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The best drug test kits


What are the best drug test kits?

Answer, this depends on what you need to test for.

This is obvious, I know, but there different types dependant on your necessity. Below, are the various types of tests currently used for detecting drugs. The best drug tests use the latest techniques making it possible to not only test urine and saliva for drugs but also identify unknown powder and pills as well. These can be used around the home or at your place of work all without professional knowledge.

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○ What’s the best drug test for employees?

Urine Dip card drug test kits.

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This is the simplest by far the most popular method of drug testing your employees. Dip-card drug test kits are easy to administer and detect up to thirteen drugs simultaneously; generally, five or ten panels are the most popular. These kits are also available with a specimen validity test to check urine integrity of the donor’s sample, giving you confidence the donor is not trying to cheat.

Features & Benefits: Low cost, accurate, easy to use and administer with results in minutes. Confirm positive results with a SAMHSA approved lab. The technique they use is GC-MS Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.


Urine Cup drug test kits.

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A cup test kit benefits by having the cup as an integral part of the drug test. This includes a cup for the urine, temperature test for the sample, a drug test, and a specimen validity test.

Features & Benefits: A drug test cup is fully integrated, the urine collection process is a lot cleaner to handle and less prone to mistakes. There is an optional specimen validity test that can be part of the test making it more difficult for the donor to defeat the result. Results appear in minutes for the whole process. Always confirm positive results with a lab test using GC-MS technology.


Oral fluid drug test kits.

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Oral fluid or saliva drug testing is a method for detecting drug metabolites from saliva in the mouth. It is most suitable when there are no on-site bathroom facilities available for testing.

Features & Benefits: They can be used anywhere that’s appropriate for testing. It is difficult for the donor to defeat the test result. Confirm positive results with a lab test.


Surface drug test kits.

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Surface drug test kits can pick up trace amounts of illicit drugs from many sources and can positively identify the presence even when invisible. Testing the workplace for signs of residue drugs is a simple process and can be used for testing surfaces such as clothing, computer keyboards, surfaces in bathrooms, bags, purses and more.

Features & Benefits: Results appear in seconds, detects up to twenty-two drugs, simple to use and easy to interpret.


○ What’s the best drug test for use at home?

Dip card drug tests.

best drug test kits

This is by far the most popular method of drug testing at home. Dip-card drug test kits are easy to administer in your bathroom. One test can detect up to thirteen drugs simultaneously. The most popular varieties come in 5 and 10-panels, identifying 5 or 10 drugs simultaneously. These kits are also available with a specimen validity test to check integrity, ensuring the urine sample was not contaminated or tampered with by the donor.

Features & Benefits: Low cost, accurate, easy to use and administer, results appear in minutes. Confirm all positive results with a lab test using GC-MS technology.


Cup drug test kits.

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A cup test kit benefits by having the cup as an integral part of the drug test negating the need for a separate cup. These would normally include a urine temperature test as well a specimen validity test. Ideal for simple, clean drug testing.

Features & Benefits: Integrated cup with urine temperature test, and an optional specimen validity test. Accurate, easy to use and administer, no exposure to urine with results that appear in minutes. Confirm positive results with a lab test using GC-MS technology.


Surface drug detection.

Surface drug tests

Surface drug test kits can pick up trace amounts of illicit drugs from many sources and can positively identify their presence even when you can’t see them. Testing the home and your teenager’s room for signs of drug use is easy. You can check almost any surface including clothing, plastic bags, worktops, computer keyboards, automobiles and more.

Features & Benefits: Results appear in seconds, detects up to twenty-two drugs, simple to use and easy to interpret.


○ Tests for drugs.

Below are the abbreviations for drugs and drug names.  Click on the links below to be directed to test kits that can test for that drug.

AbbreviationDrug Tests
COCAlcohol.
AMPAmphetamines.
BARBarbiturates.
BZOBenzodiazepines.
BUPBuprenorphine.
COCCocaine.
MDMAEcstasy.
K2/SpiceK2-Spice.
THCMarijuana.
MTDMethadone.
mAMPMethamphetamine.
MORMorphine,
OPIOpiates.
OXYOxycodone.
PCPPhencyclidine.
PPXPropoxyphene.
TCATricyclic Antidepressants.

Answers for using drug test kits

○ How many drugs should I be testing for?

If you are not sure what drug or drugs you should be testing for, then use a test that detects the major drug groups: Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamines, Marijuana, and Phencyclidine.

○ How many tests should I purchase?

This is a difficult one to answer. Always have some in reserve. If you need to test ten or more people, then a box of twenty-five is perfect. These tests have a shelf life of over eighteen months, so they will last for the next round of tests or for unexpected tests you may need to do in the interim.

○ How often should I be testing?

This depends on the individual or the workplace. If the workplace is related to construction or has safety-sensitive issues like drivers, forklift operators or heavy machinery operators, then these should be random tests performed every month.  For other situations like handling money or sensitive information, then test if you’re suspicious. For individuals at home, it can be more complicated. Depending on the issue, every week until you see an improvement. Never give the donor an advanced warning of a drug test.

○ Should I use a specimen/adulterant test?

We recommend a specimen/adulterant test before every drug test. Think about this. If you were an employee and you need to pass the drug test, you will do whatever it takes to pass the test. After all, it is their job that’s on the line. Don’t be fooled by what they say or their excuses; individuals will lie to pass the test and keep their job.

○ Should I be testing with urine or saliva?

The answer to this one depends on many things. We recommend regular urine tests until you know they have stopped. After that, a routine urine test can keep you abreast of their ongoing abstinence. Oral saliva tests are useful when you need to test away from the home or workplace, as there may be no convenient places for testing.

○ What if I want to test for a particular drug or drugs?

Testing for only one drug can be dangerous unless you are confident this is the only drug they abuse. We have determined that a user may change his or her drug of choice to miss detection. Our recommendation is to check for an array of commonly abused drugs, that way you will discover it.

○ Should I be testing for prescription drugs?

The abuse of prescription drugs has reached epidemic proportions globally. The types include depressants, opioids, morphine derivatives, and stimulants. The brand names for some of these are Adderall, Ambien, OxyContin, Zolpidem, Dilaudid, Seroquel, Xanax, Desoxyn, Tussionex, and Opana. Prescription drugs are no safer than street drugs when abused and have far-reaching effects, physically and mentally. If you are not sure what they are taking, expand your testing to a ten-panel drug test.

○ How long does a drug stay in the body?

The answer depends on some factors: Detection will rely on the metabolic rate of the person, how much drug was consumed and how often. Typically a drug can be detected in the body by up to 96 hours from ingestion. The only sure way is to test that person and see the result.

○ In conclusion.

The best drug test is the one that detects the drugs you want to test for. Not forgetting that the test needs to be of good quality and able to demonstrate consistent results. Of course, if it’s not administered correctly or that measures are not in place to catch the cheaters, then the result you get will be inconsistent and inaccurate.

The second thing to remember is if you use a test that detects five drugs, is that enough? Should you be using a ten-panel to cover a full gamut of potentially abused drugs. Also, if you decide to use an oral saliva test, know that the window of detection is less than a urine test.

Finally, we can’t help you with every aspect of testing, but our guide above is a start in defining what a drug is and what best suits your needs. We hope you find this section helpful.

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