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Getting To The Point – Testing

How a Drug Test is Conducted

Drug usage has become a common vice among people of all age groups. Instead of the abuse of drugs among people decreasing it is increasing on a daily basis.This menace has lead to the collaborations of different sectors in the country to help eradicate it. Police, schools and event other organizations are teaming up together to help in its reduction. Testing of drugs has been incorporated as a requirement in many sectors. Various methods are used to detect any presence of drugs in a humans body. Various samples are taken to a laboratory for testing that are collected for the donor.These tests are normally conducted in a laboratory then results are sent to the relevant persons.

Hair samples ,breath ,urine, blood or even saliva are collected for these tests.

Urine test
One is asked to pee on a sample collecting container which is then taken for testing.This method is the most common method for drug testing. It is very affordable to have this test done. One can get a urine testing kit easily from your chemist. These kits have got simple usage method.

Tests using saliva
Collecting of this sample is easy and comfortable. People find it less invasive to ones privacy than a urine test. Its results are fast .These advantages make it gain its popularity in places where fast result and privacy should be considered.

Testing by using blood
Testing by use of blood is known and proven by scientists to give results with a high degree of accuracy. This method shows the different levels of drugs in a human system.This method can detect for what period of time drugs have been used. However it is a costly method that can only be performed b a qualified person. What it involves needs to be conducted with caution.

Hair test
this method makes use of hair for testing. The test will require a 100 hair sample strands. This method can detect even the smallest amount off drugs in one’s body. It can detect drug use up to 90 days prior. This method is known to be very expensive compared to the rest. The samples can be collected using any other body hairs apart from scalp hair.

Testing ones breath
These tests are commonly used to detect abuse of alcohol. It is used to check motorists who are driving having passed the allowed limit for alcohol intake. The equipment used is known as a breathalyzer. When carrying out this tests certain precautions have to carried out to ensure that no facto will distort the results.

Drug tests are necessary in helping in the eradication of this habit.

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