Sweat Patch Testing
Sweat patch drug testing is one of the best ways to receive 24/7 substance abuse monitoring. Sweat patch drug testing is often used in a judicial setting when 24/7 monitoring is necessary.
How does it work?
The sweat patch is worn 24/7 by the individual being tested for 7-14 days. ARCpoint Labs applies the sweat patch, which is associated with a certain number.
The patch must be left on at all times – in the event it’s removed, it cannot be reapplied. The patch is waterproof and tamper-evident.
If drugs are used while the patch is on, the sweat that is collected in the patch will show traces of an abused substance(s). There is no way to “trick” this system and or to prevent drugs or alcohol from entering the sweat glands. The patch may be used to test for:
When the patch needs changed, an ARCpoint Labs collector will remove the patch, match it up with the correct number to send to the lab (for testing will be performed on the used sweat patch). A new patch will be reapplied, if necessary.
Results can often be returned within a few business days.
Who is the sweat patch for?
Anyone can request a sweat patch drug test, however it is most commonly used for:
- Criminals on probation
- Employees with a history of drug use
- Parents seeking custody of children in Child Protective Services