Drug tests are getting smarter and more accurate. There’s a revolutionary fingerprint scanner that is able to deliver drug test results within minutes, and it has a 99% accuracy.
This is the finding of a new study which looked at the performance of the Reader 1000 compared to all existing blood and urine tests.
Reader 1000 offers 99% accuracy
This device accurately tests the four main groups of drugs which are most commonly abused: opiates, cocaine, cannabis, and amphetamines. The Reader 1000 needs five seconds to collect fingerprint samples.
This is already used by coroner mortuaries and drug rehabilitation centers, schools and workplaces.
More studies are underway for its use in airport screening and monitoring offenders in prisons and also probation services.
Experts have been using this technology that has been developed by Cambridge firm Intelligent Fingerprinting, to test its effectiveness.
They found that its accuracy ranged from 86 percent to 92 percent when compared to blood and urine.
“This new research highlights how our [device] can screen rapidly for drug use in individuals using a fingerprint sample with a sample collection time of only five seconds, and a total analysis time of ten minutes,” said David Russell, Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia, UK, a co-author of the research and founder of the firm.
The Reader 1000 could help police investigations
He continued and said that “Our study also showed how our technology is being used by coroners to assist in gaining an early understanding of the possible cause of death and to inform potential further post-mortem activities or quickly facilitate police investigations.”
He also added that they matched the coroner’s drug test results that have been obtained using the fingerprint drug screen with a second sample that has been tested in lab conditions and they have achieved great correlations regarding accuracy.
They also compared the results with a toxicological analysis of urine and blood samples with a high correlation in results.
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