POCT Drug / Substance Abuse / Misuse / Oversode / Addiction Test
Strip / Dipstick
Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and
use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful
consequences. The initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for
most people, but repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that
challenge an addicted person’s self-control and interfere with
their ability to resist intense urges to take drugs. These brain
changes can be persistent, which is why drug addiction is
considered a "relapsing" disease—people in recovery from drug use
disorders are at increased risk for returning to drug use even
after years of not taking the drug.
It's common for a person to relapse, but relapse doesn't mean that
treatment doesn’t work. As with other chronic health conditions,
treatment should be ongoing and should be adjusted based on how the
patient responds. Treatment plans need to be reviewed often and
modified to fit the patient’s changing needs.
Preliminary positive (+)
A rose-pink band is visible in each control region. If no color
band appears in the appropriate test “T” region, a preliminary
positive result is indicated for the
corresponding drug of that specific test zone.
If a rose-pink band is visible in each control region and the
appropriate test “T” region, it indicates that the concentration of
the corresponding drug of that
specific test zone is absent or below the detection limit of the
If a color band is not visible in the control “C” region or a color
band is only visible in the test “T” region, the test is invalid.
Another test should opened and run to re-evaluate the specimen. If
test still provides an invalid result, please contact the
distributor from whom you purchased the product. When calling, be
sure to provide the lot number for the test.
Note: There is no meaning attributed to line color intensity or width.
Any visible line is considered to be a line.
1. This test has been developed for testing urine samples only. No
other fluids have been evaluated. DO NOT use this device to test
substances other than urine.
2. There is a possibility that technical or procedural errors, as
well as interfering substances in the urine specimen may cause
3. Adulterated urine samples may produce erroneous results. Strong
oxidizing agents such as bleach (hypochlorite) can oxidize drug
analyte. If a sample is suspected of being adulterated, obtain a
new sample in a different, unused, cup.
4. This test is a qualitative screening assay. It is not designed
to determine the quantitative concentration of drugs or the level
5. A positive result does not indicate level or intoxication,
administration route or concentration in urine.
6. A negative result may not necessarily indicate drug-free urine.
Negative results can be obtained when drug is present but below the
cut-off level of the test.