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Drug testing can be done a number of different ways. The two most popular drug tests are point-of-care testing (POCT) screening devices and laboratory testing. A POCT device, also referred to as an instant drug test, can be used to screen either urine or oral fluid for the presence of drugs and provide a qualitative results. Alternatively, a laboratory can be used to both qualitatively screen the specimen as well as quantitatively confirm the drug test results using specialized laboratory equipment.
On-site Urine Drug Testing
Urine drug testing is a non-intrusive method of screening for drugs. The specimen that will be used for drug testing is normally collected from the donor in a specimen collection cup or device and then screened for drugs. Test results are available in about 5 minutes and are designed to detect recent drug use. We offer a variety of drug test kits that can screen from 1 to 10 different of drugs simultaneously, allowing you to choose the specific drugs that you want to test for.
Urine Drug Testing can be performed using two different types of drug test kits:
Cassette Drug Test
The cassette style drug test is very easy to use. Simply dip the test cassette into the urine specimen and wait approximately 5 minutes for the test results. There is no need to use a pipette or any other testing equipment, however, we do recommend that you use our Personal Protection Testing Kit which includes a pair of medical grade gloves and a sterile urine specimen container.
Drug Test Cup
Another type of device is the integrated drug test cup. The all-in-one urine drug test cup is an easy-to-use device that features multiple drug test strips built into a sterile specimen cup. These drug test cups can be configured with 1 to 14 different test strips including drugs of abuse and specimen validity adulterant tests.
Oral Fluid Drug Testing and Saliva Drug Testing
An oral fluid drug test is an easy way to screen for the presence of drugs of abuse without the same privacy concerns of urine drug testing. Our point-of-care saliva drug tests are very easy to use and provide instant results in just a few minutes. Simply swab the inside of the donor's mouth and collect enough oral fluid to activate the drug test and then record the drug test results..
Hair Follicle Drug Testing
Hair follicle drug testing is normally performed by a certified laboratory. A hair follicle test can screen for a number of drugs of abuse and the most often abused prescription drugs. The hair drug test can detect use of these drugs for as far back as 90 days. Click here to read our Hair follicle testing frequently asked questions.
We offer a full range of alcohol breathalyzers, both for personal and professional use. Using a breathalyzer is an easy way to accurately test for the presence of alcohol. A breath alcohol test can easily determine the exact BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of a person in just a few seconds. The donor simply exhales into the breathalyzer for approximately 6 seconds and the device calculates how much alcohol is in their bloodstream.
We sell a full line of breathalyzers, including:
Personal Alcohol Breathalyzers
Having a personal breathalyzer will help you determine your approximate BAC is and warn you if you have too much alcohol in your system. Using a personal breathalyzer is a great way of making sure that the alcohol that has been enjoyed is completely gone prior to operating a vehicle.
Professional Alcohol Breathalyzers
A professional breathalyzer is intended to be used in a hospital, clinic, treatment centre or shelter, by the staff so they test a person to confirm that alcohol has been used. Advanced technology and a more robust design compared to that of our personal breathalyzers
Workplace Alcohol Breathalyzers
Designed to take the abuse of a workplace, our workplace breathalyzers are constructed of more durable materials and with better quality components. Whether your are breath alcohol testing one or one hundred - you can count on these devices to deliver.
Evidential Breath Testers (EBT)
An evidential breath tester is used whenever the test results might be entered into evidence in a legal case. An EBT is normally used when confirming workplace alcohol screening test or by law enforcement agencies.
Oral Fluid Alcohol Testing
Oral fluid alcohol tests, also referred to as a saliva alcohol test, screens an oral fluid sample for the presence of alcohol. The test results can be viewed within a few minutes and some alcohol tests are colour coded to help approximate the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream.
Urine Alcohol Testing
This type of alcohol test is used to screen for the presence of alcohol in a urine specimen. Simply collect a urine specimen in a cup and dip the the test cassette into the sample. The alcohol test results are fast and accurate and appear on the test strip or test cassette in less than 5 minutes.
Workplace Drug Testing
Drug testing in the workplace is becoming more prevalent in the workplace in regards to drug testing employees that are performing safety-sensitive or safety critical job functions.
Most Canadian workplace drug testing programs are based on urine drug screening, however, oral fluid drug testing programs are becoming more popular due to the ease of collection. There are a number of different types of, and reasons to perform a workplace drug test and will be specified in a company's drug and alcohol testing policy.
Home Drug Testing
Commitment to a Drug Free Home
At home drug testing and screening is just one part of a drug free home commitment. Once that commitment has been made, there must be a way to ensure that your family remains accountable and committed to a drug free home and utilizing at home drug tests is an effective method to accomplish this.
Early Detection is Key
Early detection of drug use has been found to be a key factor in the prevention of long-term drug and alcohol abuse and resulting consequences. Detection of drug and alcohol use can be very difficult unless you are aware of the signs and symptoms of substance abuse.
Unfortunately, many parents realize only too late that their children or teenagers are facing drug or alcohol problems. Nowadays families need to be more proactive and make a commitment to a drug-free home before there are signs of substance abuse.
Which Drug Test to Use at Home
We recommend hair follicle testing for home-base testing. The test is performed by a certified laboratory and will provide up to 90 days of drug use history. This kind of information is what parents and loved ones need to know in order to manage drug use in their homes.