Protecting our children from exposure to drugs and drug abusers…
Drug Test For Children | ChildGuard®
Children exposed to illegal drugs and substance abusers often face many other obstacles to a normal life – neglect, abuse, violence, and other vulnerabilities including the increased probability of becoming a substance abuser themselves . Substance abuse is a disease, one that often prevents adults from doing what is in a child’s best interest. Detecting these dangerous environments is critical to keeping children safe. A new drug test for children, ChildGuard® Testing, can assist in determining not only if a child has ingested drugs into their body, but also if the child was exposed to drugs in the first place.
This unique drug test for children is designed to detect both passive and direct exposure to drugs, distinguishing between both native drugs and drug metabolites in hair specimens. Drug metabolites are produced in the body only if drugs have been ingested. Children in drug exposed environments are most often not drug users themselves, so drug metabolites are typically absent when a child is being tested for drug exposure. Typical hair tests only report a positive exposure result if drug metabolites are detected, even when the native drug is in the child’s hair specimen. Native drugs indicates the presence of drug or drug residue being present on the specimen indicating physcial exposure to drugs, but not necessarily ingesting them. ChildGuard® Testing reports a positive result if either native drugs or drug metabolites are detected, giving much better insight about the child’s environment. ChildGuard® Testing provides evidence of substance use in a child’s environment for up to 90 days, and can be performed on donors of any age.
A positive test result suggests that the child has experienced one or more of the following:
• Contact with drug smoke (such as marijuana, meth, crack),
• Contact with sweat or sebum (skin oil) of a drug user,
• Contact with the actual drug,
• Accidental or intentional ingestion of drug(s).
ChildGuard® testing for passive exposure is the first and only test of its kind. Testing can indicate a wide range of drugs including Cannabinoids, Opiates, Cocaine, Meth, Amphetamines, Barbituates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Propoxyphene and Phencyclidine.
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