Urine Lab Screen & Confirmation Drug Test

The Urine Laboratory Screen & Confirmation Drug and Alcohol Test confirms the presence of drugs of abuse using UKAS 17025 accredited laboratory immunoassay screening and GCMS confirmation testing methods. 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 required, confirmation testing of non-negative screen results are available within a further 3 to 5 working days.

The Standard Urinalysis Panel of 8 drug groups is listed below which includes the testing of alcohol as standard if required.

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines, including Methamphetamine and Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepine (including Diazepam and Temazepam)
  • Cannabis
  • Cocaine
  • Methadone
  • Opiates

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.

Each Donor is legally identified at the appointment. Urine samples are then collected, sealed and bar coded to strict Chain of Custody Protocols. Samples are then processed to our UKAS 17025 and ILAC accredited laboratory, where an initial screening drug test is performed. The laboratory screen uses highly accurate CEDIA reagents, a considerable advantage over the alternative urine instant Point of Care (POC) Drug Test.

Depending on your requirements, additional drugs can be tested using this method, these include:

  • Buprenorphine
  • Ketamine
  • LSD
  • Methaqualone
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphene

The analysis is performed against predefined cut-off levels for all drugs tested. The link to the table below details this information, this will assist you in choosing the correct test for your circumstances.

The test is performed under strict chain of custody protocols by fully trained and certified sample collection officers. The test is available at Crystal Health network of UK Drug Testing Clinics or via the mobile collection service.

Laboratory reports are generated and issued for all samples that screen negative. Initial screening takes up to 2 working days from the appointment, however, reports are usually available the day following sample collection.

Samples that screen non-negative are issued with a ‘Undergoing Further Analysis’ report and require additional Confirmation Testing. Confirmation Testing is required to identify the drug or metabolite found in the sample and the quantity present.

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. 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 Crystal Healths Medical Review Service.

All administration including the test results process is performed in compliance with ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 14001. All laboratory reports are provided in secure PDF format via email.

Urine Drug and Alcohol Testing, Immunoassay Jargon Buster
Urine Drug Testing, Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Jargon Buster
Average sample collection time: 20 minutes
Screen Results available: 2 Working Days from sample receipt

*Confirmation testing may take upto a further 5 working days

Click here to view groups and cut off levels>>>
Click here to view the Detection Windows>>>
Detection Window Jargon Buster

Why would you use this test?

Crystal Health recommend this test for all circumstances in which a short detection window for the presence of drugs applies. It is a legally defensible test for Court and Industrial Tribunals.

It is the test of choice for workplace drug testing for industry and commercial organisations. It is used as standard for random Drug and Alcohol testing, pre-employment Drug and Alcohol testing and ‘For Cause’ situations.  This demonstrates the high degree of confidence in this drug testing methodology throughout industry.

In addition, this highly accurate test analysis can be used in a variety of civil or legal sectors (e.g. Social Services) along with private individuals to monitor drug use, or provide evidence that drugs are not detected in an individual’s system i.e. proof of abstinence.

Organisations and individuals choose the Urine Laboratory Screen & Confirmation Test option as it provides the following benefits:

  • UKAS 17025 Accredited drug and alcohol test
  • Includes alcohol testing in urine as standard
  • No additional cost for confirmation testing – included in the screen price
  • Suitable for mass screening of workforce

Limitations to consider for this test:

There are many benefits in using the Urine Laboratory Screen & Confirmation Test, however there are limitations that must be taken into consideration before deciding if this is the correct test for your circumstances.

  • Detection window. If you require evidence of longer term drug use, Hair testing may be more appropriate for your needs.
  • For on-site testing i.e. at your own premises or for workplace testing, secure facilities required e.g. secure toilet


  • 17025 Accredited
  • Includes alcohol as standard
  • Confirmation test included
  • Legally defensible
  • Breathalyser can be done at no additional charge


  • On-site facilities required e.g. secure toilet
  • Window of detection
Jargon Buster - "Non-negative" result

How much does this drug test cost?

There are a number of different factors that influence the cost of the Urine Laboratory Screen & Confirmation Test, these include:

  • Whether you book an appointment at a Clinic or opt for the mobile collection service
  • The number of drugs you wish to be tested for
  • The number of donors that you wish to be tested at one appointment

The cost of one individual booking a Urine Laboratory Test is from £145 + VAT.

Depending on the factors listed above, the cost of commercial testing for a number of employees can be as little as £45 + VAT per person.

If required, a medical review can be undertaken on positive test results, to confirm that declared medication is in line with therapeutic use. This would incur an additional cost of £90 + VAT per person.

How can you book this drug test?

The Urine Laboratory Screen & Confirmation Test can be used for all testing circumstances, taking into consideration the limitations listed above.
If you are a commercial organisation and considering implementing a random drug testing programme or require pre-employment drug testing, please call 0800 988 7107 to speak to a Clinical Advisor who will outline the options available to you.
These will include the option of utilising a clinic for off-site tests, or a sample collection officer attending your facilities to perform on-site testing. Alternatively, request a commercial drug and alcohol test quote.

Private individuals can also book this test and attend a Clinic or request that a mobile collection officer attend their location (if suitable).

Our Clinical Advisors will guide you through the entire booking, appointment and testing process and will answer any technical questions you may have.

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