Cannabis drug testing is used to detect and confirm the presence of THC or THC metabolites that indicate the use of marijuana or prescription cannabinoids. This type of testing can be done with urinalysis, hair analysis, saliva analysis, and test strips. Test strips are a convenient and accurate way to detect the presence of drugs in a sample. They are all-in-one devices that include a collecting container and drug test strips combined in a single device.
After collecting a urine sample in the cup, you just have to screw the lid on and wait to read the results. When analyzing the presence of any drug, such as THC, OPI or MAMP, in the urine sample, the presence of any drug would cause it to face the conjugated drug by a certain amount of the conjugated dye antibody. If the urine sample contains the specific drug or drug metabolites being tested, the colored particles containing the antibodies will pass through the special place on the strip and no drug line will form. When no colored drug line appears, this indicates a positive preliminary result for the drug being tested. False positives have been reported in THC screening tests, so many positive tests are confirmed with a more specific test. For example, gas chromatography and mass spectrometer (GCMS) tests can make a difference.
It also depends on whether tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or its metabolites are being tested, since the latter have a much longer detection time than the former. Consuming hemp seed bars, low-THC cannabis and CBD supplements are known to cause false positives. Sample manipulation can also affect drug test results, so Identity Diagnostics includes a temperature band that ensures that the sample is freshly collected. People can choose a single-drug test strip kit to check for a particular drug, or a multi-drug test strip kit to check for the presence of different medications at the same time in the comfort of their home or anywhere else. The tests can be performed with point-of-care tests, which usually consist of small strips that are submerged in the urine and interpreted according to the appearance or absence of a colored line on the strip. The Exploro THC test can detect THC metabolites in urine at the same level as federal drug-free programs in workplaces. Below each window on the strip are numbers that correspond to the drug that appears below that specific window.
These include the dose of THC, the frequency of use, a person's metabolism, and the type of sample analyzed.