaminesMethamphetamine, MDMA/Ecstasy, PMMA, Ephedrine
Opiates6MAM/Heroin, Morphine, Codeine, Hydrocodone / Vicodin / Norco / Lorcet / Lortab
OxycodoneOxycodone / Percocet / Endocet / Oxycontin, Oxymorphone / Opana
THCΔ-9 THC, Marijuana
TramadolTramadol / Ultram / Ultracet

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Average Reported Cost: $1580

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Wayne Michaels (West Bend,  Wisconsin) paid $1580 and said:

    test is not needed I take pain pills,for a destroyed spine is why I get upset when a other clinic urine test was $480.00. I CAN NOT PAY THIS ANY TIME SOON OR PROBABLY AT ALL, SINCE I HAVE NOT WORKED SINCE APRIL 2012.

    Was it worth it? No

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