EliteScreen 10 panel At Home Drug Test
The EliteScreen 10 panel format detects ten drugs of abuse. Depending on what drugs need to be tested, these assays can be used for testing individuals, teens supervised by parents, in the office or the workplace. These dip tests are quick to use and analyze in less than five minutes. At ‘Home Instant Drug Test Kits’ are designed to be used by non-professional people and require no knowledge to use or interpret. Drug test kits from EliteScreen are 99% accurate and strictly adhere to cut-off levels set by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). A Drug test kit with many options can be purchased online and delivered directly to your address, whether it be at home or the workplace.
Collecting the Right Amount of Urine for Testing
The EliteScreen At Home Drug Test requires a small sample of urine to complete the initial screening. The presence of drugs will be immediately apparent as you see the urine begin to migrate along each test strip.
- Bring the sealed pouch to room temperature before opening.
- Open the sealed pouch, remove the EliteScreen Device, discard the desiccant and pouch.
- Wash your hands with soap and warm water.
- Urinate directly into a clean plastic cup or specimen container.
Using the EliteScreen At Home Drug Test
- Remove the cap and place it on one side. Five fingers are now exposed.
- Partially dip the fingers into the urine sample for 20 seconds.
- The urine specimen will migrate up the test strip and results will start to appear.
- Read the results at 3 to 5 minutes.
Interpretation of the Results
The test device represents multiple tests for drugs of abuse. You must look at the “Drug” (test) area next to the Drug indicated by its abbreviated name, and the “C” (control) area of each strip. There are three possible results for each drug analyzed. The first possibility is a “Negative” result. The second is a “Presumed Positive”; this is a preliminary screening result. The last is an “Invalid” result. An invalid result means the test did not work properly which is generally due to an insufficient sample. You need to retest with another test device. After collecting the specimen for testing, the device tips are dipped into the specimen. After twenty seconds remove the device. The urine will begin to migrate or travel along the test strips. A color change will be observed as the migration takes place. Wait for three minutes before reading the screening results.
NEGATIVE:* Multiple lines appear. One pinkish-red line should be in the control region adjacent to or next to the (C) and an additional red or pink line in the test region adjacent to the name of the drug being tested for. NOTE: The shade of red in the test region adjacent to the (THC) will vary, but it should be considered negative whenever there is even a faint pink line visible.
POSITIVE: One red line appears in the control region adjacent to the C. No line appears in the test region adjacent to the drug name (THC). This positive result indicates that the drug being tested for is present at a concentration above the detectable level (cut-off level).
INVALID: The control line fails to appear. A distinct colored line should always appear in the control region adjacent to the C. If no line appears in the control region do not interpret the result. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test using a new test. If the problem persists, contact the customer service representative at the number indicated at the end of this booklet.
Understanding the Results
What is meant by a presumed positive result?
The EliteScreen at Home Drug Test is considered a “screening test,” it is the first step in a two-step process. If you get a presumed positive screening result, you should take the second step and “confirm” the screening result by a more sophisticated technique known as gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GCMS). The purchase price does not include the cost of confirmation.
What does a negative screening result mean?
This means if the sample was collected properly and if the test was performed according to the instructions, no drugs were present in the sample, or there is not enough drug present to be considered a presumed positive screening result (above cut-off level). See cut-off levels on this page.
- You must carefully follow the directions before testing; failure to do so could cause inaccurate results.
- Only human urine samples can be used with this test.
- Altered urine samples may give inaccurate results.
- Bleach and other strong oxidizing agents can degrade test results. If you feel a sample has been altered obtain a new sample.
- Other circumstances and compounds not listed here could cause inaccurate screening results.
- Drugs must be present in the urine above a certain concentration in order to be detected by the EliteScreen Multi-Drug Test Device.
NOTE: The possibility exists that your child may have ingested one or more drugs and, based on the time of collection, the amount ingested, their body’s metabolic rate, could result in a negative test.
About the Result
Government Agencies such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), have established “cut-off” levels when testing for drugs of abuse. EliteScreen is manufactured to conform to those government guidelines. As a screening test, EliteScreen Multi-Drug Test Devices may not detect amounts of drugs in a urine sample that are below the cut-off level. Even though some small level of drugs may be present in a urine sample, the sample would be still considered NEGATIVE. Samples at or near the cut-off level provide the greatest margin of error.
How long after using drugs can they be detected in urine?
Each drug is cleared by the body at different rates. How soon a drug may be found in the urine and how long a person will test positive depends on a number of factors, including how often the drug is taken, how the drug was taken (swallowed, inhaled, smoked, or injected) as well as the age, weight, diet, and metabolic rate of the user. See cut-off levels.
Cut-off Levels and detection times