Assessment of the Drug Test Kits.
The security at the workplace should be maintained by the employers. One of the ways to maintain the security at the workplace is by making it a drug-free zone. When the workers are tested for the drugs, the results are better compliance with law, fewer workers compensation claims fewer legal hassles to business. When this is done, it helps build an employee-employer trust and relationship which in return will see the business growing in a healthy way. The employers can use many ways to test their employee on drug use. They are, pre-employment drug screening, scheduled and random drug testing.
The employers can use the drug test kits to test the drug use by the employees as these kits are designed for the workplace. At workplace, the employer can use both single and multi-panel test kits. In this article, we will analyze the drug test kits. There are single-panel drug test kits that can detect a single drug using a sample like urine or the saliva. They are easy to use, economical and give quick results.
The drug test that is able to test more than one drug at a time is the multi-panel drug test kit. The multi-panel drug test kits are named based on the number of the drugs they test such as the 3-panel,5-panel, and the 12-panel drug test kits. The drugs such as methamphetamine, barbiturates, buprenorphine, marijuana, opiate, oxycodone, and phencyclidine can be detected using a single sample with these kits. Although both the multi-panel and single-panel drug test kits can be used in the workplace, the multi-panel kits are more advantageous and economical.
The multi-panel drug test kits are more convenient in that they are available in both strip and cup forms. The cup form is convenient to use as they avoid the inconvenience in handling the sample. There is an attached test card on the closed lid on the cup, which when the label is peeled off, one can be able to see the results. The multi-panel drug test kits are more efficient and value the cost. The drug abuser cannot escape from the test as they test more than one drug that is most commonly abused. Though the cost of one multi-panel drug test kit is high, they can detect many drugs which makes them more economical.
There are advanced options in the multi-panel drug test kits such as split key cup check, adulteration check and the temperature check. The split key cup checks makes the test convenient in that the key cups make sure that the sample does not come into contact with test part until the key is inserted. The adulteration checks the PH and the oxidant in urine sample to ensure that there is no adulteration in the sample and the temperature check to measure the temperature of the urine to ensure that the urine sample temperature is not below hence no adulteration.