UHS provides drug testing using a urine sample for the following substances:
- Cannabinoids (marijuana and marijuana-related products)
- Opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxycontin, heroin, etc.)
This test may be appropriate for:
- Non-court ordered testing (for example, your parent or job requested it)
- Court-ordered tests
This test would NOT be appropriate:
- If you need to test for any other substance such as alcohol, you could see a UHS health care provider to order that specific test--first Schedule an Appointment, or see Other Resources for Drug Testing below.
- If you need "Chain of Custody" procedures -- If you need this type of testing, we advise you to contact your requestor to receive more information about where to go
- If you want to use your own kit
To arrange a test:
Please Schedule an Appointment.
At your appointment:
Staff will ask you to empty your pockets and place belongings outside the bathroom. You will be directed to a restroom and provided a specimen cup. You may not wash your hands or flush the toilet before returning the urine specimen to the staff. Staff will then take the specimen to the UHS laboratory for processing.
Getting your results:
Results are typically ready within 24 hours. If you are tested on a Friday, your results should be available on the following Monday.
At the time of your appointment, you will be asked to sign an Authorization to Release Protected Health Information form to indicate where you would like the results sent. If you do not want to sign this form, you can pick up a copy of your results at the UHS Health Information Management Services in the basement. (Results are not available on the Patient Portal.)
All patients are responsible for paying the cost at the time of their visit. The health service fee included in students’ tuition does not cover this test. Most insurance companies do not cover this cost. Non-students may be charged an additional office visit fee.
Other resources for alcohol and other drug testing:
U-M Police Department offers a free alcohol test for U-M students 24 hours/day at 1239 Kipke Dr. You may call (734) 763-1131 to inquire; an order is necessary and you must bring it for testing.
Drug & Alcohol Random Testing (DART) Program through Washtenaw County provides testing for a fee.
Quest Diagnostics (phone 800-377-8440) is a private company that provides testing for a fee.