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Fingerprint Drug Test

Fingerprint Testing

Innovative new drug test uses fingerprint sweat to provide quick and easy drug screening at the touch of a fingertip.

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, thanks to a new technology developed and manufactured in the UK by Intelligent Fingerprinting.

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 – Amphetamines, Opiates, Cannabis and Cocaine – in one simple test.  The fingerprint sweat sample is collected onto a small, tamper-evident cartridge and the cartridge is placed in the portable Intelligent Fingerprinting Reader 1000 for analysis. Sample collection takes a few seconds, and results are available in around 10 minutes.

Non-invasive & Dignified

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


Sample collection takes seconds 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.


Intelligent Fingerprinting 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 samples using the Fingerprint Collection Kit For Laboratory Analysis.

Drug Screening Cut-off Levels

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

Drug Screening 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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