E Z Drug Test Kits |The E Z integrated drug test kit from InstAlert

Cup urine drug test kit

E-Z cup urine drug testing kit

E-Z drug test kit cups have been available for over 15 years, first introduced under the instAlert (Acon) branding in the UK by Access Diagnostics. The E Z drug test has proved a popular and reliable product design, and has proved popular with both the drug treatment agencies and also with business users who wish to perform urine drug testing in the workplace.

The integrated urine collection and storage cup with built in drug test panel offers easy sample collection, and spill free storage and handling. The Split cup design retains the original sample and just feeds a small quantity onto the integrated drug test kit panel. In this way the sample remains un-adulterated by contact with either the panel or any third party contaminant or adulterants.

The urine drug test panel gives immediate on-site results to NIDA cut off levels for up to 10 drug groups.

Negative urine samples can be disgarded, while any positive urine samples can be retained, sealed with tamper proof seals (provided in all professional 25 test packs) and sent for laboratory comfirmation.

The E-Z urine drug test cup is available in a range of urine drug test combination from 5 to 10 drug groups depending on the requirments of the end user from UK Drug Testing

The EZ collection cup system offers an ideal urine drug test system where facilities for sample collection and processing may be limited. The Instalert professional standard urine drug test membrane supplied as standard offers high accuracy and detection rates to CE EU IVDD standards, and is considered one of the best near patient urine drug screening products available.

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How to perform a First Sign 7 in 1 drug testing kit-Firstsign 7 panel drug test kit instructions

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The First Sign 7 in 1 urine drug testing kit is available from UKDrugtesting

The 7 panel drug test kit in a highly accurate and reliable 7 panel drug screening test which screens urine for the recent use of the following 7 common drugs:

Cannabis (THC, weed, scunk) Cocaine and Crack Cocaine (charlie) Heroin and all opiates (smack) Amphetamine ( Speed) Barbituates Methadone Benzodiazepines (sedatives and tranquilisers)

First Sign 7 in 1 drug testing multipanel dip test FDA & CE marked 99% accurate, each panel give 7 seperate results for the following drugs

HOW TO DO A FIRSTSIGN URINE DRUG TEST

First collect your urine sample. for optimum results allow the urine sample to cool to room temperature (about 20mins)

The reason the manufacturer gives this advice is explained by the fact that all the batch certification and and laboratory quality testing is performed on urine at room temperature.

Performing a test on a urine sample at 37 degrees (body temp) is not likely to reduce the accuracy in reality.

When you are ready to conduct the drug test open the first sign foil and remove the drug test panel. Pull off the cover to reveal the membrane prongs and dip into the urine sample to, but not above the maximum dip level line as indicated graphically on the membrane.

Remove the panel from the  sample after 5 to 15 seconds and replace the cover. Lay the test flat and start timing.

Read the results at between 5 and 10 minutes. Some membranes may be slower to run than others but all membranes should have a clear C line, this is the control line to show that enough urine has been absorbed.

The result will be negative if a clear T test line is present under the C line. This indicates none of the drug has been detected for that test membrane. Even a faint or partial T line should be interpreted as a clear negative result.

The thickness, colour and saturation of T test lines varies enormously, you will note this when comparing the 7 results, some are dark, some pale. This is perfectly normal.

Do not attempt to interpret the varying colours as having any significance, they have no reference to concentrations or drug levels in the sample.

If there is absolutely no T test line showing and a clear C control line after 10 minutes this is a positive result and indicates the drug has been detected in the sample at levels above the cut off set for the test.

These cut off levels vary depending on the drug group and have been chosen to allow and exclude for passive environmental exposure or contamination.

For instance the THC cut off level of 50ng means that no one will test positive from passive inhalation of other peoples smoke, as studies have proven it is not possible to excrete over 50ng without direct significant THC use.

If the test results are all negative the test panel can be left to dry, and some agencies photocopy the panel to keep a record if required. If a test result is positive it is good practice to take a drug consumption history to include street drug and prescription and over the counter medicines.

If you need to confirm the test result the best method is a laboratory gas chromatography / mass spectrometry test which will specifically identify the drug compound causing the result. If you purchase EMIT drug test confirmation, all you will get is a laboratory performed dip test repeated on the sample.

Workplace Drug Testing UK-consent and refusal

Saliva Drug Screening

Saliva Drug Screening

Employers in the UK need consent to undertake a drug test. This simple concept is complicated however by the fact that tribunals would normally expect employees to reasonably give their consent to undergo drug testing. In simple terms an employee must have good grounds to refuse a drug and alcohol test, be confident that the employer has requested the test irresponsibly or has been un-fair.

Because most employees are normally expected to reasonably give consent for drug & alcohol testing, they should seek professional advise from their union or line manager before refusing to give a test sample. However, pre-consent is often implicit in many contracts of employment. i.e. the contract will include  a clause agreement between the employee and employer agreeing drug and alcohol screening during the period of employment.

Employers have a responsibility:

  1. To only drug test where it is appropriate.
  2. Be fair in the implementation of the drug testing procedure,
  3. Operate testing in a fully random fashion and not to single out particular employees for drug and alcohol testing unless this is justified by the nature of their jobs or their actions.

Workplace drug and alcohol testing is far more common in safety critical employment roles, and testing frequencies may reasonably be far more frequent. There is no guidance in UK law regarding the frequency of random testing for specific employment roles.

Employees can not be forced or made to take a drug or alcohol test, but if they refuse when the employer has good grounds to request a test, and has acted fairly and responsibly, they the employer can take disciplinary action.

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure a safe workplace. This includes ensuring that no employee is undertaking employment under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Most employers in the UK use a saliva or oral fluid drug test kit as a first line drug screening test with instant on-site results. This is considered the best first line drug test kit option as it is minimally non invasive, easy and safe to collect in front of the individual being tested, with observed sample collection. A six panel drug screen such as the FirstSign saliva drug test kit is an ideal UK combination drug test for UK workplace screening.

Visit UKDrugTesting.co.uk for more information and to buy drug and alcohol testing kits suitable for workplace drug & alcohol screening