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Frequently Asked Questions



Are any of your drug testing kits FDA 510k cleared?

Just about all our Employee Drug Testing Kits are FDA 510k cleared. All products that are FDA 510k Cleared are clearly indentified under the Feature and Benefits Section of the product page.

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Are employment drug testing kits bio-hazardous?

No, employment drug test kits are not bio-hazardous. Urine is not considered bio-hazardous unless it contains blood.

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Are there any cross-reactions?

It is possible in drug testing for false positive results to occur. A more specific method such as GC/MS(Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) must be used in order to obtain a confirmed result. Consult your chosen lab for a list of substances that may possibly produce false positive screening results.

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Are there products that can be used in the tests to give a false negative on a drug test? 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 drug test, there are validity screens available which can detect these adulterants. Some are integrated into the tests, such as the iCup® AD, which has built-in adulteration available, and we also have individual adulteration strips. See Cheat Protection for more information.

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Can I photocopy the results of a drug test for my files?

All of our drug testing kits offer this option. This may be an important factor when it is necessary to maintain Chain of Custody (CoC).

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Do drug screening kits need refrigeration?

No. Employee drug test kits should be stored at 36-86 F They are effective until their expiration date.

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Do drug test results hold up in court?

Positive instant employee drug tests should only be used to attain preliminary results that allow for quick screening of positives from negatives. To stand up in a court of law, instant drug tests need to be sent to a certified laboratory for Confirmation or Confirmation with Medical Review Officer Services. Other options include performing a new drug test using a certified third party onsite collection service or utilizing a certified offsite employee drug testing service.

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Do you accept payment by credit card for your drug testing kits?

Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

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

We strongly recommend that a SAMHSA certified laboratory confirm all positive drug test results. Please Contact Us directly for assistance.

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Does the drug testing kit need to be disposed of in any special way, such as a biohazard bag?

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

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How accurate are your drug testing kits?

Our instant employee drug testing kits are near laboratory accurate. However, to hold up in a court of law you will need to get Confirmation, Confirmation with MRO purchase onsite collection, or offsite employee drug testing services.

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How do I contact you?

Your time is valuable. Follow this simple, efficient system for fast, qualified answers to your employee drug testing and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening questions or concerns:

  • Send us a quick note regarding your issue. (Contact Us)
  • Receive a verification / tracking number by return e-mail. This ensures that your question is never lost or ignored.
  • We will then have the right person respond to your question within 24 hours. This ensures that you get high-level answers by an expert.
  • More questions? You will be given a phone number so that you can choose to directly call an expert at your convenience or have them call you at a specified time. This saves you time and money by not paying for operators and never having to be on hold.
  • Our clients find this the most convenient and efficient way to get the help they need. We hope you will agree. If not Contact Us with your concerns and we may be able to help you in another manner.
  • You may also contact us Toll Free:  1-888-505-1257

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How long are the results valid after administering the drug test?

The amount of time for results to remain stable varies according to the rapid drug test device. Please visit our Library section or Contact Us directly for more information.

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If I receive a positive drug test result with On-site Drug Testing, what should I do?

Confirmation Drug Testing Services or Confirmation with Medical Review Officer (MRO) Services is necessary to validate a positive test within a DOT certified program or to be legal in a court of law in Non-DOTemployee drug testing programs.

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Is it possible that the employment drug test is positive in On-Site Drug Testing, but the laboratory test is negative?

Yes. There may be medical reasons why a employee drug test will show positive. The certified laboratory will then do a more detailed drug test to determine the specific substance and either confirm it or record is as a "false positive".

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Is it possible to cheat the iCup® AD drug test kit by substituting or adulterating the specimen?

No. The iCup® A.D. drug test kit contains a Specimen Validity Test (SVT strip that verifies the validity of a drug test specimen. The SVT strip checks for oxidants, specific gravity and pHin the specimen. For example, if someone tries to substitute water for urine, the specific gravity indicator will show an abnormal reading. See Cheat Protection for more information.

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Is there any specific way the drug testing kits need to be stored? Do the drug testing kits have to be refrigerated?

All drug testing kits 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.

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Is there specific training required to administer these drug tests?

There is no official training required to administer our employee drug tests. We provide procedure cards and drug test interpretation quizzes free of charge. These instructional materials help you to administer, interpret and if necessary, package a positive result for Confirmation testing. Please view the Library or the documents on the bottom of every product page for more information.

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What are the differences between oral fluid drug tests and urine drug tests?

An oral fluid drug test (saliva drug test) involves the use of a swab to collect saliva in the mouth and gums. An oral fluid drug test could also involve spitting into a receptacle. The drug or alcohol test does not require a restroom and the testing procedure can be administered right at your location. A urine drug test comes in a variety of formats, such as dips, pipettes, and cups. The iCup® AD, for example, has built-in adulteration tests available to check the validity of a urine sample.

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What can employee drug testing be used for?

Employee Drug Testing can be for:

  • Pre-employment
  • Random Drug Screening
  • Periodic Announced
  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Probable Cause
  • Post-accident
  • Safety Sensitive
  • Treatment Follow-up
  • Return to Duty

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What does it mean for a drug testing kit to have FDA 510k Clearance or be FDA 510k Cleared (Federal Drug Administration)?

The U.S. FDA (Federal Drug Administration) regulates food, drugs and medical devices through stringent clinical trials to verify their safety, purity and effectiveness, among other things. FDA 510k Cleared means that the drug testing kit meets these rigorous standards. It is against the law for any product or service to claim it is FDA-approved if it does not have their compliance.

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What drugs do you cover in your store?

Our drug test kits identify the following drugs:

  • Amphetamine (AMP)
  • Amphetamine Cutoff-Level 300 ng/mL (AMP300)
  • Barbiturates (BAR)
  • Benzodiazepines (BZO)
  • Buprenorphine (BUP)
  • Cocaine (COC)
  • Cocaine Cutoff-Level 150 ng/mL (COC150)
  • Ecstasy / Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
  • Marijuana / Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  • Methadone (MTD)
  • MethAmphetamine (mAMP / MET)
  • MethAmphetamine Cutoff-Level 500 ng/mL (mAMP500)
  • Morphine (MOP / MOR)
  • Morphine Cutoff-Level 300 ng/mL (MOP300)
  • Opiates (OPI)
  • Opiates Cutoff-Level 2,000 ng/mL (OPI2000)
  • Oxycodone (OXY)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Propoxyphene (PPX)
  • Tri-Cyclic Anti-Depressants (TCA)

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What is needed in a Drug Free Workplace Program?

A Drug Free Workplace Program requires the following steps to be implemented:

  1. Drug Free Workplace Policy
  2. Employee Education
  3. Supervisor Training
  4. Drug Testing
  5. Employee Assistance Program

See Create a Drug Free Workplace for more information.

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

It is always important to collect a sufficient amount of specimen in case of a positive result. The confirmation laboratory requires a minimum of 15 ml of specimen but prefers 30 ml for urine testing. For saliva, it is 2 ml.

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What is the shelf life of on-site drug and alcohol testing kits?

On-site employee saliva and urine drug testing kits have a shelf life of between 12-18 months. On-site employee alcohol tests have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The expiration date is indicated on each individual foil pouch.

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What is your Free Shipping and No Tax policy?

Please follow this link to learn more about our Free Shipping and No Tax policy.

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What orders do not qualify for the Free Shipping Discount?

Please follow this link to learn more about our Shipping Policies.

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What orders qualify for 100% No Taxes?

All orders shipped to an address within U.S.A. pay No Taxes, except for those in California. Learn More

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What orders qualify for the Free Shipping Discount?

Please follow this link to learn more about our Shipping Policies.

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Where do I start?

Just Products:

Buy just the employee drug testing products you need today. You can do this by using the search box or the categories on the left side of this website.

Products Plus our Drug Testing Program Review:

Buy the employee drug testing products you need now and schedule a Drug Testing Program Review for a later date. We will set up a time to meet with you and demonstrate how you to maximize your resources and save time and money.

Drug Testing Program Review:

Our complimentary Drug Testing Program Review will help you determine which program and products are right for you. We will help you choose the most cost-effective employee drug and alcohol testing kits. We can guide you through the process related to your DOT and other specialized drug testing programs. We can help you create and offer everything required for your Certified Drug Free Workplace. Once you finish the review you will be able to buy in confidence knowing that you are saving money and implementing your employee drug testing program correctly. We are here to assist you in all your Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing needs.

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