PDT-90 Home Drug Testing Kit FAQ’s
How does the PDT-90 home drug test work?
The PDT-90 ® kit uses a simple, in-home hair sample collection. The hair is tested for evidence of drug use, which occurred during the previous several months. The package provides instructions on how to collect a small hair sample.
You send the hair sample for laboratory testing in the envelope provided. Use your PDT-90 ® code number to receive the results confidentially and anonymously over the phone.
Will the test results remain confidential?
Yes, the results are kept completely confidential and are for your use only. NO NAMES ARE EVER USED IN THE TESTING PROCESS. YOUR PDT-90 ® CODE NUMBER KEEPS ALL TESTING CONFIDENTIAL AND ANONYMOUS.
How long will it take to receive the test results?
Test results are available typically within 3-5 business days from the time they are received at the lab, provided that all of the instructions for submitting the sample are followed properly. To receive the results, call a toll-free results hotline.
Is the testing accurate? Will the results come back positive if one is not taking drugs, but has been in contact with drug users?
The PDT-90 ® is one of the most effective home drug tests on the market, the same patented technology corporations rely on nationwide. Hair samples are cleansed to remove any external contaminants. As with any drug testing, cutoff levels are utilized to ensure that inadvertent or unintentional contact with drugs will not create a false-positive result.
The testing technology is designed to show the presence of drug levels, which would only be consistent with drugs’ ingestion. Before any positive test result is reported, the sample is subjected to a second, confirmatory test using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), considered the gold standard for forensic drug testing.
How does the PDT-90 ® hair test compare with the urinalysis tests currently on the market?
Urinalysis can only see if drugs were used within the previous 2-3 day period, longer for chronic marijuana use. PDT-90 ® testing can check for drug use over several month periods. This makes it harder for one to evade detection. Ways of beating urine tests are widely known. Teens can tamper with the specimen, flush their systems with water, and even purchase clean urine to substitute for their own. However, the easiest way for them to beat a urine test is to abstain from use for 3 days. Also, PDT-90 ® testing should be less embarrassing, since collection and handling are clean and easy.