Employers are responsible for their employees’ safety at the workplace. One way of making workplace safe is to make it free from drug abusing employees. Effective workplace drug testing results in better compliance with law, fewer workers compensation claims and fewer legal hassles to business. To Understand more about drug-related matters visit, gsdln.org. Employers also use other different kits to test employees for drug abuse for pre-employment drug screening, scheduled and random drug testing. It also builds better employee-employer trust and relationship.
Common drug test kits benefits
Multi-panel vs. single-panel:
Though either kind of these kits can be used for workplace drug testing, multi-panel drug test kits are more advantageous because of the following:
Multi-panel kits are available in both strip and cup forms. The test containers are convenient to use because they avoid the inconvenience of handling test sample. The sample can be directly collected in a container that has a closed lid.
The test card is attached to the cup itself. You can just peel off the label and read the results. On single-panel test strips, you should have a separate sample collection container for each employee to be tested, you need to collect the sample, dip the strip and hold it until the results are shown, which is an inconvenience when compared to multi-panel kits.
Cost and efficiency
Multi-panel kits are more efficient because with one test kit you can test for 10-12 drugs. So, drug abusers are less likely to escape from the test as most of these kits are designed to detect commonly abused drugs. In the case of single panel kits, you can detect only one drug at a time. Thus, chances of drug abusers being undetected will be more. Coming to cost, though multi-panel kits cost more compared to their single panel counterparts, the advantage of testing more than one drug makes them economical.
Split key cup
Multi-panel split key cups make sure that the test sample does not come into contact with test part until the key is inserted. This enables test administrators to start the tests at their convenience and allows them to read the results accurately.
Advanced options such as the split keys, adulteration, and temperature checks are available only in multi-panel cups. Thus, they have a unique advantage over single-panel kits.
Integrated with temperature checkup, multi-panel kits enable test administrators to measure the temperature of a urine sample. The temperature of the sample is expected to show results within four minutes after collection.