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By Australia Drug Testing / November 10, 2023

By Australia Drug Testing / November 10, 2023

Alco-Screen Saliva Alcohol Testing Kit

Alco-Screen Saliva Alcohol Testing Kit

Alco-Screen Saliva Alcohol Testing Kit is a qualitative screening test used to detect the presence of ethyl alcohol in human saliva.

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FAQ For Alco-Screen Saliva Alcohol Testing Kit

  • A line/s in the CONTROL section should always appear as proof the test has worked, and that the sample is suitable for testing.
  • No line appearing in the test area means the results are NEGATIVE, no drugs detected.
  • Any line, no matter how faint, in the test area is a POSITIVE (or non-negative) result, drugs have been detected. We advise that you send this sample to the lab for further testing. (See faint lines information.)
  • It is normal for lines to develop at different rates, and have different intensities.
  • A negative result can appear in under a minute.
  • To read a positive result you will need to wait the full time per test instructions before reading the results.
  • Tests should not be read after 15 minutes or the time frame stated on the test.
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol THC (marijuana)
  • Methamphetamine (“ice”, ecstasy)
  • Amphetamines (“speed”)
  • Cocaine
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opiates/Morphine (derivatives of the opium poppy including heroin, morphine, codeine)

No. By using Australian Standards approved drug testing devices the likelihood of a false positive is drastically reduced. But there are occasions when a false positive can occur from a donor who is neither abusing drugs nor has taken an illicit drug. This is why it is recommended that all positive tests should be confirmed by a National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) Accredited Laboratory for further testing. All on-site tests should be considered presumptive until verified by an Accredited Laboratory.

Adulteration is defined as the action of making something poorer in quality by the addition of another substance. Adulteration within drug testing is an attempt to change a urine sample supplied for the purpose of a drug test. Dilution, substitution, or interference are three ways adultering urine drug tests occur. As part of the testing processes, check the adulteration panel before reading the drug test results. If the sample has been tampered with and the adulteration panel will indicate a positive result. If this occurs you will need to perform the test again.

Call us at 1800 187 238. We can talk you through the process step by step.

There are many different drug testing kits on the market. And like all products, there are cheap inferiors. Australian Standards set the standard for specific products, the purpose of which is to ensure that testing kits are of high quality and performs in the manner the manufacturer specifies. By using drug testing kits that come with Australian Standards you are using a device that is highly accurate and reliable. Plus you will have the added benefit of using a device that is unlikely to provide you with false positives.

Our team are ready to assist you with drug and alcohol testing kits.

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