martes, 15 de diciembre de 2015

Is there specific training required to administer these drug tests?

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.

Do you have to confirm a non-negative result? If so, how is this done?

Rapid Detect Inc. strongly recommends that a SAMHSA certified laboratory confirm all non-negative results. Please call us directly for assistance.

Are there products 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.

Does the product need to be disposed of in any special way, such as a bio hazard bag?

Urine and oral drug screens do not pose a bio hazard risk and can be disposed of in regular waste receptacles.

What is the minimum amount of specimen needed for a conclusive test result?

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.

Is there any specific way these products need to be stored? Do they have to be refrigerated?

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.

How long are the results valid after administering the tests?

The amount of time for results to remain stable varies according to the rapid test device. Please visit our library section or call us directly for more information.