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.

Click here to find out more about EZ Drug Testing Kits

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

Saliva Drug Test Detection Times

Saliva drug test detection times are shorter than the  comparable urine drug test detection times. They vary considerably depending on which brand of saliva drug testing kit you are using. Both the sensitivity and selectivity vary, and make a big difference to the detectable drug period. As saliva drug tests have not been developed to the same international level of cut offs, it is not always possible to compare the results of 2 different brands of saliva drug testing kits, done on the same sample, and it is worth always sticking with the same brand for a comparable series of tests. As a rough guide expect most drugs to be detectable for 48 to 72 hours after use when using a saliva drug test kit, but it is worth noting the THC Cannabis detection times for various products

INSTALERT SALIVA TWIST & DSD-765 ORAL DRUG TEST

AMP 50ng/ml Amphetamine up to 72hrs

THC 12ng/ml Cannabis up to 12hrs

MET 50ng/ml Methamphetamine up to 72 hrs

OPI 40ng/ml Opiate & Heroin up to 48 hrs COC 20ng/ml Cocaine up to 24 hrs MTD 30ng/ml Methadone up to 48 hrs

 

SWAB CUBE  & FIRST SIGN ORAL SALIVA DRUG TEST

Cannabis 12ng/ml Cannabis up to 12hrs

Cocaine 20ng/ml Coacine up to 24 hrs Opiates 40ng/ml

Opiate & Heroin up to 48 hrs Amphetamine 50ng/ml

Amphetamine up to 72hrs Methadone 75ng/ml

Methadone 2 – 12hrs

Benzodiazepine 50ng/ml up to 48 hrs

 

 

WONDFO DSW-765 SALIVA DRUG TEST

Cannabis 12ng/ml Cannabis up to 12hrs

Cocaine 20ng/ml Cocaine up to 24 hrs

Opiates 40ng/ml Opiate & Heroin up to 48 hrs

Amphetamine 50ng/ml Amphetamine up to 72hrs

Methadone 75ng/ml Methadone 2 – 12hrs

Benzodiazepine 50ng/ml up to 48 hrs

 

ORALINE IV SALIVA TEST

THC 4ng Cannabis detection for 14-24hrs

COC 25ng Cocaine detection for 24-48hrs

OPI 2ng Opiate & heroin detection for 7-21hrs

MET 3.75ng Methamphetamines & Amphetamine detection for 72hrs

 

INSTANT VIEW SALIVA DRUG TEST

Cannabis, 12ng/ml up to 14 hrs

Cocaine, 20ng/ml up to 24hrs

Opiates, 40ng/ml up to 48 hrs

Amphetamine, 50ng/nl up to 72 hrs

Benzodiazepines 50ng/ml up to 48 hrs

 

Click here for more information about saliva drug testing kits or to buy saliva drug test kits online in UK

 

Click here to compare saliva drug test detection times with urine drug test kit detection times 

Random drug testing at work

Random drug and alcohol testing at work keeps employees safe, reduces risks and insurance costs to business’s.

Workplace drug testing is standard practice in many industries operating in safety critical environments. Random drug testing is a key element of any workplace drug testing program and needs to be operated fairly and efficiently for both employees and the employer to gain the maximum benefit. explaining the benefits to employees is a key element of any drug and alcohol testing program. Employees need to be made aware of the benefits of a safe and drug free environment of work. Extending this to non safety critical employment roles may not be critical to the safe delivery of service, but can lead to improvements in both efficiency and moral, as employees perceive the policy as being more fair and even across the entire workforce.

Employers can simplify the introduction of drug and alcohol screening programs by introducing them into all recruitment events as part of routine health care screening. Where companies do not routinely undertake health screening, introducing drug and alcohol screening into new employment contracts enables the testing of staff in the future, even if this is not being considered immediately. Random testing policies should allow for testing to be undertaken even when no suspicion has been raised, but this needs to be administered in a fair manor, without discrimination. This would normally require the amendment of historic employment contracts held for employees performing identical or similar employment duties.

Random drug testing is normally best undertaken using a saliva drug screening test kit. This tests for 5 or 6 common drugs of abuse, can be taken directly from the employee with their consent and gives on-site screening results in under 5 minutes. saliva tests with up to 12 drug group results are available for employers requiring a more comprehensive screen, but with no HSE guidance on the expected test combination, 5 or 6 drug groups is all most employers will be expected to use. Cover the common drugs and any localised problem drugs (your local drug team can help you with this one) UKDrugTesting have staff who know what tests are best for your business and will help you choose the best value, in both cost, accuracy, and ease of use. (there is no point having a 99% laboratory test if it is so complicated to use, you waist half of them in procedural errors)

Random drug testing will reduce your absent from work rate, reduce the risk of workplace accidents, motivate you staff not to recreationally experiment with drug use. As an employer you will benefit from actively encouraging the health and well being of your workforce.

To find out more about random drug testing at work and drug testing kits suitable for use in the workplace visit UKdrugTesting.co.uk 

Drug testing kits for Cannabis

Drug testing kits for Cannabis have been available to purchase online now for about 14 years and have proven to be reliable, accurate & easy to use.

The most popular drug testing kits that detect cannabis use are urine drug testing kits. They can be purchased as either an individual drug test   (usually either a drug testing strip or cassette ) detecting only Cannabis or as part of a multi-panel drug test kits that detects multiple drugs.

Cannabis oral drug test kits are also available to test a saliva sample, and these usually form part of a 6 in 1 or 7 in 1 saliva drug test panel. These are popular for workplace drug screening as you can be sure that the sample has not been tampered with.

Cost wise saliva testing tends to be a little more expensive than urine drug testing and the detection periods are usually shorter.

For home drug testing a urine test for cannabis is probably the best choice as the detection period can be up to 28 days if Cannabis use has been heavy & prolonged.

Click here for more information or to buy home cannabis drug testing kits for urine

Click here for professional urine drug testing kits for Cannabis THC

Click here for multi-panel urine drug testing kits 

Click here for saliva drug testing kits  suitable for workplace drug testing

 

 

 

Drug testing Kits now available OTC in Liverpool

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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

Read more about this drug testing news story here

 

 

 

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