Home Drug Test
Why use a home drug test?
Many employees purchase home drug tests to determine if they would be able to pass a randomized drug test should their employer conduct one. This is particularly popular among recreational marijuana smokers, who are unsure if THC is still detectable in their system. By completing your own drug test first, within the privacy of your own home, you can determine if any drugs will show up in your urine sample.
Parents also make up a considerable portion of at home drug test sales. Substances like ecstacy, cocaine, and prescription drugs, are always a concern, especially for parents of teenagers.
By purchasing at home drug tests, parents can definitively determine whether or not their child is using drugs, and immediately seek the proper treatment if drug use is taking place. Knowing, without question, when drug use is happening is half the battle. With conclusive answers, parents can have the right discussions with their children, and put a plan of action in place to address the drug use before it becomes an even greater health concern.
Lastly, there are several circumstances where an individual may be required by law to undergo regular drug testing. For example, if a parent is seeking child custody rights, but has a history of drug use, a court of law may order that individual to undergo regular, randomized drug testing to confirm the person is no longer using. Individuals who are on parole are also sometimes subjected to regular drug testing under the terms of their release.
For people who are required by law to submit to regular drug testing, being able to complete a drug test in the privacy of your own home can be more comfortable. However, depending on the terms of the court order, the person may be required to have a witness present when they complete the drug test, as a means of preventing any tampering.
How accurate are home drug tests?
At Countrywide Testing, all of our at home drug tests products come with a 99% accuracy rating— making them the most precise and dependable over the counter drug tests on the market today.
Of course, the accuracy of the reading can be compromised if the drug test is not administered properly.
For best results, we recommend following these instructions carefully:
- Always use first-morning urine, if possible, as this is when your urine is most concentrated, and thus is when it will provide the most conclusive results.
- Always lay your sample on a flat, smooth surface.
- Never handle or move the sample while the test is taking place.
- Follow instructions carefully. Countrywide Testing home drug test kits require the device to remain in the urine for 1-5 minutes. Devices that are left submerged for more than 10 minutes may produce inaccurate results.
If you suspect that your test results may be inaccurate, you may want to take a second test to confirm your results, or have a forensic toxicologist administer a more advanced test.
What do home drug tests test for?
Home drug tests can detect almost any substance you can think of, depending on the type of drug test you buy.
Typically, drug tests are labeled in “panels”, which refers to the type of drug, or the family of drugs, that the test can detect.
Below is a guide to the most-used types of home drug test kits available on the market today:
5 Panel Drug Test
The 5 panel drug test is able to indicate the presence of marijuana, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and amphetamines.
If other drugs, outside of the ones listed above, are present in the urine, this particular type of test will not detect them.
6 Panel Drug Test
A 6 panel over the counter drug test can detect all the same drugs as a 5-panel test, with the addition of benzodiazepines, a class of psychoactive drugs that are commonly used to treat cases of severe anxiety, as well as epilepsy and alcohol withdrawal. One of the most well-known benzodiazepines is Valium, which can be highly addictive.
8 panel Drug Test
8 panel drug tests can detect the presence of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamine, methamphetamine, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and PCP. Barbiturates suppress the nervous system, and are often used as high-calibre muscle relaxers. Unfortunately, however, barbiturates can cause physical and psychological dependance. 8 panel drug tests also differentiate between amphetamine and methamphetamine. Many people aren’t aware that these two substances are chemically different— but they are. One way to remember the difference is that amphetamines can be prescribed by a physician, but methamphetamine is strictly a street drug, which is considered far too potent and dangerous for pharmaceutical use. If you want to test for methamphetamine use, an 8 panel test (or higher) is required.
10 Panel Drug Test
A 10-panel drug test kit detects cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, & quaaludes. These are the most commonly used drug tests in the United States, and are one of the most comprehensive at home drug tests available for purchase.
12 Panel Drug Test
The 12-panel drug test is an extensive form of screening that checks the body for cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, quaaludes, ecstasy/MDMA, & oxycodone/percocet. This test is typically administered by employers who have a high level of responsibility in the workplace. This often includes job sites where strict safety policies and procedures must be adhered to. This test may also be administered by rehab treatment facilities, or healthcare professionals who need to gain an in-depth, all-inclusive understanding of any and all substances that may be present in a person’s system.
Why trust Countrywide Testing?
We are proud to offer the best at home drug tests available on the internet today. Additionally, each of our products is FDA cleared, 510K approved and CLIA-waived, meaning they have been proven to meet the highest accuracy and safety standards. In fact, all of our drug test kits have a 99% accuracy rating.
Our laboratory is also one of only 27 SAMHSA certified labs permitted to process drug samples on behalf of the United States government, which means our customers gain access to the same testing services trusted by law enforcement. Plus, we are CLIA, CAP, and ISO certified, and hold a California Clinical License.
But we do much more than simply offer the highest-quality products. We also make every effort to provide our customers with an unrivaled level of customer service, ensuring we never miss an opportunity to provide a seamless, pleasing shopping experience from start to finish.
This is why we offer free shipping on all orders over $75.00, and back all of our products with a 100% money back guarantee.
Still have questions or concerns regarding our industry-leading home drug test solutions? Contact us today. One of our knowledgeable customer service agents would be happy to assist you.