Pre-employment / Pre-appointment Testing Services
- We provide the fastest lab confirmations available: same day results if required
- Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for rapid laboratory testing services
- Operating for 15 years in the drug and alcohol testing sector
- Full chain of custody procedures
- Rapid sample screening on-site with immediate results
- Can test and confirm a wide range of drugs and their metabolites
Pre-employment / pre-appointment testing services
Pre-employment / pre-appointment testing for drugs and alcohol is increasingly common in the workplace and is particularly important during the recruitment process to ensure the future safety of a company and its employees. Such screening can help you find suitable candidates for a position and/or coincide with a pre-employment medical before taking someone on board.
Drugs and alcohol misuse at work can have a significantly negative effect on productivity. As such, there are many sectors that can benefit from pre-employment testing, but this is especially important for safety critical positions, where accidents due to lack of concentration or intoxication can cause major accidents and health and safety breaches.
With the increased availability of drugs, it can also lead to critical staffing problems for your business or even legal action.
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, same day if required.
Did you know that 17% of unemployed people and 9% of full-time workers have a substance abuse problem?
Pre-Employment Screening Sample Collection
We have a nationwide network of fully qualified sample collectors who will attend your place of work and screen your candidates. Our sample collectors are trained to take samples for a number of different drug and alcohol testing methods including breathalysers, oral fluid, urine testing and hair strand tests.
With all of our testing methods, strict procedures are followed to ensure chain of custody is maintained. Following these procedures means that the information and results will be kept 100% confidential at all times, and that the testing will be accurately conducted with exactly who is intended to be tested.
AlphaBiolabs can also provide training for your own staff to take samples for workplace drug and alcohol testing to the highest standards. For more information please visit our sample collection page.
Workplace drug and alcohol testing methods include:
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.
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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 may 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 drug testing has been established for many years and has 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 the usual period of detection is approximately 4 days, although this can depend on the particular substance taken.
Breath alcohol testing
The person being tested for alcohol use blows into a breath alcohol device, and the results are given as a digital readout.
The readout, known as the breath alcohol concentration (BAC), shows the level of alcohol in the breath at the time the test was taken. It does not measure past use of alcohol.
We have a number of devices we can use for breath alcohol testing dependent on your individual needs.
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