Workplace Drug 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

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

Workplace Drug Testing Services

AlphaBiolabs offers an extensive range of professional, confidential and comprehensive workplace drug and alcohol testing services. Our laboratory has over ten years of experience in testing, legally defensible results, protecting your business should an employee formally dispute them for any reason.

It is important to utilise at least some of the options for a 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).

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.

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

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

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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 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.

 

Breath Alcohol Testing

The person being tested for alcohol use blows into a breath alcohol device, and the results are given as a number. The number, known as the blood alcohol concentration (BAC), shows the level of alcohol in the blood 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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I am very impressed with the exceptionally speed of service which gets my staff back on site without paid time off.

Alisha M.

HR Manager, ABC Construction

Introducing a Drug and Alcohol Random Test policy at our business, we thought, would be fraught with difficulties. However the professional assistance and advice we received made the task very simple. Once introduced our next concern was staff reaction to the actual test day. This went without a hitch and most staff did not know it had even occurred. The staff that were called for samples commented on how simple the process was and how nice the tester was.

Dawn Sims

HR Manager, UK HR Manager

A very good service all around. Very impressed with the training and implementation.

 

Sam Matters

MD, Bacs Oil

Excellent service with a fast response. I have used others you are the best.

M Smith

Saftey Officer, Rail Track