I’ll tell you this for free, drug tests are nerve-racking. The fact is, no one ever wants to be caught slipping because of testing positive for a banned substance. Be it sports, travel, employment, drug tests are simply meant to protect users from the many harmful consequences of drug abuse. Many of us frown on them, condemning the authorities for creating such stringent rules and requirements. However, at home drug test kits can be a real savior, allowing you to prepare beforehand for that all important drug test. Available online and in most pharmacies, these kits are affordable and easy to use.

Conventional drug testing is the kind that takes place in designated laboratories and handled by real scientists. As such, testing is going to be expensive and the waiting period much longer than if you had a $3 test kit that is almost 100 percent accurate. Normally, traces of drugs are found in three forms of biological samples: urine, saliva, and hair. Since these samples are different, it goes without saying that saliva testing is far less intrusive than the other two as all you need in a dab of cotton wool and you’re good to go. The test kits will come with an instructional manual that shows you the process step by step, so don’t worry about not having failed biology in high school.

Single-panel and Multi-panel Test Kits

Unlike multi-panel test kits that can detect two or more drugs in a single test, single panel test kits are only capable of detecting one drug. Whilst the latter is more economical and quick, their one flaw is that they’re fairly laborious. Multi-panel test kits are, however, very cost effective as you can test for several drugs using one sample. Both test kits are available in cup and strip form.

FDA Approval

So did you think that it’s as easy as that? If so, then let me be the first person to tell you that you need to get an FDA approved kit. This is because some are not as accurate and easily become tainted, thereby causing results to be inaccurate