Drug FAQ - Questions about Drug and Drug Test Kits
Why use Hair Drug Testing rather than Urinalysis (Urine Drug Test)? What are the most important benefits and advantages of Hair Drug Testing versus Urine Drug Screening? How quickly after drug use can drugs be detected by hair drug testing? What is the shortest time window that can be accurately detect drug use in hair drug testing? Can hair drug tests be run on people with little or no hair? Does the body hair give the same type of results as head hair in testing for drugs? What is Hair Drug Testing and How does it work? How is the tests in the TestCountry Hair Drug Testing Program done? What drugs are included in a standard TestCountry Hair Drug Screening Test? How long of a drug use detection time period does a standard TestCountry hair drug test cover? Are hair drug testing laboratories required to have FDA approval? How fast does head hair grow and how much hair is needed for hair drug testing? How does TestCountry Lab Based Hair Drug Testing Program compare to instant urine drug test kits? How soon after drug use can a drug be detected by TestCountry hair drug testing? What is the shortest time period that can be accurately evaluated by TestCountry hair drug testing? Can TestCountry hair drug tests be run on people with little or no hair? Does the body hair give the same type of results as head hair in TestCountry hair drug testing? Can hair collected from a brush be used in TestCountry hair drug testing? Do all Laboratories used by TestCountry Hair Drug Testing Program perform GC/MS confirmation of all positive hair results? How much hair is needed for TestCountry hair drug testing? Can Hair be affected by cross-reacting substances such as over-the-counter medications and would that effect hair drug testing results? How effective is TestCountry Hair Drug Testing in detecting drug users compared to urine drug testing? Does external exposure to certain drugs, like marijuana or crack smoke, affect the TestCountry Hair Drug Test results? Is the chain of custody forms used in the TestCountry hair drug testing program comparable to laboratory test procedures used for the corporate urine drug testing? What is done with the excess hair that is not tested? What other drugs are available to be tested in hair drug testing analysis? How fast does the hair on my head grow? How long does my hair sample have to be? What if my hair isn’t long enough? What if I would like to test for drugs back farther than 90 days? How is hair drug testing for a longer timeframe done? Will I be charged for the additional hair drug testing? Can I use body hair instead of head hair for my drug test? How should I differentiate head and body hair samples? Can I give a mixed sample of head and body hair? Is it possible to do two different hair drug tests with different hair length to determine the approximate length of drug use? How sensitive are drug testing kits and what are the general drug cut off levels? What are the average drug testing detection time periods by drug and test type? How long does Marijuana stay in the body and is detectable a drug testing kit? How long does Cocaine stay in the body and is detectable by a drug testing kit? What is crack cocaine? Can I test for a prescription drug (like valium, xanax, adderall, ritalin) use with your drug testing kits? What is Urinalysis? I recently purchased a urine test kit. The drug test results show a pink line near the top, and a very faint, yet visible line further down. Is this positive or negative? Is it possible for someone to bleach or use shampoo to trick and pass hair drug tests that you sell? Will the hair drug test just a yes/no answer or will it be more detailed such as, drugs are present in the past month, or past 3 months? What is the lowest level of detectable marijuana that the saliva drug test will capture? How far back does hair drug testing go back for marijuana and cocaine? Is the spray drug testing kit just to check for drugs on surfaces? Or can you wipe the person and see if they have taken drugs recently? What is the window to detect cocaine use? My son tends to shave his head. For your hair drug testing kit, can I use hair from other parts of the body? How do you read the temp strip on the back of the iCup urine drug test kit? Do any our your drug test kits test for LSD or other Hallucinogen drugs? What are Rape Drugs? What are the dangers of Predatory Drugs (Rape Drugs)? What are Raves? Is it possible to test using body hair if hair from the head is not available for at-home hair follicle tests? How does drug testing using hair work? Which drug test is ideal for detecting cocaine? What is the credibility of saliva test as well as its advantages? Why are saliva tests the most common drug tests? What are the pros and cons of saliva test? What are the pros and cons of hair test? What are the pros and cons of spray test? What are the effects of Methamphetamine? And how can I find that if a person around me is having it or not? Why is it important to go for random employee drug testing? What is the best way to employ drug testing policy in offices? I have taken a saliva test for hormones which boost energy in humans, how long does it usually take for me to get the results? How to perform a hair test in the privacy of my home? As far as I know cocaine can only be inhaled, is it true? What is the difference between narcotics and stimulants? What is Adulteration? What is Creatinine? What is Specific Gravity? How is Nitrite measured for adulteration? What is Glutaraldehyde? Is it an indicator for a tampered result? What does pH indicate in adulteration tests? How does the Adulteration Test check for Oxidants/PCC? What is Cocaine? How is cocaine used? What is Cocaine addiction? How does it happen? What are the symptoms of Cocaine addiction? Why would anyone become addicted to Cocaine? What are the physiological effects of long term cocaine use? How long after cocaine use can it be detected in the urine? What are the short term effects of cocaine? What are the medical complications of cocaine use? I heard that Alcohol consumption complicates Cocaine's pathophysiology. Is it true ? Is there any difference in the effects produced by different routes of cocaine administration? How does cocaine produce its effects? What are the symptoms of a cocaine overdose? What are the symptoms of cocaine withdrawal? How long does cocaine stay in the body? What are the physical warning signs of cocaine abuse? How serious and widespread is cocaine abuse? What are the so-called Date Rape Drugs and how do they work? I am taking a prescription medication. Will this particular medication test positive on a drug test? What is the difference between heroin, codeine and morphine? I have heard a lot about Ecstasy. What is it? My brother has a positive test for opiates but he claims eating food products containing poppy seeds. Can this happen? How can I find out if my son is smoking? My parents force me to quit smoking. What are the harms of smoking? I am a Graduate student. At times, I feel quite depressed. Is it Ok to use antidepressants drugs? What is actually done in Cocaine addiction rehabilitation and treatment? What is drug rehabilitation? How much time does it take to rehabilitate someone? What if a person has an addiction and psychiatric problem present at the same time? What if someone has been in drug rehab or alcoholism treatment before? What if the drug addict or alcoholic doesn't feel they have a problem? Why can't an alcoholic or drug addict just quit on their own? How important a role does the family play in the drug or alochol addiction treatment? What exactly is drug detox? How is detoxification done? How do I chose a Rehab treatment? What is a Drug Intervention? Why is it done? How Drugs affect the pregnant woman? How drugs affect the unborn baby? How do drugs cause a personality change? What are the biochemical aspects of addiction? What is an Adult Drug Treatment Court? How can I help a family member who needs treatment help but refuses? What is Hair Drug Testing? What type of drugs can be detected in a standard hair test? What time period does a standard test cover? What is the shortest time period that can be accurately evaluated? Can body hair be drug tested like hair from the head? How much hair is needed? How do drugs get into hair? What is the difference in Hair Drug Testing compared to urinalysis? Can hair be affected by cross-reacting substances such as over-the-counter medications? How effective is hair follicle testing in detecting drug usage? Does treatment of the hair affect test results? What is external contamination? Can tests be run on people with little or no hair? Can hair collected from a hairbrush be used? What are the different domains in a hair fibre? How they can affect hair drug testing? How soon after use can a drug be detected in hair? Does external exposure to certain drugs like marijuana or crack smoke affect the Hair Test results? Does hair color affect results? How a hair follicular Drug test is peformed in Laboratory? What are the different means by which people try to cheat Hair Drug Tests? What if some detoxifies the ingested drugs? What are the different prescription type drugs? What are opioids? How do opioids affect the brain and body? What are the possible consequences of opioid use and abuse? Is it safe to use opioid drugs with other medications? What are CNS depressants? How do CNS depressants affects the brain and the body? What are the possible consequences of CNS depressants use and abuse? Is it safe to use CNS depressants with other medications? What are stimulants? How do stimulants affect the brain and body? What are the possible consequences of stimulant use and abuse? Is it safe to use stimulant with other medications? What are the Trends in prescription drug abuse in older adults? What are the Trends in prescription drug abuse in Adolescents and young adults? What are the trends of prescription drug abuse in different in genders? What is the role of health care providers in preventing and recognizing prescription drug abuse? What is the treatment of addiction to prescription stimulants? What is the treatment of addiction to prescription opioids? How can you help prevent prescription drug misuse or abuse? What are some of the issues and challenges associated with the abuse of prescription drugs concerning the physicians? What are the legal approaches to drug abuse? What is Pharmacotherapy of drug abuse? What are the aspects of medical treatment of drug abuse? What are the Abstinence-Based approaches? What is the Abuse potential of various drugs? What is Mass communication and vernacular usage? What is the role of pharmacists in preventing and recognizing prescription drug abuse? What is the role of patients in preventing and recognizing prescription drug abuse? What is the treatment of addiction to prescription CNS depressants? What are the different methods of Drug testing? What Are the Dangers of Abusing Medications? What is the approach of public health practitioners towards drug abuse? How should prescription drugs be disposed off? What kind of medicine is OxyContin? Can I take other medicines while I am using OxyContin for pain relief? How can we reduce the damage caused by drug abuse? Can I drink an alcoholic beverage while I am using OxyContin for pain relief? What should I do when I no longer need the OxyContin for pain relief? Are there any other special precautions I should take with my OxyContin? What are various risk groups for prescription drug abuse? What is meant by prescription drug abuse? What kinds of drugs are used for non-medical or recreational purposes? Why are we seeing an upward trend towards prescription drug abuse instead of conventional ones like heroine? Can over-the-counter drugs be harmful? We don't need a prescription to purchase them after all. What is GHB? What are Club Drugs? Are Club Drugs lethal when taken with alcohol? Why do people use GHB? Why is it so popular? What is LSD? What are the effects of GHB? What are the symptoms of a Dexedrine overdose? What is Ketamine? What are the effects of Ketamine? I have heard that ketamine abusers frequently turn into paranoids. Is it true? How is it possible? What is Mexican Valium? What are the effects of Rohypnol? What precautions should be taken for heart patients with a known case history of drug abuse? What are the common side effects of Ketamine? What is Dextroamphetamine? What is amnesia? How is it caused? What is Ambien? What is it used for? What sort of effects can be expected upon persistent Ambien abuse? What are the problems in substance abuse diagnosis? What is PTSD? How are cases with Dual-diagnosis treated? What are "feel-good" drugs? How do they work? Most of my friends who are in a medical school abuse one or the other drug. What makes such informed groups abuse drugs? What is Ativan? What are the Cognitive Side Effects of Ativan use/abuse? What are the general side effects of Ativan use/abuse? Is there any psychoactive drug that is NOT addictive? What is schizophrenia? How can drug abuse lead to schizophrenia? What are the various health consequences of Snorting Drugs i.e. Intranasal Insufflation? What are the various health consequences of Injecting Drugs i.e. Intravenous administration? After going through your FAQs, all prescription drugs appear harmful to me. Does it mean that we should never take prescription drugs? Why did I receive a positive on an instant test but a negative on the GCMS non-negative confirmation? What Does CLIA Waived Mean? What is a CLIA waiver? What Does DOT Drug Testing Mean? Important Things To Know About DOT Drug Testing What is a DOT drug test? What is the process for DOT Drug Tests? What Forms are used in DOT Drug Tests? What Does NIDA Mean? What is the Mission of NIDA What are the Goals of NIDA? What Are The Most Popular Employee Drug Test Panels? What Are Date Rape Drugs? How do Date Rape Drugs work? What are the types of date rape drugs? What are the date rape drugs in Benzodiazepine drug groups? What are the date rape drugs in GHB drug group? Is there a way I can test for Methasterone metabolite without the full anabolic panel? What kind of steroid test can I use? My son takes 15 mg of Adderall XR each day. How will this effect at home drug screen via urine? The drug of concern has been pot and tobacco/nicotine. We have one of the iCUP test kits (I think 6 drugs for which it tests). I know some of my co-workers abuses drugs. One of them smokes pot daily before coming to work, and then again on breaks (we are cooks and work with knives all day---seems to "pose a danger" to me. They have also said that when they took their drug test that was required upon hiring that they used a friend's urine to pass. How long does marijuana stays in the body? If a 30 day notice is given to the employees before the drug screen, then it will have cleared out of my co-workers system by that time. I just do not understand how this works. Can you please clarify? I read somewhere that some household chemicals and commercial products are being used by drug users to adulterate urine samples and block positive results in drug tests. How serious of a problem is this and how good are standard tests at determining if a sample (urine) has been altered? One report reveals that ibuprofen could also cause a false positive for THC on CG/MS. I was under the impression that CG/MS determined compounds by their molecular fingerprint. Can compounds yield false positives with CG/MS? Are separate tests needed for Methadone vs. Heroin? Can CG/MS determine if someone is taking a prescription med vs. something (like heroin) that they got on the street? I understand that EMIT tests are designed to have high sensitivity. What are the main Rx classes (both OTC and prescription) that can cause false positives with various tests? In addition, I saw reports that ibuprofen can yield a false positive for THC, is this still the case? In the past, poppy seeds could cause a false positive for opiates. I thought this was corrected by raising the sensitivity limit but I'm still seeing Internet reports saying that they can cause false positives. Any information on the topic of false positives would be greatly appreciated. We have a vendor that completes our monthly Random drug testing. We use urine tests and oral swabs (iScreen OFD). Recently an employee questioned the substance on the swab - if it was toxic or dangerous, I have researched the circular enclosed with the swabs but can find no information on the swab that the employee places in their mouth. Do you have information on this, or can you direct me to who would? I have strong suspicions that the baby sitter is giving my child Benadryl to keep him sleeping during the day. What might be the best way for me to find out if that is the case or not? Is there any available test I can perform to see if Benadryl is present in my child's system? Are those home drug tests useful in this kind of scenario? What is Salvia Divinorum? What are the common signs and symptoms for taking K2, Spice and other “herbal incense” products that contain synthetic cannabinoids? What are the other brand names for synthetic cannabinoids? Is K2/SPICE addictive? Who uses K2/SPICE? What is the legal status of JWH-018, JWH-073, and other synthetic cannabinoids in the United States? How can JWH-018 and JWH-073 be detected? How long do synthetic cannabinoids stay in the person's system for them to be detected in the urine? How reliable is this synthetic marijuana urine laboratory test? Who should be using this synthetic marijuana urine laboratory test? How accurate and reliable is this synthetic marijuana (K2, Spice) + traditional marijuana urine drug test? What is drug testing? What is the purpose of drug testing? What are the substances that can be detected in a drug test? Where can I get a drug test done? What types of drug testing are available today? What are the uses of drug of abuse testing? How is drug testing done? What is the difference between on-site drug testing and laboratory drug testing? How is hair follicle drug testing done? What is the purpose of drug testing in the workplace? Why do some schools want to conduct random drug testing? How is drug testing in professional sports done?