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By MediNat Australia 2 months ago 54 Views
What Drugs are Detected in Urine Tests?

What Drugs are Detected in Urine Tests?

While urine testing can detect impairment from alcohol, it can only detect the presence of drugs. The test can determine whether a person has used specific drugs in the past few days or weeks, even after the effects have worn off. Urine tests can detect both illegal and prescription drugs.

By MediNat Australia 2 months ago 38 Views
How Long Does a Urine Drug Test Take?

How Long Does a Urine Drug Test Take?

One of the common methods to screen employees or potential employees for drug use is the urine drug test kit. Available in different test strip combinations to detect a wide range of drugs, urine tests are increasingly utilised to reduce the impact of drugs in the workplace.

By MediNat Australia 2 months ago 40 Views
How Often Should My Employees Take a Urine Drug Test?

How Often Should My Employees Take a Urine Drug Test?

In Australia, it is legal to perform drug and alcohol testing in the workplace but you must have a drug and alcohol policy in place before implementing a testing programme. How often you test and what you test for will be clarified in this policy.

By MediNat Australia 2 months ago 54 Views
Explaining Urine Drug Tests to Your Employees

Explaining Urine Drug Tests to Your Employees

Introducing workplace drug and alcohol testing can be perceived as hostile by some employees or unions and may negatively impact the way your employees feel about the company and their jobs within it.
By MediNat Australia 2 months ago 49 Views
Are Saliva Tests as Effective as Urine Drug Tests?

Are Saliva Tests as Effective as Urine Drug Tests?

Most companies will choose between a urine or saliva drug test, but how do you choose which one is the most suitable for your business?

By MediNat Australia 2 months ago 53 Views
How Does a Saliva Drug Test Work?

How Does a Saliva Drug Test Work?

Saliva drug testing will only detect more recent drug use, generally within the last 6-24 hours, depending on the drug. Saliva drug testing is considered faster and less invasive but detects a fewer range of drugs to urine and blood testing.
By MediNat Australia 2 months ago 24 Views
Why Chain of Custody is So Important

Why Chain of Custody is So Important

Due diligence and proper documentation is crucial to prevent mishaps, tampering or lost samples on their way to the laboratory for confirmation of a result.

By MediNat Australia 2 months ago 33 Views
Developing a Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

Developing a Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

A drug and alcohol policy sets out agreed procedures and guidelines to help overcome drug and alcohol issues in the workplace. It should include education for your employees on the risks and dangers of working while under the influence.
By MediNat Australia 2 months ago 20 Views
Why Use Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing?

Why Use Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing?

Acting as a deterrent, drug and alcohol testing identifies employees who may compromise safety. This helps organisations protect the wellbeing of workers, contactors, visitors, and in some cases, the public and the communities in which they operate.
By MediNat 1 year ago 297 Views
Choosing the right drug-testing regime

Choosing the right drug-testing regime

Drugs can broadly be divided into three main categories that are based on their primary effects. These are stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens. While many drugs may have overlapping effects within these categories, their primary effects will typically fit into one category or another.