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Auckland Region

New Non-invasive Workplace Drug Testing

Wed June 6th 2018

The next generation oral fluid drug testing devices have recently become available in New Zealand. These devices provide you with an accurate, reliable and non-invasive method for detecting the recent consumption of illicit drugs among your staff.

Oral fluid drug testing is widely accepted overseas as an alternative to urinalysis for Workplace Drug Testing. As it detects only recent drug use (within the last 0.5 – 24 hours) it is more likely to reflect current impairment than urinalysis. For this reason, oral fluid drug testing is gaining recognition with the NZ employment court,1 Police,2 and the Unions.3

Benefits to you

  • Non-invasive, simple & clean sample collection.
  • Fully observable process with a low chance of sample adulteration or substitution.
  • Early time window for detection – detects recent drug use and is more likely to reflect current impairment.
  • Quick and time predictable – a maximum of 15 minutes for collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Reliable and accurate – THC sensitivity is comparable with urine testing.
  • Portability – Ability to test anywhere – i.e. in your office or other private space.
  • Compliant with AS 4760:2006; Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs in oral fluid.

We Provide On-site Oral Fluid Testing Services for

  • Reasonable cause testing
  • Pre-Employment testing
  • Post-accident testing
  • Random testing & Follow-up testing

Drugwise Auckland is proud to use the new era in workplace Drug Testing with the Dräger DrugTest 5000 Mobile oral fluid drug Testing System. This system was developed to meet the high performance demands of law enforcement agencies, drug treatment centres and workplace environments. The Dräger DrugTest 5000 system is supported, accredited and endorsed by Environmental Science & Research (ESR).

Oral Fluid vs Urine Testing

Oral fluid and urine drug testing methods each have their own merits and these are compared in a separate sheet. Drugwise Auckland will discuss these with you so you can make an informed decision as to what method would be most applicable to your situation. With both methods, a "non-negative" sample result is required to be confirmed by an accredited testing laboratory.

"There are a number of companies that we work for that see random drug testing as an essential requirement of compliance. We engaged Robert Taylor of DrugWise Auckland and found the process was very professional. A modern, custom vehicle, fully kitted out was used for testing in. Robert was very clear in explaining the process and testing was carried out in a very discreet manor. We have no hesitation in recommending them."
Scott Young, Operations Manager, B&B Plumbing

Create a safe & trusted workplace

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace needn’t be a scary experience for you and your staff. Instead it can reduce risk to your business, and create a more protective culture that will be valued by employees and customers.

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