Follow these instructions for the best results with this innovative
screening device, which includes market-leading drug cutoffs and the
first ever sponge saturation indicator.
IMPORTANT: Donors should
not place anything (including food, drink, gum or tobacco products) in
their mouth for at least 10 minutes prior to the procedure. DO NOT BITE,
SUCH OR CHEW ON THE SPONGE! Refrain from talking while collection swab
is in the mouth.
Step 1: The purpose of step 1 is to saturate the sponge
with saliva. With the collection swab (B), have the donor sweep the
inside of mouth (cheeks, tongue, gums) several times, then hold swab in
closed mouth until the color on the saturation indicator strip appears
in the indicator window. Donor must leave swab in mouth until instructed
to remove it. Donor may remove swab from mouth when color appears in
the indicator window.
NOTE: If at 7 minutes, color on saturation indicator has not appeared in window, proceed with test. (Step 2)
Step 2: Remove collection swab from mouth and insert
sponge - first into the screening device (A), pushing until the locking
flange locks in place in the bottom of the device. Once locked in place,
the device is airtight, tamper evident, and ready to dispose of after
use or send to lab for confirmation (on non-negative results). Ensure
that specimen is contacting all test strips. If not, rotate the device
side to side/front to back to disperse the specimen within the chamber.
With specimen dispersed, set device upright on flat surface. Keep upright while test runs
3: Read negative results as soon as two lines
appear on any test strip, often within 2 minutes. Any indication of a
line in the test (T) area should be considered a line, and therefore a
negative result. Read non-negative results at 10 minutes.
NOTE: The THC (marijuana) strip has improved
sensitivity, which may show a less intensive color band in the Test (T)
area. This is an expected and normal response.
Interpreting the Results
A negative result is indicated by the presence of both a “C” control line or and a “T” test line for each designated drug.
presence of a “C” control line and a very light “T” test line indicates
a negative result. Any indication of a “T”test line is interpreted as a
positive result is indicated by the presence of a “C” control line and
the absence of a "T" test line. Wait 5 minutes to read positive results.
invalid result is indicated when the "C" line is completely missing
from one or more test windows. If this happens, run another test.
If the device includes alcohol, read the alcohol strip at 2 minutes.
Compare the color of the reaction pad with the color chart provided to
determine the relative blood alcohol level. No color change indicates a