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Know About Marijuana Drug Test

Marijuana is known to be one of the most widely abused illegal drugs in the U.S. Marijuana is mostly abused through smoking using cigarettes, blunts, pipes, bowls, etc. Marijuana can also be ingested orally, mixed in food or brewed as tea. Marijuana is highly addictive as it potentially affects brain. Marijuana abuse has many adverse affects like indistinct awareness, difficulties in reminiscence and learning, loss of harmonization, increased heart rate and reduced blood pressure.

Marijuana drug test
Marijuana test helps to detect abuse and abuse levels in a person and reduce adverse effects of it in right time. The THC One Step Marijuana Test Strip helps in detecting marijuana and its metabolite, THC effectively in a human urine. Cut-off concentration for THC concentration in human urine is 50 ng/ml. Traces of THC can be found in urine for up to 10 days after abuse.

Process Before The Test
The test device should not cross the expiry date. It should be seen that the seal of the test device is not open. The specimen should be handled similar to handling of an infectious agent. The test device is ready to use only when it brought down to room temperature. The specimen must be collected in a clean and dry container. The specimen should be centrifuged, filtered, or allowed to settle to obtain a clear supernatant for testing, if any precipitates are visible in it.

How to Take the Test
The test device must be dipped vertically into the specimen from the end where arrows are pointing towards it, for 10 – 15 seconds. The immersion should not cross the maximum line provided on the strip. Now the strip should be laid carefully on a non-absorbent flat surface and wait for colored lines to appear in the results window.

Interpretation Of The Test
The results from a THC One Step Marijuana Test Strip must be read at 5 minutes after the test is been conducted. It is ineffective to interpret results after 10 minutes of conducting the test. The result window of drug test strip is labeled C (control line region) and T (test line region). If two colored lines appear on both the regions of result window, then it is interpreted as negative for marijuana abuse test. For a positive result, only one colored line appears in the C region of the window. If a colored line in the C region of the window fails to appear, then the result is invalid. An invalid result might be caused due to insufficient specimen volume or incorrect test procedure.

Marijuana drug test can be performed at home effectively as they provide accurate and reliable results along at the convenience of privacy. As these drug test strips provide instant and effective results, they are also ideal for using at organizations or educational institutions.

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