Statistical Evaluations

Each year LabToxx and the Laboratory Krone make a statistical evaluation of their drug testing results in the context of MPA (Medical Psychological Assessment).

  • Between 2013 and 2018 the percentage of positive test results for amphetamine and its derivates, methadone and benzodiazepines in urine samples has not changed significantly. However, there is a noticeable increase in samples tested positive for cocaine in 2016 which was confirmed in 2017 and 2018.
  • When looking at the differentiation of amphetamine and its derivatives in urine, no significant changes can be observed within the relative proportions of amphetamine, methamphetamine, MDA and MDMA.
  • The hair samples analysed between 2013 and 2018 show neither for amphetamines nor for cannabinoids, cocaine, opiates, methadone and benzodiazepines clear trends.
  • In contrast to the urine test results, the differentiation of amphetamines in hair showed an increase in amphetamine, MDA and MDMA. However, the numbers for methamphetamine stayed the same in comparison to previous years.
  • Comparing urine samples to hair samples, the later showed a larger percentage of positive test results for amphetamine, cannabis/THC, cocaine/benzoylecgonine, opiates and methadone.
  • The same is true for ethyl glucuronide (marker for alcohol consumption). The percentage of positive test results in hair samples was significantly higher than it was in urine samples.

Only positive results confirmed using GC-MS, GC-MS/MS or LC-MS/MS are displayed above.

Drug Screenings in Urine

Drug Screenings in Urine

An evaluation of results of drug analyses in urine during abstinence checks in the context of fitness to drive diagnostics (MPU).

Amphetamines in Urine

Amphetamines in Urine

An evaluation of results of chromatographic amphetamine differentiation in urine during abstinence checks in the context of driving aptitude diagnostics (MPU).

Ethylglucuronide in Urine

Ethylglucuronide in Urine

An evaluation of results of urine tests for EtG during abstinence checks in the context of driving aptitude diagnostics (MPU).

Drug Screenings in Hair

Drug Screenings in Hair

An evaluation of results of drug analyses in hair during abstinence checks in the context of fitness to drive diagnostics (MPU).

Amphetamines in Hair

Amphetamines in Hair

An evaluation of results of chromatographic amphetamine differentiation in hair during abstinence checks in the context of driving aptitude diagnostics (MPU).

Ethylglucuronide in Hair

Ethylglucuronide in Hair

An evaluation of results of urine tests for EtG during abstinence checks in the context of driving aptitude diagnostics (MPU).

Further information on relevant topics

MPA Fitness to Drive

MPA Fitness to Drive

In most industrial countries if a driver loses his driving license as a result of drug or alcohol offense he has to prove abstinence for several months up to one year. The exact conditions of drug testing in urine or hair are different from country to country and depend on the individual situation.

Alcohol and Drug Tests

Alcohol and Drug Tests

Here you will find information about the analytical techniques used for the detection of drugs, the cut-off values used and the chain of custody which is of particular importance in forensic toxicology.

Workplace Drug Testing

Workplace Drug Testing

During the last few years workplace drug testing has been gaining rapidly importance in many countries. Human failure is often the origin of accidents at the workplace rather than technical defects. Consumption of alcohol, drugs and medications play offen a significant role.

Child Custody

Child Custody

In the context of adjudication of child custody the youth welfare service or court of justice can require a drug or alcohol test of one or both parents to objectively prove their allegations.

News

News

Current news from our laboratory and our field of work.

Clinical Toxicology

Clinical Toxicology

In addition to analyses in the field of forensic toxicology our laboratory offers a wide range tests in the field clinical toxicology.

Downloads

Downloads

In this section documents relative to the accreditation of the analytical techniques used can be downloaded.

FAQ

FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

Publications

Publications

Here you can find publications regarding alcohol and drug analyses.

Education

Education

As in the past the Department of Clinical and Forensic Toxicology (LabToxx) of the laboratory Krone will offer further education around the subject of "Fitness to drive" in the context of MPA.

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