The cerascreen® Drug Test screens your blood sample for traces of 27 drugs, narcotics and medications that you have taken in the last 48 hours before the sample was taken.
With the cerascreen® Drug Test, you do not get a quick test, but a blood test that has been professionally analysed by a highly reliable laboratory.
- Take your sample at home, with just one finger prick
- Receive a professional analysis from a medical laboratory
- Be screened for 27 common drugs, narcotics and medicines
- cerascreen is a long-standing manufacturer of medical test kits
- Receive your results within 3 to 4 days after the sample’s arrival in the laboratory
The following substances are investigated: alprazolam, amphetamines, cannabidiol (plus two degradation products), codeine, clonazepam and 7-aminoclonazepam, diazepam and nordiazepam, ecstasy (MDMA), methamphetamines, cocaine and benzoylegconine, fentanyl, flunitrazepam and 7-aminoflunitrazepam, heroin (6-acetylmorphine), hydroxyzine, lorazepam, MDA, MDEA, mephedrone (4-MMC), methadone, morphine, oxazepam, tramadol, zolpidem, THC (plus two breakdown products).
Please note: The cerascreen® Drug Test is not a substitute for medical or professional advice or diagnosis. Please talk to your doctor if you suspect that you have problems with drug or medication abuse.
Information about the Drug Test
Take a sample
Using the lancets provided with the Drug Test, extract a few drops of blood from your fingertip and collect them on the enclosed dried blood spot card.
Activate the test online
Log in on the My cerascreen® app or on our website. Activate the test with the six-digit test ID that you will find on the activation card enclosed with the test kit. Then answer a few short questions so that we can give you personalised recommendations.
Send your sample
Send the dried blood card with the blood sample by post free of charge to our medical partner laboratory using the return envelope.
In the medical laboratory, your blood sample will be screened for 27 different drugs, narcotics and medication.
You will receive a personal result report that tells you which of the 27 drugs and 31 substances tested could be detected. You will also learn the concentration of the detected substances.
High quality standards
The cerascreen® send-in home test kits are analysed in specialist medical laboratories with which doctors and clinics also work. All our laboratory partners meet our high quality standards.
Advantages of the Drug Test
A blood test is considered a reliable method to detect the presence of drugs or medication in your body. This gives you more certainty about which substances you have consumed in the last 48 hours.
Take your sample for the cerascreen® Drug Test discreetly and conveniently in the comfort of your own home. The test is a blood test: a small finger prick is enough to collect the blood needed for the specialised laboratory, where your sample is analysed.
Benefit from our expertise: cerascreen® is the market leader for send-in home test kits in Europe, with eight years of experience in developing and analysing tests. We have developed more than 50 approved send-in test kits (medical devices), analyse around 150,000 samples annually and serve 20 countries.
Your results report
As soon as your sample has been analysed, you will be able to view your individual results report in the My cerascreen® mobile app or by logging in on our website, where you can also print the report.
The results report breaks down the measured values from the laboratory analysis. You will find out whether THC, cannabidiol or their metabolites were detected in your blood and, if so, in what concentration.
Frequently asked questions about the Drug Test
How does the Drugs Test work?
For the Drug Test, you take a small blood sample from your fingertip with a lancet. Only a few drops of blood are needed for this. Collect the drops on a dry blood card – this way, you really only have to take very little blood, and the sample will keep for a longer time.
The sample is sent free of charge to a specialised medical laboratory via a return envelope. The laboratory analyses your blood sample for traces of the 31 substances and 27 drugs.
After the analysis, you will receive a notification, and you will be able to access the results report via logging in to your account on our website or the My cerascreen® app.
When should I take the drug test?
The cerascreen® Drug Test can detect substances that you have taken in the 48 hours before the sample was taken. You should therefore take the test if you want to have traces of the tested drugs, narcotics and medications from the last two days detected.
Please note: Keep a drug test handy at home. This way, you can take a sample quickly when you need to.
What do the results of the Drug Test tell me?
The Drug Test results report tells you for each of the 27 drugs and 31 substances tested whether it was detected or not. If it was detected, you will also find out the measured concentration in nanogrammes per millilitre of blood (ng/ml).
Why is it a blood test and not a urine test?
The cerascreen® Drug Test is designed to provide the most reliable measurement results possible. A blood test is best suited for this.
The blood test, as we perform it, is also used by authorities to test for drug use. For example, the blood tests are used to confirm a positive urine rapid test in a police check by laboratory diagnostics.
Which substances does the Drug Test screen for?
The cerascreen® Drug Test measures a total of 31 different substances. Here, you will find a list of all tested drugs, narcotics and medications in alphabetical order.
- Alprazolam is used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders.
- Amphetamines are used to treat attention deficit disorders. They are more colloquially known as ‘speed’.
- Codeine belongs to the opiate group and is used as a painkiller.
- Clonazepam and 7-aminoclonazepam belong to the group of benzodiazepines. They have an anti-anxiety and sedative effect and are used as sleeping pills and as a drug for epilepsy.
- Diazepam is used for the short-term treatment of anxiety. It used to be known as ‘Valium’. Nordiazepam is a degradation product of diazepam, but is also used for the therapy of anxiety.
- Ecstasy (MDMA, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) is a psychoactive substance known primarily as a party drug.
- Fentanyl is a strong sedative painkiller that is used for chronic pain and for anaesthesia, among other things.
- Flunitrazepam is used to treat sleeping disorders. 7-Aminoflunitrazepam is a metabolite of flunitrazepam.
- Heroin is a highly addictive drug. Its metabolite 6-acetylmorphine is measured.
- Hydroxyzine is used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders, among other things.
- Cocaine is a narcotic drug with a strong stimulating effect. Benzoylecgonines are metabolites of cocaine.
- Lorazepam is a sedative that is used, among other things, for sleep disorders.
- MDA (3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine) and MDEA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine) are metabolites of MDMA.
- Mephedrone (4-MMC) is a psychoactive substance.
- Methamphetamines are known colloquially as ‘crystal meth’. In some countries (e.g. the USA), they are still prescribed today to treat ADHD in adults.
- Methadone is an active substance with analgesic effects that is used, among other things, to treat withdrawal symptoms in heroin addicts.
- Morphine is an opiate that is considered a very strong painkiller.
- Oxazepam is a drug used for anxiety disorders.
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the best-known active ingredients of the cannabis plant. THC has an effect on the psyche (euphoria, anxiety), while CBD is said to have a relaxing effect. The cerascreen® Drug Test detects a total of six parameters: THC, cannabidiol and two metabolites each.
- Tramadol is prescribed for severe pain.
- Zolpidem is used in the short-term treatment of sleeping disorders.
Which substances are considered drugs?
In English, the term ‘drugs’ is generally used somewhat broadly. It also generally includes medicines and narcotics. Some drugs that are approved as medicines can also be misused as intoxicants and become addictive. In the context of this Drug Test, however, we are classing drugs as illegal intoxicants and narcotics.
These include amphetamines (speed), heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines (crystal meth) and MDMA, which are also examined in the cerascreen® Drug Test. Many of these drugs were once developed as medicines, but are no longer used in medicine today because they are quickly addictive and have strong side effects. Amphetamines are an exception – similar substances are still used in Ritalin, for example, which is prescribed for ADHD.
For whom is the test not suitable?
The Drug Test is not suitable for or is only suitable to a limited extent for certain groups of people:
- People with infectious diseases, such as hepatitis and HIV, are not allowed to take the Drug Test.
- People with haemophilia should not take the Drug Test.
- The Drug Test is not suitable for children under 18 years of age.
The test is not intended for diagnosing illness. For example, if you suspect you are suffering from drug or substance addiction, seek medical advice.
O. Schneider, CEO
‘As Europe’s leading provider for lab tests for private consumers, it is our daily goal to keep people healthy. This is especially true during the coronavirus crisis. To help slow the spread of the pandemic, we have developed a lab test. By taking samples simply and safely at home, you protect your fellow human beings and medical staff from possible infection.’
W. Blum, Chief Scientific Officer
‘We wanted to develop a scientifically established and reliable test for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. That meant that rapid tests were out of the question. Instead, we have your sample analysed in a specialised diagnostic lab, a principle that cerascreen®️ has successfully worked with for eight years.’