Substance Abuse Tests (Drug Testing Kits) are the foundation of NHM. As the largest supplier of FDA-approved wholesale drug testing panels on the west coast, we offer an unparalleled selection of testing devices, customer satisfaction, and item profitability. No other company in the smoke shop industry can offer so many different wholesale drug tests at our competitive prices. Stocking this product brings more business to your shop: it’s an easy sell and a necessity for many customers.

When drugs are consumed, the human body absorbs and processes the different chemical components. The faint traces that remain in the urine, blood, hair, and saliva are called drug metabolites. Each drug leaves its own unique metabolite “signature”: cocaine metabolizes into benzoylecgonine and nicotine metabolizes into cotinine.

Drug testing strips are comprised of multiple layers of special fabric, each one coated with its own unique chemical identifier that changes colors upon interaction with specific drug metabolites.

Types of drug tests

Urine drug testing kits

As the most popular drug test option around, urine tests are affordable, easy to administer, accurate, and fast.

Let’s review the three most popular urine tests: Dip Panels, Urinary Cups, and Dip Strips

Dip Cassettes – Come equipped with a sanitary plastic cap that surrounds the actual testing strip. To administer, pull the cap off and “dip” the strip into a collected urine sample for 15 seconds. Easy to read results are pictured on the plastic cassette and appear within 5 minutes. Simple and easy!

Urinary Cups – CLIA waived laboratory collection cups and testing strips in one. These are similar to the drug tests administered in halfway houses, probation offices, athletic departments, and by most employers. Collect a sample in the cup, secure the lid, and remove the cover to view the panel that will display results within minutes.

Dip Strips – The most affordable urine test on the market is simply a strip. No bells or whistles here. It can be unsanitary to handle, difficult to read, and has a high rate of inaccuracy. Dip Strips are manufactured to be administered by medical professionals, not for the average person to use at home. We do not carry dip strips as they are not the best fit for our smoke shops and their customers.

Dropper – This is similar to a pregnancy test. Use the dropper to collect a few droplets of urine and then squeeze the sample onto the collection strip for testing.

How to use a dip cassette drug test kit 

1. Open the sealed pouch by tearing along the notch.
2. Remove the testing device.
3. Remove the cap to expose the absorbent strip
4. Immerse the absorbent strip into the urine sample for 15 seconds. Do not submerge strip past the black wavy lines.
5. Place the cap back on the dip cassette and lay the device flat, on a clean dry surface.
6. Allow 5 minutes for results to appear.

Do not urinate directly onto the testing strip. Urinate into a plastic cup then dip the strip into the urine.

How to read urine drug test results

Drug Test ResultsThree different results can appear on a urine drug screen: Positive (presence of the drug), Negative (no detectable amount of the substance) or an invalid test.

• Positive – A rose-pink band is visible in the control region (C line).
No color band appears in the test region (T line).
• Negative – A rose-pink band is visible in the control region and the test region
(a faint or partial line still indicates a negative test).
This indicates that the concentration of the drug is zero or below the cut-off level of the test.
• Invalid – If a color band is not visible in the control region another test should be administered.

Download a PDF version of our urine test instructions here.

Saliva drug testing

Oral swabs are quick and easy. There are 2 pieces to saliva kits; a cotton swab and the collection chamber.

How to administer a saliva drug test

1) Place the cotton swab into the mouth and fully saturate the sponge with saliva for 3 minutes
2) Insert the wet swab into the collection chamber and turn clockwise to lock it in
3) Once locked in place, turn counter-clockwise to activate the testing strips
4) Wait 9 minutes for results to display

How to read saliva drug test results 

The saliva results have the same procedure as urine. One line is positive, two is negative. No line on the control line is invalid.

Hair follicle drug test

Hair drug testing can detect drug use for extended periods of time when compared to urine and saliva test. A small amount of hair close to the scalp is removed with scissors for analysis. Hair tests can typically report on drug use within the last 90 days.  This method is considered the most difficult to cheat.

Blood drug testing

Drug testing for blood requires gas chronometers and advanced laboratory analysis. We do not sell any home drug testing kits for blood.

What factors affect drug detection times?

Detection times vary from substance to substance, and person to person. There are a large number of factors that can affect the outcome of a urine sample including the amount of drug the user has ingested, duration since last ingestion, BMI, metabolism, hydration levels, and purity of the substance. The maximum detection times (such as 30 days for THC) are merely averages and suggestions. Individual results will vary.

Detection times by substance

There are numerous types and combination drug testing kits, meaning the kit tests for multiple substances at once. Below is a list of some of the most common substances, their test abbreviation, and typical detection times.

ALC – Alcohol
Alcohol is a legal depressant found in fermented beverages such as wine, beer, and liquor. Due to rapid metabolization, alcohol has a very short detection time of 4-16 hours.

BZO – Benzodiazepines
Benzodiazepines are prescription pills for anxiety and mental disorders. Common brands are Xanax, Valium, Librium, Klonopin, and Rohypnol. Detection time is 3 to 21 days.

COC – Cocaine
Cocaine is the powdered alkaline of crushed coca leaves. Common examples are powdered cocaine and crack cocaine. Detection time is 2 to 4 days.

COT – Cotinine/Nicotine
Cotinine is the metabolite of nicotine and tobacco and appears if the person has been smoking cigarettes, cigars or chewing tobacco. Detection time is 2-14 days.

MAMP – Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine is a synthetic amphetamine abused for its stimulant effects. Common names are meth, crystal, and ice. Detection time is 2-4 days.

MDMA – Ecstasy
MDMA (Ecstasy) is a designer drug used in clubs and at raves often times ecstasy pills contain other amphetamines or drugs in addition to MDMA. Detection time is 2-3 days.

OPI – Opiates
Opiates are narcotics and include street drugs like heroin and also pharmaceuticals like Vicodin, codeine, and morphine. Detection time is 2-3 days.

OXY – Oxycodone
Oxycodone is prescription synthetic opiates that require a more sensitive urine test than OPI – Common examples include Oxycontin, Percocet, Roxicodone, and Percodan. Detection time is 2-3 days.

THC – Marijuana
THC (delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol) is the active component in marijuana. Detection time is 3-30 days.

Drug Testing Kit Glossary

3 Panel – COC/MAMP/THC
Detects the following 3 drugs in one simple test: Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana.
View 3-panel drug test kits here.

Detects the following 5 drugs in one simple test: Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Opiate, and Benzodiazepine.
View 5-panel drug test kits here.

Detects 10 drugs in one simple test: Marijuana (THC), Cocaine (COC), Methamphetamine (mAmp), Amphetamine (AMP), Benzodiazepine (BZO), Opiates (OPI), Barbiturates (BAR), Methadone (MTD), Phencyclidine (PCP), Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA).
View 10-panel drug test kits here.

Oral Saliva Drug Test
Place swab in mouth, saturate with saliva and lock into the testing device. Will detect AMP/BZO/COC/MAMP/OPI/THC
View saliva drug test kits here.

5 Panel Cup w/Adulterants
Sample cup and 5-panel test in one simple device- used by small businesses, parents, and probation officers – Adulteration strips check the temperature, ph levels, and creatine to detect fraudulent urine samples or detox. Will detect AMP/COC/OPI/PCP/THC.

510k Clearance
An FDA clearance indicating a medical device intended for home use. All of our drug tests have approved 510k Clearance.

CLIA Waived
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) established quality standards for all laboratory testing to ensure accuracy and reliability. If a home test is CLIA Waived then the medical device meets the same standards as a laboratory device. These are more expensive and are usually found packaged inside a box.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a federal program related to drug abuse. They have a standard 5-panel drug test used for all government employees, military, DOT Truckers, and more. Commonly referred to as the SAMSHA 5 or NIDA 5, the test includes THC, COC, AMP, OPI, and PCP.

National Institute on Drug Abuse is another federal institute that studies the science of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA is the older, parent organization of SAMSHA.

We hope our comprehensive guide has helped you understand the ins and outs of a lucrative option for your smoke shop. For over ten years we have supplied thousands of shops nationwide with our wide selection of drug test kits. Our shops find they make an easy sell for customers who are in need. You can shop our line of drug tests here. Reach out to your rep for any additional information or questions.