Drug Testing FAQ-once detected how long typically would it take for a long term user to come up clean?

 We have had a lot of questions recently about drug testing kits and in particular cocaine urine drug test strips.

We will be publishing the questions and answers over the next week or so.

If you have a question regarding drug testing then leave it in comments or e-mail customerservices@accessdiagnostics.co.uk and we will answer it for you

Here is the first question and answer:

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Urine drug test strip

 

Question

”I recently purchased the Wondfo 5 Panel Combo BUP Urine Drug Test from your company.

Can you please advise me. Once detected how long typically would it take for a long term user to come up clean?

For example if on a Monday it tested positive then the following Monday if no drug is consumed in between would it come up clean? ”

Answer

Here are the clearance times, usually referred to as detection times/windows/ or periods for the different drugs including Cocaine 

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Nurse found guilty for sitting in the drivers seat of a car under the influence of alcohol

Being in charge of a motor vehicle while over the legal drink driving limits is an offence, if the court believes that your intent was to drive the vehicle.

A nurse has recently been found guilty of being drunk in charge of a vehicle because she was sitting in the drivers seat of her car with the keys in the ignition and was 5 times over the legal limit even though she was not actually driving.

Click here to read the full story

You can purchase digital breathalsyers, single use breath alcohol testers and alcohol tests online in UK from Value Breathalysers 

Drug Testing FAQ-drug testing cut offs Cocaine

Question

Could you please provide some additional details on your product Cocaine Drug Test Strips.
Are these strips testing for the presence of Cocaine or for the Cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine? Please also advise of the ng/ml cutoff.

Answer

The cocaine test strips detect both Cocaine and the metabolite benzoylecgonine

The test membrane is a 300ng/ml

For more info on drug test detection levels and times for urine and saliva for other drugs

Click here for more drug testing FAQ’s & answers

You can buy drug testing kit online in UK from UK Drug Testing

Drug Test FAQ-Drug Testing False Positives

This is a frequently asked question

Question

The urine drug test is positive. Could this be a false positive ?

Answer

A genuine false positive on a urine drug test is in fact quite uncommon. The advances in drug testing membranes means that most of the test membranes are now very specific for the drug detected. There are some drugs that may produce a false positive on some of the drug test membranes. For further information regarding specific drug test membranes please contact our customer services team at UKDrugtesting 

or visit our UKDrugTesting FAQ page for more drug testing FAQs

Drug Testing FAQS-how long after last drug use will a drug test be positive ?

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How long do drugs stay positive in your system ?

The amount of time drugs stay in the body depends on many factors such as, the amount of the drug taken, its strength, purity, the body weight of the person being tested and rate of metabolism, and whether they are a casual user or a long term user.

Cut offs for onsite drug testing kits are brand specific and as a guide the window period for drug detection using saliva or oral fluid drug test are shorter than comparable urine drug test.

As a rough guideline most drugs  (excluding cannabis will be detectable on a urine drug test for up to 3-4 days) and on a saliva drug test for up to a maximum of 72 hours (some saliva tests are only up to 24 hours)

Cannabis can be detected in some individuals on a urine drug test for up to 28-30 days (depends on individual useage and body fat composition as Cannabis metabolites stored in body fat)

For more detailed and brand specific drug detection times for urine and saliva click here

Drug and alcohol in the news November 2011

Here are some of the drug & alcohol related stories making the BBC news in the last month

Scotland minimum alcohol prices BBC news 2/11/11

”The Scottish government has announced plans to make Scotland likely to become the first country in Europe to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.

The SNP government has said it is the best way to tackle the serious criminal, social and health problems associated with alcohol abuse.

The proposal will mean cheap, strong drink will become more expensive. ”

Watch video here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15554319

Abuse of painkillers reaches ‘epidemic’ levels in US BBC news 2/11/11

”Abuse of prescription painkiller have reached “epidemic” levels in the US, a government report says.

Overdoses of pain relievers cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, the report has found.

It says sales and prescriptions of the drugs rose sharply in recent years and this was linked to the rise in overdoses.

Narcotic painkillers are prescribed to relieve chronic pain but the drugs can be “highly addictive”, the report says.

The report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said fatalities caused by narcotic pain relievers have more than tripled in the last 10 years – equivalent to 40 deaths a day.”

Read the full story here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15548478

Children claim alcohol intake of 28 units a week BBC news 30/10/11

”A small number of children as young as 12 claimed they drank the equivalent of 19 glasses of wine a week when questioned for a health survey.

Research by the independent Schools Health Education Unit suggested that 4% of those questioned aged 12 or 13 claimed they drank 28 units or more.

However, the overall trend in the survey of almost 84,000 youngsters was for fewer to be drinking and smoking.

The government says it is cracking down on those who sell alcohol to children.”

Read the full story here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15510306

For information or to purchase drug and alcohol testing kits online in the UK