Urine Drug Testing

How we perform Urine Drug Testing

Unlike Oral Fluid (saliva) drug testing, urine drug testing provides a longer detection period. It is a common drug testing method in the health care environment and also used in the workplace, particularly for pre-employment testing.

For more information about our range of drug and alcohol testing services, please contact us.

Process of an Urine Drug Test

Urine Sample Collection

Donor provides sample as per AS/NZS 4308 requirements.


Accredited Collector reads temperature and initiates the testing process.


Sample is checked be Accredited Collector for temperature & adulterants.


Results are read at 5 minutes after the test was activated.

Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4308-2008

Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4308-2008 (Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs of abuse in urine) sets out procedures of how Urine drug testing should be performed.   

Standards New Zealand- Drug Testing
Verified Drug Testing Devices
Approved Urine Drug Testing Cup

Verified Devices

It is important that devices used for Onsite Urine Drug Testing have been Verified for performance to the required cut-off levels as per Appendix B of Australian Standard AS 4308-2008.

Appendix B covers Amphetamine type substances (Amphetamines and Methamphetamines), Benzodiazepines, Cannabis metabolites, Cocaine metabolites and Opiates. It does not cover synthetic drugs which can also be detected in Urine Drug Testing.

What are the onsite cut-off levels in AS/NZS 4308-2008?

The cut off levels specified in AS/NZS 4308-2008 are based on individual drug classes and are listed below.

Immunoassay Screening Test Cut-Off Levels

  • Amphetamine type substances - 300 μg/L
  • Benzodiazepines - 200 μg/L
  • Cannabis metabolites - 50 μg/L
  • Cocaine metabolites - 300 μg/L
  • Opiates - 300 μg/L