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Fingerprint Testing

Fingerprint Testing

New, innovative drug testing, using tiny secretions from your finger.

Our fingers are highly sensitive limbs, primarily used for manipulating objects and the sensing of temperature, vibration and texture. Since the first use of fingerprint identification in 1858, we know 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 probably didn’t know is that the finger, or thumb, can now be used to test for drugs of abuse.

When you look at your finger, the ridges on the ‘pulp’ of the finger, called friction ridges, contain tiny eccrine 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 using this exciting technique, we can test finger secretion for drug metabolites.

‘Fingerprint’ screening currently detects 4 drug types: Amphetamines, Benzodiazepines, Cannabis and Cocaine.

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

No Adulteration, dilution or substitution issues

Portable
The ‘Fingerprint’ drug screening system is compact and portable, for convenient drug screening in any location.

Rapid
Sample collection takes just a few seconds and analysis for multiple drugs of abuse takes under 10 minutes.

Cost-effective
The ‘Fingerprint’ test is quick and easy, with no need for gender-specific collectors, specialist handling, or collection area preparation.

Confirmation Service
If a test shows non-negative at screening stage, a laboratory confirmation service is available to identify the exact metabolite present, and give legal standing for any action that needs to be taken. Simply take another sample using the Chain of Custody kit.

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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