Roadside drug test Cannabis & Cocaine

The new roadside drug test in the UK has now been in force since the 2nd March 2015  and already police across the UK have already tested some drivers and found them to be positive for either Cannabis or Cocaine.

The new drug test kits that the police are using will initially be used to test just for Cannabis and Cocaine at the roadside.

In the longer term the police may also decide to screen for Opiates, benzodiazepines, amphetamine and metamphetamine at the roadside.

The saliva drug test that the police use has a short window of detection, and so is a good guide at to whether the driver is under the influence of drugs, in a similar way to a breathalyser shows if a driver is under the influence of alcohol.

For more information about saliva drug testing & detection times or to purchase oral saliva drug test kits visit UK Drug Testing

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Oral drug test kits

Oral drug test kits

Oral drug test kits

Oral drug test kits have improved enormously in the last couple of years and the range of drugs that can now be tested is far greater. Some of the latest introductions such as the Oral Swab Cube shown in the picture are now available in combinations including a a 5 panel, 7 panel, 11 panel and 12 panel drug test , meaning that the number of drugs screened for is much greater. The 11 and 12 panel oral cubes also screen for alcohol.

For many companies oral tests are now the drug testing kits of choice particularly where testing needs to be done quickly on sites such as building sites, or roadside or track side.

The choice of drug groups included on these test kits is now almost as good as the comparable range of urine drug test membranes and the accuracy is just as good. Oral fluid sampling has the great advantage of being easy to perform anywhere, and can be directly observed, ensuring the sample has come directly from the donor, without any risk of dilution or tampering (adulteration).  This is a massive advantage for occupational and employment drug screening operatives, making it possible to conduct these drug tests in office, factory or on site locations

The modern design of the swab cube and swab tube incorporates the collection sponge on the screw lid (handle) which discharges the sample onto the drug test membranes as the lid is screwed into the body of the cube/tube. This design enables a true single step procedure, with no sample handling or transfer required. Once sealed the sample is leak proof. The only procedural problem we see occurring is insufficient saturation of the sponge, with too little saliva sample to wet all the test membranes.  To avoid this problem, simply ensure the sponge is super saturated with saliva and not removed too quickly from the mouth of the donor.

Results are easy to read. No additional test equipment is needed to conduct these drug tests other than a timer. Clear positive and negative results are shown for each of the drug tests included in the combination and testing takes no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

As with all instant drug test screening kits, positive results should be confirmed using an approved laboratory method. Oral drug tests offer a great and affordable way of screening all the negative results out, without paying for laboratory tests on every sample and having to wait for the results to be reported.

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Roadside Drug Testing | New Drug Driving Laws likely to be in Queen’s speech today

It is thought that the long expected new drug driving laws will be announced in the Queens speech later today. It is hoped that the new legislation will make driving while under the influence of drugs punishable in the same way that drink driving is. Currently it is quite hard for the police to get a successful conviction for ‘drug driving’. it is hoped that the new legislation will make the process simpler for the police.

It is thought the new legislation will also cover driving under the influence of certain prescription drugs that impair a drivers ability in a similar way to alcohol, as well as illegal drugs. Many prescription drugs have it written on the packet that you should not drive while taking them.

It is thought the police will be equipped with instant saliva drug tests to screen at the roadside and that if a driver tests positive they will be taken to a police station and retested on a calibrated machine. The penalties will likely be similar to drink driving. Roadside instant drug testing kits are already used by police in some countries.

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