Workplace Drug Testing
- Bespoke testing solutions to help your company achieve its goals
- Operating for 15 years in the drug testing sector
- Expert sample collection service with full chain of custody
- Rapid sample screening on-site with immediate results
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Workplace drug testing services
The increased availability of drugs 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.
AlphaBiolabs offers an extensive range of professional, confidential and comprehensive workplace drug testing services. Our laboratory has 15 years of experience in testing for legally defensible results, protecting your business should an employee formally dispute them for any reason.
Implementing a workplace drug testing policy can help deter the use of drugs within the workplace, safeguarding your business and your employees. A successful drug testing policy can also increase productivity, decrease costs and maintain the reputation of the company. It will also ensure that your business is operating lawfully to guarantee the safety of your employees and the general public under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (among others).
Why use AlphaBiolabs for your workplace drug testing services?
- We can offer a full review of your existing drug and alcohol misuse policy
- Workplace drug testing sample collectors are available around the clock, every day of the year
- We can train a representative of your staff for sample collection
- We have our own in-house laboratory so samples do not need to be sent abroad
- Quick turnaround times with accurate results
- 15 years’ experience in drug testing
- Toxicology specialists on hand for expert advice
Did you know that 17% of unemployed people and 9% of full-time workers have a substance abuse problem?
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, 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 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.
Oral fluid drug testing
Oral fluid drug testing 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 workplace 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 its period of detection is approximately 4 days, although this can depend on the particular substance taken.
Hair drug testing
Hair drug testing is an extremely useful form of workplace drug testing and is usually 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.
Nail drug testing
Nail drug testing is a non-invasive method for detecting drug use in the workplace, often supported by other tests such as urine or oral fluid.
As with hair, nails are made from keratin, which is a fibrous protein. As the nail grows, substances can pass from the blood vessels below the nail into the keratin fibres, where they become trapped.
Fingernails and toenails grow at different rates, meaning fingernails will provide a six-month overview of drug use, whereas toenails will give a 12-month overview.
Due to the way the nails are supplied with blood from the nail bed, it is not possible to say when exactly the drugs were taken, only that they are present in the sample.
Nail testing is ideal in instances where hair testing is not possible, such as for religious reasons, where the employee in question has little or no hair, or if they are concerned about the removal of hair affecting their appearance.
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