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What is a 5 Panel Drug Test?

December 4, 2017

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Simply put a 5 Panel Drug Test is a Drug Screen (Dip Cards, Cups, Cassettes and more) that test for 5 different drugs of abuse. There are many different 5 panel drug tests because they each test for 5 different drugs of abuse. So make sure you are getting the correct 5 panel drug test […]

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Is there specific training required to administer these drug tests?

December 15, 2015

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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.

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

December 15, 2015

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Rapid Detect Inc. strongly recommends that a SAMHSA certified laboratory confirm all non-negative results. Please call us directly for assistance.

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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?

December 15, 2015

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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.

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Does the product need to be disposed of in any special way, such as a bio hazard bag?

December 15, 2015

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

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

December 15, 2015

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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.

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