Why Change To Fingerprint Drug Testing With Workforce-Wellbeing?
This short video explains how the Intelligent Fingerprinting drug testing system can support your organisation thanks to its non-invasive, quick, easy and more dignified approach.
Fingerprint Drug Screening System
This fingerprint drug screening system is quick and easy to use. Sample collection takes less than a minute and results are available on-the-spot using the Intelligent Fingerprinting DSR-Plus. The DSR-Plus reads the Cartridge and displays either a positive or negative result for each drug in the test in just ten minutes.
How Does Fingerprint Testing Compare?
We believe that fingerprint based drug tests offer a more convenient, hygienic and pleasant approach to testing than traditional methods involving urine or saliva samples. This comparison table shows how different drug testing approaches measure up across a number of key criteria:
|Fingerprint Drug Screening||Oral Fluid (Saliva) Drug Screening||Urine Drug Screening|
|Fingerprint drug testing is completely non-invasive. To provide a sample, all ten fingerprints are pressed, in succession, onto the fingerprint drug screening cartridge. Oral fluid tests require saliva to be collected from the mouth via a swab, as well as pre-test monitoring to ensure the person being tested doesn’t eat, drink, smoke or gargle beforehand. Urine tests can be invasive of a person’s privacy, especially when an organization’s drug policy requires that the person being tested is observed while providing the sample (to prevent possible cheating).|
|Fingerprint-based drug tests are particularly easy to administer any time, almost anywhere, as sample collection is quick and hygienic, the reader is portable and there’s no need for any special preparation, or gender-specific testing staff. Oral fluid tests can prove difficult to collect – particularly if an individual has a ‘dry mouth’ – a common side effect of many drugs, both illicit and clinically-prescribed. Given the biohazardous nature of urine samples, drug testing sessions can be challenging to coordinate, as well as requiring toilet facilities for sample collection and gender-specific test supervisors due to the personal nature of the test.|
|Fingerprint sample collection takes seconds, with results for all drugs in the test displayed on the portable reader in ten minutes. The results can be easily printed using the printer accessory. Saliva samples can be difficult to collect and process, adding to the overall testing time. Pre-test waiting periods, the need to collect a minimum sample, dry mouth syndrome and biohazardous disposal can all combine to make oral fluid testing a lengthier process. The time to result is broadly similar between urine and fingerprint tests, however the collection process means that even a well-administered urine test can take around 15 minutes. Delays due to ‘shy bladder’ issues, and the need for efficient scheduling of staff to attend for sample collection, can lead to lengthy waits before obtaining a sample.|
|Fingerprint-based tests are easy to handle and hygienic to use and there is no need for clinical waste disposal of used cartridges. A face-covering can be worn throughout the testing process, if required. With oral fluid testing, close physical contact is required and kits can leak after sample collection, with the risk for testers of getting saliva on their hands. Saliva tests also require biohazardous waste disposal. With urine collection, splashes and spills can quickly make the process unhygienic. Urine samples are also biohazardous, causing potential issues around collection and sample disposal.|
|Fingerprint testing is discreet and dignified for both the person being tested and the tester, with no requirement to collect invasive, biohazardous body fluid samples. Saliva sample collection is more intrusive and samples can prove difficult to collect – particularly if an individual has a ‘dry mouth’ – a common side effect of many drugs, both illicit and clinically-prescribed. Urine tests are widely regarded as the least dignified form of testing, particularly when observed sample collection is a requirement.|
|Organisations that use third-party companies to carry out testing may find they can make significant savings by bringing screening in-house with the Intelligent Fingerprinting system. And, because the test is so simple and hygienic, there’s no need for specialist staff, specially prepared collection areas or clinical waste disposal services. This combines for a more efficient and cost-effective process. Oral fluid tests are similarly priced to fingerprint test cartridges but the cost of the end-to-end process – including monitoring periods before testing, managing the test sample collection and then disposing of the biohazardous oral fluid drug test kits – can make oral fluid testing a less attractive solution. Individual urine tests are competitively priced, but the end-to-end cost of the testing process can escalate when the logistics of managing and staffing the testing process are considered. If tests need to be observed, then gender-specific staff will be required, while dedicated, specially prepared toilet facilities will also need to be made available.|
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Drug Screening Cartridges
Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening Cartridges provide fast fingerprint sample collection and detection of multiple drug groups.
Intelligent Fingerprinting DSR-Plus is the portable sample reader that analyses the Drug Screening Cartridge within 10 minutes.
Fingerprint Collection Kit for Laboratory Analysis that provides a secondary lab-based confirmation testing solution (if required).
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A huge range of organisations, not just in the UK but worldwide are now using Intelligent Fingerprinting’s non-invasive Drug Screening System to simplify and support their drug screening programmes across a range of applications, from workplace testing to family safeguarding initiatives.
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