The recruitment industry 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
  • Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for rapid laboratory testing services
  • Operating for over 10 years in the drug and alcohol 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 and safety at work

“Alpha is now part of our recruitment process”
M Peters – Manchester

Did you know that 17% of unemployed people and 9% of full-time workers have a substance abuse problem?

Helping the recruitment industry with drug and alcohol testing

We specialise in providing drug and alcohol testing to the recruitment industry for both individuals who want to show that they are drug or alcohol-free and companies as part of their drug and alcohol testing policy.

You want to provide only the best candidates and with the increase of drug and alcohol testing polices at larger companies, our drug and alcohol testing services are becoming standard practice from recruitment agencies to screen prospective candidates.

Our workplace testing consists of the following:

  • Random drug and alcohol testing
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening
  • For-cause drug and alcohol screening
  • Post-incident drug and alcohol testing
  • Abstinence monitoring

We have a team of fully trained sample collectors in your area, ready to collect your drug and/or alcohol samples from your place of work or any safe environment.

Why test for drugs and alcohol?

Drugs are becoming increasingly available in the UK and we have seen a rise in private companies creating their own drug and alcohol testing policies. On-site workplace drug testing in 2014 increased 20% from 2013.

More than four out of five US employers now require pre-employment drug tests for prospective employees and we are seeing a similar trend in the UK job market.

It therefore makes sense for UK recruitment agencies to incorporate drug and alcohol testing into their candidate screening process. Why embarrass your recruitment company by putting forward a candidate who fails a drug or alcohol test at the interview stage?

Why use AlphaBiolabs for your workplace drug testing services?

  • We provide the fastest lab confirmations available: same day results if required
  • Bespoke testing solutions to help your company achieve its goals
  • Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for rapid laboratory testing services
  • Operating for over 10 years in the drug and alcohol 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 and safety at work

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.

Why wait for your laboratory confirmations?

We understand how important your drug and 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.

As you can see we pride ourselves on offering a workplace testing service for the recruitment industry which is second to none.

Workplace drug testing methods

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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 an abundance 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 is approximately 4 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 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 12 months.

In general, hair drug testing is an extremely useful form of testing, and can provide support to workplace testing.

A collected sample can be analysed for drug residue remaining inside 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.

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