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Intect 7


Intect 7 determines the integrity of the donor’s sample. The most effective screen for sample validity testing on the market.

  • Detects adulteration, dilution, and substitution
  • 1 minute Results
  • Conforms to D.O.T. guidelines

Adulteration is the tampering of a urine specimen with the intention of altering the test results. The use of adulterants can cause false negative results in drug tests by either interfering with the screening test and/or destroying the drugs present in the urine. Dilution may also be employed in an attempt to produce false negative drug test results. One of the best ways to test for adulteration or dilution is to determine certain urinary characteristics such as Creatinine, pH, and Specific Gravity and to detect the presence of Glutaraldehyde, Nitrite and Oxidants/Pyridinium Chlorochromate in urine.

These adulterants are often oxidative in nature – hydrogen peroxide and bleach have been used, sometimes with pH-adjusting substances like vinegar or sodium bicarbonate. These can be detected by drug testing labs or you can buy bottles of adulteration test strips that can be purchased as an accessory for drug testing to assure urine specimen validity.

Intect® 7 is designed to detect adulterants in a urine specimen. By detecting the levels of creatinine, the presence of nitrite, glutaraldehyde, pH, specific gravity, and of oxidants, including bleach and pyridinium chlorochromate, Intect® 7 determines the integrity of the donor’s sample. Intect® 7 is the most effective screen for sample validity testing on the market.

Popular adulterants that Intect 7 Detects:

  • Stealth
  • Urine Luck 6.3 and 6.4
  • Whizzes
  • Klear
  • Clear Choice
  • Instant additive
  • Lucky Lab LL418
  • Purafyzit
  • Clean-x
  • Drano
  • Bleach
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Vinegar
  • Detoxify Cleansers

Adulteration Test Strips


 Urine adulteration is an issue that you cannot ignore. Adulteration is the intentional tampering with a urine sample by the donor to avoid detection of illicit drug use. Successful adulteration produces a false-negative drug test result. The validity of any drug test depends on the integrity of the urine sample. There is absolutely no need to perform a test unless you know that the urine specimen came from said donor and that said donor did not tamper with the specimen provided.

The problem you see is that, adulteration is not a hard task at all to achieve. A urine specimen can be easily diluted or altered with household substances and other chemicals such as chlorine bleach, liquid drain cleaner and white vinegar, just to mention a few. Then, there are a number of commercially made products that can be purchased at specialty stores and on websites who boldly advertise: “you can pass a drug test” “pass a urine test with brand names like: Stealth, Urine Luck 6.3 and 6.4, Whizzes, Klear, Clear Choice, Purafyzit and Clean x. The end result of using these items could effect a negative result, called a false-negative, and had the specimen stayed untouched that person would have tested non-negative.

Adulteration test strips can help the situation by performing an audit on the urine specimen. Make sure you read the AD results before you record drug test results. Make sure to check the temperature strip to see that it reads in normal range (at least 93 °). Rapid Detect has products that will detect adulterants in human urine.

The Intect 7 urine adulteration test strip is a plastic strip affixed with 7 chemically treated pads for assessing the integrity of the urine sample prior to Drugs-of-Abuse testing. By visual color examination of the pads after dipping the strip into the urine sample, semi-quantitative values of creatinine, nitrite, glutaraldehyde, pH, specific gravity, bleach and pyridinium chlorochromate can be determined and the intactness of the sample can be assessed.

iScreen Adulteration Strips are a fast dip-and-read test for the determination of diluted or adulterated urine specimens. The one step dip and read specimen validity test semi-quantitatively analyzes a urine sample for 7 parameters on 6 reactive pads in one easy step.

 

 

 

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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.

Is it possible to cheat the iCup® drug screen by substitutimg 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.

Identifying Adulterants


Urine adulteration is an issue that you cannot ignore. Adulteration is the intentional tampering with a urine sample by the donor to avoid detection of illicit drug use. Successful adulteration produces a false-negative drug test result. The validity of any drug test depends on the integrity of the urine sample. There is absolutely no need to perform a test unless you know that the urine specimen came from said donor and that said donor did not tamper with the specimen provided. Click Here to read more.