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Fingerprint Testing

Fingerprint Testing

Innovative new drug test uses fingerprint sweat to provide non-invasive drug screening that’s quick and easy to administer.

What Can Our Fingerprints Reveal?

Since the first use of fingerprint identification in 1858, we’ve known that the combination of whorls, arches and loops that make up the pattern of our fingerprint is unique to each finger, and our fingerprints remain the same throughout our lives.

What you may not know, however, is that a person’s fingerprint sweat can now be used to test for drugs of abuse simply and quickly.

When you look at your finger, the friction ridges on the ‘pulp’ of the finger contain tiny eccrine sweat glands which exude a sticky salty liquid. When the finger is pressed against a surface, more of this liquid is exuded to aid in grip. Now, for the first time, we can screen these fingertip secretions for drugs and drug metabolites using the Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System.

We’re proud to have been carefully selected and appointed by Intelligent Fingerprinting as an authorised distribution partner for their ground-breaking technology. The Surescreen team has been fully trained on the system and our customers are already benefiting from this simple new approach to drug testing.

Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System

The fingerprint screening system currently detects 4 drug types: Methamphetamines, Opiates, Cannabis and Cocaine in one simple test. Fingerprint sweat samples from all 10 fingers are collected onto a single, tamper-evident cartridge and the cartridge is placed in the portable Intelligent Fingerprinting Reader 1000 for analysis. Sample collection takes less than a minute, and results are available in 10 minutes.

Non-invasive & Dignified
The system works by analysing fingerprint sweat, so sample collection is non-invasive and dignified.

Sample collection takes less than a minute and analysis for multiple drugs of abuse takes around 10 minutes.

The system is compact and portable, for convenient drug screening anytime, in almost any location.

Fingerprint Testing is quick and easy, with no need for gender-specific collectors, specialist handling, or collection area preparation.

Reduced risk of adulteration, dilution or substitution issues

Confirmation Service
If a test shows non-negative at screening stage, a fingerprint-based laboratory confirmation service is available to identify the exact metabolite or analyte present and give expert opinion for any action that needs to be taken. Simply take another two sets of samples using the Fingerprint Collection Kit For Laboratory Analysis.

Cut-off Levels

Cannabis               (THC)   120 pg/fingerprint
Cocaine                 (COC)      45 pg/fingerprint
Opiates                  (OPI)      35 pg/fingerprint
Amphetamine      (AMP)    95 pg/fingerprint

Specificity, Sensitivity & Accuracy

Specificity: ≥ 95% across all 4 parameters
Sensitivity: ≥ 90% across all 4 parameters
Accuracy: ≥ 90% across all 4 parameters

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