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More Irish companies, like Randox Drug & Alcohol Testing Services, drug-testing employees

More Irish companies, like Randox Drug & Alcohol Testing Services, drug-testing employeesThere has been a significant increase in the number of Irish companies drug testing their employees.

A Northern Irish lab has said its traditional customer base of US or multi-national companies has evolved, with a number of indigenous firms now seeking their assistance.

Scientists examine blood, saliva and urine samples given by workers when they are testing for traces of drugs or alcohol.

Gary McCutcheon from Randox Drug & Alcohol Testing Services said employers are acting on their responsibility to provide a safe working environment. He also explained why multiple samples are needed.

“Each different sample type has a different detection window,” he explained. “So, for example … saliva only has a detection window of a couple of days – but the benefit … is a drug is detectable almost instantaneously after ingestion.”

“A drug will be detectable in urine for up to five days, and in some instances – such as cannabis – for much longer.”



Randox Drug & Alcohol Testing Services utilise Biochip Array Technology (BAT) to screen employees for traces of drug and alcohol in the workplace.  BAT has been optimised to test for 23 different drugs at once from a small sample of urine, hair, or oral fluid.  This cutting edge technology not only provides high quality, reliable and accurate results for workplace testing, but it also offers a much more cost-effective way of screening.  For more information, please visit:

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