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What drug test can I use to test?

Deciding on what drug test to use depends on circumstances and needs. With modern drug testing techniques it is now possible to personally identify unknown powder or pills, trace amounts not normally visible or test a person, for which there be many reasons.

If you need to test at home use then click on the HOME link. If you suspect an employee or if you want to implement drug testing in the workplace then click on the WORKPLACE link. If you need to identify a particular drug then click on the DRUG link. Our desire is to help you find a drug test that suits your particular situation. This page will help you understand the different types of drug tests and methodologies available and point you in the right direction.

What drug test can I use in the workplace.

Dip drug testing with urine.What drug test can I use

This is the simplest by far the most popular method of drug testing your employees. Dip card drug test kits are easy to administer on-site. One test can detect up to thirteen drugs but generally 5 or 10 panels are the most popular. These kits are also available with a specimen validity test that checks the  integrity of the donors sample giving you confidence the sample has not been adulterated.

Features & benefits: Low cost, accurate, easy to use and administer with results in minutes. Positive results should be confirmed with a SAMHSA approved lab. The technique used is GC-MS Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.


Cup drug testing with urine.What drug test can I use

A cup test kit benefits by having the cup as an integral part of the drug test. This would include a a cup for the urine, temperature test, 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 for mistakes. The optional specimen validity test can also be part of the test making it more difficult for the donor to defeat the result. Results appear in minutes for the whole process. Positive results should be confirmed with a lab test using GC-MS technology.

 


Oral fluid drug testing.What drug test can I use

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: Can be used anywhere, the test cannot be defeated. Positive results can be confirmed with a lab test.

 

 


Surface drug detection kits.What drug test can I use

Surface drug test kits can pick up trace amounts of illicit drugs from many sources and can positively identify their presence even when they can’t be seen. 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.


Click on any of the links above to see your options. Once selected, you will then be able to further narrow down your choice by selecting what drugs you want to detect.

What drug test can I use at home.

Dip card drug testing.
What drug test can I use

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

Features & benefits: Low cost, accurate, easy to use and administer, results appear in minutes. All positive results should be confirmed with a lab test using GC-MS technology.


Cup drug testing.What drug test can I use

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, optional specimen validity test. Accurate, easy to use and administer, no exposure to urine with results that appear in minutes. Positive results can be confirmed with a lab test using GC-MS technology.


Surface drug detection.What drug test can I use

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 teenagers room for signs of drug use can be done with ease. You can test almost any surfaces such as clothing, plastic bags, worktops, computer keyboards, surfaces in the bathroom and more.

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


Click on any of the links above to see your options. Once selected, you will then be able to further narrow down your choice by selecting what drugs you want to detect.


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

What drug test can I use, questions and answers.

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 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 advanced warning of a drug test.

Should I use a specimen/adulterant test?

Always use a specimen/adulterant test. Think about this. If you were an employee and you need to pass the drug test, you will do what ever 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 you 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. If for example they have been warned before regarding drug use, then a hair test is the answer.  Regular urine tests should then be implemented until you are convinced they have stopped. A hair test will show a history of drug abuse and test for the most popular abused drugs. After that, a regular urine test can keep you abreast of their ongoing abstinence. Oral saliva tests are good when you need to test away from the workplace, where there are no convenient places to setup testing, or when you need to test at will in any place.

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

Testing for only one drug can be dangerous unless you are certain this is the only drug they abuse. Often, if you discover they are taking one drug, they will stop while you are testing them but to continue their habit by finding an alternative. Our recommendation is to test for the most commonly abused drugs, that way you know they are not using another.

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 of some of these are: Adderall, Ambien, OxyContin, Zolpidem, Dilaudid, Seroquel, Xanax, Desoxyn, Tussoinex 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?

This depends on many factors: Detection will depend on the metabolic rate of the person, how much drug was consumed and how often. Typically a drug can be detected in the body up to 96 hours from ingestion. Urine testing has a wider window of detection than oral saliva testing. The only sure way is to test that person and see the result.

Some questions we can’t help you with, but our guide above is a start in defining what drug test I can use. We hope you find this section helpful to make a decision.

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