Simply put a 5 Panel Drug Test is a Drug Screen (Dip Cards, Cups, Cassettes and more) that test for 5 different drugs of abuse. There are many different 5 panel drug tests because they each test for 5 different drugs of abuse. So make sure you are getting the correct 5 panel drug test […]
Although there is no official training required to administer the tests, procedure cards are provided as well as, instructional videos, drug test interpretation quizzes and certificates of completion free of charge.
Although there are only a small handful of products that can be used to change the result of an impending test, there are validity screens available which can detect these adulterants. Some are integrated into the tests, such as the iCup®, which has built-in adulteration available, and we also have individual adulteration strips.
It is always important to collect a sufficient amount of specimen in case of a non-negative result. The confirmation laboratory requires a minimum of 15mL of specimen but prefers 30mL for urine testing. For saliva, it is 2mL.
All drug test devices can be stored at room temperature up to the date of expiration printed on the individual foil pouch. They cannot be stored in extreme heat or cold and must remain sealed in the foil pouch until use.
No. The iCup® A.D. contains a specimen validity test or SVT strip that verifies the validity of a specimen. The SVT strip checks for oxidants, specific gravity and pH in the specimen. For example, if someone tries to substitute water for urine, the specific gravity indicator will show an abnormal reading.