What is a turnaround time?

When will results be ready and what is a turn around time in drug testing?

LTS Team

3/6/20231 min read

The amount of time it takes for drug test results to be available when sent to a lab can vary depending on a number of factors, including:

  • The type of drug test being performed (urine, hair, blood, etc.)

  • The volume of samples being processed by the lab

  • The lab's workload and staffing levels

  • The time of day the sample is received by the lab

  • The availability of shipping services

In general, however, most drug test results are available within 24-48 hours of being received by the lab. Some labs may be able to provide results more quickly, while others may take longer.

The turn around time for drug testing depends on various factors such as the type of test conducted, the number of samples to be analyzed, and the laboratory's capacity. Typically, the results can be available within 24 to 48 hours for standard drug tests. However, for more complex tests or when a larger batch of samples needs to be processed, it might take longer, ranging from a few days to a week. It is important to note that these timescales are estimates and can vary depending on the specific circumstances. To get an accurate estimation of when the results will be ready, it is best to consult with the testing facility or the healthcare provider overseeing the process.

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