The detection of drugs using urine is well established with the first version of the Australian Standard AS 4308 being released in 1995. The current version of this Standard (AS/NZS 4308:2008) includes the requirements for on-site testing of a urine sample. This is the Standard against which NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) assesses a Collection Agency when that agency seeks accreditation for its operations.
Most drugs can be detected in urine for 1 – 3 days after use and cannabis metabolites can be detected for much longer (30 days or more) particularly with regular or heavy use.
ToxLogic Pty Ltd is NATA accredited for on-site testing urine testing. We use the ProScreen Cup, which is a validated testing device under AS/NZS 4308:2008. Any urine specimen which cannot be reported as Negative using the on-site testing device is sent to an accredited laboratory for further testing. Confirmed laboratory results are usually available within 48 hours.
Limitations urine testing devices
ToxLogic uses only devices verified according to the requirements of AS/NZS 4308:2008, which means it reliably functions in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. However, these devices are only intended to be used as an initial screening device. If a device returns a result which is not a clear Negative, the sample will be sent for further testing by an accredited laboratory.
For all enquiries relating to urine testing
Tel: +61 3 9372 1348
Our sample collectors are required to successfully complete a recognised training course in Chain of Custody sample collection and transport. Each collector must receive a statement of attainment for the course in accordance with The Australian Quality Training Framework.
Occupational Toxicology Services was established in 2001 as a consultancy service for clients and laboratories wanting to conduct urine Drug & Alcohol testing in accordance with AS/NZS 4308:2001. Occupational Toxicology Services worked closely with J & K Nominees, one of the first workplace Drug & Alcohol testing companies in Australia. JK ProCare Systems was established in 2005 as the Victorian collection agency of J & K Nominees.
ToxLogic Pty Ltd was established in 2013, encompassing the work of Occupational Toxicology Services Pty Ltd while retaining JK ProCare Systems as a trading name.