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Our drug testing methods
Hair drug testing
Hair drug testing is an extremely useful form of testing and can be used to support other methods such as oral fluid and urine testing.
It can be particularly useful for a more comprehensive overview of a person’s drug use as it is known as a ‘wide window’ form of testing, which can determine a history of drug intake for up to 12 months.
Oral fluid drug testing
Oral fluid drug testing is a method that can be used to determine whether someone is misusing drugs by taking a sample of their saliva and analysing it for particular substances.
An immediate negative result may mean that no further action needs to be taken, but a non-negative result will then undergo confirmation testing from the laboratory to determine exactly what substance was taken and in what quantities.
Oral fluid drug testing is known as a ‘narrow window’ form of testing as its period of detection is up to 48 hours, although this can depend on the particular substance taken.
Urine drug testing
Urine drug testing is used to determine whether someone is misusing drugs by taking a sample of their urine and analysing it for particular substances.
This form of testing can be particularly useful for on site / point of care testing as an immediate negative result may mean that no further action is necessary. A non negative result may require confirmation testing from the laboratory in order to determine exactly what substance was taken and in what quantities.
In 2016/2017, 8.5% of adults aged 16–59 took drugs. This equates to around 2.8 million people
Nail drug testing
Nail testing is ideal for those cases where hair drug testing is not possible (such as the donor has no or little hair, for religious reasons, and for those concerned with their appearance).
Unlike hair drug testing, nail testing won’t give a historic segmented pattern of drug use, but it will give an overview of up to 6 months.
Home drug test kit
The AlphaBiolabs 14 panel drugs test is a fully self-contained urine screening kit for detecting drugs and their metabolites. Additionally, there are tamper protection features to help ensure the integrity of both the sample and the results.
The AlphaBiolabs home drugs test kit is an affordable easy to use, drug testing solution that provides a quality screening option.