Drug Testing Equipment for Professionals
Students, employees or players are some people a lab assistant may be required to perform a drug test on. Or are you a law enforcement officer working in the drug enforcement department? Many times, you will be faced with the dilemma of having to decide on which are the best test equipment to use. Best and unadulterated results should be provided by whatever testing kit used. Failure to deliver accurate results or giving results that can be annulled reduces the reliability of the kits and the officer using them.
Different drug testing kits will have different components depending on the drugs to be tested. There is an exception for certain components that should be present in almost all kits. Testing for alcohol, for example, can be by urine or blood samples or easily use a breath analysis equipment. Collection cups to collect samples are some of the components of a complete drug testing kit. After collecting samples, the actual testing is done on test cups or cards. Adulteration strips and bluing tablets are the final components that come into defining the actual results. The use of these two is crucial since it gives the chemical constituents in a sample.
The best drug testing kit should meet several requirements. Before anything else, the kit used should be easy to operate. A test kit that is too bulky to move is a turn off for everyone. The kit should both be portable and not complicated. In this way, even the individuals being tested have no room for doubting your tests.
Next, professional drug testing kits should be fast. Every official testing for drugs seeks to have a testing kit that gives results quickly. The longer a drug test takes to give results, the more unreliable it becomes. Results should, therefore, be given in a few minutes or even instantly.
It has been reported in some cases that drug test results were adulterated. Adulteration should be prevented as much as possible in any good drug testing kit. This is because the accuracy of the test is the most important aspect being sought when any test is ordered.
Finally a drug testing kits should be able to accept a variety of samples. Different samples may be collected depending on the case in question. Most commonly used samples in drug tests are body fluids. However, a scenario like that of an airport drug test unit checking on traveler’s luggage, body fluid samples may not be reliable. The kit chosen for such scenarios should, therefore, be able to work for samples such as residues on surfaces, tablets, liquids and even powders.