NARQ – Roadside Drug Testing Instrument
The NARQ system is used in roadside environments by police officers to screen motorists for illici...
The NARQ system is used in roadside environments by police officers to screen motorists for illicit drug use. The system includes a disposable saliva collection cartridge and swabbing pad, as well as a handheld analysis instrument. The officer instructs the motorist to remove the green swab from the cartridge to collect a sample; once collected, the officer then inserts the entire cartridge into the instrument to trigger an automated analysis, which can detect the presence of up to 8 different drug types. Advanced UV detection technology allows fast, accurate results in just 2 minutes, relayed to the OLED touch screen. (via)