Drug Test Instructions for Urine Drug Tests
Drug Test Instructions written by experts from TOCCA Life to help you drug test with consistency and accuracy, weeding out the drug abusers.
- Ask the donor to do the following prior to testing:
- Remove their outer garments.
- Remove hats, scarves, watch and jewelry.
- Empty the contents of their pockets and put to one side.Wash their hands with soap and water.
- Remove the testing device from the sealed pouch and lay out on flat surface.
- Ask the donor to provide a minimum sample of 30 ml. into a Specimen Container preferably with a temperature sensitive strip affixed to the side.
- Advise the donor to complete this task as quickly as possible as the temperature of the sample is sensitive to the testing procedure.
(The temperature should be between 93º to 98º Fahrenheit.)
- Advise the donor to not flush the toilet.
(You should check the toilet water for signs any discarded paraphernalia afterwards.)
- Examine the urine color; it should clear like water but have a yellow color and a slight odor.
- If you are in doubt with the samples integrity use a specimen validity test strip to establish that it is consistent with human urine and has not been adulterated.
- If the urine sample temperature is out of range, ask the donor to provide a new sample. If they are not able to, then ask them to wait until they can.
Directions for Dip and Cup tests.
Using a Dip test:
- Remove the protective cap from the device and immerse only the tips into the urine for 20 seconds. (Do not immerse the entire dip card into the sample as this destroy the test.)
- Carefully place the protective cap back on and lay on a clean dry surface.
- Read the result after 3 minutes. Do not interpret the results after 10 minutes.
Using a Cup test:
- Remove the lid from the test cup and ask the donor to provide a sample directly into the cup to the level marked on the side.
- Once a sample has been collected, place the lid on the cup and read the temperature and the result. (Depending on the type of cup used, you may need to place the device on its side for it to work. Refer to device instructions.)
- Read the result after 3 minutes. Do not interpret the results after 5 minutes.
Interpreting the result:
- Negative: Two lines appear. One color line should be in the control region (C), and another apparent color line adjacent should be in the test region (T). This negative result indicates that the drug concentration is below the detectable level. NOTE: The shade of color in the test line region (T) will vary, but it should be considered negative whenever there is even a faint distinguishable color line.Place your list items here
- Positive: One color line appears in the control region (C). No line appears in the test region (T). This positive result indicates that the drug concentration is above the detectable level.
- Invalid: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural.
NOTE: A drug test is only a preliminary screen and all presumed positive screens must be confirmed using a more definitive form of testing such as GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry). Lab confirmations are available upon request.
Document the donor’s name and all pertinent details onto the test form. Make sure the document has the date, time, temperature, and test result clearly written. Finally, make sure the donor signs and prints their name. Remember to keep this document for future reference.