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Benefits of 10 and 12 Panel Drug Testing Kits at Workplace

By Edited Mar 29, 2016 0 0

Now-a-days, drug testing at workplace has become very common. It has become mandatory to check the employees in order to make sure of a drug free environment at workplace. About 12.9 million employees aged 18 or older are either full time or part time employees, according to NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) 2009.

Common drugs of abuse
There are many illicit drugs of abuse. Of them, some of the common ones are:
• Cocaine (COC)
• Amphetamine (AMP)
• Methamphetamine (mAMP)
• Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
• Methadone (MTD)
• Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
• Opiate (OPI)
• Oxycodone (OXY)
• Propoxyphene (PPX)
• Phencyclidine (PCP)
• Barbiturate (BAR)
• Benzodiazepine (BZO)

Though pre-employment drug testing is conducted by many employers to detect the drug abusers, it has become necessary to conduct drug testing in the organizations after they enter the organization. Reason, many people are getting addicted to drugs after employment because of stress related issues or personal issues. Hence, post employment drug testing methods should be adapted at workplace to detect the drug abusers.

Post employment drug testing includes random drug testing, individual suspicion testing, post accident testing etc. The 10 or 12 panel drug test kits are ideal for post employment drug testing and are an all-in-one test for the most common drugs of abuse.

A 10 or 12 panel drug testing kit will be able to detect any 10 of the above mentioned drugs. The 12 panel drug test kit will detect all the above mentioned 12 drugs. These kits detect the drug metabolites in urine.

Advantages of using 10 or 12 panel test kits at workplace
Using 10 or 12 panel drug testing kits is easy, convenient, accurate and gives instant results. These kits can also detect combination of drugs. The other major advantages of 10 or 12 panel drug testing include:

Cost effective
As other test panel kits do not have much efficiency of detecting as many drugs as 10 to 12 in one sample, more money has to invest. Whereas, the 10 and 12 panel drug test kits have the efficiency of detecting 10 to 12 drugs at a time, depending on the panel. Hence, they are less costly and more efficient.

Check for multiple drug tests
The 10 and 12 panel drug testing kits are more efficient in detecting 10 to 12 drugs using a single sample. One can detect the metabolites of different drugs such as Cocaine, Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Methadone, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, Opiates, Oxycodone, Propoxyphene, Phencyclidine, Barbiturate, Benzodiazepine in urine.

Comprehensive testing
These drug testing kits' cutoff standards are set to the cutoff level standards of SAMHSA. These kits give 95 to 98 percent accurate results of drug tests. They provide comprehensive testing for a broad variety of drugs at a time.

Fastest way to detect drug abuse
These 10 or 12 panel drug testing kits screen for any kind of residue of the commonly abused drugs in the urine sample. They provide instant results, often within minutes after conducting the drug test. These test kits provide preliminary results of drug abuse.

The 10 and 12 panel drug testing kits provide preliminary analytical results. One can also go for the laboratory studies for further confirmation of the results. Regular post-employment drug testing will make the workplace a drug free environment.

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