Urine drug test kits

Drugs of Abuse Analysis

URINE DRUG TEST KITS

Urine drug test kits are the perfect low-cost solution for analyzing abused prescription medicines and drugs of abuse, plus alcohol.

The Top Five Reasons for Needing a Drug Test.

  1. To quickly become aware, a loved one or employee is abusing drugs.
  2. For employment approval
  3. Under suspicion that someone is on a ‘high.’
  4. Where an accident has occurred in the workplace
  5. Because of their low unit cost and consistent accuracy.

Urine analysis is easy to do and requires no prior experience; you are reminded, however, to read all instructions carefully before proceeding. Be diligent, notarize any abnormalities throughout, and observe the donor’s mannerisms when collecting and testing their sample.

Urine dip card tests are the most common style of analysis and are used by companies and parents when testing at home. The “dip” means that all you have to do is dip the fingers of the device directly into a urine sample.
Benefits include low unit cost; results appear within three to five minutes and are 99% accurate.

Urine cup test kits are the second most common style and are used by customers from many types of organizations. The “cup” means that the drug test is within the cup. The person to be tested (the donor) is asked to urinate directly into the container, and the results appear on the cup.
Benefits include a cleaner testing process and more natural to administer.  One additional benefit, the cup has an integrated heat sensor for checking urine temperature.

What do urine tests do?

They analyze if one or more prescriptions or illegal drugs found present in urine. These include marijuana (THC), cocaine (COC), opiates (OPI), methamphetamine (mAMP), amphetamines (AMP), phencyclidine (PCP), benzodiazepines (BZO), barbiturates (BZO), methadone (MTD), tricyclic antidepressants (TCA), ecstasy (MDMA), and oxycodone (OXY).

What are drugs of abuse? 

Drugs of abuse are illegal or prescription medicines; Fentanyl, Oxycodone, or Valium are example medications taken for non-medical purposes; This may be that a prescription drug used for longer than prescribed by a doctor or used to get a ‘high.’ Medications are not ‘drugs of abuse’ if taken according to a doctor’s order.

What type of tests are these?

They are qualitative tests, much like a pregnancy test, where you find out if a particular drug may be present in the urine, but not how much.

When should you do these tests?

You should use these tests when you think someone might be abusing prescription or illegal substances if you are worried about a specific drug, test for as many others as well.

How accurate are rapid tests?

These tests are very sensitive to the presence of drugs in the urine, with up to 99%. Many things can affect the accuracy of the result, including (but not limited to):

  • the way you did the test
  • any over-the-counter drugs the person may have taken before the test
  • the amount and strength of the drug
  • their body mass and metabolic rate.

Does a positive test mean they were using drugs?

No, take action until you get the result from the laboratory. Also, a positive test for a prescription drug does not mean that a person is abusing that medication.

Check Urine Integrity.

Always use a Drug Adulteration Test before performing a drug test, and for dip drug tests, use a recommended Specimen container: On the side of the container is a thermometer to establish the temperature is within standard parameters. Find out more information on drug testing by clicking solutions for drug testing.

Be strict when testing and follow the instructions.

In conclusion, follow the testing process strictly to get the desired results. By using either Cup or Dip tests, it’s possible to detect over sixteen different drugs simultaneously. Both are as accurate as each other, and results appear within three to five minutes.

Most urine drug test kits are FDA cleared for use at home or in the workplace, and many carry a CLIA waiver for use by doctors and hospitals too.