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What drugs are tested for in Workplace Drug Testing?

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It is vital that the Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy you implement within your business effectively identifies the misuse of drugs and alcohol by your employees, to help you continue to maintain the highest levels of health and safety.

We’ve found a common concern for businesses is the knowledge that most drugs break down very quickly in the body, which would initially suggest they would be difficult to detect. However, this is not the case.

At Eurofins, our drug testing methods are able to look for chemicals that remain after the drug breaks down, known as metabolites, meaning that the presence of drugs will still be detectable.

Our expert team of toxicologists are able to detect a wide range of drugs and their metabolites.

The most common substances requested for testing are:

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines (including ecstasy)
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cannabis
  • Cocaine
  • Ketamine
  • Methadone
  • Opiates (including heroin)
  • Steroids
  • Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
  • Synthetic cannabinoids (‘spice’)  

Eurofins currently provides over 1000 substance tests which include a wide range of substances that can cause impairment.. These include illicit, prescription, and over the counter substances.

We are able to analyse urine, oral fluid, hair and a wide range of other less commonly requested workplace sample types such as blood, enabling us to meet your needs no matter the size or sector of business.

We are also continually developing tests for new drugs and substances. This helps us to ensure our customers are provided with the best testing services possible, giving them the knowledge and peace of mind that they are implementing an effective testing procedure.