December 15, 2015

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


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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December 15, 2015

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Is there any specific way these products need to be stored? Do they have to be refrigerated?


All drug test devices 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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December 15, 2015

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How long are the results valid after administering the tests?


The amount of time for results to remain stable varies according to the rapid test device. Please visit our library section or call us directly for more information.

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December 15, 2015

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

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December 15, 2015

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Are Morphine, Opiates, and Heroin the same kind of drug?


Yes, they are all tested using the Opiates (Rapid Response) or Morphine (Instant-View) test. These drugs are from the same family of drugs.

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