Figuring Out Drugs

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How a Drug Test is Conducted

The use and abuse of drug is common in all age groups and genders.The number of people abusing has been on the rise every day. This numbers have brought together different institutions to help in its eradication.Law enforcement, schools, employers are all working together in this fight against drug abuse. Testing of drugs has been incorporated as a requirement in many sectors. There are various methods used to detect if someone has been using different kind of drugs. One gives samples that are required for the tests to be conducted. Once the results are out the feedback with evidence is given to the relevant persons.

The samples may include blood .saliva .urine .breath and hair samples.

Urine sample
These are a tests conducted on the urine sample collected from a person. This is the most common method used in drug testing. It is a method preferred by many for it is inexpensive. There are many drug testing kits one can purchase over the counter. These kits have got simple usage method.

Saliva test
This method of drug test is easy for the sample is easily conducted. it is said to be more comfortable than collection of a urine sample. Its results are fast .These two advantages make it the commonly used method especially with employees.

Testing by using blood
This method is known to give the most accurate results.It can show how much drug is in the system of a person.It can also detect or how long that drug has been used by a person. However it is a costly method that can only be performed b a qualified person.Sample collection should be done in a specific and cautious way.

Hair test
This method makes use of hair. The test will require a 100 hair sample strands. This method can detect even the smallest amount off drugs in one’s body. It can detect drug use up to 90 days prior. It is the most expensive method. Samples can be collected from any part of the body apart from the scalp.

Breathe test
This method is common when testing of alcohol.It is commonly used to check motorists who are driving under the influence. The equipment used is known as a breathalyzer. For any drug test results to be accurate certain steps and precautions have to be taken during the process.

Drug tests are necessary in helping in the eradication of this habit.

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