Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Are the cut-offs used the same on all “Point of Care” drug test devices/kits?


No. Many “Point of Care” drug test devices/kits are made for the mass USA market and use higher cut-offs and test for drugs that are less relevant to the UK. Using higher cut-offs may mean that you will not detect a larger quantity of positive samples at the lower end, making your testing program less effective. If testing in Europe, to European standards, then you should look for a “Point of Care” drug test device/kit that has test strip cut-offs aligned to the European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS) laboratory screening standards where possible. The ITS range of Point of Care urine drug testing devices/kits and oral fluid drug testing devices/kits are manufactured with that in mind and specifically for the UK and Ireland market.


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