Adopted as the gold standard in workplace drug testing, urine has a longer window of detection than oral fluid at 3–5 days on average. Used in many regulated industries, our urine testing follows internationally available guidelines and robust, established procedures.
Our professional scientific team perform screening and confirmation with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. After initial screening for presumptive positives, quantitative/qualitative confirmation is performed by gas chromatography (GC), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), or liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).
Abbott utilises state of the art equipment and technology to identify drugs use in urine. Our methodologies provide accurate, legally defensible results. As with all our testing options, full customer support is provided.
We can test for a wide range of drugs, drug groups and drug metabolites in urine, oral fluid and hair plus alcohol in urine and alcohol markers in hair. Listed below are the most common tests requested by our customers. It should be noted however that this list is not exhaustive, and we have an extensive panel of available tests. Please contact us or request a Technical Specification to see all the back to laboratory tests available.
We can provide options for a variety of results formats and access to them including return to you via secure email or download from our secure customer portal.
Additional support can be provided in terms of Expert Witness Reports written by experienced toxicologists, providing you with professional and objective evidence and independent interpretations of results by Medical Review Officers (MRO).
An MRO is applicable in a workplace setting and provides independent and expert scrutiny of positive results under medical confidentiality. In the case of a positive laboratory result, the MRO must determine whether this indicates the use of drugs in contravention of a company’s rules, or whether there may be a legitimate explanation.
The medical review process protects individuals in situations where mitigate for the results received may be present that would be relevant when taking action regarding violations of the Company Drug and Alcohol Policy. Not only can this be distressing for the individual, but can also lead to legal action against the employer along with adverse publicity. Therefore, we strongly recommend all clients testing their workforce should use a medical review process.*
We run a regular MRO workshop that is aimed at anybody completing medical reviews as part of a drug and alcohol testing programme.
However even if you are not an MRO you will still benefit as the workshop explains the process by which the MRO validates all test results and checks that the specimen collection and analytical procedures were properly accomplished.
* This content is intended for general informational purposes only. None of the information provided should be considered legal advice. We encourage you to consult with legal counsel regarding your specific needs.
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