Drug testing in Tasmania goes hi-tech


In a world where we carry what once would have been thought of as a supercomputer in our pocket (and you can even make phone calls with it!) you would think there’d be a more hi-tech way to carry out drug testing than having someone pee in a jar. Well, the good news is there is and if your workplace is in Tasmania your drug testing efforts can ditch the sample jar and join the 21st Century.

The hi-tech alternative is called the Drager DrugTest 5000, a mobile drug testing unit that samples a person’s saliva rather than their urine. Using saliva rather than urine is the method that Integrity Sampling recommends for all drug testing, including testing carried out in Tasmania.

Using the Drager DrugTest 5000, the drug testing process is quick, non-intrusive and simple. Most importantly, it’s also accurate, with an accuracy of greater than 99%. Put simply, this means that if that an employee provides a positive drug testing result in your Tasmania workplace, you can be pretty much guaranteed that their subsequent sample will prove positive as well.

Let’s take a quick look at the drug testing process, using the Drager DrugTest 5000:

  • Employees rub a collection device between their cheek and gums, and around their mouths. There’s an indicator that signals when enough saliva has been collected for the sample.
  • The drug testing consultant inserts the collection device in the Drager DrugTest 5000 for analysis.
  • Analysis of the sample begins immediately and takes approximately one minute.
  • The result is displayed.

The process is very similar to that used by most police forces throughout the world who conduct roadside drug testing, including many that also use the Drager DrugTest 5000.

Another great aspect of the Drager DrugTest 5000, particularly as it relates to drug testing in more remote areas of Tasmania, is the unit is completely portable. This means if your workers are on the road or in another area where there are no restroom facilities or electricity, drug testing can still be carried out.

Drug testing in Tasmania

How to you make use of this hi-tech drug testing equipment in your Tasmanian workplace? It starts by giving Integrity Sampling a call. In addition to using the Drager DrugTest 5000 for all its workplace drug testing, including drug testing in Tasmania, Integrity Sampling is the sole distributor of the unit in Australia.

If you want more information on the Drager DrugTest 5000, contact Integrity Sampling.

If you’d like to organise drug testing for your Tasmanian workplace, using the Drager DrugTest 5000, give Integrity Sampling a call on 1300 SALIVA. We service much of Tasmania and have branches in Hobart and Launceston.

Here’s something to shout about! Drug testing in Tasmania goes hi-tech with the Drager DrugTest 5000.
Here’s something to shout about! Drug testing in Tasmania goes hi-tech with the Drager DrugTest 5000.

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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