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Urine instant POCT drug testing

Urine point of care (POCT) drug testing provides on the spot instant drug screen results. Also, it has an effective drug detection window of up to *five days. A popular choice for random drug screening in the workplace, it is a cost effective approach to drug testing with fast results. In addition, we can also perform the drug screen with a breath alcohol test. * Dependant on multiple factors.

Urine POCT drug testing

How does urine POCT drug testing work?

When a drug is used it enters a person’s bloodstream, through the liver, and transfers to the bladder. What remains of the drug is excreted out of the body through urine.

First, we collect the urine sample using our approved collection cups. The screen within the cup is activated automatically. The screen analysis is undertaken against predetermined cut-off levels for all drugs tested. Results of the screen can usually be observed a couple of minutes after activation.

Next, the collection officer will read and record the results on the chain of custody document. A non-negative result could be an indication that a metabolite of the drug group may be present in the urine sample. In this case, and if authorised to do so, we will dispatch the same urine sample to the laboratory.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at the urine POCT sample collection?

We perform the urine POCT sample collection using strict chain of custody procedures. Also, the collection is undertaken by trained and certified sample collection officers. In addition, identification takes place by obtaining official ID such as passport or driving licence, and written consent is obtained. The collection officer will record the analysis from the urine cup. If a non-negative result has been recorded, and depending if authorisation is in place, they will send the same sample to the laboratory for a urine screen and confirmation drug test. A copy of the urine POCT drug test results are provided at the appointment to the donor and organisation/employer, if applicable.

When should the urine POCT drug test be used?

Urine POCT drug testing is a cost effective and prompt method of determining recent drug use. Screening results are available within minutes of sample collection. It is a popular testing method within industry and commercial organisations for random or pre-employment drug testing.

Many organisations choose this option as it provides the following benefits:

  • Instant screen results providing an early sign of drug abuse. For example, when results are time sensitive and required for quick deployment of personnel.
  • Cost effective compared to laboratory drug testing.
  • Suitable for mass screening of a workforce.
  • Quality device providing reliable initial signs of drug taking.
What is the cost of the urine POCT drug test?

The cost per person can be very competitive depending on the number of individuals attending the appointment. This can be as little as £60 per person, including a breath alcohol test. Appointments for single individuals at a clinic start from £156.

Prices quoted include VAT.

Do you sell the urine drug testing cups?

Yes we do! Simply follow the link below and you will see the purchase options.

What drugs are tested in the urine POCT drug test?

The screen analysis is undertaken against predetermined cut-off levels for all drugs tested.

The standard panel includes 6 drug groups:

  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamine
  • Benzodiazepine
  • Cannabis
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opiates

Also, depending on your requirements, we can test more drugs if needed. These include:

  • Barbiturates
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphene
  • Methadone
What are the limitations of urine POCT drug testing?

There are many benefits in using this test. But there are limitations that you must take into account before deciding if this is the right one for your circumstances. These include:

  • Laboratory drug testing is more accurate.
  • False positive and negative results can occur. This is why we recommend laboratory analysis for all non-negative results from a urine POCT screen.
  • Urine POCT results are not legally defensible.
  • Taking disciplinary action based on urine POCT test results is not advisable. Instant urine drug testing is not legally defensible due to potential false positives or negatives. Laboratory confirmation testing must be undertaken before making any disciplinary decisions.
  • For on-site testing at your location or the workplace, toilets must be secure.
  • The detection period is only short (3-5 days). If you need a longer period of analysis, it may be worth considering hair drug testing.

So there are many things to consider for this option. But this is an effective method of drug testing for certain circumstances. Please call 0800 988 7107 and speak to our team who will talk you through the pros and cons.

How can I book an appointment for the urine POCT drug test?

The easiest way to book an appointment is by calling 0800 988 7107 and speaking to our team. Or, you can email [email protected]

Whatever method you choose, we will guide you through the process and get you booked in as quickly as possible.

Local drug testing clinics, and mobile locations throughout the UK

For your convenience, we have a network of drug testing clinics throughout the UK. As a result, we can provide drug and alcohol test appointments for you in your local area. Or we can arrange for a certified sample collection officer to visit your home, workplace, or other location.