18/12/2017

Three Steps to Simpler Drug Screening

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Three Steps to Simpler Drug Screening

Dr. Paul Yates, Intelligent Fingerprinting

We recently saw the introduction of a totally new kind of drug test: a revolutionary portable system which analyses fingerprint sweat to accurately detect recent drug use.

The new fingerprint-based drug test is convenient and hygienic, and a core strength of the system is its simplicity and speed.  With the Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System, a single fingerprint sweat sample is all that’s needed to screen for cocaine, opiates, cannabis and amphetamines simultaneously, in an easy three-step process that takes under 10 minutes to complete:

Step 1 – Fingerprint Sample Collection

Place the Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening Cartridge on a solid, level surface and ask the sample donor to press their fingertip firmly onto the sample application pad for five seconds.  Then slide the Cartridge cover across to lock in the sample and protect it from tampering or contamination.

Sample collection for fingerprint drug screening test

Step 2 – Sample Analysis

Follow the simple on-screen instructions on the Reader 1000.  Enter donor reference details and insert the Cartridge when directed, then select Test mode.  The Reader analyses the sample.

Analysing the fingerprint drug screening test

Step 3 – Test Results

Within ten minutes, the analysis is complete and the Reader provides a clear positive or negative on-screen result for each drug group in the test.

Fingerprint drug screening test result

For more information watch our short introductory video here.

Easier Drug Screening

Thanks to its simple, fingerprint-based approach, the Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System brings a new level of convenience and flexibility to drug testing.

The Cartridge is small and lightweight, especially compared with traditional urine cups which are bulky to store and transport. The Reader 1000 is compact and portable and can be operated using mains power or via the internal rechargeable battery.  This makes it a versatile system which can be moved from site to site as required.

Another strength of the system is its non-invasive approach. Until now, drug testing has often required the collection, handling and disposal of biohazardous body fluids such as urine and oral fluid samples.  In contrast, fingerprint drug tests are hygienic and easy to handle with no need for specially prepared collection or waste-disposal facilities. Moreover, the Reader provides clear on-screen results which can be downloaded onto a USB stick or printed immediately using a compatible label printer, removing the onus on the test administrator to interpret test lines or manually record results.

Please get in touch with us today to find out how Intelligent Fingerprinting could help to bring you three steps closer to simpler, more convenient and cost-effective drug screening.

Please note that in the USA, the Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System is currently available for forensic use only.

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