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Forensic Use Only


Forensic Use Only devices are intended for use only in drugs of abuse testing for law enforcement purposes.

Appropriate users of such devices include, for example, court systems, police departments, probation/parole offices, juvenile detention centers, prisons, jails, correction centers and other similar law enforcement entities, or laboratories or other establishments performing forensic testing for these entities.

Forensic Use Only devices are not designed, tested, developed, or labeled for use in other settings, such as clinical diagnostic or workplace settings.

What does “For Forensic Use Only” mean?

This means that the drug testing device is not FDA 510k cleared. Drug tests with the designation are not intended to be used for employment screening, pain management screening, etc. These tests are only intended for drug screening use by organizations associated with law enforcement, prisons, military, or certain other government agencies.

What products fall under this category?

Some saliva/oral based drug detection devices are for forensic use only. Also, some specialty tests (such as our K2/Spice drug test) are intended for forensic use only. There may be other screening devices that fall under this category. Any device on our site that is for forensic use only, will be labeled as such on the product’s page.

The intended use for rapid screening devices varies based on marketplace setting. Should you have any questions about the intended use and appropriate setting for our devices, please contact us.