What is UA Test Kits and how does it work?
UA Test information - urine test info.
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urine nicotine test (smokers cotinine test), and
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How does UA Test Kits compare to the other cups and testing procedures?
How can my business benefit from UA Test Kits
Are there any legal medications that can trigger positive results?
complete list of "non-cross reading compounds". see our "Drug Test Specifications" page.
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our database of drugs and answer your questions like: What
can cause a "false positive" on a rapid drug test? What
drugs show up on a drug test?
A urine sample that tested positive with a Drug Screen test came back as negative after I sent it to the lab!
Are Morphine, Opiates, and Heroin the same kind of drug?
Opiate Drug Information.
Opiate drug test.
How long will
drugs stay in my system?
Which drugs do you
What is the shelf life of the on-site test devices?
the results hold up in court?
For more information on lab drug test see,
LC/MS, GC/MS Lab Confirmation.
How accurate are your drug tests?
Is it possible to test positive for THC (marijuana) from exposure to second hand smoke?
Will commonly used substances such as vitamins, penicillin, aspirin, caffeine and acetaminophen (Tylenol), affect the results?
Are there any legal medications that can trigger positive results?
What is the difference between Methamphetamine and Amphetamine?
Which category covers Ecstasy?
Meth Drug Test as well as
MDMA drug test.
Is on site testing as accurate as laboratory testing?
What are the advantages to on site testing?
What is adulteration?
For more information on how to pass a drug
pass a drug test.
Does adulteration work?
How can I prevent adulteration?
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What drugs should I test for?
The most popular urine drug test is the
marijuana drug test dip.
Can we test ourselves in house (at our
business or place of work)?
What happens if I get a positive result for a drug?
are some Drug Slang terms and what do these drug terms mean?
are some of the signs / symptoms of drug abuse?
Q27 Are the rapid drug tests as accurate as GC/MS?
What is the major difference between ALCO-SCREEN
and ALCO-SCREEN 02?
How are the results of ALCO-SCREEN different from
For more on information on saliva alcohol
What are normal urinalysis test results?
information on a UA test (urinalysis test results), see
What are abnormal
urinalysis test results?
Q32 How can a person detox from drugs?
How can a
person detox from drugs? -or- How can I pass a drug
What does THC mean?
A33: THC is an abbreviation for
11-nor-delta9 Tetrahydrocannibinol-9-carboxylic acid, the primary metabolite of
Marijuana. Marijuana is a hallucinogenic agent derived from the leaves, flowers
or seeds of the hemp plant. In general, the production and "curing" of the
marijuana plant into its useable form closely resembles that of tobacco.
Marijuana is almost always smoked and inhaled into the lungs where it is quickly
metabolized (or changed) by the body into
11-nor-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid which is excreted in the
For detailed information on Marijuana, its uses,
affects, etc. see,
Marijuana Drug information.
Q34. I got a positive
result for Methamphetamine and I was taking Pseudoephedrine cold
medicine? Why and what do I do?
A34. If you
look on your instruction sheet, there is a list of cross
reacting compounds for Methamphetamine. Pseudoephedrine can
trigger a positive test result because Pseudoephedrine is
often used in the manufacturing process for Methamphetamine.
If you triggered a positive result for this, you need to have
the specimen sent off to a lab to confirmation. The lab
confirmation will be able to differentiate between
Pseudoephedrine and actual Methamphetamine, thus clearing you
of any negative repercussions.
Q35. If I have opened the
drug test pouch, can I wait to use the drug test later?
the tests should be used as soon as they are opened. Wait to
open the pouch until you are ready to perform the test. The
tests are moisture sensitive and exposure to air, humidity and
heat can cause the test to corrupt and not be usable. The
pouch insures that the tests stay dry.
Q36. How long can I store a
urine specimen before testing?
can store the specimen in a refrigerator at
2 to 8 degrees
Celsius for up to 48 hours, or you can freeze it at 0 degrees
Celsius, before testing. However, you must allow the specimen
to get back to room temperature before you test it. It is
strongly recommended that you test the sample as soon as
possible after it has been collected.
Q37. Can I put less than
three drops of urine in a cassette/device test?
The directions are very specific that you must put 3 drops of
urine into the well of the cassette. If you put any less, then
you do not allow enough urine to be deposited for testing,
thus the test will not run.
Q38. What if I or my child
has a prescription?
need to be aware that some prescriptions can trigger a
positive on a test. Medications such as Adderol and Zoloft,
which are common prescriptions, will trigger an amphetamine
test. Anti-anxiety medications such as Prozac and Xanax are
benzodiazepines and will trigger a benzodiazepine test. If you
are tested, and have a prescription and test positive, you
must have the test sent off to a lab for confirmation.
Hair Drug Test FAQ
(This is a partial listing, for more
information about hair drug testing, see
Detailed Hair Drug Test FAQ)
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What drugs does a Hair Drug Test
A: A typical Hair Drug Test will screen for five different drug classes: Cocaine (cocaine & benzoylecgonine), Marijuana (THC-COOH), Opiates (Codeine, Morphine & 6-monacteyl
morphine), Amphetamines (Meth/amphetamines & Ecstasy) and Phencyclidine (PCP,
How many hairs are required for
A: Approximately 40-50 strands cut from the scalp line at the crown (or when
bundled, about the diameter of a shoelace tip).
How does the test work?
A: There are 2 options: one have professional collect the hair sample or
two, collect the hair sample yourself. If you choose option two, follow
these simple instructions: Using the detailed instructions as a guide, collect a hair sample of
approximately the diameter of a shoelace tip. Once you have collected the hair
sample, record the Specimen ID number found on the CCF (chain and custody form).
Keep this number, for this is how you will be able to get your results (based on
the CCF Specimen ID). Each Hair Test collection kit come with complete
instructions. Mail the hair sample to the CLIA certified laboratory,
Omega Laboratories, Inc, using the pre-addressed, prepaid envelope
provided. The laboratory will analyze the hair sample for evidence
of drug use. You will receive you test results by the method
you chose when you purchased your test. If you have not
received your results within 3 business days of the Lab's receipt of
the hair sample, contact us by phone at 801-596-2709.
How does our Hair Drug Test compare
to urinalysis or saliva tests on the market?
A: The primary differences are historical use (approximately 90 days
dependent on hair length) and the inability to tamper or contaminate the test
and therefore directly change the test results. Cocaine, Methamphetamine,
Opiates and Phencyclidine are rapidly excreted and usually undetectable in urine
72 hours after use, and in saliva 48 hours after use. The detection period for
hair is limited only by the length of the hair sample and is approximately 90
How effective is Hair Testing in
detecting drug users?
A: In side-by-side comparison studies with urinalysis, hair drug testing has
uncovered significantly more drug use. In two independent studies, hair drug
testing uncovered 5 to 10 times as many drug users as urinalysis for evidence of
What is Hydrocodone?
Can I Use A Drug Test At
A: Yes, our tests are easy to use and can be done in the privacy of
your own home. Our rapid drug tests have easy to read results
and a quick response time. Our tests are the most accurate
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What are the
so-called Date Rape Drugs and how do they work?
A: Rohypnol and GHB. Rohypnol is a
sleeping pill marketed by Roche Pharmaceuticals. The drug is a very
potent tranquilizer similar to Valium, but much, much stronger.
Rohypnol falls in the general
drug class of Benzodiazepines.
Rohypnol like all benzodiazepine drugs produces a sedative effect,
amnesia, muscle relaxation and a slowing of psychomotor responses.
The drug is often distributed on the street in its pharmaceutical
packaging which makes it appear legitimate and legal. Rohypnol is
reportedly sold for $2.00 to $4.00 per tablet. Originally, illicit
use of Rohypnol was reported in Europe in the late 1970's while
first reports of Rohypnol use in the United States began in the
early 1990's. Rohypnol side effects begin approximately 20-30
minutes after taking the drug and peak within two hours. The half
life of system induced Rohypnol, dependent on dosage is up to 8
hours. Symptoms of Rohypnol use include decreased blood pressure,
black outs (memory loss), disorientation, blurred vision, aggressive
behavior, loss of inhibitions, and extreme anxiety. Rohypnol is
known as a rape drug because perpetrators reportedly slip it into a
victim's drink causing them to blackout. Rohypnol takes away a
victim's normal inhibitions, leaving the victim helpless and
blocking the memory of a rape or assault.
Rohypnol would test positive for
Benzodiazepines in a typical lateral flow urine test device.
It must be noted, however, that because the half life of Rohypnol is
relatively short (< 8 hours), testing would have to take place
within a few hours of ingesting of the drug.
(Gamma-Hydroxybutyerate) Originally developed as an anesthetic, GHB
is a naturally occurring 4-carbon molecule sold in powdered, liquid
or capsule form. GHB usually is tasteless, but may be recognized at
times by a salty taste. GHB was formerly sold by health-food stores
and gyms as a sleep aid, anabolic agent, fat burner, enhancer of
muscle definition and natural psychedelic. GHB was first synthesized
in 1960 by a French researcher. It has been used in Europe as a
general anesthetic, a treatment for insomnia and narcolepsy, an aid
to childbirth and a treatment for alcoholism and alcohol withdrawal
syndrome. In the last few years it has been gaining popularity as a
"recreational" drug offering an alcohol-like, hangover free "high"
with possible pro-sexual effects (dis-inhibition often occurs and
inhibitions are extremely suppressed). GHB side effects are usually
felt within 5 to 20
minutes after ingestion and they usually last no more than two to
three hours. The effects of GHB are unpredictable and very
dose-dependent. Sleep paralysis, agitation, delusions and
hallucination have all been reported. Other effects include
excessive salivation, decreased gag reflex and vomiting in 30 to 50
percent of users. Dizziness may occur for up to two weeks post
ingestion. GHB can cause severe reactions when combined with
alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, anticonvulsant and allergy
remedies. Presently there are no lateral flow urine tests for GHB.
What are the
drug test cut-off levels of the rapid drug test?
screening cutoff concentrations of our tests are consistent with those
of SAMHSA. Those cutoff levels are as follows:
If a drug test is positive, can you determine how long ago
the drug was taken and over what period of time?
A: No. Drug of abuse testing by blood, urine, or saliva can only detect whether
or not a specific drug or drug metabolite is present at the time the test is
performed. While there are very broad estimates (see
drug detection chart) as to how long
a particular drug may have been in the system, no fluid based drug test,
regardless of method, is intended to include a time variable. Many factors
unique to the individual being tested determine the actual half-life of the
particular drug including such variables as age, weight, sex, metabolic rate,
overall health, amount of drug consumed over what period of time, etc.
Therefore, no conclusions can be drawn as to when a particular drug was taken or
how much was consumed with these
types of drug of abuse tests. A
hair core analysis for drugs can be
utilized to determine historical drug use up to 90 days.
Q: I am taking a prescription medication. Will
this particular medication test positive on a drug test?
A: There are literally hundreds of brand name and generic drugs
being prescribed today. If you have a question on a specific
prescribed medication, you will need to know the general
classification of that medication to determine if it will test
positive on any of the specific drug test panels, i.e.:
barbiturates etc. For
general classifications on prescription drugs you can either ask
your pharmacist, give us a call at 801-596-2709, or send us an
sales@UATests.com. Give us the
name of the prescription drug and well help you determine its
general classification and pharmacology.
What are the effects of sample dilution or adulteration
and how are these tested for?
A: The most common method of sample manipulation to avoid a positive drug screen
is dilution. Other forms of sample adulteration are the in vitro addition of
adulterants or additives into the specimen sample to destroy the chemical
reaction properties of lateral flow, point of use, drug tests. Common practice
is to pre-test the sample for dilution or adulteration using a
urine sample validity test.
Q: I have unexpected results or test failure. What is the
likelihood that the test device is defective?
A. 98% of the time, unexpected test results or failure to obtain test results is
the result of user error. Failure to follow instructions, inadequate sampling,
device contamination, failure to use a timer or other user related factor.
In-vitro, lateral flow chromo-graphic tests while simple to use still require
certain basic testing disciplines. Unfortunately persons unfamiliar with these
disciplines often ignore the test instructions or cautions expecting the test
device to be accurate regardless of how it is used.
What is the difference between heroin and morphine?
A: Heroin, morphine and
codeine are opiates derived from the resin of the opium poppy. Heroin is quickly
metabolized to morphine. The body also changes codeine (used in some cold
medicines) to morphine. Thus, the presence of morphine in the urine indicates
heroin, morphine and/or codeine use.
information on the drug heroin or opioids, see these resources:
Opiate Drug Information.
What is the difference between morphine, heroin and codeine?
A: Chemically, nothing. All
three of these drugs are derived from opium or the opium chemical structure and
are in the Opiate class of drugs. The difference is primarily in the manner in
which opium is refined or synthetically manufactured and the form and method of
Why is there a separate test for Oxycodone if Oxycodone is an Opiate?
A: Oxycodone (Percodan,
Percocet, Roxicodone, Oxycontin) are synthetically manufactured opiates meaning
they are not directly refined from the opium poppy resin source. While the
chemical chains are similar, detection of synthetic opiate drugs requires a
lower sensitivity detection level than that established for non synthetic
Oxycodone Drug Test
page for more information.
What is the difference between Methamphetamine and Amphetamine?
A: Both amphetamine and
methamphetamine are potent symphathominetic agents. Methamphetamine is the
parent drug. It metabolizes (or changes) into amphetamine in the body.
Methamphetamine and/or amphetamine are excreted in the urine. A positive result
for Amphetamine can also be interpreted as a positive test for methamphetamine.
Amphetamine Drug Test or
Meth Drug Test.
A. Ecstasy (MDMA) has
recently become a popular recreational drug among teenagers and young adults.
Ecstasy is refined processed form of amphetamine with a chemical structure
closely resembling methamphetamine. Any test with a target screen for
methamphetamine should detect Ecstasy although a
MDMA specific screen
What does PCP mean?
A: PCP is an abbreviation of
phencyclidine which is an arylcyclohexylamine. One street name is "angel dust".
could interfere and cause a positive morphine (opiates) test?
A: Codeine and Meperidine are structurally related
to morphine therefore causing positive results. Codeine is a commonly prescribed
pain medication and is also the active ingredient in some prescription cough
medicines. These forms of codeine can also be addictive and abused.
Will commonly ingested substances such as vitamins,
penicillin, aspirin, caffeine and acetaminophen (Tylenol), affect the results?
A: No. The tests are drug and drug metabolite specific. Because these
commonly ingested substances are chemically and structurally different after
metabolized by the body from the drugs being tested for, they will under most
circumstances not interfere with or compromise test results.
teenager has a positive test for opiates but claims eating poppy seed bagels or
products containing poppy seeds. Can this happen?
A: If the sensitivity cutoff level of the test is the revised standard of
2000 ng/ml OPI, this is not possible. Sensitivity standards were raised in the
year 2000 from 300 ng/ml to 2000 ng/ml OPI to eliminate the possibility of false
positive results that were possible from consumption of large quantities of
poppy seeds or poppy seed paste at the lower sensitivity level.
types of Drug Tests are there?
A: The different types of
Urine Drug Test,
Saliva Drug Test,
Hair Drug Test and
Sweat Drug Test.
Am I invading my child/teens privacy by drug testing
not. Children are using drugs at earlier and earlier ages as time goes on. Drug
testing your child or teen has been a proven preventative method, if not the
best one, for keeping your child or teen drug free. You have to think about
their ultimate well being and disregard people who say that drug testing is an
invasion of your privacy, because it is not! In Board of Education of
Independent School District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County, et al, Petitioners v.
Lindsay Earls et al, the United States Court of Appeals for the tenth circuit
ruled that drug testing students for extracurricular activities is in fact
constitutional. The laws of our land uphold drug testing, and opponents are
likely drug users themselves who do not want to be tested for obvious reasons.
If you suspect that your child or teen is using drugs, if you care about them,
you will test them. To help with this, you can offer your child a reward for a
negative test; this will be an added incentive to them to stay of drugs. Think
of this not as a legality issue, but an issue of being a good parent.
How To Read Drug Test Results
What should I do if there is no control line appearing when I perform the test?
A: If there is no line on the Control line, then the test
is invalid. Repeat the test, carefully following the written procedure. The most common
cause for a control line not developing or appearing is failure to add
sufficient urine sample to complete full migration through the test panels. 98%
of reported incidents regarding unexpected results, lack of a control line or
test integrity are the result of user error or test contamination at the point
What will the control region look like if the test is
A: The control line should always appear regardless of the presence of
drugs or metabolites. If the control line does not appear then all results are
How does the result window appear if the results are negative?
A: Two colored bands will appear: a control band and a test band on the strip
next to the target drug.
How does the result window appear if the results are positive?
A: Only one band, the control band will appear and no band will develop when the
target drug is present.
What do I do if results show a very faint line?
A: Any very faint line on the test region could indicate that the drug in the
sample could be near the cut-off level for the test. However, any line in the
test area, no matter how faint, should be interpreted as a negative test.
Perform a second test or send the specimen to a laboratory to obtain
If the test line is faint; does it mean that the person
has used some of that drug?
A: No. If
there is a line on the test line, it means that it is negative, no exceptions.
Sometimes the line is faint because of the way the test is manufactured, but a
line, no matter how faint, means a negative.
What does the result window for a negative result look
A: A negative
result will have two lines. The first line should be at the top and is referred
to as the control line. The second line is below the control line and is
referred to as the test line. See the packing insert and instructions for more
What does the result window for a positive result look
A: A positive
result will have one line. The line will be at the top of the test and is
referred to as the control line. There will be no line on the test line. See the
packing insert and instructions for more info.
laboratory confirmation is desired for uncertain or positive results see our
GC MS Lab Confirmation information.
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Pregnancy and Ovulation Test Questions:
can I test?
A: It has been stated that tests
of this sensitivity can detect a pregnancy as soon as 7 days past ovulation. But
keep in mind that implantation must first take place before hCG is released.
Implantation takes place between 6-12 days past ovulation with 7-9 days being
the average. It is recommended to wait until at least 9-12 days past ovulation
and even then there is a chance that you are testing too early and could still
get a false negative. If you continue to get a negative result but feel that you
could be pregnant, please consult your doctor.
Must I use
first morning urine for the pregnancy test?
A: If you are testing early (prior
to missing your period) it is definitely recommended that you use first morning
urine. First morning urine contains the highest level of hCG because it is the
most concentrated. If you do test later in the day it is a good idea to hold
your urine for at least 3-4 hours prior to testing. Drinking too many fluids
prior to testing can dilute your urine and is not suggested.
What does it mean if the test line is very light?
You will always see a control
line but if the test line shows up very faint pink or purple within the
10-minute cutoff time, you should assume you are pregnant. You should contact
your doctor for further testing right away. You can also re-test in two days and
you will probably see a darker line.
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Should I use first morning urine when using your
NO! The best time to test is
around 2 p.m. but anytime between 10 a.m and 8 p.m. is fine, first morning urine
is not recommended. LH is synthesized in your body in the early morning and may
not show up as well until later in the day.
What is hCG?
A: hCG is human chorionic
gonadotropin. It is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. Our
home pregnancy tests are designed to detect hCG in urine. Having hCG present in
your urine is indicative that you are pregnant, and the test will return
What is the accuracy and sensitivity of your
pregnancy and ovulation test kits?
A: Our tests
are over 99% accurate when used properly and as directed.
What is the shelf life for these products?
A: Our tests have a shelf life of
up to 24 months from the date of manufacture. The expiration date of each Lot of
devices is indicated on each individual foil pouch and can be used up until that
Will Drugs Stay In Your System?
Here is a brief answer:
Detection - For
a urine drug test - usually one day to four days .
Detection - For a saliva
drug test - one hour to two days.
Detection - For a hair drug test
- 90 days (for 1.5 inches of head hair) and up to one year (for
Please keep in mind that
these detection times are
typical results for some drugs
and some users.
For a more detail answer
How Long Do Drugs Stay In Your System -
Urine Drug Detection Window
Saliva Drug Detection / Urine Drug Detection Comparison Chart
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