Administrators and parents use a specimen cup as the preferred method when testing for drugs. They use them for collecting a urine sample when using a dip drug test card. A dip card is often called an immunoassay and relies on a urine sample to identify drugs of abuse. They are used throughout the industry for the collection and administration of urine because it includes a temperature check to verify the sample is at the correct temperature before analysis.
The benefits of using a specimen cup:
- Suitable for dip card drug tests
- Low unit price
- Volume level markers
- Heat sensitive strip (90° to 100° F. )
They are made from a recyclable plastic for a cleaner world.
These products are available in two versions, the first is the most common, the second one includes a lid; the latter being desirable if you wish to send a sample of urine to a test lab to confirm a presumed positive sample.
The important thing to remember is both cups include a heat-sensitive strip. The strip measures temperature between 90° to 100° F. Temperatures out of this range are not acceptable. We recommend that an acceptable temperature should be between 93° to 98° F. This range is tighter than typically accepted because it assures the urine has not been substituted with a fake sample.