Which urine drug test cup is the best?

January 27, 2015

Drug Testing Articles, Products

Drug Test Cup

If you were to look up the statistics on drug abuse in America, it is scary. In 2012, it’s estimated that 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 9.2 percent of the population) had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication (such as a pain reliever, stimulant, or tranquilizer) in the past month. In actuality, this increase mostly reflects a recent rise in the use of the most commonly consumed illicit drug, marijuana. That’s why it’s important for business’s to initiate a drug testing policy. The longer we wait to take a stand against drug abuse, the more of a chance we will have of an accident on the job. That’s one of the worst fears of any employer to have to weigh on their mind every minute of every day. You see, drug testing not only will save you money, but it will also give you peace of mind in the long run.

What does it mean to “drug test”? Well, let’s break it down for you. Drug testing, itself, is the evaluation of urine, blood, hair, or other types of biological sample to determine if the subject has been using any drugs. In this case, we will be talking about urine drug testing and how using the “cup” method can help your business not only save money, but also the lives of your employees. We, at Rapid Detect, Inc, sell 6 different drug test cups, each with their own special characteristics and perks that will be explained in detail throughout this article. These drug test cups are the:

With prescription drug abuse reported to be a growing problem in the U.S., it’s common for many business’s and organizations to do a little “precautionary” testing so they can prevent any impact that can arise from drug abuse and not lower productivity in the workplace. Some of the most common situations where you’ll find a good chance that drug testing is involved are:

  • Pre-employment or random workplace
  • College or professional athletes
  • Post-accident drug testing
  • Safety-related jobs (if an employee’s job could lead to safety issues if judgment or physical ability were impaired)

There are too many circumstances to mention on here that may lead to drug testing. If you notice, more and more business’s are asking their potential hires to be tested before (if not immediately after) filling out a job application or handing in their resume. Some people that are very qualified for the position never make it to the interview process because they don’t pass their drug test. That’s really sad too, not on the part of the business, but the fact that someone would who might have been a perfect match for what that company needed is throwing away their career over some junk. These companies take safety seriously. That’s why it’s often done when applying for employment, especially for positions that may involve federal transportation, airline industries, railways, and other workplaces where public safety is of the utmost importance.

If you’re a business that is considering implementing a drug abuse policy, rest assured there are a number of different bodily specimens that can be tested to detect if a person has recent drug use. However, you should check your state laws to verify which types of tests can be used. Seeing that urine is the most commonly used specimen for illicit drugs (per SAMHSA’s guidelines), it’s important to note that a positive urine test does not necessarily mean a person was under the influence of drugs at the time of the test. Rather, it detects and measures the use of a particular drug within the previous few days. Results of a urine test only show the presence or absence of drug metabolites (drug residues that remain in the body for some time after the effects of a drug have worn off) in a person’s urine.

If you need to know how long a drug stays in a person’s body system, you can look at the chart on our website. Knowing how long a drug remains could help you in deciding which urine drug test cup is right for you. One thing you should keep in mind is that not all drug test urine cups are all the same. Like we mentioned earlier, we offer our customers six different urine drug testing cups, each with their own manufacturing characteristics. Some of our drug test cups come with Adulterants (AD) while others are CLIA Waived. As defined by CLIA, waived tests are “simple laboratory examinations and procedures that have an insignificant risk of an erroneous result.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the agency that determines the criteria for tests being simple with a low risk of error and approves manufacturer’s applications for the test system waiver.

EZ KEY CUP   E-Z Integrated Split Key Cup (a.k.a. E-Z Key Cup) is a very durable and tough device that would be great for transporting the specimen. It’s designed for convenient use by both men and women. Built with two separate chambers that are made of a hard plastic along with a hinged, leak-proof lid, the design prevents donor manipulation and the tester doesn’t have any contact with the specimen because there is no dipping, tilting, or touching. Do you want an affordable drug test that will ensure up to 99% accurate results for up to 12 different drugs (some with the AD option)? Depending on your option, you might get it CLIA Waived! With a shelf-life of up to 24 months, you definitely have time on your side. To help make an accurate reading, it comes with a temperature strip. When you order this test from us, you’ll receive 1 box with 25 individually sealed test cups, a product insert, an instructional procedure card explaining how the test is performed, 25 non-tampering seals, and 25 keys to start the test. The E-Z Split Key Cup lives up to its name when it comes to using it because all you have to do is:

  1. Collect the specimen and snap the test lid shut (you will hear a loud “click” sound)
  2. Technician then dates and initials the security seal before attaching it over the closed lid
  3. Place the testing device onto a flat surface to obtain the most accurate result possible
  4. Insert the key (provided on the lid) into the hole on the side, then turn to activate the test
  5. Peel off the label to reveal the results (and adulterants if available)
  6. Finally, wait for 5 minutes for your accurate results (not dependable after 60 minutes)

*The E-Z Integrated Split Key Cup can test for the following configurations:

Amphetamine (AMP 1,000) @ 1,000 ng/mL Methamphetamine (mAMP 500) @ 500 ng/mL
Barbiturates (BAR) @ 300 ng/mL Methamphetamine (mAMP 1,000) @ 1,000 ng/mL
Benzodiazepine (BZO) @ 300 ng/mL Morphine (MOP 300) @ 300 ng/mL
Buprenorphine (BUP) @ 10 ng/mL Opiate (OPI 2,000) @ 2,000 ng/mL
Cocaine (COC 150) @ 150 ng/mL Oxycodone (OXY) @ 100 ng/mL
Cocaine (COC 300) @ 300 ng/mL Phencyclidine (PCP) @ 25 ng/mL
Ecstasy (MDMA ) @ 500 ng/mL Propoxyphene (PPX) @ 300 ng/mL
Marijuana (THC) @ 50 ng/mL Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA) @ 1,000 ng/mL
Methadone (MTD) @ 300 ng/mL

icup_blue_rdi_logo2   iCup Drug Screen Cup is the simplest, self-contained one-step drug test that offers a closed system for total urine specimen integrity and easy collection. You’ll have your choice of getting up to 13 panel configurations along with having a temperature strip to show how fresh the sample is. With the adulteration (AD) option, it will show you the validity of the sample. With having a clear view of the sample inside the device gives the administrator optimum observation. There’s no dipping or pouring required with this single unit. Outside of all that, one of the biggest features that our clients love about this drug test is the ability to photocopy your results, giving you a visual record of the test. When you order this cup from us, you will get 25 result forms, 25 security seals, photocopy template, procedure card, and 25 individually packaged test cups in one box. No special training is needed to operate this test. Just follow these simple instructions:

  1. Have the donor provide the specimen before he or she screws on the lid.
  2. Read the temperature between 2-4 minutes after the test begun to verify the range is between 90-100 Degrees F
  3. After checking the cap to see if it’s sealed tightly, the technician/administrator dates and initials the security seal before placing it over the cap.
  4. The administrator can peel off the label to display any results during the wicking process.
  5. Wait at least 5 minutes after test has started to record the results (stable up to 60 minutes). A photocopy of the results can be made by placing the entire cup with the card face down on the copier.

*The iCup Drug Screen can test for the following configurations:

Amphetamine (AMP 1,000) @ 1,000 ng/mL Methamphetamine (mAMP 1,000) @ 1,000 ng/mL
Barbiturates (BAR) @ 300 ng/mL Morphine (MOP 300) @ 300 ng/mL
Benzodiazepine (BZO) @ 300 ng/mL Opiate (OPI 2,000) @ 2,000 ng/mL
Cocaine (COC 300) @ 300 ng/mL Oxycodone (OXY) @ 100 ng/mL
Ecstasy (MDMA) @ 500 ng/mL Phencyclidine (PCP) @ 25 ng/mL
Marijuana (THC) @ 50 ng/mL Propoxyphene (PPX) @ 300 ng/mL
Methadone (MTD) @ 300 ng/mL Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA) @ 1,000 ng/mL

 

noble_cup_blue_rdi_logo2Noble Split Specimen Cup – is a split specimen drug testing device that is designed to eliminate urine handling and donor tampering while providing a unique, efficient approach for on-site drug testing. It employs a patented key operated trigger system that allows the collector to transfer 2ml of the specimen into the separate testing chamber so in case the test reports a positive result, the cup can then be sent to the laboratory with the remaining untouched specimen for GC/MS confirmation. On our website, you can choose if you want 4 to 12 configurations, if you want Adulterants (AD), or see which ones are CLIA Waived. Order this test from us and we’ll make sure it comes with 25 individually packaged testing cups, 25 security seals, 1 package insert, and 2 procedure cards that will explain the steps to perform this test. All you have to do is:

  1. Have the administrator retain the key before handing the cup to the donor.
  2. Next, have the donor provide the specimen and then screw the cap on tightly.
  3. Then make sure the administrator dates and initials the security seal prior to placing it over the cap.
  4. Afterward, the administrator should place the cup on a flat surface before inserting the key and pushing it in.
  5. The administrator should peel off the label to reveal the results
  6. Read the adulteration test results between 2 – 5 minutes (see the color chart and package insert for interpretation).
  7. Read the drug strips after the 5 minute mark (photocopy of the results can be made by placing the entire cup with the results face down on the copier).

*The Noble Split Specimen Cup can test for the following configurations:

Amphetamine (AMP 300) @ 300 ng/mL Methamphetamine (mAMP 500) @ 500 ng/mL
Amphetamine (AMP 1,000) @ 1,000 ng/mL Methamphetamine (mAMP 1,000) @ 1,000 ng/mL
Barbiturates (BAR) @ 300 ng/mL Morphine (MOP 300) @ 300 ng/mL
Benzodiazepine (BZO) @ 300 ng/mL Opiate (OPI 2,000) @ 2,000 ng/mL
Buprenorphine (BUP) @ 10 ng/mL Oxycodone (OXY) @ 100 ng/mL
Cocaine (COC 150) @ 150 ng/mL Phencyclidine (PCP) @ 25 ng/mL
Cocaine (COC 300) @ 300 ng/mL Propoxyphene (PPX) @ 300 ng/mL
Marijuana (THC) @ 50 ng/mL Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA) @ 1,000 ng/mL
Methadone (MTD) @ 300 ng/mL

 

noble_one_step_blue_rdi_logo2Noble One Step Multi-panel Cup is a CLIA waived drug test for healthcare professionals that offers a unique and efficient approach for on-site testing for 12 different drugs of abuse simultaneously, allowing you to record the results in about 5 minutes! It comes with a convenient screw top lid that eliminates urine handling and built-in adulteration strips preventing donor tampering. The cup is FDA Approved and meant for in-vitro diagnostic use only. Since this test is CLIA Waived, a certificate of waiver is needed for your laboratory in order to run this test and you must follow the manufacturer’s specific instructions for performing the test or it will be considered high complexity and is no longer CLIA waived. To operate this test, just:

  1. Collect the specimen (at least 30 mL)
  2. Verify the sample temperature is between 90-100 Degrees F
  3. Secure the screw-top lid to the cup
  4. Place the device on a flat surface and place it on its side to activate the test
  5. Finally, wait for 5 minutes for your accurate results

*The Noble One Step Multi-panel Cup can test for the following configurations:

Amphetamine (AMP 1,000) @ 1,000 ng/mL Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) @ 500 ng/mL
Barbiturates (BAR) @ 300 ng/mL Morphine (MOP 300) @ 300 ng/mL
Benzodiazepine (BZO) @ 300 ng/mL Opiate (OPI 2,000) @ 2,000 ng/mL
Cocaine (COC 300) @ 300 ng/mL Oxycodone (OXY) @ 100 ng/mL
Marijuana (THC) @ 50 ng/mL Phencyclidine (PCP) @ 25 ng/mL
Methadone (MTD) @ 300 ng/mL Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA) @ 1,000 ng/mL
Methamphetamine (mAMP 1,000) @ 1,000 ng/mL

   Noble ToxCup is a CLIA Waived 14 panel test that will determine the possible use of Amphetamine (AMP), Barbiturates (BAR), Buprenorphine (BUPG), Benzodiazepines (BZO), Cocaine (COC), Ecstasy (MDMA), Methadone (MTD), Opiates (OPI), Oxycodone (OXY), Phencyclidine (PCP), Propoxyphene (PPX), Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA), and Marijuana (THC). This cup is FDA approved and is great for healthcare professionals at point of care sites because its design eliminates urine handling and donor tampering utilizing a screw-top lid for secure closing that provides a unique and efficient approach for on-site drug testing. To perform this test:

  1. Collect the specimen (at least 30 mL)
  2. Verify the sample temperature is between 90-100 Degrees F
  3. Secure the screw-top lid to the cup (twist an additional quarter turn AFTER lid is snug)
  4. Place the device on a flat surface and place it on its side to activate the test
  5. Finally, wait for 5 minutes for your accurate results

**NOTE: A certificate of waiver is needed for your laboratory to run this test.**

*The Noble ToxCup can test for the following configurations:

Amphetamine (AMP 500) @ 500 ng/mL Methadone (MTD) @ 300 ng/mL
Barbiturates (BAR) @ 300 ng/mL Methamphetamine (mAMP 500) @ 500 ng/mL
Benzodiazepine (BZO) @ 300 ng/mL Opiate (OPI) @ 300 ng/mL
Buprenorphine (BUP) @ 10 ng/mL Oxycodone (OXY) @ 100 ng/mL
Cocaine (COC 150) @ 150 ng/mL Phencyclidine (PCP) @ 25 ng/mL
Ecstacy (MDMA) @ 500 ng/mL Propoxyphene (PPX) @ 300 ng/mL
Marijuana (THC) @ 50 ng/mL Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA) @ 1,000 ng/mL

 

DrugCheck NxStep Cup

DrugCheck NxStep Cup

DrugCheck NxStep Cup is easy to use, on-site drug screen that delivers quick results with convenience and accuracy. This cup is a rapid, qualitative immunoassay for the detection of 5, 10, 12, or 14 drugs of abuse using SAMHSA cutoff levels. The 5, 10, & 12 panels have the option to include alcohol testing to detect the presence of alcohol in urine greater than 0.04%. The tests are designed to obtain a visual, semi-quantitative result and are intended for professional use only. It comes with a re-sealable lid and a wider more “female-friendly” opening. With this test, there is no handling, manipulation, tipping, tilting, or instrumentation of any kind to activate the test. Probably the most distinguishing factor about the DrugCheck NxStep Onsite test cup that sets it apart from the others is the fact it’s made in the USA Operating this test is simple:

  1. Remove the test cup from the sealed pouch and write donor name or ID on the cup in the section provided.
  2. Hand the cup to the individual being tested.
  3. Have the donor ensure the sample in the cup is above the minimum level of 30mL.
  4. Return the cup immediately to the collector/administrator giving the test.
  5. At that time, the administrator will check the temperature strip (normal range from 90° to 100°F or 32° to 38°C) and observe specimen for foreign material and/or discoloration
  6. Remove the tear-off label on the front of the cup (if available, alcohol test can be read after 2 minutes).
  7. After at least 5 minutes, you can read the results of the test, but do not interpret the results after 10 minutes.
  8. Again, tighten the lid as far as it will turn before applying security seal, and have donor and test administrator both sign and date seal, as well as initial and date the label.

*The DrugCheck NxStep Cup can test for the following configurations:

Amphetamine (AMP 1,000) @ 1,000 ng/mL Methamphetamine (mAMP 500) @ 500 ng/mL
Barbiturates (BAR) @ 300 ng/mL Methamphetamine (mAMP 1,000) @ 1,000 ng/mL
Benzodiazepine (BZO) @ 300 ng/mL Morphine (MOP 300) @ 300 ng/mL
Buprenorphine (BUP) @ 10 ng/mL Opiate (OPI 2,000) @ 2,000 ng/mL
Cocaine (COC 150) @ 150 ng/mL Oxycodone (OXY) @ 100 ng/mL
Cocaine (COC 300) @ 300 ng/mL Phencyclidine (PCP) @ 25 ng/mL
Ecstacy (MDMA) @ 500 ng/mL Propoxyphene (PPX) @ 300 ng/mL
Marijuana (THC) @ 50 ng/mL Tricyclic Antidepressant (TCA) @ 1,000 ng/mL
Methadone (MTD) @ 300 ng/mL

instant results

As a universal tip, in the rare case if you don’t see a line in the Control region (C), then you must discard that test and start again with another one. If you get a faint line in the Test region (T), that still counts as a negative for that particular drug. However, it is possible to get a negative result even though the person took drugs. Some reasons why this might happen are:

  • the urine sample was collected at the wrong time, It was collected before the drug got into the urine, or after it was no longer in the urine
  • the person took a drug other than the one tested for in this test. (i.e. they might have taken LSD when this test is for drugs of abuse other than LSD).

Anyone of these tests would be a great asset to your drug testing policy. No matter what field or industry you are in, testing for drugs of abuse should be a serious issue. Even if your employees don’t have a problem staying clean, it’s good that you keep them tested on a regular basis so that your clients will know you take your product, goods, or service serious enough to earn their business. Depending on the type of business you run and insurance coverage, you might get reimbursed for your expenses! If you qualify, any product that is CLIA Waived could be covered. So where you work in a Doctor’s office, a construction company, or security personnel, your company can always benefit from drug testing.

If you have any questions or want to place your order, call to speak with one of our friendly knowledgeable sales consultants at (888) 404-0020 weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm or email sales@rapiddetect.com anytime and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you want to set up a time for us to call you back, you can let us know via email. We try to make purchasing drug testing kits just as easy as taking the tests themselves.

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