Drug Testing Kits

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This is a drug testing kit for urine that detects 13 different drugs

Drug testing kits for urine and saliva are now available to screen for most drugs of abuse including many so-called legal highs (now actually illegal under the New Psychoactive Substances law. )

The drug testing kits are very simple to use and give rapid highly accurate results within minutes. They are particularly useful in a workplace setting where being under the influence of drugs or alcohol could endanger the worker or others working with them or members of the general public.

The cheapest and easiest form of drug testing kits are urine drug tests. These are very simple to administer and read. Saliva testing using an oral mouth swab is a slightly more expensive option, and it can sometimes be difficult to get an adequate sample if the person being tested has a dry mouth or is anxious. Oral drug tests are popular with employers, as the chain of custody is much simpler as you can be sure that the sample that you have is from the person being tested.

For more information or if you require any help or advice on choosing drug and alcohol testing kits visit UK Drug Testing 

Workplace drug testing kits

Workplace drug testing is on the increase in the UK, and drug testing kit manufacturers are offering an increased range of instant near patient drug testing kits for both urine and saliva to meet this increased demand.

Problems with drugs and alcohol are responsible for poor performance at work, days off sick, and they are also implicated in  a very large proportion of workplace accidents. As an employer you have a duty of care to make the workplace as safe as possible. being under the influence of drugs and or alcohol at work, has implication for the health and safety of not only the individual using them , but also for other members of staff and the general public who come into contact with this employee.

Oral fluid saliva drug testing kits

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Saliva drug and alcohol testing kits are ideal for workplace drug testing

The range of saliva drug test kits has increased markedly in the last 12 months with manufacturers now offering up to 12 drug screens including alcohol in one test. These 12 in 1 test kits offer businesses a very comprehensive drug and alcohol screen.

Urine drug testing kits

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Workplace drug & alcohol testing kits

Urine drug test kits are also a popular choice for many companies, as they are far cheaper than an equivalent oral fluid drug test kit, and also offer comprehensive drug screening, and come in a range of drug options.

Visit UK Drug Testing to see our recommended drug testing kits for workplace drug testing

GP’s are well placed to offer occupational drug testing either as part of an employment or pre-employment medical, or on request by companies or individuals. Many occupational health providers already offer drug testing, but as demand for workplace drug testing increases the number of service providers will also need to increase. Many UK companies are already doing there own in house drug & alcohol testing, or are using outside providers to come onsite and perform the tests for them. It is important to remember that onsite tests are screening tests, and that any positive test should be confirmed with a laboratory GCMS urine test with full chain of custody.

If you require any help or advice on choosing and using workplace drug testing kits contact UK Drug Testing  or telephone 01263 731 168 during office hours Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Drug Testing Kits Saliva

Swab cube saliva drug testing kit

Swab cube saliva drug testing kit

Drug testing kits for saliva also called oral drug testing kits are becoming increasingly popular as more employers use onsite drug testing to screen employees for drug use and in particular being under the influence of drugs at work.

The introduction in March of the new drug driving law will see the police in the UK also using saliva drug test kits to screen motorists at the roadside.

The advantages to saliva drug testing are that it can be done anywhere and does not require the individual being tested to use a toilet to provide a urine sample so saliva drug testing kits are particularly popular for testing at building sites, roadsides, tracksides and for post-incident drug screening.

It is important to remember when performing a saliva drug test that adequate saliva needs to be collected on the mouth swab to run the test correctly. The more drugs that the individual oral drug test kit screens for, the more saliva that is required to perform the test. It is not merely a quick wipe around the mouth. This means that a 12-panel saliva drug test will require more saliva then say a 6-panel saliva drug test.

The range of saliva drug testing kits available has increased markedly this year and so employers now have a choice of which kits to choose and which drugs to test for.

If you need help deciding which is the best saliva drug testing kit for your company or business please contact us and we will be happy to advise.

For more information on saliva drug testing kits or to buy online visit UK Drug Testing