Q: What is the shelf life of the on-site
test devices? A: Our tests have a minimum shelf life of 12 months up to 24 months.
Q: How accurate are your drug tests? A: Accuracy varies, but our tests can be up to 99% accurate.
Q: What are some of the signs of substance
abuse? A:Common signs and symptoms of drug abuse:
You're neglecting your responsibilities at school, work, or home (e.g. flunking
classes, skipping work, neglecting your children) because of your drug use.
You're using drugs under dangerous conditions or taking risks while high,
such as driving while on drugs, using dirty needles, or having unprotected sex.
Your drug use is getting you into legal trouble, such as arrests for disorderly
conduct, driving under the influence, or stealing to support a drug habit.
Your drug use is causing problems in your relationships, such as fights with
your partner or family members, an unhappy boss, or the loss of old friends.
Common signs and symptoms of drug addiction:
You've built up a drug tolerance. You need to use more of the drug to experience
the same effects you used to with smaller amounts.
You take drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms. If you go too long
without drugs, you experience symptoms such as nausea, restlessness, insomnia,
depression, sweating, shaking, and anxiety.
You've lost control over your drug use. You often do drugs or use more than
you planned, even though you told yourself you wouldnt. You may want to stop
using, but you feel powerless.
Your life revolves around drug use. You spend a lot of time using and thinking
about drugs, figuring out how to get them, and recovering from the drugs effects.
You've abandoned activities you used to enjoy, such as hobbies, sports, and
socializing, because of your drug use.
You continue to use drugs, despite knowing its hurting you. Its causing
major problems in your life, blackouts, infections, mood swings, depression,
paranoia but you use anyway.
Q: What are the detection times of Drugs
in Urine? A: See chart
Q: How does the Hair Confirm Test Work? A: Using a small sample of hair cut at the scalp, hair analysis evaluates
the amount of drug metabolites embedded inside the hair shaft.
The hair sample is initially screened. Samples which test positive during the
screening process are confirmed using Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) and Gas Chromatography/Mass
Spectrometry (GC/MS) technology.
Q: Can the Hair Confirm drug test be used
in the workplace? A: HairConfirm Business is the ideal solution for businesses who want
to avoid the expensive visits to a local facility, which can often be up to
50 miles away. Instead, one of your employees can be trained as a collector
and take hair samples on site at your location. The sample collection is non-invasive
and takes only 10 minutes.
Q: How does the steroid confirm test work? A: STEROIDCONFIRM enables sports trainers, employers and parents to
test individuals who they suspect may be abusing steroids. Simply take a urine
specimen at home, in the workplace or at school, and mail to our laboratory
using the pre-paid shipping pak. You have the option to perform a confidential
test (no personal information is required) or a test with a Chain of Custody
Q: What are the benefits of the Steroid
Confirm Test? A: Convenient collection kit for use in the home, school or workplace.
Innovative specimen collector design minimizes leakage during transportation
Use of LC/MC/MC technology for highly accurate results
Laboratory and 2-Day FedEx shipping included
Medical Review Officer (MRO) Report for a complete interpretation of
Q: Can we test ourselves in house? A: With the proper training you may bring the testing in house giving
your organization a substantial savings. You would eliminate the collection
costs as well as having to pay travel time for your employee to get to and from
the collection facility.
Q: What happens if I get a positive result? A: All Presumptive Positive Results should be sent to our lab for a confirmation
to be sure the result is accurate. Contact us to purchase a confirmation pack.
Q: If a drug test is positive, can you
determine how long ago the drug was taken and over what period of time? A: No. Drug of abuse testing by blood, urine, or saliva can only detect
whether or not a specific drug or drug metabolite is present at the time the
test is performed. While there are very broad estimates (see chart above) as
to how long a particular drug may have been in the system, no fluid based drug
test, regardless of method, is intended to include a time variable. Many factors
unique to the individual being tested determine the actual half-life of the
particular drug including such variables as age, weight, sex, metabolic rate,
overall health, amount of drug consumed over what period of time, etc. Therefore,
no conclusions can be drawn as to when a particular drug was taken or how much
was consumed with these types of drug of abuse tests
Q: What should I do if there is no control
line appearing when I perform the test? A: Repeat the test, carefully following the written procedure. The most
common cause for a control line not developing or appearing is failure to add
sufficient urine sample to complete full migration through the test panels.
98% of reported incidents regarding unexpected results, lack of a control line
or test integrity are the result of user error or test contamination at the
point of testing.
Q: How does the result window appear if
the results are negative? A: Two colored bands will appear, a control band and a test band on the
strip next to the target drug.
Q: What do I do if results show a very
faint line? A: Any very faint line on the test region could indicate that the drug
in the sample could be near the cut-off level for the test. However, any line
in the test area, no matter how faint, should be interpreted as a negative test.
Perform a second test or send the specimen to a laboratory to obtain quantitative
results. If laboratory confirmation is desired for uncertain test results please contact us.
Q: Will substances that I use regularly
like vitamins, penicillin, aspirin and caffeine affect the results in any way? A: No - because our rapid drug tests react to drugs and drug metabolites,
not to these substances which have a different chemical structure.
Q: Can one test be used for all the possible
drugs of abuse? A: No, it cannot. Each drug needs a specific test. We do offer multi-drug
tests for up to 14 drugs can be tested at a time.