How to Administer a Urine Drug Test

Personal Drug Test

Giving a urine drug test is simple and can be done in less than 10 minutes.

  1. Open the sealed pouch by tearing along the notch.
  2. Remove the testing device.
  3. While holding the device firmly with one hand use your other hand to remove the cap to expose the absorbent strip.
  4. Immerse the absorbent strip into the urine sample for 10 seconds; (make sure the urine level is not touching the plastic).
  5. Lay the device flat, on a clean dry surface.
  6. Results will be ready in under 5 minutes.

How to Read Drug Test Results

Drug Test Results

When giving a urine drug test there are a possibility of three results:

  • Positive (presence of the drug)- A rose-pink band is visible in the control region (C line).
    No color band appears in the test region (T line).
  • Negative (no detectable amount of the substance)- A rose-pink band is visible in the control region, and the test region.
    This indicates that the concentration of the drug is zero or below the cut-off level of the test (a faint or partial line still indicates a negative test).
  • Invalid Test – If a color band is not visible in the control region or a color band is only visible in the test region. If the test results are Invalid another test should be given to re-evaluate the specimen.

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