Where can I buy a drug test kit locally ?

We are frequently asked by customers where they can buy a drug test kit locally.

The answer to this question is that drug test kits are not yet widely available to buy in shops, and your best bet is to purchase them online. Some chemists such as Lloyds do stock a multi-panel urine test kit in some stores. The choice of test kits available in local shops in the UK is currently very limited. For the best choice of drug test kits, you would need to shop online

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Multi-panel drug test kits available from UK Drug Testing

The choice of test kits available in shops locally in the UK is currently very limited, and the prices of test kits available in local shops is high compared to purchasing your tests online.

For the best choice of drug test kits and the lowest prices in the UK, you would need to shop online.

Wholesale drug test kits

Wholesale drug test kits

Contact us for wholesale pricing on drug test kits

As a drug testing supply company for over 19 years, we have been supplying drug and alcohol testing kits wholesale to the NHS, Prisons, UK companies, other drug testing businesses, charities and health screening companies across the UK.

Our wholesale and trade drug testing kit pricing offers start from as little as 250 drug tests.  Most lines are arriving the month after production, giving just under 24 months expiry dates, so if you are currently buying 100 drug test per order, there may be a real opportunity to make significant savings by increasing the order volume, to access our lower trade pricing.

If you think you may be interested in our wholesale drug test kit offers then call our trade team on 01263 731 168 option 3 or send us an e-mail, with details of what you are buying currently and we will do our very best to beat your current unit price.

Wholesale drug test kits

Drug test cups wholesale

What to look for when choosing workplace drug test kits

Workplace drug test kits

Oral fluid drug test kits are popular choice for workplace testing

Workplace drug test kits can confuse companies. Why ? Well, no where can you find a definitive list of what you should be testing for.  Why is that ? Simple. There is no, one fits all drug testing product. Why is that ? Well there is no such thing as a standard employee.

Workplace drug test kits need to fit your workplace demographic. And most importantly, they need to fit in with your testing plans.

Choose saliva or urine for your screening test kit. Either is fine. Most companies prefer saliva, not just because sampling is easy, but because the pick up rates are lower. This may sound strange, don’t you want to detect everything ? Well everything you find, you have to respond to, and not everything a urine test will shows still metabolising its way out of the donors system, will be affecting their ability to do their ( non safety critical ) job at 9am on a Monday morning.

Pick a workplace drug test kit with just the drug groups you want to screen for, and make sure you have access to laboratory confirmation tests for all the on site drug groups you may need to confirm.

6 or 7 drug groups are all most companies screen for, the big ones are Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroin (opiates) Amphetamine, Methamphetamine and Benzodiazepines. Road side police checks can contain methadone screens, so if you test drivers consider adding this. If your demographic is young consider adding the party drugs, Ecstasy, Synthetic Cannabis, Ketamine, and inceasingly Tramadol to the screen.

The big exception, where we suggest urine cup screening is pre-employment, recruitment agency, railside and construction industry drug testing. In truth, any employment role with a safety critical element, warrants urine drug screening, and you will find some specific 10 and 11 drug compliant drug test cups available on our web site selections.

For more advice and information on choosing the right workplace drug test kits for your company contact UK Drug Testing 

What does a faint line on a urine drug test strip mean ?

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The drug test strip on the right hand side has a very faint T line

We recently received this question below via e-mail about interpreting faint lines on urine drug test strips.

Hi was wondering if you could help. I recently purchased some single use cocaine tests strips. One test I did came out with the positive line straight away, then a very faint negative line appeared. When I read info on the leaflet it said that faint lines should be read as negative so I’m now confused. I was sure it was positive as it was so clear and the other line was so faint. Can you help please?

How to interpret a faint line

In this question it is not specified at what time the test was read. It is possible for the test to appear to be a positive result initially ( i.e. no line which then turns negative within the test time (T line visible ) If the test line appears within the specified time in the instructions it is a negative result even if it is very faint. If you are unsure you can always send us a photo of the result and we will be able to advise further.

Read our drug testing FAQ section here for advice on reading faint lines on drug tests

13 in 1 urine drug testing kit

13 panel drug testing kit

13 in 1 drug testing kit cup

For comprehensive drug testing the 13 in 1 urine drug test cup combination is the ultimate in collection and screening.

Straightforward modern design make it the simplest drug test cup for operators to use. The screw lid is leak proof, and the drug test runs itself, as soon as the sample is added. All cups are individually foil wrapped, and sealed, to ensure that they delivery the quality and accuracy, guaranteed during manufacture.

To use simply peel off the label cover to reveal 13 individual drug test results 5 minutes later.

No mess, no urine handling, no spillage. Each cup has the added security of a built in temperature test panel and a 3 pad urine adulteration test. This checks the sample is at the expected body temperature, and has not been diluted or adulterated with chemicals, giving you greater confidence in the quality of the drug test results.

And it covers a massive 13 common drug groups on every urine sample with individual results for each drug. The cups are loaded with the very best quality drug test strips manufactured by ALLTEST, designed to give clear and accurate test results – fast !

All cups are CE batch certified for quality and reliability. The drug tests meet the exacting standards demanded to obtain professional CE certification to medical IVDD grades. To do so these drug tests must be manufactured to the highest quality standards demanded by health care users world wide.

So if you are looking for a great value quality drug test, in a ready made collection cup that will be easy to use and give reliable results fast, the 13 drug cup is an ideal choice for your initial workplace or employment drug screening.

If you need any help or advice in implementing drug screening inn the workplace or help choosing the best drug testing kits to suit you’re requirements get in touch with UK Drug Testing

What does a 10 panel drug test test for ?

10 panel drug testing kits

10 panel drug testing kit

The most common drugs to be tested in the UK for on a 10 panel drug testing kits are : Cocaine, Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Cannabis, Methadone, Ecstacy, Opiates (Heroin), Benzodiazepines, Tramadol & Ketamine.

However 10 panel drug tests are available in  many different combinations. other drugs that may be tested for on a 10 panel include Buprenorphine, PCP, barbiturates, tricyclic antidepressants,K2 Spice , Cotinine.

The picture above shows a 10 panel drug test kit. On each side of the panel are 5 windows  and 5 prongs ( a total of 10, 5 on each side) and each displays a different drug test result.

10 panel drug testing cup kit

Integrated cup 10 panel drug test kit with temperature strip

10 panel drug test kits may also be available integrated into a 10 panel urine drug test cup  as shown above, which may also include a temperature strip and an adulteration strips to see if the sample has been tampered with, diluted or adulterated in any way.

Contact UK Drug testing for more information and guidance on urine and saliva drug testing kits 

5 quick tips to help you to start onsite drug & alcohol testing in your workplace

There are many advantages to doing your drug and alcohol screening in house as it can save your company a lot of time and money. Staff do not need to attend a testing centre which keeps costs down and time away from work to a minimum.

Here are 5 quick tips to help you get started

  • Be prepared-make sure that you have everything in place before you begin. It is advisable to have a drug and alcohol policy for your workplace, in place before you start testing. You will also need consent forms, onsite drug testing kits, and ideally a lab chain of custody confirmation drug test pack.
  • Make sure you have a clear protocol to work to and decide who is going to do the testing, and that you have a clear management plan for any non negative results.
  • You will only need to confirm non negative results
  • Make sure that you have the ability to confirm any non negative results obtained with onsite drug testing kits with a laboratory chain of custody confirmation test. Best to have at least one of these onsite when you begin testing.
  • Keep clear records of all results & ideally have everything witnessed

UK Drug Testing is one of the longest established drug and alcohol testing companies in the UK and are a leading supplier of drug and alcohol testing kits to businesses and employers.

Visit UK Drug Testing for more information on starting drug and alcohol testing in the workplace or telephone us on 01263 731 168 during office hours Monday to Friday 8.30 to 4pm

Drug Testing FAQs-Does the T line on a drug test need to be as dark as the C line and what does a faint T line mean ?

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Drug test kit with both C & T lines visible on each test membrane. You will note that  some lines are fainter than others.

We received this question earlier by e-mail and it is something that can cause confusion.

The C line or control line on a drug test kit is usually very strong and dark however the T line (test line ) may vary considerably in colour and darkness from test to test and also on different drug test membranes, within the same drug testing kit. This is quite common and is of no significance when interpreting the result of the test.

As long as the T line is clearly visible within the specified time then the result is a negative result i.e. no drug detected. The T line does not need to be as dark as the control line and in fact often is not. On the multi panel urine drug test kit above, you can see that the intensity of the T line varies on the different strips although the control line remains fairly consistent.

We are also often asked can any conclusion be drawn if the T line is faint and does this mean there might be low levels of drugs present. The answer to this is no. The faintness of the T line is not of any significance and is still a negative i.e. clear or pass result.

 

 

Legal highs NPS urine drug test kit

drug test kit legal highs

5 panel urine drug testing kit for legal highs NPS

Until recently drug testing for “Legal Highs” has not been possible however this year the drug test manufacturers have produced a range of new drug test membranes to cater for an increasing desire to be able to screen for the this very common group of new drugs known as “legal highs” or New Psychoactive substances ( NPS )

Gradually the range of new drugs that we can test for will increase as the drug test kit manufacturers catch up with the drug manufacturers.

The latest addition to the drug test armoury is the 5 panel Legal Highs urine drug testing kit that tests for MDMA, K2, Ketamine, MEP Mephedrone, MDPV Bath Salts.

The drug testing kits are 97% accurate when compared to a lab GCMS urine drug test and give results in minutes. They are available to buy online with next day UK delivery from UK Drug Testing.

If you are screening in a workplace setting all non negative results (positives ) will need to be confirmed with a laboratory chain of custody urine drug test for the specific drug that was detected. The lab drug test will cost about £40 plus VAT per drug.

If you require trade or wholesale pricing contact trade@adtuk.co.uk or telephone 01263 731 168 during office hours Monday to Friday.

 

New Psychoactive Substances Law

Last month it became illegal in the UK to make, distribute or sell substances known as legal highs or NPS (new psychoactive substances)

These substances have become increasingly popular in the UK over the last couple of years and have been thought to be responsible for many deaths, and also an increase in violent antisocial behaviour particularly in prison.

The legal highs ban in the UK came into force on 26/5/16

Drug test manufacturers are increasingly making new drug testing kits that can detect new psychoactive substances.

The latest drug testing kit is the Cathionine urine drug test kit . The test kit can detect use of synthetic Cathinones including many new psychoactive substances such as Mephedrone, Methylone (M1) & MDPV. These drugs are often referred to as legal highs but in fact Cathionine became illegal in 2010.

Synthetic Cannabis ,K2 and Spice are often also referred to as a legal high. Drug testing kits for synthetic cannabis K2 and spice are also now available