Craig Medical Distribution, Inc., Vista, Calif., produces the RapidCHECK 7 multi-drug screening test for the detection of seven drugs and drug metabolites simultaneously; THC (Marijuana), Cocaine and its metabolite, benzoylecgonine, Opiates, Oxycodone (Vicodin), Methamphetamines (including Ecstasy), Methadone, and Amphetamines (Phentermine etc.) in one simple test device. The company says that this test is also recommended for an all-inclusive scan when drug use is suspected but the specific target drug is unknown. Results are obtained within eight minutes and are 98 percent accurate.
Phamatech, Inc., San Diego, Calif., manufactures QuickScreen multi-panel dip cards that offer minimal exposure to the urine sample and selectivity for any combination of nine different drugs. The test card is dipped into the urine specimen and a built-in timer indicates availability of results. The slit-lid cover and a hinged leak-proof lid snap into place making the product, according to the company, the most secure collection container on the market. The specimen donors name can also be written directly on the device, and QuickScreen cards can be photocopied for easy tracking of on-site screening results.
Forefront Diagnostics, Inc., San Diego, Calif., produces the InstaCheck multi-drug test device that provides clear, reliable results simply and easily. Negative results can be determined in as few as three minutes; positive results require eight minutes. Aside from its speed, this product features a one-step device requiring no incubation period, specimen transfers, or washing steps and up to an 18-month shelf life at room temperature.
While the availability of these tests has satisfied a widespread demand, laboratory testing for drugs of ab