Drug testing is not a very old invention. However, since its invention it has become a pretty wide-spread practice, especially in the United States. Despite the fact that use of certain recreational drugs (e.g., marijuana) is legal in many states, employers all over the country pay no attention to it when they require their potential employees and workers to go through drug testing procedure. That has created need for products that provide quick and effective drug detox, so that a person could pass a test with flying colors even on a short notice.
Still, not all of these products have worked equally well, either because of their own inefficiency or customers who have not been following instructions precisely. So it was necessary to be able to check if one’s system is actually clean or not. At first drug testing was only possible to make at a healthcare facility with involvements of medical specialists. But later, as this was not the way to go for those who would like to determine a certain test result, home drug tests came into use.
Home drug test kits are an extremely useful thing for a variety of reasons. Firstly, they work within minutes so that one wouldn’t have to wait for days or even weeks for the results from a lab. Secondly, there is no need to risk your privacy going to a special facility. Thirdly, there are tests that can detect a vast range of drugs including prescription ones, such as marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamine and methamphetamine, phencyclidine, opiates, oxycodone, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone etc. Moreover, the market currently offers test kits that test for multiple kinds of drugs at a time or have plenty of tests in case one needs to check whether their system is clean regularly.
Drug test kits may be needed for a variety of reasons, e.g., for parents who suspect their kids are abusing drugs, for recovering addicts to check whether they could pass a pre-employment drug test, for people who would like to help their loved ones to stay disciplined regarding abstention from further drug abuse etc. Thus, home test kits sells are an extremely wide-spread practice. Those can be found even in supermarkets such as Walmart, Walgreens, CVS. The thing is that kits there normally cost up to a few times more than kits that can be ordered from special online shops, and those would still be shipped to you just within a day! Moreover, online shops often provide significant discounts for customers who buy bigger amount of drug test kits out of the need to make regular self-checks.
Home drug test kits usually divide into urine, saliva and hair ones.
Easy@Home 10 Panel Instant Drug Test Kit
This product is designed to meet as many needs as possible. Contains packs of tests for 10 different drugs, such as Marijuana (THC)，Cocaine (COC)，Opiate (OPI 2000)，Methamphetamine (MET)，Amphetamine (AMP), Barbiturates (BAR), Benzodiazepines (BZO),Methadone (MTD), Phencyclidine (PCP) , Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). The manufacturer guarantees 99% accuracy in determining correct results. One only needs to put in into urine for a bit in order to get results. The test kit is FDA approved and meets SAMSHA criteria for drug use testing. Depending on one’s needs, there are packs of 5, 10, 15, 25, 50, 100 or 200 available. The kit is highly ranked on Amazon and is praised by customers.
- ‘Works exactly as needed! Second purchase and reliable. Positive test are accurate and easy to read. Sample was taken from toilet bowl which is diluted and still worked.’
- ‘Works exactly like I was hoping it would. Have received positive and negative results. This product works!’
- ‘took this test twice before taking the one that had to count and this was easy and accurate.
Psychemedics PDT 90 Hair Drug Testing Kit
This kit is one of the best to check whether your hair is clean or not before the actual test comes up. It has proven to be highly sensitive and, therefore, extremely handy in case of the need to check yourself or your relatives/loved ones for drug use. As one’s hair is the part where drug traces are stored for up to 90 days, this product is designed to be helpful exactly for this term. The home test kit offers a chance to check for the following six drugs and their metabolites: marijuana, opiates, cocaine, phencyclidine, ecstasy and methamphetamine.
However, customers need to pay attention to some specificities of using this product. As hair test is one of the most complex and responsible ones, the tests take time up to 5 days to determine the results. Though it might seem to be a disadvantage, in fact it provides a big part of tests’ accuracy and popularity, as these are able to detect drug traces even if the cutoff level is low. Still, if the amount of drugs in one’s system is lower than the cutoff level, the result may come as negative. Anyway, this product is also very highly ranked by the customers and is indeed effective and one of the best on the market.
Saliva Confirm 6-Panel Oral Fluid Screening Kit
This product is designed using the very latest testing technologies and is popular due to its gentle and easy testing process and accurate results afterwards. It is able to trace six drugs, such as opiates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, amphetamine and methamphetamine and marijuana. The results are available in 10 minutes or less, one only needs to carefully follow the instructions and see whether the lines appear or not. The cut-off levels for the product are at these or close to these levels:
- Marijuana – 12 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter);
- Opiates – 40 ng/mL;
- Phencyclidine – 10 ng/mL;
- Cocaine – 20 ng/mL;
- Ecstasy, amphetamine and methamphetamine – 50 ng/mL.
Though indeed helpful and effective, the testing needs to be done responsibly. As FDA states, there are a few factors that may (and probably will) affect the accuracy of test results. Among those are the way the test has been done, what a person ate or drank before testing, how the test or a sample was stored, whether one has taken any other over-the-counter drug before getting down to the test. Therefore it is important to carefully consider those and with all the things having been done as necessary one can successfully perform a drug test at home and be sure in one’s cleanliness for whatever comes next.