Urine drug test kits are the perfect low-cost solution for analyzing individuals for prescription and illicit drug abuse, including alcohol.
The Top Five Reasons why people use Rapid Drug Test Kits.
- To quickly become aware, that a loved one or employee is abusing drugs.
- For employment approval.
- For the suspicion, someone is on a ‘high.’
- Where an accident has occurred in the workplace.
- Low unit cost compared to lab test.
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 analysis style 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 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 are Rapid Urine Drug Test Kits?
They are tests designed to rapidly screen for prescription and illegal drugs found in a person’s urine or saliva. 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 prescription or illegal substances that may be taken for purposes other than prescribed; Fentanyl, Oxycodone, or Valium are examples taken for non-medical purposes; It could be that a prescription drug was taken get a ‘high. and not for its intended purpose’ Medications are not ‘drugs of abuse’ if taken according to a doctor’s order.
What type of tests are these?
They are qualitative tests, similar to a pregnancy test: a pink line appears on the device that says you are pregnant. A drug test is similar except it may be analyzing multiple drugs at once.
What drugs of abuse test can I test with Rapid Urine Drug Test Kits?
These devices can now analyze up to sixteen drugs of abuse simultaneously. Rapid tests include simple dip devices, the more advanced cup type, and oral saliva. The number of drugs they detect is dependant on how many panels they have. If you are not sure what drug they are abusing, then test for as many popular drugs simultaneously as you can. Click HERE to see the range of substances that can be detected.
How accurate are Rapid Urine Drug Test Kits?
These tests are very sensitive in detecting drugs in the urine, with up to 99% accuracy. Many things can affect the accuracy though, including (but not limited to):
- Using the device Incorrectly.
- The potency of the drug and the amount consumed.
- Dilute, substitute and adulterated urine can also affect accuracy.
- Finally, an individuals body mass and their metabolic rate can affect how quickly a drug is excreted.
Does a positive test mean they were using drugs?
Do not make a conclusion until you have the questionable sample analyzed at a SAMHSA-approved laboratory. If you get a presumed positive from a test send it to a lab for further analysis so they can confirm your suspicion. The result may be positive because it detected a prescription drug. It does not mean that that person is abusing their medication.
Check Urine Integrity.
We recommend you use a Specimen Validity Test before starting the drug test. For dip drug tests, use a recommended Specimen container: On the container’s side 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.