Health Sciences Drug Testing

Wake Tech places students in local clinical settings for curriculum Health Sciences programs requiring clinical experience. Many of these sites require students to undergo drug testing – a urine drug screen. Wake Tech uses an outside vendor for these drug tests.

While not all sites require drug testing, students who have been conditionally accepted into the clinical portion of the Computed Tomography, Electroneurodiagnostic Technology, EMS, Mammography, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Sonography, MRI, Nursing, Pharmacy, Phlebotomy and Radiography programs are required to undergo testing at their own expense. The drug test panel costs $44, but the fee is subject to change.

Students will be given more information and written instruction forms for drug testing by the clinical compliance administrator after they have been conditionally accepted into the clinical portion of their program of study. 

Positive or "flagged" drug tests will result in a student's dismissal from the program. The student has the opportunity to take a new drug test if conditionally accepted during the next admission cycle for the program.