It is the responsibility of the employers to ensure the employees’ safety at the workplace. One way of ensuring workplace safety is by making it free from drug abusing.
There are different methods used by employers to test employees for drug abuse. The method can be pre-employment drug screening, scheduled and random drug testing.
Nowadays drug testing kits are designed for the workplace. These drug testing methods help employers keep a check on drug abuse by employees.
Generally, both single and multi-panel test kits are used in the workplace. Here in this article, we are going to discuss these two kinds of kits to make it easy for you to choose the best ones based on your requirement.
Single-panel drug test kits:
Through single-panel test kits/drug test strips you can detect a particular drug. The test sample used here is urine or saliva.
The advantages of single-panel drug test kits are:
- Easy to use
- Give quick results
Multi-panel drug test kits:
The multi-panel drug test checks two or more drugs at a time.
On the basis of the number of drugs they detect, they are named 3-panel, 5-panel, and 12 panel test kits.
You can detect the drugs like methamphetamine, barbiturates, buprenorphine, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, opiate, oxycodone, and phencyclidine using a single sample with these kits.
Difference between Multi-panel and single-panel:
Both of these methods can be used for drug testing at the workplace but multi-panel drug test kits have more advantages because of the following:
Multi-panel drug testing kits are available in both strip and cup forms. Test cup is more convenient as they are easy to handle.
• Cost and efficiency:
This is a cost-effective way of drug testing as you can test for 10-12 drugs at the same time. In this, the chances of detecting drug abusers are very high.
See this page to learn more about drug testing methods.