Health and Fitness Tips

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We all know that employers want to have a healthy and safe work environment for all of their employees. We are also aware that it can be overwhelming to try to decide which drug test to administer to your employees.

The most popular drug test kits are urine and saliva tests and the least used test is the hair follicle drug test. Part of the reason urine drug tests and saliva tests are so popular is that they are both well known. Hair follicle tests are the most effective when it comes to testing for cocaine, methamphetamines, and opiates long-term abuse. While urine can detect use for these types of drugs, it is only effective for three days. Hair follicle drug test kits will detect drug use up to 90 days, making it difficult for users to prepare ahead of time for them.

Urine drug test kits are the most popular and easy to use. It’s easy to use and easily detects drugs and prescription medication. While employers might be worried about the possibility of a person cheating on a urine drug test, it actually isn’t as easy as one might assume. If anything about the urine is a little off, whether it is the temperature, PH, or creatine, it is immediately detected and there will be a retest required.

Finally, oral or saliva drug test kits are also a reliable way to catch drug use. It can be done on site and it can detect recent use. It has the smallest detection window – a few seconds to 48 hours of use – which means that it is most effective for finding frequent drug users or even employees who might be using drugs while on the job site. It’s important to let go of chronic users because they might be a hazard to themselves and to other employees.

When it comes to finding the right drug test kit, it really comes down to what your needs and preferences are. It might be a good idea to have a hair follicle test before hiring someone and it might be good to have a few saliva drug test kits available if there is suspicion of chronic drug use on the job. Whatever you decide to do it is the most important to keep in mind the safety of all of your employees. You want to keep everyone safe and drug-free.