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Frequently Asked Questions
Rapid Drug Test Devices

Is it possible to cheat the iCup® drug screen by substituting or adulterating the specimen?
No. The iCup® A.D. contains a specimen validity test or SVT strip that verifies the validity of a specimen. The SVT strip checks for oxidants, specific gravity and pH in the specimen.  For example, if someone tries to substitute water for urine, the specific gravity indicator will show an abnormal reading.
How long are the results valid after administering the tests?
The amount of time for results to remain stable varies according to the rapid test device. Please visit our library section or call us directly for more information.
Is there any specific way these products need to be stored? Do they have to be refrigerated?
All drug test devices can be stored at room temperature up to the date of expiration printed on the individual foil pouch. They cannot be stored in extreme heat or cold and must remain sealed in the foil pouch until use.
What is the minimum amount of specimen needed for a conclusive test result?
It is always important to collect a sufficient amount of specimen in case of a non-negative result. The confirmation laboratory requires a minimum of 15mL of specimen but prefers 30mL for urine testing. For saliva, it is 2mL.
Does the product need to be disposed of in any special way, such as a biohazard bag?
Urine and oral drug screens do not pose a biohazard risk and can be disposed of in regular waste receptacles.
Are there products that can be used in the tests to give a false negative? What can be done to avoid this?
Although there are only a small handful of products that can be used to change the result of an impending test, there are validity screens available which can detect these adulterants. Some are integrated into the tests, such as the iCup®, which has built-in adulteration available, and we also have individual adulteration strips.
Do you have to confirm a non-negative result? If so, how is this done?
Instant Technologies, Inc. strongly recommends that a SAMHSA certified laboratory confirm all non-negative results. Please call us directly for assistance.
Are any of your drug tests FDA Cleared?
All of our urine tests have an FDA 510k clearance.
Is there specific training required to administer these drug tests?
Although there is no official training required to administer the tests, Instant Technologies, Inc. does provide procedure cards, instructional videos, drug test interpretation quizzes and certificates of completion free of charge. These instructional materials help you to administer, interpret and if necessary, package a non negative result for confirmation testing.


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