Are drug test kits good value?
I was researching drug test kits and came across this article from a person who bought five over the counter drug test kits from a Dollar Tree store. It made me laugh knowing that unregulated drug test kits are not FDA approved for a reason.
[quote ]I can’t believe Dollar Tree sells marijuana drug test kits. My nephew bought 5 of them just for the hell of it. He did it first and tested positive. Which doesn’t surprise me but–I took it and it came back positive. I don’t smoke. Haven’t in a very, very long time. My wife took it, she has never smoked it, it came back positive. My nephew got our dogs piss and tested it and that came back positive.[/quote]
For some reason people will continually buy drug test kits from sources that are dubious mainly because they are cheap. In this case $1.00 bought them a marijuana drug test. These cheap tests are inaccurate and not FDA cleared. If used by a parent to determine if their child has smoked marijuana may give them the wrong answer. Getting a bargain is one thing, but buying a cheap drug test kit is a waste of time and your money!
Many of these are from unknown sources where quality control is based on price. There consistency is poor and quality can vary from batch to batch. Cut-off levels are often inconsistent and can produce false positives from over-the-counter drugs. It is a very dangerous practice to buy these unless you are buying it for a joke!
The question is, are drug test kits good value?
If you are buying this type of drug test kit you will get what you paid for. And don’t expect it to work with any degree of reliability. The consequences of getting a false result, whether positive or negative would be devastating to you, your child or an employee.
Have you ever bought a product from your local CVS or Walgreens because it caught your eye and looked really impressive from the outside? You only realize after you have purchased it that the item inside was disappointing, well I have! Often these products could have been boxed in a quarter of the size and at a fraction of the cost. Of course, that wouldn’t help the retailer sell their products. The drug store wants to make big profits on everything they sell, so fancy boxes have to be eye catching with WOW statement to make you buy. What is the answer? We all know the truth, buy from a reputable specialist.
The moral to this story is are drug test kits good value? Yes if you buy from a reputable company who only sell drug test kits.