Information on Urine Laboratory Drug Testing:
The Urine Laboratory Screen & Confirmation confirms the presence of drugs of abuse and alcohol. This Drug test option is an effective and accredited method of determining recent drug use, with initial screening results being available within 2 working days of sample collection.
If a substance is detected at this stage, the sample will go on for a further testing.
The Standard Urinalysis Panel of 8 drug groups is listed below which includes the testing of alcohol as standard if required.
- Amphetamines, including Methamphetamine and Ecstasy (MDMA)
- Benzodiazepine, including Diazepam and Temazepam
Additional drug groups can be tested upon request and the Laboratory test can be combined with a Breath Alcohol Screen to meet your testing requirements.
Depending on your requirements, additional drugs can be tested using this method, these include:
Laboratory Drug Testing Process:
Each Donor is legally identified at the appointment. Urine samples are then collected, sealed and bar coded to strict Chain of Custody Protocols following EWDTS guidelines. Samples are then processed to our UKAS 17025 and ILAC accredited laboratory, where an initial screening drug test is performed.
The laboratory screen is highly accurate, which is a considerable advantage over the alternative urine instant Point of Care (POC) Drug Test.
When the sample reaches the laboratory, it will go through an initial screen, which takes up to 2 working days from the appointment. If nothing is detected, the report will be issued at this stage.
If a substance is detected in the initial screen, the sample will go on for further testing, and a notification that the sample is ‘Undergoing Further Analysis’ will be issued.
Confirmation Testing is required to identify the drug or metabolite found in the sample and the quantity present. This process takes a further 3 – 5 working days.
Any sample which contains the presence of a drug or metabolite over the cut-off level, will be issued as a positive laboratory report, providing evidence of abuse. The analysis is performed against predefined cut-off levels for all drugs tested.
Dependant on the circumstances, the laboratory report may specify whether the drug and its quantity can be deemed therapeutic i.e. in line with declared medication. Further investigation to confirm this can be undertaken by utilising the Crystal Health Medical Review Service.
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