What is a 5 Panel Drug Test?

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 […]

Are there any substances that can be used in the tests to give a false negative? What can be done to avoid this?

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.

Is it possible to cheat the iCup® drug screen by substituting or adulterating the specimen?

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.