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FAQs: Our Drug Tests:

FAQs: Our range

FAQs: Our drug testing procedures

FAQs: How accurate and legal is it?

FAQs: Absolute privacy

FAQs: Drugs Information

FAQs: Laboratory Testing Services

FAQs: Orders and Shipping

FAQs: Contacting us

FAQs: Our Drug Tests:

Is drug testing at home really that simple?
Yes, it is. All it takes is a few minutes with our rapid drug testing products. All you need to know is the difference between one red line and two!

What do you mean by a rapid drug test?
A rapid drug test is a diagnostic test that very quickly gives you the results that show whether or not you have the presence of a specific drug in your body. If the test shows up one red line, it means it’s a positive result. Two red lines mean it’s negative.

Why should I use a rapid drug test?
You can use a rapid drug test to ensure privacy. This is very useful in a variety of situations – at home, school, place of work, pre-employment, after accidents, random testing for drugs, etc.

What are the different drugs your tests are meant for?
Our tests can be used to determine the presence of the following drugs of abuse:

  • Amphetamines (AMPH)
  • Barbiturates (BAR)  
  • Benzodiazepines (BZO)
  • Buprenorphine(Suboxone)
  • Cocaine (COC)
  • Ecstacy (MDMA)
  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Methamphetamines (MAMP)
  • Methadone (MTD)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Propoxyphene (PPX)
  • Opiates (OPI)
  • Oxycodone (OXY)
  • Trycyclic Antidepressants (TCA)

Do you stock different types of drug testing products?
We have a wide range of drug testing products on offer – from single-drug tests to multi-drug tests. Why, some of our products can test for 10 categories of drugs in one test! We have a number of permutations and combinations.

Could you tell me how to use your drug testing products?
It’s so easy – all you do is take a sample specimen and either dip the test card in it or collect the specimen in the integrated cup. Then wait a few minutes and read the results.

How do these rapid drug tests actually work?
Rapid drug tests detect the presence of drug metabolites in the urine in minutes. When a detection strip is dipped into a urine specimen, the urine reacts with the reagents and antigens on the strip and produces a color reading so you can interpret a positive or negative result.

What are the various drug testing methods employed?
You can determine the presence of drugs in a person’s body by testing his urine, blood, saliva or hair. Urine is the easiest and the most established method of testing. Rapid onsite drug tests mean you have the results in minutes! Otherwise, you could have it tested in a laboratory. Here, they use the Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry method. They usually take a blood sample and the tests are accurate.
More recently, saliva is being used to test for the presence of drugs, so also hair.

What is the difference between a Dip Card Test and an Integrated Cup Test?
The Dip Card is dipped into a urine specimen to obtain results. A cup is a convenient method of testing where the specimen is collected in the cup and tested there as well. There is no handling of the specimen.

What happens if no Control Line appears when you do the test?
This means it is invalid. It would also mean it is imperative that you repeat the test. Very often, this is due to insufficient urine specimen. Because of not enough fluid, the test could have yielded an invalid result.

What should I do if I tear open a packet with the test inside and I’m not ready to do the test?
You will need to discard the test as the ingredients in the product react with moisture. This is why every product comes packed with a moisture-absorbent pack. Once the pack has been opened, it is advisable that you do the test immediately or else, throw away the test.

Are your integrated tests as effective as your dip card tests?
Maybe more so as it is a one-step process. The cup makes it possible to collect and test in one step without the need to handle the urine.

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FAQs: Our range

Do you have a wide range?
We have a wide range that covers most drugs of abuse. We have these in various deliverables like test strips and cups. Take a look at the range we offer!

Can one test be used for all the possible drugs of abuse?
No, it cannot. Each drug needs a specific test. We do offer multi-drug tests – up to 10 drugs can be tested at a time.

Are your multi-drug tests absolutely reliable?
They are as reliable as can be. However, it is always better to confirm a result with a laboratory test.

In a multi-drug test, how will I know which drug tests positive?
Each panel shows the positive or negative result for a particular drug or drug category. So you know at a glance which drug you have tested positive for if there is one red line on the test strip.

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FAQs: Our drug testing procedures

How easy is it to follow your test procedures?  (Click here for our easy-to-follow Directions for Use   for Single-drug Tests and Multi-drug Tests)
Very easy. We give you detailed, easy to follow instructions.

Does it really take only a few minutes?
Yes, that’s all it takes.

Are you sure your one-red-line and two-red-lines are reliable?
As long as the lines appear clearly, the tests are reliable.

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FAQs: How accurate and legal is it?

How accurate are your drug-testing products?
Our products are reliable. Our urine tests are United States FDA-approved. Laboratory testing has revealed that they are over 95% accurate. However, it is always advisable to get results confirmed by a laboratory.

Are these rapid drug tests as accurate as the GC/MS methods?
It is always better to confirm results of these rapid drug tests with a laboratory test. But these tests have an advantage – you get your answers almost at once. They are very reliable and satisfy the specifications of most drug screening programs.

What methods do the laboratories use to confirm the tests?
Laboratories use the Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry method which gives accurate results. However, this involves going there and giving your blood to have it tested.

Can the results of these rapid drug tests hold up in court?
No. You must have a more specific test like the GS/MS test done for it to hold up in court.

If I receive a positive drug test result, what should I do?
Confirm that it is indeed positive through a laboratory test.

Is it possible that the rapid drug test shows positive but the laboratory test negative?
Yes, if there is some ingredient which the drug test reacts to. A laboratory method will then look for the specific substance that caused the test to show positive.

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FAQs: Absolute privacy

How do I know that information regarding my orders will be kept private?
We will not give out your mailing address or your email to anyone. We will only use it in the event that we have to send you information pertaining to your order or product.

How will you make sure that no one will know what I’ve shipped from you?
We maintain the strictest levels of privacy. We ship the order to you in plain brown boxes so confidentiality is assured.

Do you give out mailing lists to companies?
No, we do not sell, rent or give out our mailing lists to others unless it is in the course of mailing your order – for example, the bank or the shipping company.

Will you reveal names if the law demands it?
Only if we have to and the law demands it. Otherwise you can rest assured you have absolute privacy.

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FAQs: Drugs Information

What are the cut-off levels for drugs in your tests?
Our FDA approved tests have the following SAMHSA industry-standard cutoff levels:

DRUG NAME SYMBOL Nanograms/ml
Marijuana THC 50 ng/ml
Cocaine COC 300 ng/ml
Phencyclidine PCP 25 ng/ml
Opiates/Morphine OPI 2000 ng/ml
Amphetamines AMP 1000ng/ml
Methamphetamines MET 1000 ng/ml
Barbiturates BAR 300 ng/ml
Benzodiazepines BZO 300 ng/ml
Methadone MTD 300 ng/ml
Tricyclic Antidepressants TCA 30 ng/ml
Buprenorphine    Suboxone    10ng/ml
Ecstacy   MDMA 500ng/ml
Propoxyphene    PPX 300ng/ml
Oxycodone OXY 100ng/ml

What are the drug detection times in the body?
Drug detection times, or the amount of time the drug remains in the body, could vary from drug to drug.

DRUG CATEGORY DRUG DETECTION TIMES (DAYS)

Amphetamines

2-6 Days
Barbituates 3-8 Days

Benzodiazepines

2-14 Days
Cocaine 2-5 Days
Marijuana (Thc) 14-30 Days
Metamphetamines 2-6 Days
Methadone 2-8 Days
Opiates 2- 5 Days
Oxycodone 2-5 Days
Phencyclidine 3-8 Days
Tricyclics 10 Days
Propoxyphene  2-3 Days
Buprenorphine (Suboxone) 48 To 72 Hours
Ecstacy  5 To 7 Days

Are there any medications which I might be taking that can cause a positive result?
Yes, you might. The common culprit is Pseudoephedrine which is found in many OTC products and in cold and sinus medications. So you will need a laboratory confirmation as well as an MRO review by your physician to determine the source.

Will substances that I use regularly like vitamins, penicillin, aspirin and caffeine affect the results in any way?
No - because our rapid drug tests react to drugs and drug metabolites, not to these substances which have a different chemical structure.

If a drug test shows positive, can it be proved how long ago the drug was taken?
Saliva, urine and blood only show up a positive or negative result, not how long ago a drug has been taken.

Do you think I could test positive for marijuana (THC) from exposure to second-hand smoke?
No you cannot as the urine concentration, if any, will be way below the cut-off level.

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FAQs: Laboratory Testing Services

What are laboratory oral and urine tests?
These are tests that are sent to a laboratory for more accurate testing for the presence of substances in the saliva or urine.

What is the procedure?
A detailed Chain of Custody (CoC) file is maintained about the specimen right from the time of collection to testing and reporting. This involves signatures of the donor, the collector, the courier and the laboratory personnel involved.

What is the procedure at the laboratory?
Here, the specimen undergoes a two-tiered testing procedure. The first is a screening process done by immunoassay. If the specimen tests positive, it then goes through what is called the confirmation test which means it is tested using mass spectrometry, which is very precise but expensive.

How do we get the results?
The laboratory gets back to us with the results in 48 to 72 hours. They will not discuss the results directly with the specimen donor. You can log on to our web site and view the results. Or, you can call our toll-free number 1(877)281-9756 or email us at info@DrugTestStrips.com. Please provide us with your contact details.

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FAQs: Orders and Shipping

Is there a minimum order that I must place?
No. But you could save by ordering in bulk. And save money on shipping. Since our products have a long shelf life, you can order them well in advance.

What is the shelf life of your drug testing products?
These rapid drug test FDA-approved products have a shelf life of 18 months from their manufacturing date. The expiration date is on every individual pack. Do not use beyond this date.

Do you accept payment by credit card?
Yes, you can pay by MasterCard or Visa.

Can I track my order?
Yes, you can track your shipping order.

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FAQs: Contacting us

In case of any doubts, can I get in touch?
Yes, you can call, mail or email us.

When are you available?
We’re available from 5 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

How do I reach you?
You can call us toll-free on 1-866-937-8483 or email us at info@DrugTestStrips.com or mail us at:  
DrugTestStrips.com
P.O. Box 7005
Greenville, SC
29606-7005

 

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