Do legal highs show up on drug tests ?

Are there drug testing kits for legal highs?

This is a very common question with the increased availability of drugs known as legal highs (now, in fact, illegal in the UK for just over 12 months) and also known as New Psychoactive substances (NPS)

Drug test manufacturers are constantly bringing out new drug test kits that can detect these new drugs. The problem for the drug testing kit manufacturers is that as quickly as they bring out a new test, the drug manufacturers quickly try and alter the drug slightly to try to avoid it being detected on drugs tests.

However, we do now have reliable drug test kits available to purchase in the UK for the following new drugs ( NPS ):

drug testing kits for legal highs

MCAT drug test kit

  • MCAT also known as Mephedrone
  • K2 also known as Spice
  • MDPV Bath Salts
  • Ketamine

Access Diagnostic Tests have been leading the way in the UK in bringing out a multi-panel urine drug test kit that detects these new drugs.

Single drug test cassettes are also available to detect

 

 

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

workplace saliva drug and alcohol testing kits

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.

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

New roadside drug testing for drivers in the UK came into force 2nd March 2015

Saliva drug driving test kit screens for Cannabis, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamine, Methadone and Benzodiazepines

Saliva drug driving test kit screens for Cannabis, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamine, Methadone and Benzodiazepines

The big news story this week has been the introduction in the UK of new rules that enable the police to perform roadside drug tests on drivers.
The new regulations came into effect on the 2nd March 2015 and allow the police to perform a roadside drug test using a saliva drug testing kit on motorists that they believe to be under the influence of drugs.

If the driver tests positive with the mouth swab drug testing kit the police will then take them back to the police station for further testing.

The penalties if you are found guilty of drug driving are similar to those for drink driving. This new test will make it much easier for the police to test drivers whom they suspect of driving while under the influence of drugs. Some of the drugs being tested for are prescription drugs including a group of drugs known as benzodiazepines which include amongst them Temazepam, Diazepam and Lorazepam. Drivers may also be tested for Opiates and Methadone as well as cannabis , Cocaine & Amphetamine.

For more information or to buy oral drug testing kits that screen for the drugs that are tested for on a drug driving drug tests visit UKDrugTesting.co.uk

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 is 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 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 click here

Urine Testing Strips UK

Urine testing strips

Urine testing strips

We have an extensive range of urine testing strips manufactured by leading international biotechnology companies. Access Diagnostic Tests UK Ltd import and distribute the Mission brand of urine Testing kits (URS tests) used by NHS trusts, GP surgeries and private healthcare providers. The urine testing kits are available in single urine test kits for glucose, and ketones, two test urine testing kits for glucose/ketones and glucose/protein,  A 5 pad urine testing kit, and 8 pad urine testing kit (URS-8) and a 10 pad urine testing kt (URS-1o)

Urine testing kits are used by doctors in hospitals and clinics to test human urine instantly for a wide range of disease. A simple urine dip test can detect multiple indicators of disease, most have 8 or 10 individual results, some test up to 12. (these will be available in the Mission range spring 2014)  The great advantage of near patient urine testing kits is that the results from urine dip test are almost instant, available in 1-2 minutes. This makes the decision to seek further tests or to start treatment much easier than waiting for a lab result which may take several days.

The Mission range of urine testing kits are CE marked for import and sale across Europe and worldwide. The brand is marketed at professional healthcare users but is also available for home testing by individuals with medical conditions requiring home diagnosis and monitoring as part of their ongoing healthcare.

Mission urine test strips

Mission urine test strips

The Mission range of Urine Testing kits is available from Valuemed.co.uk and wholesale and bulk sales of the urine test kits is available from adtuk.co.uk

Mission urine testing strips wholesale

Mission urine testing strips wholesale

Access Diagnostic Tests UK Ltd also import and distribute the InstAlert brand of professional urine drug testing kits. InstAlert is a leading internationally branded urine drug test kit range, offering both urine drug testing and saliva drug testing options.

Urine drug testing kits are available in single urine test kits for cannabis, cocaine, amphetamine, opiates, methamphetamine, MDMA, ketamine, buprenorphine, benzodiazepines, phencyclidine, barbiturates, oxycodone, cannabis, methadone, TCA, and EDDP. Urine drug testing remains the most cost effective and clinically reliable method of drug screening  used in healthcare and employment procedures. InstAlert urine testing kits are CE, FDA, ISO AND TUV quality certified with market leading accuracy, specificity and sensitivity, making them the first choice brand for healthcare professional worldwide.

Instalert drug testing kits

Instalert drug testing kits

The InstAlert professional range or drug urine testing kits is available from www.ukdrugtesting.co.uk

Contact us for wholesale pricing on drug testing kits

Drug and alcohol testing kits for parents in UK

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With parents being increasingly concerned about teenagers abusing drugs & alcohol the demand for drug and alcohol testing kits has increased in recent years.

UK Drug Testing offer an extensive range of drug and alcohol test kits and breathalyzer kits that can be used by parents to monitor whether their teenagers are abusing drugs or alcohol.  The use of the test kits can act as a deterrent to drug or alcohol use and may help the teenager to resist peer pressure to take drugs or to drink.

More information or to buy drug and alcohol testing kits and breathalyzers for parents from UK drug testing kits supplier 

Home Testing Kits

There is now a huge array of home test kits that allow you to screen for common diseases & conditions simply & discretely at home.

Most of the home test kits have now been in use for several years & have proved accurate & reliable in use. Most are performed on a urine sample, but some of the home test kits are performed on a blood or saliva sample.

Many of the home test kits are available for under £10 & offer an affordable 1st line screening test

Home test kits are available for the many common conditions. Here are just a few of the home testing kits available:

Click here to find out more about home testing kits

Lower price multi panel 10 drug test for clinics and hospitals

The cost of the market leading Instalert 10 panel drug test has been reduced to UK purchasers.

The Multipanel drug screen is available in 2 formats, as a dip test 10 panel drug test card and also as the E-Z integrated collection cup and drug test panel. The E-Z is the prefered collection system of most end users, avoiding direct urine handling and also having a temperature strip and sample retention if confirmation testing is indicated.

Both 10 panel drug tests screen for Cocaine, Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Cannabis, Methadone, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, MDMA, Tricyclic antidepressants, and Opiates (Heroin)

Click here for more information or to buy the 10 panel drug terst dip card (DOA-1104)

Click here for more information or to buy the 10 panel E-Z drug test cup (DOA-1107)

This also makes an ideal choice for employers wanting to do workplace drug screening.