Which Are The Best Drug Test Kits?

Which Are The Best Drug Test Kits?

A question that we are often asked by customers is “Which Are The Best Drug Test Kits?”

The answer to this question is not simple and the context in which you are using the tests is always a very important consideration here.

What Are the Most Accurate Drug Test Kits?

The majority of drug test kits that you can buy on the market today have an accuracy of between 97 and 99%, assuming that the instructions supplied with the kits are closely followed. (This figure of accuracy is compared to the GC/MS method which is the most accurate, laboratory-based type of analysis that allows substances in a sample to be separated and then identified.)

To maintain a high level of accuracy when using drug test kits, it is important that the drug screening kit and the analysis sample are stored correctly and are used within the expiry date of the product.

It is worth noting that urine and saliva drug test kits do have their limitations. They are not designed to detect all types of drugs, and some substances may not be detected in certain types of samples.

Another limitation of drug test kits is the potential for false positives or false negatives. A false positive result indicates that a substance was detected in a sample, even though it was not present. This can occur due to cross-reactivity with other substances or due to errors in the testing process. A false negative result, on the other hand, indicates that a substance was not detected in a sample, even though it was present. This can occur if the sample was diluted or if the concentration of the substance was too low to be detected.

Despite these limitations, drug test kits can be a useful tool for screening individuals for drug use. They are relatively inexpensive, easy to use, and can provide quick results.

What Are the Most Cost-Effective Drug Test Kits?

The best drug test kit for you will be one that tests for all the drugs that you are looking to detect and no more. You can keep the cost of drug testing down by by not choosing a test that screens for drugs you are not looking to detect.

For example, at Zoom Testing we offer drug panel test kits that can screen for up to 18 drugs at one time. If you were only interested in screening for amphetamine, cannabis and cocaine, your best drug test kit would be a 3 panel drug screen that detects just those drugs, rather than a 12 panel drug test kit that screens for those three drugs plus and additional nine parameters! The 3 panel test will work out a lot cheaper for you.

Where Can I Buy the Best Drug Test Kits?

Zoom Testing has perhaps the the widest choice of multi-panel drug tests and single test drug screens in the UK. If you are not sure which drugs you should be screening for, or can’t decide on the best combination drug test panel, contact us and we can talk you through the options. If you have very specific drug testing needs, we can even manufacture a multi-parameter drug test kit for your requirements.

Are Urine Drug Test Kits Better than Saliva Drug Kits?

In the simplest of terms, a urine test kit will screen further back in time. They are also cheaper but the downside is that you have to handle urine. Saliva drug test kits detect over a shorter period of time but are better for detecting impairment and are easier to use and handle with less privacy issues.

The cost of saliva drug tests has fallen quite a lot in the last couple of years making such tests a viable alternative to urine drug testing. Also saliva drug tests can now detect a wide range of drugs than ever before.

(For more information on this subject, please see our blog post – Can a Saliva Drug Test Replace a Urine Drug Test?)

Choose the Correct Supplier

Finally, it is important to remember that where you but your drug tests from should be as an important a consideration as which tests you buy. The best drug test kits for you will be imported and stored correctly, and will be produced by reputable factories. An established importing distributor, such as Zoom Testing, has years of experience and expertise in selling to professional, medical and individual buyers.

Photo by Zoom Testing

Zoom Testing is a leading UK drug testing company and a supplier of Drug Test Kits.

This post was originally published in January 2015 and has been updated since.

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