Urine Drug Screening

Labour Cooperative is able to provide the service of urine drug screening in accordance with the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZ 4308:2008.

Urine drug screening is a quick and accurate means of testing for presence of drugs, particularly drugs of abuse used over an extended period of time. LCH currently use Lane WorkSafe Split Specimen cups which are NATA accredited and test in line with AS/NZ 4308:2008 regarding cut off levels for presence of those substances tested. The cups identify drug use of Amphetamine; Methamphetamine; Cocaine; THC (Marijuana); Benzodiazepines and Opiates.

It must be noted that this is a drug screen only and confirmatory testing is recommended for any non-negative (positive) results. All assessors have undergone training and strictly follow the procedures as outlined in AS/NZ 4308:2008 for the handling, collection and analysis of urine samples.

Saliva Drug Screening

Labour Cooperative can also provide drug screening services through oral fluid (saliva) testing in accordance with Australian Standard AS 4760-2006. Oral fluid screening is used to identify more recent use of drugs of abuse as compared to urine screening. Detection times are typically up to 24-48 hours post-ingestion, but may be shorter or slightly longer, depending on the drug in question.

Labour Cooperative currently uses the Lane WorkSafe Oralert Saliva Screen kits which meet the requirements for oral fluid drug screening as per AS 4760-2006. The Oralert Saliva kit screens for Amphetamine; Methamphetamine; Cocaine; THC; Opiates and Benzodiazepines.

As with urine drug screening, this type of testing is a screen only and further confirmatory testing is recommended for initial non-negative (positive) results. All assessors have undergone training in accordance with AS 4760-2006 and strictly follow all procedures for the collection, handling and detection of oral fluid samples.