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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.

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.

Which category covers Ecstasy?


Are Morphine, Opiates, and Heroin the same kind of drug?

Yes, they are all tested using the Opiates (Rapid Response) or Morphine (Instant-View) test. These drugs are from the same family of drugs.

Nicotine (Tobacco Smoking)

Saliva Method: 4-6 hours Urine Method: up to 14 days depending on usage.

Testing methods for alcohol and individual detection times:

Saliva Method: 1 – 12 hours Urine Method 6-12 hours

How long does alcohol stay in the human system?

Up to 12 hours depending on the amount of alcohol consumed.

How long do drugs stay in your system?

Urine Method Amphetamines — 2-6 days Barbiturates — 3-8 days Benzodiazepines — 2-14 days Cannabis (Marijuana) — 14-30 days Cocaine — 2-5 days Ecstasy — 1-3 days Methadone — 2-8 days Opiates — 2-5 days Phencyclidine — 3-8days Tricyclic Antidepressants — 10 days   Saliva Method Amphetamines — up to 72 hours Barbiturates — up […]

How accurate are the test results?

Laboratory test results for drugs of abuse have indicated a greater than 97% accuracy when used according to the step-by-step instructions that are provided with the test.

Are there any legal medications that can trigger positive results?

Yes. The most common problem is the pseudoephedrine in many over-the-counter sinus and cold medications, which can cause a positive result for methamphetamine. A GC/MS confirmation as well as a MRO review is necessary to determine the source of the positive result. Some forms of the drugs we test for may be available legally under […]

Do rapid test results hold up in court?

Rapid Drug tests provide only a preliminary analytical test result. A more specific alternate chemical must be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result – Gas Chromatography (Mass Spectrometry) (GC/MS) is the preferred confirmatory method. Any result taken to court, must be confirmed by a SAMHSA certifed lab.

What is the shelf life on the rapid drug tests?

Our test devices have a shelf life of 12 to 18 months from the date of manufacture. The expiration date of each lot of devices is indicated on each individual foil pouch and can be used until that date. Upon date of purchase, one should have from 6 to 18 months, to be able to […]

Are rapid drug tests as accurate as a GC/MS SAMHSA Lab Test?

Our drug tests are qualitative, which means it only determines the presence of drugs at detection, limits comparable to SAMHSA cut-off concentration. GC/MS, which costs more, quantifies the concentration of drugs in the sample. Given the purposes of most drug testing (pre-employment, post-accident, random) is to detect the presence of drug use and not determine […]