Drug testing in safety relevant occupations

Drug testing, independent of suspicion is increasingly conducted in safety-relevant sectors. Those can be executed in form of random testing at the workplace, for example with aircraft operators, employees in personal or freight traffic and machine and vehicle operating personnel. Internal corporate agreements between staff representatives and the employer are necessary requirements that specify the procedure of such drug tests. Based on our previous experiences with ADM-testing, we can assist in preparing “operational agreements” and give advice regarding technical execution. Workplace drug testing usually poses a challenge for the employer. Organizational planning, the right to privacy, as well as the evidential values of the results are issues that have to be addressed. Our professional team will support you with the implementation of drug tests into everyday operations.

Independent well trained staff

The MVZ Labor Krone GbR is accredited conforming to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to analyse forensic samples. Our medically trained team arranges an individual concept for the execution of the tests, corresponding to your requirements and visions. The testing then is carried out randomized by our staff members to the desired extent without prior notice. All collected results are treated in accordance with current data protection legislation.

Simple and efficient drug tests via oral fluid (saliva)

Using saliva-screening tests, the acute influence of psychoactive drugs or the abuse of prescription drugs can be detected. Unlike with blood or urine samples, the collection of oral fluid samples is neither invasive nor invades the privacy of the subject. Further advantages include the near impossibility to tamper with samples, the ability to proof recent (within the last 24 hours) consumption and the availability of results within minutes.

Simultaneous testing of several different drugs

Using our mobile drug test system we are able to test for up to six substance classes on site simultaneously with. Therefore, the influence of the most common drugs (Amphetamines and Methamphetamines, Cannabis (THC), Cocaine, Opiates, Benzodiazepines and Methadone) is easily detectable. The results are available after only five minutes, so an immediate (yet preliminary) statement about a recent drug abuse is possible. The test system is based on an immunological antigen-antibody-reaction.

Even small amounts detectable

The test is designed in a way, that only recent consumption and therefore an acute influence of a substance is detected. However, a low cut-off allows for the detection of consumption of very small amounts consumed within the last 24 hours.

Reliable results through confirmatory analyses

A preliminary positive test result has to be confirmed. Therefore, two saliva samples are collected and taken back to the lab where one of the samples is analysed using chromatographic methods (LC-MS/MS) within 1 – 2 workdays. The remaining sample is sealed and stored for future use.

Confidence of measurement

To ensure proper sensitivity and specificity, all devices used are calibrated and maintained in regular intervals by the manufacturer. Our employees ensure the actuality of devices and methods and adapt them, if necessary, according to the latest standard of knowledge in technology and science.

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