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Dip Card Test - Procedure & Overview

Kit content
  • Foil pouch with device

  • Collection cup with temperature strip

  • Dip card drug test device

  • Red / White ID label

  • Transport vial and transport bag (biobag) for mailing

  • Mailing box

  • Test instructions

How to read results

A negative result is indicated by two (2) rose pink color bands of any intensity, one in the control (C) region AND one in the test (T) region. This result means that the urine screened negative.

Remember - even a very faint line is a negative result.


A single rose pink color band which appears in the control (C) region, and NO line in the test (T) region means the urine screen is considered to be positive.

No results

A test must be considered NO RESULT if no band appears or if a band appears in the test (T) region without a band in the control (C) region. The presence of a control band is necessary to confirm assay performance and must always appear.

How to use it
Step 1

Urinate directly into a Collection Cup. Fill cup to 1 inch depth.

Step 2

Open the foil pouch at the notch and remove the test device.

Step 3

Insert the test device directly into the collection cup.

Do not insert the device past the "max urine" line marked on the device. Allow device to remain in the urine until red color appears in the "RESULT READY" window on the right. Results should be ready in 1 to 5 minutes.

Example of test results
Negative results

NEGATIVE RESULTS - two (2) rose pink color bands, of any intensity, one in the control (C) region AND one in the test (T) region.

Positive results

NEGATIVE RESULTS - a single rose pink color band which appears in the control (C) region, AND NO line in the test (T) region.

1 Positive and 4 Negative
Positive results

If the sample is positive, you can send it to the lab for confirmation testing. The specimen will be re-tested by ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay). If positive, the sample will be confirmed by GCMS (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry).

Shipping instructions


Open the vial and carefully pour the urine from the Collection Cup into the vial. Fill the vial to about 1/2 full and tightly close the cap.


Peel and apply the ID label to the vial. Remove and save the colored half of the ID label. (You need the ID to get your lab results).


Check the label identifying the drug that was a Preliminary result.



Place the labeled vial into the plastic pouch.


Seal the plastic pouch.


Place the sealed plastic pouch into the preaddressed shipping mailer. Close and seal.


Please note that the mailer is not pre-paid. You must attach the proper postage to have a carrier service deliver it (approximately three first class postage stamps).


Record the date the urine sample was collected on the area marked "Date Collected ___" on the mailer.


Place the mailer in any US Postal mailbox. IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAIL IT RIGHT AWAY! Old urine samples may not be suitable for testing.

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