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Are instant drug test products accurate for positive results?

Using an instant drug testing product requires confirmation testing at a laboratory when the result is non-negative.  This type of testing provides only a qualitative, preliminary analytical result. A secondary analytical method must be used to obtain a confirmed result. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is the preferred confirmatory method and only available at a certified […]

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Why is it necessary is that instant drug testing results that screen non negative be sent to a lab for confirmation testing?

The primary reason being that all instant non-negative are only 97%-98% accurate which is shown on a package insert for any brand that is FDA Cleared. All positive initial screens should be confirmed by GC/MS (Gas Chromatagraph/Mass Spectrometry) at a DHHS/SAMHSA certified laboratory.  This is due to the fact that any laboratory or on-site/instant drug […]

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Why do Employers Conduct Post Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing?

…Post Accident Drug Testing … Why do Employers Conduct Post Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing? Because the greatest financial benefit from drug testing comes from post-accident testing. For workplace safety Because the greatest financial benefit from drug testing can come from the outcome of a drug or alcohol drug test. Because it is required for […]

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Which is better for drug testing, blood or urine?

Blood is not necessarily better then urine.  Urine is the standard for workplace testing in the United States.  Blood testing is invasive and the testing is expense ($150 +) and takes 4 – 5 days.  Mistakes happen because they don’t do very many.  Detection in blood goes back about 1 day.  Labs typically don’t have […]

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What is the Best Drug Test Panel to Order?

Every company is different and company drug free policies often spell out the test panel you will be testing for.  Our recommendation is to test for a five panel DOT Look a Like, a ten panel DOT Look a Like or a ten panel DOT Look a Like with Expanded Opiates and OXY.  Read More […]

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What is specimen validity testing (SVT)?

Specimen validity testing (SVT) often called testing for nitrates or Test Sure (TS) is is performed on a drug screen specimen to detect substitution, adulteration, or dilution. Substitution – Submission of a specimen that is not characteristic of human urine. Typically, this may be water or water with salt in it and is identified by extreme creatinine and […]

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What is a negative dilute drug test result?

NON-DOT TESTING  Perhaps the donor drinks a lot of water, perhaps the donor is trying to cheat the test.  A dilute specimen, by definition, is a urine specimen that has a creatinine of less than 20 g/dl but greater than 2 g/dl and a specific gravity of 1.0200 or less. These 2 tests are routinely […]

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What is a D and L isomer test?

If the donor were to claim that they had a methamphetamine positive because they used a Vicks inhaler, then the MRO would order a d/l isomer separation to determine if the drug present in the specimen is at least 80% l-methamphetamine.  If the specimen contains more than 20% d-methamphetamine, then the donor is to be […]

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What configurations of instant testing or POCT products do you offer?

Assays Abbreviations Cut-Off Levels (ng/mL) Amphetamine AMP 1000 Barbiturates BAR 300 Benzodiazepines BZO 300 Buprenorphine BUP 10 Cocaine COC 300 Cocaine COC150 150 Ecstasy MDMA 500 Marijuana THC 50 Methadone MTD 300 Methamphetamine MET 1000 Methamphetamine MET500 500 Opiates OPI 2000 Opiates OPI300 300 Oxycodone OXY 100 Phencyclidine PCP 25 Propoxyphene PPX 300 Synthetic Cannabinoid […]

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