Urine Drug Screening

Urine Drug Screening

Urine drug screening can be administered via two methods; instant ‘point of care’ or via laboratory analysis. The screening stage provides initial results which determine if substances are present in a person’s sample or not. These are either ‘non-negative’ or ‘negative’.

The Process

Following initial collection preparations, donors are legally identified and their samples are collected using a strict set of procedures called ‘the chain of custody’. The sample is then either screened straight away using a point of care device or packaged to ensure the integrity of the sample and screened at the laboratory.

If either method presents a ‘non negative’ result, the sample enters the “confirmation” stage of further in-depth scientific analysis. At this point, it can be determined whether the substance found if medication in line with a therapeutic dose or illegal substance(s).


  • Two screening methods, instant ‘point of care’ or laboratory
  • A longer detection window
  • Fully-accredited laboratory confirmation

A range of drugs can be detected:

  • Amphetamine (AMP)
  • Barbiturates (BAR)
  • Benzodiazepine (BZO)(including Diazepam, Temazepam and others)
  • Cannabis (THC)
  • Cocaine (COC)
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Heroin (within OPI test)
  • Methadone (MTD)
  • Methamphetamine (MAMP)
  • Opiates (OPI)(including Morphine, Dihydrocodeine and others)

Our extensive sample collection network enables clients across the UK to take advantage of this service, either on site or at a local clinic. If you are looking for a one-off test for an individual please complete our quick quote form and a member of your team will be in contact.