Did you know?
- Sweat patch tests are not affected by passive drug exposure. In other words, the wearer can be around others using drugs without their test being affected.
- Drinking water to dilute the system in an attempt to “cheat” a sweat patch test actually causes the subject to sweat more and increases the concentration of drugs in the patch.
- As they shed, skin cells are collected on sweat patches which eventually causes the patch to become less adhesive. Most people can wear the patch for 7-10 days.
How Sweat Patch Drug Testing Works
Particularly in judicial matters, sweat patch drug testing is a common method for 24/7 substance abuse monitoring.
The person being tested will be asked to wear a sweat patch with a number assigned by our labs for 7-14 days.
The waterproof, tamper-evident patch can’t be removed or reapplied. This helps guarantee accurate test results.
The wearer cannot stop traces of any illegal substances used during the test period from collecting in the patch. Substances the patch can identify:
When the patch needs changed, an ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North collector will remove the patch, match it up with the correct number to send to the lab for testing. Some subjects wear their sweat patches up to 14 days, although most people wear them between 7-10 days. After this they’re usually saturated with skins cells and lose their stickiness. When necessary, a new patch will be reapplied.
Results can often be returned within a few business days.
Common Sweat Patch Uses
While widely available, the sweat patch drug test is typically used to monitor:
- Parental custody matters involving Child Protective Services
- Criminals on probation
- Employees with a history of drug use
Contact ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North for more information on sweat patch drug testing.
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