Drug testing Kits now available OTC in Liverpool

Drug Testing Kits

Drug testing kits now becoming more widely available

This month drug testing kits went on sale in several pharmacies in Liverpool.
The drug testing kits are targeted at parents who may want to test their children for drug use.
The story was reported in the Liverpool Echo newspaper on 21/6/14 who reported that research by the National Centre for Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research has shown that 12% of children aged between 11 and 15 will have used drugs during the last month and 20% will have used them during the last year. They also reported that research has also shown that drug use in this age group is increasing year on year and that up to 40% of children in this age group have been offered drugs in the last 12 months with Cannabis being the most popular drug.

Drug testing kits for parents have been available over the internet in the UK online for over 10 years now.

Click here to find out more about what drug testing kits are available to buy online in UK

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First Sign 7 in1 Drug Testing Kit

The latest batch of the First Sign 7 in 1 drug testing kits for urine drug screening are now in stock. First Sign 7 in 1 drug test panels offer a easy to use dip drug test and give 7 individual results from a single test kit. The combination is aimed at detecting drugs of abuse and particularly drugs which quickly result in dependency and addiction. The 7 panel is used extensively by NHS drug treatment teams as a drug screening test. The First Sign drug testing kit is FDA and CE certified and gives highly reliable and accurate results. Each drug test takes between 5 and 10 minutes to complete and every membrane has an individual control built in to ensure accuracy. First Sign 7 in 1 drug tests screen each sample for Cannabis  THC,  detected for between 5 and 30 days after use Cocaine and Crack Cocaine  COC  detected for 3-5 days after use Heroin and all opiates OPI a 2000ng opiate test detecting for 3-5 days after use Amphetamine ( Speed) AMP detecting for 3-5 days after use Barbituates BAR sedative drugs detected for 3-5 days Methadone MTD depending on dose detected for 3-5 days Benzodiazepines (sedatives, sleeping pills and tranquilisers) BZO detected for between 2 -30 days The First Sign 7 in 1 drug testing kits can be supplied in any quantity but manufacturers original cartons contain 20 individually foil wrapped drug test panels and 1 data sheet. First Sign offer excellent value for money, superb quality and reliable accurate results every time, making them a great choice for healthcare, business and general drug and health screening programs.

First Sign 10 in 1 Drug Testing kit. The ultimate club drug urine drug testing kits

First Sign urine drug testing kits

First Sign urine drug testing kits

First Sign drug testing kits are well respected and highly regarded for their quality results and ease of use in the field of drug testing. First Sign offers excellent value for money while providing high quality , accurate and reliable drug test results in under 10 minutes.

Offering a large 10 in 1 combination of drug screens the new First Sign Drug testing kit is targeted at a young demographic and concentrates on recreational and club drug groups, so called experimental and party drugs favoured by teenagers and club and rave goers. For the first time a smoking test is also included in the multi panel, which will appeal to worried parents in particular. The panel also offers drug screening for the new synthetic cannabis products increasingly available to UK party goers, including K2 and K3 Spice mixtures. Ketamine (date rape) is also included in the panel combination due to its increasing appearance as a cutting agent or mix. Not everything sold as cocaine is what the user expects.

So is this the ultimate or perhaps “Ultra” club drug testing screen for anyone considering screening a young demographic creative workforce, or worried parents trying to prevent drug experimentation. It certainly covers all the possible drug groups in anyone suspecting spiking, or after unexpected effects following drug use. In should also find a screening role in A&E departments dealing with acute intoxication crisis being able to detect  and determine specific drug use within 30-60 minutes of consumption.

Around 1 million people are estimated to have used club drugs in the UK last year. A small percentage os users get into significant difficulties and will present to A&E or their GP’s with acute medical symptoms. Prompt identification can offer an important aid to both timely treatment and diagnosis in these cases.

There is still no near patient or instant drug test for Methedrone available from any manufacturer.

Further help and advice in selecting a suitable drug testing kit is available from www.ukdrugtesting.co.uk

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How to choose a Drug Testing Kit for Workplace Drug Testing

Workplace drug testing is widely established in many industries, but the choice of drug testing kits can be confusing and there is little authorative advice on which drug test kits are best for the job. Not all drug testing kits are suitable for use in the workplace, the quality and accuracy of cheaper, unbranded drug tests make them unsuitable. Reducing the costs can be an expensive mistake, leading to both false negative and false positive screening test results.

Here is some simple and clear advice for employers looking to source a suitable drug testing kit for onsite cost effective drug screening in the workplace.

1) What drugs do you need to test for ?

It seems a simple choice to pick a combination drug test kit, usually referred to as a multi-panel drug test with the right combination of drug tests grouped together for the job. In reality you are faced with a never ending array of drug test panel combinations, many including drug groups that you have never heard of. Do you need a 3 panel or a 12 panel ? What is expected as a base line test ? Is there an industry specific minimum expected ? UKDT can give you help and advice in the choice of a suitable drug test panel combination, avoiding you paying for or testing for irrelevant drug groups. In fact most workplace drug testing needs no more than 5 or 6 drug groups on the panel used. Others may only be relevant to a specific demographic or regional drug issue, but we can guide you on this before you buy.

2) How far back do you want to test ?

Not all drug testing kits are the same. Most screening tests use urine or saliva samples to detect drugs. Urine drug testing will almost always look back further in time compared to an equivalent saliva drug test. In the workplace  a urine test will detect more social and recreational drug use which will have to be confirmed and addressed. Saliva drug tests may be a better choice in only detecting employees with active drugs in their system while attending the workplace. In this regard , more and more employers are selecting saliva drug testing kits as their first choice. A full brand specific list of drug detection times is available on our web site UKDrugTesting.co.uk

3) Urine or saliva collection, what’s best for you ?

Saliva Drug Screening

Saliva Drug Testing Kit

A lot of employers don’t like the idea of handling urine samples for drug testing. The one major disadvantage is not being able to directly observe the sample collection, this reduces the confidence in what is termed chain of custody, put simply knowing that the sample you are testing has come from the person you are wanting to test. Saliva drug testing is the best choice for employment drug testing is almost every location where a full healthcare suite will not be available in which to perform the drug tests. Samples can be collected at the point of testing. Where urine testing is preferred then cup drug tests are a design option to be considered. These are collection cups with both temperature strips and in some cases adulteration test strips incorporated. The temperature test reduces the risk of dilution or sample substitution, as does a simple urine adulteration test strip. The whole cup is given to the testee to provide a urine sample and with split cup designs the original sample can be sealed for confirmation testing. See ukdrugtesting drug test kit cups.

4) Branded quality counts in employment tribunals.

Instalert brand drug testing kits

Not all drug tests are born equal. The quality of the biotechnology and component construction are all critical to producing a reliable drug testing kit. Cheap drug testing kits will give inaccurate results leading to both false negative, and more problematic false positive results. Reliability and accuracy are key. Our advice is always buy a branded professional drug testing product from an established specialist distributor with many years experience of the drug test products and the brand you are about to purchase. Don’t be afraid to ask simple questions about the brand and how long they have been selling it. Ask how it is imported and stored and if batch certification is available for the drug testing kits you would be buying. CE and FDA certification are base requirements, granted every 3 years,  and not a guarantee of batch quality.

5) UK based customer sales and post sales support including cross reactivity data will be important to you.

You will have to deal with positive results if you perform workplace employment drug testing. You are going to need further information and technical support from your drug test kit supplier. You will value having direct phone access to someone who can answer you query. UKDrugTesting have UK based, office hours technical and product support available to all customers using our drug testing kits.

Visit our website www.ukdrugtesting.co.uk to find out more