Purpose of Procedure
This document outlines the technical specifications to which this laboratory works. Laboratory procedures are designed to comply with the current recommendations of the United Kingdom Laboratory Guidelines for Legally Defensible Workplace Drug Testing (2001) and subsequent amendments and the European Laboratory Guidelines for Legally Defensible Workplace Drug Testing (2002). Onsite testing by breathalyser or Near Donor kit is not included in these guidelines but follows best practice and is designed to be legally defensible.
The laboratory holds UKAS accreditation to ISO17025:2005 for most laboratory aspects of toxicology and for the collection of hair, saliva and urine on client sites. These techniques may be
amended from time to time for process improvement and method development, and all modified methods will be submitted for validation by UKAS. ISO 17025 (UKAS) accredited tests are
highlighted with an ‘+’ beside the test. The Near Donor kits and breathalyser testing are not currently UKAS accredited.
A copy of our current schedule of accreditation can be accessed from the UKAS website.