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What Are Workplace Urine Drug Kits Used For?

A urine drug test, also known as a urine screen, indicates the presence or absence of a drug for various substances. Our advanced urine drug tests analyze urine samples for the detection of the following substances:

  • Cannabis,
  • Cocaine,
  • Heroin,
  • Amphetamines (speed)
  • Ketamine,
  • Methadone,
  • Methamphetamine,
  • Benzodiazepines,
  • Tramadol
  • MDMA (ecstasy).

Drug testing can be performed on various samples, including hair, saliva, blood, and urine.

Blood Drug and Alcohol test
Saliva Alcohol test
Breath Alcohol test
Urine Drug and Alcohol test
Hair Drug test

For starters, urine drug testing is cheaper than saliva or hair drug screening. Besides, urine drug tests are painless, quick, and easy to administer.

In our store, urine testing kits are available in two forms, the integrated cup urine drug test kit and the urine drug testing strip.

The former is mostly used when one wants to test for multiple drugs in one urine sample. The urine test strips are cost-effective and commonly used in rehab or drug treatment programs to screen abstinence from one or two drugs.

Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly Drug Testing Kits UK Customer Service Team to discuss your specific needs!

How Do Workplace Urine Drug Test Kits Work?

Workplace urine drug test kits examine a urine sample to find particular drugs or their byproducts. The test strips contain chemicals that react with these substances, showing lines or results to tell whether the drugs are present.

Are Workplace Urine Drug Test Kits Accurate?

No drug test is 100% accurate. However, research shows that the most common specimen used in drug testing is urine. One of the reasons is because urine drug tests are effective and reliable, as they give an accuracy of up to 99%.

The workplace urine drug tests available in our store provide rapid screening for 13 different drugs. They also features top quality cup strips, which generate specific, sensitive, and highly accurate results.

When Urine Drug Screens Can be Required?

Drug testing is done for various reasons. For example, a health professional may request a urine drug test if they suspect that a patient may be abusing prescription drugs. UK Employers also ask for urine drug testing during the hiring process or when they suspect an employee is abusing drugs.

For example, a survey carried out by the Considerate Construction Scheme in UK revealed 35% of workers in the construction sector have witnessed colleagues under the influence while on the job, and over half - 59% - have concerns about drugs and alcohol usage within the industry.

Instances a urine drug test required for include:

  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Forensic screening
  • Sports testing
  • Military screening
  • Family settings

UK industries that may require urine drug test include:

  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Security and Defense

Recent UK statistics show that Approximately 1 in 11 adults aged 16 to 59 years (9.2%; approximately 3 million adults) and approximately 1 in 5 adults aged 16 to 24 years (18.6%; approximately 1.1 million adults) reported last year drug use in the year ending June 2022.

How Long do Drugs Stay Detectable in Urine?

Urine drug test kits work by analyzing a urine sample for the presence of specific drugs or their metabolites. The chemicals on the test strips react with the substances being tested for, producing visible lines or results that indicate whether the drugs are present.

Amphetamine 1-5 days
Opioids 24-36 hours
Methamphetamine 1-4 days
Alcohol 1-4 days
Marijuana 24-72 hours

Can Medications or other Substances Interfere with the Test Results?

Some medications and substances can potentially interfere with urine drug test results, leading to false positives or negatives. It's essential to inform the testing facility or follow the kit instructions if you take any medications.

How to Prepare for a Urine Drug Test in the UK

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of passing a urine drug test in the UK with accurate and reliable results:

  • Abstain from Drugs and Alcohol: The most effective way to prepare for a urine drug test is to stop using any drugs or alcohol immediately. This will give your body time to naturally eliminate traces of substances.

  • Stay Hydrated, but Don't Overdo It: On the day of the test, drinking water can help detoxify your body. However, be cautious not to drink excessive amounts as overly diluted urine may raise suspicions.

  • Know the Testing Procedure: Familiarize yourself with the testing process in advance. Typically, you'll visit a drug testing facility where you'll be asked to empty your pockets and surrender personal items before entering the testing room.

  • Follow Instructions Carefully: When provided with a specimen cup, follow the instructions provided by healthcare professionals precisely. You'll be escorted to a bathroom where you'll clean your genital area with a moist cloth and then provide a urine sample.

  • Maintain Proper Sample Temperature: After providing your urine sample, make sure it is within the expected temperature range. Healthcare professionals will check this to ensure the validity of the test.

  • Seal and Package the Sample: Once you've completed the test, hand the sealed specimen cup back to the nurse or technician. They will properly seal and package your urine sample for laboratory analysis.

  • Wait for Results: Patience is key. Typically, it takes 1 to 2 business days for the lab to analyze your sample and provide the test results. Be prepared to wait for this period before receiving your results.

Saliva vs Urine Drug Testing: Comparison

Aspect Saliva Drug Testing Urine Drug Testing
Accuracy 99% 97%
Sample Collection Requires a saliva swab or mouth swab Requires a urine sample
Detection Window Usually up to 1-2 days Ranging from a few days to several weeks depending on the substance
Ease of Collection Non-invasive and simple to administer Requires a private space for collection and can be more prone to adulteration
Adulteration Risk Lower risk of sample tampering Higher risk of sample tampering
Application Commonly used in roadside DUI checks and post-accident testing Commonly used for workplace and pre-employment drug screening
Privacy Concerns Offers less privacy as it requires a swab of the mouth Requires more privacy during sample collection, which can be a concern for some

How Accurate Are Our Urine Drug Testing Kits?

Our drug tests are extremely accurate! They were tested by three different operators on 80 urine samples and showed:

  • 92.5% accuracy for positive results: This means that when the test indicates the presence of cocaine, it is correct 92.5% of the time.
  • 100% accuracy for negative results: This means that when the test indicates the absence of cocaine, it is always correct.

Additionally, the tests perform perfectly even under different urine conditions, such as varying pH levels and specific gravity. They are not confused by other common substances either.

In simple terms, our tests are highly reliable and consistent, making them a dependable choice for detecting cocaine.