5 quick tips to help you to start onsite drug & alcohol testing in your workplace

There are many advantages to doing your drug and alcohol screening in house as it can save your company a lot of time and money. Staff do not need to attend a testing centre which keeps costs down and time away from work to a minimum.

Here are 5 quick tips to help you get started

  • Be prepared-make sure that you have everything in place before you begin. It is advisable to have a drug and alcohol policy for your workplace, in place before you start testing. You will also need consent forms, onsite drug testing kits, and ideally a lab chain of custody confirmation drug test pack.
  • Make sure you have a clear protocol to work to and decide who is going to do the testing, and that you have a clear management plan for any non negative results.
  • You will only need to confirm non negative results
  • Make sure that you have the ability to confirm any non negative results obtained with onsite drug testing kits with a laboratory chain of custody confirmation test. Best to have at least one of these onsite when you begin testing.
  • Keep clear records of all results & ideally have everything witnessed

UK Drug Testing is one of the longest established drug and alcohol testing companies in the UK and are a leading supplier of drug and alcohol testing kits to businesses and employers.

Visit UK Drug Testing for more information on starting drug and alcohol testing in the workplace or telephone us on 01263 731 168 during office hours Monday to Friday 8.30 to 4pm

Drug Testing Companies UK

Access Diagnostic Tests UK Ltd through its two websites www.ukdrugtesting.co.uk and www.drug-testing-kit.co.uk  is one of the longest established online drug testing companies in UK. The company was started in 1998 and has become one of the leading online suppliers of onsite drug testing kits to companies, businesses, drugs teams, NHS trusts and individuals in the UK.

The company supplies a wide range of urine and saliva onsite drug testing kits for first line drug screening, as well as an extensive range of single use breathalyzer kits, alcohol test strips and digital breathalyzers.

Drug testing kits suitable for company & workplace drug testing can be purchased online using a debit or credit card here & are available for next working day UK delivery

http://www.ukdrugtesting.co.uk/acatalog/Workplace.html

If you are looking for drug testing kits for your company drug testing, and need some help or advice on choosing the right test kits for your requirements then e-mail trade@adtuk.co.uk or telephone 01263 731 168 during office hours Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

We also supply wholesale and NHS Drug Tests 

 

Where to buy Drug Testing Kits -Confidentiality & privacy are key to what we do

As trained healthcare professionals the directors at Access Diagnostics know and have passed on to their team, that our customers privacy is of upmost importance .

When you order either online, by telephone or by fax through our UK DrugTesting website, you can rest assured that your personal details will be kept private & confidential, and that the goods you order will be delivered discretely & quickly.

As a professional drug & alcohol testing kit supplier to the NHS, Access Diagnostic Tests UK Ltd pride take great pride in the quality, of  the drug  & alcohol testing kits, the digital breathalyzer equipment  & the customer service that we offer. Our aim through our drug & alcohol testing websites, is to offer high quality drug & alcohol tests and breathalyzer equipment, with fast, discrete delivery at great prices, and all backed up with professional & supportive customer services.

Put us to the test-you won’t be disappointed.

Visit our drug & alcohol testing website UKDrugTesting.co.uk

Wide drug detection on 10 panel drug test

A single drug test kit, but 10 individual results, screening for 10 drug groups on a single urine sample. The Instalert 10 panel drug test kit card is the ultimate in drug screening, offering professional quality performance and low unit cost.

The 10 panel drug test is available in 2 test proceedural options, as a straight 10 panel dip drug test card for urine and also integrated into the best selling E-Z cup drug test collection, sampling and storage system.

For anyone looking for the widest possible drug screen, this is the one to choose. Cartons of 25 x 10 panel drug tests are now available from £125.00 and the E-Z 10 panel drug test option, again in cartons of 25 x drug tests from £149.00. Both 10 panel drug tests are normally stock items available for next working day delivery.

Drug Testing Kits UK 

Workplace drug testing increasingly popular with employers in the UK

The growth of employment or workplace drug screening continues, despite the slowdown in recruitment of 2009. A larger workforce seeking employment and more applicants per vacancy has given prospective employers greater power to choose and more reason to distinguish between candidates. Pre-employment health screening including a drug test is now more widely used than ever, with employers looking to reduce their healthcare vunerability and costs.

The main growth in drug screening has been amongst employment agencies, many of whom report an increase willingness in clients to request both a drug and alcohol screening element of routine pre-employment testing. Employment agencies are ideally placed to perform these drug tests, as they are seen as independent of the recruiting company and have the experience and facilities to undertake drug screening as part of the routine health care screening program. There size also enables cost effective purchasing of bulk on-site drug testing products direct from manufactuers. The most widely used testing screen for on-site instant drug testing by agencies is the integrated ez split key cup 6 panel drug test which reports urine results for Cannabis, Cocaine, Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Benzodiazepines and Opiates (Heroin). This covers most of the common recreational dependent drug groups of interest to employers, and offers a convenient collection and handling system, with no urine spillage for around £5.00 per complete drug test kit.

Workplace drug testing is forcast to grow in 2010 as the UK employment conditions improve and employers further extend the use of drug screening to improve the quality and productivity of their workforce.

A manager from a medium size logistics company recently advised us, “previously drug tests have only been performed when a problem has surfaced and we suspected individuals, after testing for drugs we realised the motivational benefits of performing low level random drug screening, and how this worked to prevent problems arising. Our guys are not going to risk loosing their jobs, now they know we drug test.”

Drug Testing Kits UK

Cocaine saliva test available in the UK

UK Drug Testing have further supplies of their oral view saliva cocaine test kit now available.

The test kit detects cocaine and crack cocaine use for up to 24 hrs using a sample of saliva.

The test membrane is very specific for cocaine with high selectivity and accuracy of over 99% results take just 5 minutes and with few chain of custody issues the whole proceedure can be done easily with immediate preliminary results.

Cocaine Saliva drug tests are available to purchase at UKDrugtesting

Drug Testing in the Workplace

Drug testing in the UK workplace is becoming increasingly common. Once reserved to safety critical jobs such as line side railway and construction industry tasks, drug testing in the workplace is now almost routine in many industries and pre-employment medical examinations.

The drug testing technologies are now so simple that drug screening can be added to a medical examination where urine kidney, liver and diabetes test are performed with little or no extra work or cost. The drug screening proceedure is a simple urine dip test, with negative or positive indicators for a range of 5 or up to 10 drug groups. The accuracy of instant drug testing is such that these urine dip tests are adequate to exclude all negative results with no further action. Positive instant drug test results must be confirmed with the urine sample being sent for laboratory GC/MS analysis confirmation.

Drug testing in the uk workplace positive rates vary, depending on the demographic being tested. Testers should prepare for 3-8% positive rates depending on the range of the drug screen (the common combination used starts with Cannabis, Cocaine, Amphetamine, Opiates & Methamphetamine) and the demographic.

Urine drug testing remains the bench mark mode of testing as for most workplace drug testing it gives the best overall cost/benefit/detection period ratio.

Agencies requiring the diagnostic drug testing kits should look for professional packaged branded products with full IVDD pro CE certification such as the ACON and InstAlert ranges from Innovacon, available from Access Diagnostic Tests UK Ltd via www.ukdrugtesting.co.uk

UK Drug Testing also offer a full range of breathalysers, both single use and digital to enable workplace screening for alcohol.

Drug Test FAQ

Q) Is testing for drugs difficult and does it work ?

A) Drug testing is an easy and accurate method of detecting drug misuse.

Q) How can I screen for drugs of abuse & what do I do with the results ?

A) Most drugs can be screened for using either saliva or urine. These tests are immediate with results in under 10 minutes on-site. Confirmation samples can then be sent for laboratory analysis on positive samples. Negative samples are not usually followed as the accuracy of this biotech is very good.

Q) How effective are skin wipes for testing for drugs ?

A) Skin wipes are less available and have only been marketed recently, so their effectiveness and selectivity remains to be proven clinically.

Q) Can blood be tested for drugs ?

A) Blood testing is only used for a limited range of drugs and is not available for business or private use.

Q) Is hair testing for drugs available ?

A) Hair testing looks back up to 3 months but is lab based and expensive per screen. Mostly this makes urine and saliva the first choice screening method.

Q) How long do drug tests detect drugs for ?

 A) Urine Drug Detection Times & Cut Offs
Abbreviated name on drug test, proper name, other names approximate detectable time it remains in the URINE after use.

OUR URINE TEST CODES, SENSITIVITY & DETECTION TIMES

AMP 1000ng/ml Amphetamines Speed, amph or whizz. 2-6 days
BAR 300ng/ml Barbiturates Depressants, Barbs, Downers 3-8 days
BUP 10ng/ml Buprenorphine Subutex 3-6 days
BZO 300ng/ml Benzodiazepines Benzos, Rohypnol or roofies 2-14 days
COC 300ng/ml Cocaine Coke, crack or charlie. 2-5 days
MDMA 1000ng/ml Methylenedioxymethamphetamine Ecstasy or E’s 2-6 days
MET 1000ng/ml Methamphetamines Glass, ice or meth. 2-6 days
MOP 300ng/ml Morphine 2-5 days
MTD 1000ng/ml Methadone Dolly, Red Rock 2-8 days
OPI 2000ng/ml Opiates Heroin, smack or gear. 2-5 days
PCP 25ng/ml Phencyclidine Angel dust or peace pill 3 – 8 days
TCA 300ng/ml Tricyclic Antidepressants TCA 6 -10 days depending on duration of drug use.
THC 50ng/ml Marijuana Cannabis, puff, spliff or hash. Casual use 2-14 days heavy use up to 30 days.
EDDP 300ng/ml EDDP screening tests. Detects for up to 5 days after use
OXY 300ng/ml Oxycodone 2-5 days
PXP 300ng/ml Propoxythene 2-5days

The amount of time drugs stay in the body depends on many factors such as, the amount of the drug taken, its strength, purity, the body weight of the person being tested and rate of metabolism, and whether they are a casual user or a long term user.

Saliva or Oral Fluid Drug Testing Detection Times

Cut offs are brand specific and as a guide the window period for drug detection using saliva or oral fluid drug test are shorter than comparable urine test.

ORALINE IV SALIVA TEST

THC 4ng Cannabis detection for 14-24hrs
COC 25ng Cocaine detection for 24-48hrs
OPI 2ng Opiate & heroin detection for 7-21hrs
MET 3.75ng Methamphetamines & Amphetamine detection for 72hrs

INSTANT VIEW SALIVA DRUG TEST

Cannabis, 12ng/ml up to 14 hrs
Cocaine, 20ng/ml up to 24hrs
Opiates, 40ng/ml up to 48 hrs
Amphetamine, 50ng/nl up to 72 hrs
Benzodiazepines 50ng/ml up to 48 hrs

INSTALERT SALIVA TWIST ORAL DRUG TEST

AMP 50ng/ml Amphetamine up to 72hrs
THC 12ng/ml Cannabis up to 12hrs
MET 50ng/ml Methamphetamine up to 72 hrs
OPI 40ng/ml Opiate & Heroin up to 48 hrs
COC 20ng/ml Coacine up to 24 hrs
MTD 30ng/ml Methadone up to 48 hrs

Click here for more info on drug testing kits for urine and saliva

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Best value saliva /oral Cannabis drug test kit offer

www.drug-testing-kit.co.uk have a current offer of 5 cannabis drug testing kits for saliva for just £9.99

The usual price on this pack is £18.99, and makes saliva testing cheaper than urine collection tests for the first time in the UK

The cannabis drug tests are suitable for home and self testing, as well as professional drug screening.

Click here to see saliva drug tests