Workplace Drug Testing
Workplace Drug Testing
Are you looking at implementing a workplace drug testing policy then AlphaBiolabs can help. We have many years’ experience in helping companies small and large implement a workplace drug and alcohol testing programme.
Why use our workplace drug and alcohol testing?
- We provide the fastest lab confirmations available – ‘same day’ results if required
- Bespoke testing solutions to help your company achieve its goals
- Queen’s Award winner for Enterprise in Innovation for rapid laboratory testing services
- Operating for 12 years in the drug testing sector
- Full Chain of Custody procedures
- Expert sample collection service
- Rapid sample screening on site with immediate results
- Can test and confirm a wide range of drugs and their metabolites
- Sample collection training available
- Improve Health & Safety at work
Why wait for your laboratory confirmations?
We understand how important your Drug & Alcohol testing policy is to the employees, the business and all stakeholders involved.
However, we also understand the disruption that can be caused if key personnel provide a non-negative sample. AlphaBiolabs is here to help. That’s why we have developed a rapid testing service to provide laboratory confirmation results, the same day if required.
AlphaBiolabs offers an extensive range of services in workplace drug testing including a full drug testing management programme if required to individual testing services if preferred such as:
- Pre-Employment Drug Testing
- Random Drug Testing
- For Cause Drug Testing / With Cause Drug Testing
- Post-Accident Drug Testing
- Post Rehabilitation Drug Testing / Return To Work Drug Testing
- Drug Test Policy Creation and Implementation
Workplace drug testing benefits
It is important to utilise at least some of the above options for workplace testing and a drug testing policy to help deter the use of drugs within the workplace, safeguarding your business and your employees.
Implementing a successful drug testing policy will not only increase productivity, decrease costs and maintain the reputation of the company, but it will also mean that your business is operating lawfully to ensure the safety of your employee’s and the general public under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (among others).
Workplace drug test policies
AlphaBiolabs can help your company to implement an entirely new drug misuse policy, or suggest amendments or modifications to an existing one.
This can be supplemented with awareness initiatives, policy advice and/or training and education along the way.
For employees that have previously had a positive drug test result within the workplace, we can also provide the return to work testing as part of a drug treatment programme or after rehabilitation to ensure that an employee is no longer misusing drugs when given a second chance.
This can further deter the misuse of drugs in the workplace without increasing staff turnover.
Workplace drug test sample collection
AlphaBiolabs has a dedicated, fully qualified sample collection team available around the clock, every day of the year. This is ideal if you require sample collection as part of scheduled workplace drug testing or at short notice for random drug testing or ‘for cause’ testing.
Our workplace sample collectors follow strict procedures to ensure the chain of custody is retained and that confidentiality remains throughout the whole testing process.
This means that our workplace drug testing results are legally defensible. This is particularly important if the person being tested is likely to take legal action to contest the results of the drug test for any reason.
AlphaBiolabs can also train a representative of your own staff to perform workplace drug testing and sample collection to the highest standards.
This means that they will also be able to collect samples for workplace drug testing and retain the chain of custody. Competency training is also available for those who are already trained in sample collection, to ensure that these standards are adhered to by your chosen representative.
Workplace Drug Testing Methods
Workplace Drug Testing Methods
Oral fluid drug testing
Oral fluid drug testing is a workplace drug testing method that can be used to determine whether someone is misusing drugs by taking a sample of their saliva and analysing it for particular substances.
An immediate negative result may mean that no further action needs to be taken, but a non-negative result will then undergo confirmation testing from the laboratory to determine exactly what substance was taken and in what quantities.
This form of workplace drug testing can be particularly useful if you do not have anywhere suitably private to collect the sample, if the sample collector is of a different gender to the donor or if a urine sample cannot be provided for any particular reason.
Oral fluid drug testing is known as a ‘narrow-window’ form of testing as its period of detection is up to 48 hours, although this can depend on the particular substance taken.
Urine Drug Testing
Urine drug testing is a workplace drug testing method that can be used to determine whether someone is misusing drugs by taking a sample of their urine and analysing it for particular substances.
This form of testing can be particularly useful for on-site / point of care testing as an immediate negative result will mean that no further action is necessary. A non-negative result may require confirmation testing from the laboratory in order to determine exactly what substance was taken and in what quantities.
This form of workplace drug testing has been established for many years, with abundant of scientific evidence to support its accuracy when all the relevant procedures are followed.
Urine Drug Testing is known as a ‘narrow-window’ form of testing and its period of detection can be up to 28 days although this can depend on the particular substance taken.
Hair Drug Testing
Hair drug testing is a form of workplace drug testing that can be used, usually to support other methods such as oral fluid and urine testing.
It can be particularly useful for a more comprehensive overview of a person’s drug use as it is known as a ‘wide-window’ form of testing, which can determine a history of drug intake for up to 3 months.
In general, hair drug testing is an extremely useful form of testing, and can support to workplace testing.
A collected sample can be analysed for drug residue remaining on hair follicles that have grown above the scalp and this means that the history of intake can be determined when the samples have been collected.
You cannot determine from this form of testing whether a substance was taken during work time as it can be used only to form an average of the amount taken over a certain time.
Furthermore, a person has to have a suitable amount of hair in the first place for a hair drug testing sample to be collected.
We do offer this service as it can be useful in certain circumstances such as pre-employment screening and return to work testing for example, where it may not be important to determine whether their drug misuse was during work hours, but identifying excessive consumption over time or a dependency.
Why Drug Test Your Employees?
With the increased availability of drugs, it can lead to critical staffing problems for your business or even legal action. A recent survey showed that 9% of full-time workers have a substance misuse problem.
The misuse of drugs can lead to:
- Increased risk of accidents
- Reduced efficiency and productivity
- Increased sick leave, absenteeism and staff turnover
- Loss of company revenue
- Placing employees and members of the public in unnecessary danger
- Damage to the reputation of the business
Why Use AlphaBiolabs For Your Workplace Drug Testing Services?
- Full Drug Testing Misuse Policy Management if required
- Utilise only certain workplace drug testing services or sample collection if preferred
- Workplace drug testing sample collectors available around the clock, every day of the year
- We can train a representative of your staff for sample collection
- We have our own laboratory meaning that the specimens do not need to be sent abroad
- Quick turnaround times with accurate results
- Over 10 years experience in drug testing
- Toxicology specialists on hand for expert advice
How to arrange Workplace Drug Testing
To arrange for one of our workplace drug testing advisors to speak with you about your bespoke drug test programme please call our friendly UK-based team on 0333 600 1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below. Please feel free to contact us for your free, no obligation quote or if you have any questions relating to workplace drug testing at all, we will be glad to help.
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