FAQs

1. GENERAL

Saliva tests have some advantages over urine tests. It is simple, easy and hygienic method compared to urine test. Collection of saliva does not require bathroom, which eliminates invasion of privacy and shy bladder issues.

Specific gravity is a ratio of the density of the urine sample to the density of water.

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup

Adulteration test is included in the multi-drug test cups or it can be performed separately. This test determines the authenticity of the sample by measuring sample specific gravity (1.003-1.025) and creatinine levels (20mg/dl).

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup

A dilute urine sample has a greater amount of water compared to a normal urine sample. Dilution generally caused by increased intake of water, medications taken by the donor or existing medical conditions.

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup
  1. Nitrite tests for commonly used commercial adulterants such as Klear or Whizzies. They work by oxidizing the major cannabinoid metabolite THC-COOH. Normal urine should contain no trace of nitrite. Positive results generally indicate the presence of an adulterant
  2. Creatinine is a waste product of creatine (an amino-acid contained in muscle tissue), is a normal constituent of human urine. In specimen validity testing, creatinine is used as a marker for dilution. Specimen dilution can be either in vivo (the donor drank excessive volumes of liquids) or in vitro (liquid was added to the urine after collection) and represent the most common form of specimen tampering. In vivo dilution using diuretics is often referred to as “flushing.” Creatinine and specific gravity are often interpreted simultaneously as indicators for dilution. Low creatinine and low specific gravity levels indicate dilute urine.
  3. Glutaraldehyde is a chemical compound that, when used as an adulterant, is believed to inactivate the enzyme used in the EMIT automated drug screening reagent. Although it is not believed to produce false negative results on a lateral flow test, commercial adulteration agents UrinAid and Clear Choice still contain glutaraldehyde. Glutaraldehyde is not normally in urine so detection of the compound is generally an indication of adulteration.
  4. pH tests for the presence of acidic or alkaline adulterants in urine. Normal urine pH levels should be in the range of 4.0 to 9.0. Values outside of this range may indicate the sample has been adulterated.
  5. Specific Gravity tests for the “viscosity” of the urine sample. The SG range for normal human urine is from 1.003 to 1.030. Values outside this range should be considered abnormal and may indicate specimen tampering.
  6. Oxidant/PCC tests for the presence of oxidizing reagents such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC). Like nitrites, oxidants work to modify the structure of the target drugs in urine (like THCCOOH). Many commercial adulterants contain oxidants or PCC. Examples include UrineLuck (PCC) and Stealth (peroxidase). Normal urine should contain no trace of oxidants/PCC. Nitrites are a class of chemicals not usually found in normal human urine. Commercial adulterants Klear and Whizzies use nitrites as their primary active ingredient. Nitrites work by oxidizing the major cannabinoid metabolite (THCCOOH). The intent of oxidizing THC-COOH is to render it undetectable by the immunoassay or confirmation methods. Recent research suggests that performing the immunoassay drug screen shortly after the urine collection limits the effectiveness of the nitrite since the chemical needs time to modify the THC-COOH compound. By the time a positive sample arrives to the lab for confirmation, however, the THC-COOH has often been destroyed. Normal human urine should contain no trace of nitrites and, as such, presence of nitrites in urine generally indicates the use of an adulterant.

Adulterants are foreign substances either ingested or added directly to urine specimen to prevent the detection of drug in the sample. Commonly uses adulterants are promoted as “cleansing agents”, these substances can be found in house hold items or chemical additives obtained through the internet.

Examples of adulterants include:

  • Baking soda
  • Bleach
  • Detergent
  • Eye drops
  • Liquid chlorine bleach
  • Liquid drain cleaner
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Iodine tincture
  • Pyridinium chlorochromate
  • Vinegar
  • Water

 

Some commercially available products that are ingested prior to providing the urine specimen that include:

  • Amber 13
  • Clean-X
  • Clear Choice
  • Instant Clean ADD-It-ive
  • Lucky Lab LL418
  • Klear
  • Krystal Kleen
  • Mary Jane Superclean 13
  • Purafyzit
  • Stealth
  • Test Clean
  • THC-Free
  • Urine Luck 6.3
  • UR’n Kleen
  • Whizzies

Most drug of abuse are cleared from urine within 2 to 3 days. Therefore, urine screening must be performed two to three times a week to effectively monitor use of illicit drug on continuing bases. The table below shows timeline for various drugs.

Table 1. Commonly abused drugs and their detection time in different types of samples.

SubstanceUrineHairBlood
Alcohol6 to 24 hrs (5 days with EtG)N/A12 hrs
THC/Marijuana (single use)1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
THC/Marijuana (habitual use)Up to 14 daysUp to 90 days2 days
Amphetamines (except meth)2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days12 hrs
Methamphetamine2 to 5 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Barbiturates (except phenobarbital)2 to 10 daysUp to 90 days1 to 2 da­­­ys
Phenobarbital7 to 14 daysUp to 90 days4 to 7 days
Benzodiazepines1 to 6 weeksUp to 90 daysN/A
Cannabis (single use)1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Cannabis (habitual use)Up to 14 daysUp to 90 days2 days
Cocaine2 to 7 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Morphine2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days6 hrs
Heroin2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days6 hrs
LSD2 to 24 hoursUnknown0 to 3 hours
PCP7 to 14 daysUp to 90 days1 to 3 days
Codeine2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days12 hrs
Categories: Dip Cards, u-Cup

u-CupTM is recommended for convenience and minimal handling of urine samples. Our instant integrated urine drug test cups are a great alternative to any other urine drug test kits. Our cups have the test strips integrated right into the cups, you simply initiate a mechanism like pushing a button and turning a key and the test starts automatically, displaying accurate results right away.

 

Category: u-Cup

The u-CupTM urine drug test is a lab-based DoA testing system. The donor collects specimen in the cup and secures the cap tightly. The cup is then placed on a flat surface. Results are displayed within 5 minutes.

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2. u-CUP DRUG TESTS

Saliva tests have some advantages over urine tests. It is simple, easy and hygienic method compared to urine test. Collection of saliva does not require bathroom, which eliminates invasion of privacy and shy bladder issues.

Specific gravity is a ratio of the density of the urine sample to the density of water.

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup

Adulteration test is included in the multi-drug test cups or it can be performed separately. This test determines the authenticity of the sample by measuring sample specific gravity (1.003-1.025) and creatinine levels (20mg/dl).

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup

A dilute urine sample has a greater amount of water compared to a normal urine sample. Dilution generally caused by increased intake of water, medications taken by the donor or existing medical conditions.

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup
  1. Nitrite tests for commonly used commercial adulterants such as Klear or Whizzies. They work by oxidizing the major cannabinoid metabolite THC-COOH. Normal urine should contain no trace of nitrite. Positive results generally indicate the presence of an adulterant
  2. Creatinine is a waste product of creatine (an amino-acid contained in muscle tissue), is a normal constituent of human urine. In specimen validity testing, creatinine is used as a marker for dilution. Specimen dilution can be either in vivo (the donor drank excessive volumes of liquids) or in vitro (liquid was added to the urine after collection) and represent the most common form of specimen tampering. In vivo dilution using diuretics is often referred to as “flushing.” Creatinine and specific gravity are often interpreted simultaneously as indicators for dilution. Low creatinine and low specific gravity levels indicate dilute urine.
  3. Glutaraldehyde is a chemical compound that, when used as an adulterant, is believed to inactivate the enzyme used in the EMIT automated drug screening reagent. Although it is not believed to produce false negative results on a lateral flow test, commercial adulteration agents UrinAid and Clear Choice still contain glutaraldehyde. Glutaraldehyde is not normally in urine so detection of the compound is generally an indication of adulteration.
  4. pH tests for the presence of acidic or alkaline adulterants in urine. Normal urine pH levels should be in the range of 4.0 to 9.0. Values outside of this range may indicate the sample has been adulterated.
  5. Specific Gravity tests for the “viscosity” of the urine sample. The SG range for normal human urine is from 1.003 to 1.030. Values outside this range should be considered abnormal and may indicate specimen tampering.
  6. Oxidant/PCC tests for the presence of oxidizing reagents such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC). Like nitrites, oxidants work to modify the structure of the target drugs in urine (like THCCOOH). Many commercial adulterants contain oxidants or PCC. Examples include UrineLuck (PCC) and Stealth (peroxidase). Normal urine should contain no trace of oxidants/PCC. Nitrites are a class of chemicals not usually found in normal human urine. Commercial adulterants Klear and Whizzies use nitrites as their primary active ingredient. Nitrites work by oxidizing the major cannabinoid metabolite (THCCOOH). The intent of oxidizing THC-COOH is to render it undetectable by the immunoassay or confirmation methods. Recent research suggests that performing the immunoassay drug screen shortly after the urine collection limits the effectiveness of the nitrite since the chemical needs time to modify the THC-COOH compound. By the time a positive sample arrives to the lab for confirmation, however, the THC-COOH has often been destroyed. Normal human urine should contain no trace of nitrites and, as such, presence of nitrites in urine generally indicates the use of an adulterant.

Adulterants are foreign substances either ingested or added directly to urine specimen to prevent the detection of drug in the sample. Commonly uses adulterants are promoted as “cleansing agents”, these substances can be found in house hold items or chemical additives obtained through the internet.

Examples of adulterants include:

  • Baking soda
  • Bleach
  • Detergent
  • Eye drops
  • Liquid chlorine bleach
  • Liquid drain cleaner
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Iodine tincture
  • Pyridinium chlorochromate
  • Vinegar
  • Water

 

Some commercially available products that are ingested prior to providing the urine specimen that include:

  • Amber 13
  • Clean-X
  • Clear Choice
  • Instant Clean ADD-It-ive
  • Lucky Lab LL418
  • Klear
  • Krystal Kleen
  • Mary Jane Superclean 13
  • Purafyzit
  • Stealth
  • Test Clean
  • THC-Free
  • Urine Luck 6.3
  • UR’n Kleen
  • Whizzies

Most drug of abuse are cleared from urine within 2 to 3 days. Therefore, urine screening must be performed two to three times a week to effectively monitor use of illicit drug on continuing bases. The table below shows timeline for various drugs.

Table 1. Commonly abused drugs and their detection time in different types of samples.

SubstanceUrineHairBlood
Alcohol6 to 24 hrs (5 days with EtG)N/A12 hrs
THC/Marijuana (single use)1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
THC/Marijuana (habitual use)Up to 14 daysUp to 90 days2 days
Amphetamines (except meth)2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days12 hrs
Methamphetamine2 to 5 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Barbiturates (except phenobarbital)2 to 10 daysUp to 90 days1 to 2 da­­­ys
Phenobarbital7 to 14 daysUp to 90 days4 to 7 days
Benzodiazepines1 to 6 weeksUp to 90 daysN/A
Cannabis (single use)1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Cannabis (habitual use)Up to 14 daysUp to 90 days2 days
Cocaine2 to 7 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Morphine2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days6 hrs
Heroin2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days6 hrs
LSD2 to 24 hoursUnknown0 to 3 hours
PCP7 to 14 daysUp to 90 days1 to 3 days
Codeine2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days12 hrs
Categories: Dip Cards, u-Cup

u-CupTM is recommended for convenience and minimal handling of urine samples. Our instant integrated urine drug test cups are a great alternative to any other urine drug test kits. Our cups have the test strips integrated right into the cups, you simply initiate a mechanism like pushing a button and turning a key and the test starts automatically, displaying accurate results right away.

 

Category: u-Cup

The u-CupTM urine drug test is a lab-based DoA testing system. The donor collects specimen in the cup and secures the cap tightly. The cup is then placed on a flat surface. Results are displayed within 5 minutes.

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3. DIP CARD DRUG TESTS

Saliva tests have some advantages over urine tests. It is simple, easy and hygienic method compared to urine test. Collection of saliva does not require bathroom, which eliminates invasion of privacy and shy bladder issues.

Specific gravity is a ratio of the density of the urine sample to the density of water.

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup

Adulteration test is included in the multi-drug test cups or it can be performed separately. This test determines the authenticity of the sample by measuring sample specific gravity (1.003-1.025) and creatinine levels (20mg/dl).

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup

A dilute urine sample has a greater amount of water compared to a normal urine sample. Dilution generally caused by increased intake of water, medications taken by the donor or existing medical conditions.

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup
  1. Nitrite tests for commonly used commercial adulterants such as Klear or Whizzies. They work by oxidizing the major cannabinoid metabolite THC-COOH. Normal urine should contain no trace of nitrite. Positive results generally indicate the presence of an adulterant
  2. Creatinine is a waste product of creatine (an amino-acid contained in muscle tissue), is a normal constituent of human urine. In specimen validity testing, creatinine is used as a marker for dilution. Specimen dilution can be either in vivo (the donor drank excessive volumes of liquids) or in vitro (liquid was added to the urine after collection) and represent the most common form of specimen tampering. In vivo dilution using diuretics is often referred to as “flushing.” Creatinine and specific gravity are often interpreted simultaneously as indicators for dilution. Low creatinine and low specific gravity levels indicate dilute urine.
  3. Glutaraldehyde is a chemical compound that, when used as an adulterant, is believed to inactivate the enzyme used in the EMIT automated drug screening reagent. Although it is not believed to produce false negative results on a lateral flow test, commercial adulteration agents UrinAid and Clear Choice still contain glutaraldehyde. Glutaraldehyde is not normally in urine so detection of the compound is generally an indication of adulteration.
  4. pH tests for the presence of acidic or alkaline adulterants in urine. Normal urine pH levels should be in the range of 4.0 to 9.0. Values outside of this range may indicate the sample has been adulterated.
  5. Specific Gravity tests for the “viscosity” of the urine sample. The SG range for normal human urine is from 1.003 to 1.030. Values outside this range should be considered abnormal and may indicate specimen tampering.
  6. Oxidant/PCC tests for the presence of oxidizing reagents such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC). Like nitrites, oxidants work to modify the structure of the target drugs in urine (like THCCOOH). Many commercial adulterants contain oxidants or PCC. Examples include UrineLuck (PCC) and Stealth (peroxidase). Normal urine should contain no trace of oxidants/PCC. Nitrites are a class of chemicals not usually found in normal human urine. Commercial adulterants Klear and Whizzies use nitrites as their primary active ingredient. Nitrites work by oxidizing the major cannabinoid metabolite (THCCOOH). The intent of oxidizing THC-COOH is to render it undetectable by the immunoassay or confirmation methods. Recent research suggests that performing the immunoassay drug screen shortly after the urine collection limits the effectiveness of the nitrite since the chemical needs time to modify the THC-COOH compound. By the time a positive sample arrives to the lab for confirmation, however, the THC-COOH has often been destroyed. Normal human urine should contain no trace of nitrites and, as such, presence of nitrites in urine generally indicates the use of an adulterant.

Adulterants are foreign substances either ingested or added directly to urine specimen to prevent the detection of drug in the sample. Commonly uses adulterants are promoted as “cleansing agents”, these substances can be found in house hold items or chemical additives obtained through the internet.

Examples of adulterants include:

  • Baking soda
  • Bleach
  • Detergent
  • Eye drops
  • Liquid chlorine bleach
  • Liquid drain cleaner
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Iodine tincture
  • Pyridinium chlorochromate
  • Vinegar
  • Water

 

Some commercially available products that are ingested prior to providing the urine specimen that include:

  • Amber 13
  • Clean-X
  • Clear Choice
  • Instant Clean ADD-It-ive
  • Lucky Lab LL418
  • Klear
  • Krystal Kleen
  • Mary Jane Superclean 13
  • Purafyzit
  • Stealth
  • Test Clean
  • THC-Free
  • Urine Luck 6.3
  • UR’n Kleen
  • Whizzies

Most drug of abuse are cleared from urine within 2 to 3 days. Therefore, urine screening must be performed two to three times a week to effectively monitor use of illicit drug on continuing bases. The table below shows timeline for various drugs.

Table 1. Commonly abused drugs and their detection time in different types of samples.

SubstanceUrineHairBlood
Alcohol6 to 24 hrs (5 days with EtG)N/A12 hrs
THC/Marijuana (single use)1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
THC/Marijuana (habitual use)Up to 14 daysUp to 90 days2 days
Amphetamines (except meth)2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days12 hrs
Methamphetamine2 to 5 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Barbiturates (except phenobarbital)2 to 10 daysUp to 90 days1 to 2 da­­­ys
Phenobarbital7 to 14 daysUp to 90 days4 to 7 days
Benzodiazepines1 to 6 weeksUp to 90 daysN/A
Cannabis (single use)1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Cannabis (habitual use)Up to 14 daysUp to 90 days2 days
Cocaine2 to 7 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Morphine2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days6 hrs
Heroin2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days6 hrs
LSD2 to 24 hoursUnknown0 to 3 hours
PCP7 to 14 daysUp to 90 days1 to 3 days
Codeine2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days12 hrs
Categories: Dip Cards, u-Cup

u-CupTM is recommended for convenience and minimal handling of urine samples. Our instant integrated urine drug test cups are a great alternative to any other urine drug test kits. Our cups have the test strips integrated right into the cups, you simply initiate a mechanism like pushing a button and turning a key and the test starts automatically, displaying accurate results right away.

 

Category: u-Cup

The u-CupTM urine drug test is a lab-based DoA testing system. The donor collects specimen in the cup and secures the cap tightly. The cup is then placed on a flat surface. Results are displayed within 5 minutes.

Category: u-Cup

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4. SALIVA DRUG TESTS

Saliva tests have some advantages over urine tests. It is simple, easy and hygienic method compared to urine test. Collection of saliva does not require bathroom, which eliminates invasion of privacy and shy bladder issues.

Specific gravity is a ratio of the density of the urine sample to the density of water.

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup

Adulteration test is included in the multi-drug test cups or it can be performed separately. This test determines the authenticity of the sample by measuring sample specific gravity (1.003-1.025) and creatinine levels (20mg/dl).

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup

A dilute urine sample has a greater amount of water compared to a normal urine sample. Dilution generally caused by increased intake of water, medications taken by the donor or existing medical conditions.

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup
  1. Nitrite tests for commonly used commercial adulterants such as Klear or Whizzies. They work by oxidizing the major cannabinoid metabolite THC-COOH. Normal urine should contain no trace of nitrite. Positive results generally indicate the presence of an adulterant
  2. Creatinine is a waste product of creatine (an amino-acid contained in muscle tissue), is a normal constituent of human urine. In specimen validity testing, creatinine is used as a marker for dilution. Specimen dilution can be either in vivo (the donor drank excessive volumes of liquids) or in vitro (liquid was added to the urine after collection) and represent the most common form of specimen tampering. In vivo dilution using diuretics is often referred to as “flushing.” Creatinine and specific gravity are often interpreted simultaneously as indicators for dilution. Low creatinine and low specific gravity levels indicate dilute urine.
  3. Glutaraldehyde is a chemical compound that, when used as an adulterant, is believed to inactivate the enzyme used in the EMIT automated drug screening reagent. Although it is not believed to produce false negative results on a lateral flow test, commercial adulteration agents UrinAid and Clear Choice still contain glutaraldehyde. Glutaraldehyde is not normally in urine so detection of the compound is generally an indication of adulteration.
  4. pH tests for the presence of acidic or alkaline adulterants in urine. Normal urine pH levels should be in the range of 4.0 to 9.0. Values outside of this range may indicate the sample has been adulterated.
  5. Specific Gravity tests for the “viscosity” of the urine sample. The SG range for normal human urine is from 1.003 to 1.030. Values outside this range should be considered abnormal and may indicate specimen tampering.
  6. Oxidant/PCC tests for the presence of oxidizing reagents such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC). Like nitrites, oxidants work to modify the structure of the target drugs in urine (like THCCOOH). Many commercial adulterants contain oxidants or PCC. Examples include UrineLuck (PCC) and Stealth (peroxidase). Normal urine should contain no trace of oxidants/PCC. Nitrites are a class of chemicals not usually found in normal human urine. Commercial adulterants Klear and Whizzies use nitrites as their primary active ingredient. Nitrites work by oxidizing the major cannabinoid metabolite (THCCOOH). The intent of oxidizing THC-COOH is to render it undetectable by the immunoassay or confirmation methods. Recent research suggests that performing the immunoassay drug screen shortly after the urine collection limits the effectiveness of the nitrite since the chemical needs time to modify the THC-COOH compound. By the time a positive sample arrives to the lab for confirmation, however, the THC-COOH has often been destroyed. Normal human urine should contain no trace of nitrites and, as such, presence of nitrites in urine generally indicates the use of an adulterant.

Adulterants are foreign substances either ingested or added directly to urine specimen to prevent the detection of drug in the sample. Commonly uses adulterants are promoted as “cleansing agents”, these substances can be found in house hold items or chemical additives obtained through the internet.

Examples of adulterants include:

  • Baking soda
  • Bleach
  • Detergent
  • Eye drops
  • Liquid chlorine bleach
  • Liquid drain cleaner
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Iodine tincture
  • Pyridinium chlorochromate
  • Vinegar
  • Water

 

Some commercially available products that are ingested prior to providing the urine specimen that include:

  • Amber 13
  • Clean-X
  • Clear Choice
  • Instant Clean ADD-It-ive
  • Lucky Lab LL418
  • Klear
  • Krystal Kleen
  • Mary Jane Superclean 13
  • Purafyzit
  • Stealth
  • Test Clean
  • THC-Free
  • Urine Luck 6.3
  • UR’n Kleen
  • Whizzies

Most drug of abuse are cleared from urine within 2 to 3 days. Therefore, urine screening must be performed two to three times a week to effectively monitor use of illicit drug on continuing bases. The table below shows timeline for various drugs.

Table 1. Commonly abused drugs and their detection time in different types of samples.

SubstanceUrineHairBlood
Alcohol6 to 24 hrs (5 days with EtG)N/A12 hrs
THC/Marijuana (single use)1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
THC/Marijuana (habitual use)Up to 14 daysUp to 90 days2 days
Amphetamines (except meth)2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days12 hrs
Methamphetamine2 to 5 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Barbiturates (except phenobarbital)2 to 10 daysUp to 90 days1 to 2 da­­­ys
Phenobarbital7 to 14 daysUp to 90 days4 to 7 days
Benzodiazepines1 to 6 weeksUp to 90 daysN/A
Cannabis (single use)1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Cannabis (habitual use)Up to 14 daysUp to 90 days2 days
Cocaine2 to 7 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Morphine2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days6 hrs
Heroin2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days6 hrs
LSD2 to 24 hoursUnknown0 to 3 hours
PCP7 to 14 daysUp to 90 days1 to 3 days
Codeine2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days12 hrs
Categories: Dip Cards, u-Cup

u-CupTM is recommended for convenience and minimal handling of urine samples. Our instant integrated urine drug test cups are a great alternative to any other urine drug test kits. Our cups have the test strips integrated right into the cups, you simply initiate a mechanism like pushing a button and turning a key and the test starts automatically, displaying accurate results right away.

 

Category: u-Cup

The u-CupTM urine drug test is a lab-based DoA testing system. The donor collects specimen in the cup and secures the cap tightly. The cup is then placed on a flat surface. Results are displayed within 5 minutes.

Category: u-Cup

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5. ORDERING & SHIPPING

Saliva tests have some advantages over urine tests. It is simple, easy and hygienic method compared to urine test. Collection of saliva does not require bathroom, which eliminates invasion of privacy and shy bladder issues.

Specific gravity is a ratio of the density of the urine sample to the density of water.

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup

Adulteration test is included in the multi-drug test cups or it can be performed separately. This test determines the authenticity of the sample by measuring sample specific gravity (1.003-1.025) and creatinine levels (20mg/dl).

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup

A dilute urine sample has a greater amount of water compared to a normal urine sample. Dilution generally caused by increased intake of water, medications taken by the donor or existing medical conditions.

Categories: Dip Cards, General, u-Cup
  1. Nitrite tests for commonly used commercial adulterants such as Klear or Whizzies. They work by oxidizing the major cannabinoid metabolite THC-COOH. Normal urine should contain no trace of nitrite. Positive results generally indicate the presence of an adulterant
  2. Creatinine is a waste product of creatine (an amino-acid contained in muscle tissue), is a normal constituent of human urine. In specimen validity testing, creatinine is used as a marker for dilution. Specimen dilution can be either in vivo (the donor drank excessive volumes of liquids) or in vitro (liquid was added to the urine after collection) and represent the most common form of specimen tampering. In vivo dilution using diuretics is often referred to as “flushing.” Creatinine and specific gravity are often interpreted simultaneously as indicators for dilution. Low creatinine and low specific gravity levels indicate dilute urine.
  3. Glutaraldehyde is a chemical compound that, when used as an adulterant, is believed to inactivate the enzyme used in the EMIT automated drug screening reagent. Although it is not believed to produce false negative results on a lateral flow test, commercial adulteration agents UrinAid and Clear Choice still contain glutaraldehyde. Glutaraldehyde is not normally in urine so detection of the compound is generally an indication of adulteration.
  4. pH tests for the presence of acidic or alkaline adulterants in urine. Normal urine pH levels should be in the range of 4.0 to 9.0. Values outside of this range may indicate the sample has been adulterated.
  5. Specific Gravity tests for the “viscosity” of the urine sample. The SG range for normal human urine is from 1.003 to 1.030. Values outside this range should be considered abnormal and may indicate specimen tampering.
  6. Oxidant/PCC tests for the presence of oxidizing reagents such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC). Like nitrites, oxidants work to modify the structure of the target drugs in urine (like THCCOOH). Many commercial adulterants contain oxidants or PCC. Examples include UrineLuck (PCC) and Stealth (peroxidase). Normal urine should contain no trace of oxidants/PCC. Nitrites are a class of chemicals not usually found in normal human urine. Commercial adulterants Klear and Whizzies use nitrites as their primary active ingredient. Nitrites work by oxidizing the major cannabinoid metabolite (THCCOOH). The intent of oxidizing THC-COOH is to render it undetectable by the immunoassay or confirmation methods. Recent research suggests that performing the immunoassay drug screen shortly after the urine collection limits the effectiveness of the nitrite since the chemical needs time to modify the THC-COOH compound. By the time a positive sample arrives to the lab for confirmation, however, the THC-COOH has often been destroyed. Normal human urine should contain no trace of nitrites and, as such, presence of nitrites in urine generally indicates the use of an adulterant.

Adulterants are foreign substances either ingested or added directly to urine specimen to prevent the detection of drug in the sample. Commonly uses adulterants are promoted as “cleansing agents”, these substances can be found in house hold items or chemical additives obtained through the internet.

Examples of adulterants include:

  • Baking soda
  • Bleach
  • Detergent
  • Eye drops
  • Liquid chlorine bleach
  • Liquid drain cleaner
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Iodine tincture
  • Pyridinium chlorochromate
  • Vinegar
  • Water

 

Some commercially available products that are ingested prior to providing the urine specimen that include:

  • Amber 13
  • Clean-X
  • Clear Choice
  • Instant Clean ADD-It-ive
  • Lucky Lab LL418
  • Klear
  • Krystal Kleen
  • Mary Jane Superclean 13
  • Purafyzit
  • Stealth
  • Test Clean
  • THC-Free
  • Urine Luck 6.3
  • UR’n Kleen
  • Whizzies

Most drug of abuse are cleared from urine within 2 to 3 days. Therefore, urine screening must be performed two to three times a week to effectively monitor use of illicit drug on continuing bases. The table below shows timeline for various drugs.

Table 1. Commonly abused drugs and their detection time in different types of samples.

SubstanceUrineHairBlood
Alcohol6 to 24 hrs (5 days with EtG)N/A12 hrs
THC/Marijuana (single use)1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
THC/Marijuana (habitual use)Up to 14 daysUp to 90 days2 days
Amphetamines (except meth)2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days12 hrs
Methamphetamine2 to 5 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Barbiturates (except phenobarbital)2 to 10 daysUp to 90 days1 to 2 da­­­ys
Phenobarbital7 to 14 daysUp to 90 days4 to 7 days
Benzodiazepines1 to 6 weeksUp to 90 daysN/A
Cannabis (single use)1 to 3 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Cannabis (habitual use)Up to 14 daysUp to 90 days2 days
Cocaine2 to 7 daysUp to 90 days24 hrs
Morphine2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days6 hrs
Heroin2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days6 hrs
LSD2 to 24 hoursUnknown0 to 3 hours
PCP7 to 14 daysUp to 90 days1 to 3 days
Codeine2 to 4 daysUp to 90 days12 hrs
Categories: Dip Cards, u-Cup

u-CupTM is recommended for convenience and minimal handling of urine samples. Our instant integrated urine drug test cups are a great alternative to any other urine drug test kits. Our cups have the test strips integrated right into the cups, you simply initiate a mechanism like pushing a button and turning a key and the test starts automatically, displaying accurate results right away.

 

Category: u-Cup

The u-CupTM urine drug test is a lab-based DoA testing system. The donor collects specimen in the cup and secures the cap tightly. The cup is then placed on a flat surface. Results are displayed within 5 minutes.

Category: u-Cup

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