The points to remember when removing the patch are:

  • Check the patch I.D. number to make sure it matches the one written down.
  • Wear disposable gloves. 
  • Use the single use tweezers to handle the pad and place it into the specimen bag.
  • Check the film for any signs that it may have been compromised. 
  • Record the date the patch was removed on the chain of custody form.  

The PharmChek® Sweat Patch contains no chemical compounds which are known to cause skin irritation.  If skin irritation should occur while wearing the patch, it should be removed immediately, and the skin appropriately treated.  If the skin irritation appears serious or requires medical attention, immediately contact a doctor.

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