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Laboratory services

A back-to-lab service is available for MEDACX drug test POCT customers.MEDACX provides a truly independant laboratory service through partnering with one the UK's leading laboratories.

  • Fully validated laboratory methods independently accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005/17034
  • Professional and easy to use sample collection kits
  • Optional Chain of custody kits
  • GC-MS and LGC-MS technology
  • Screening and Confirmation tests
  • Rapid reporting of results

MEDACX can help you develop workplace policies that are thorough, practical and acceptable to your workforce whilst ensuring that the approach aligns with your management processes.

quality service and technical support

The most accurate and only specific way to anyalse exactly drugs of abuse in either a urine or saliva sample is Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS).

Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an analytical method that combines the features of gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify different substances within a test sample, in our cases it is used for drug detection.

GC-MS has been widely heralded as a "gold standard" for forensic substance identification because it is used to perform a specific test. A specific test positively identifies the actual presence of a particular substance in a given sample. A non-specific test merely indicates that a substance falls into a category of substances. Although a non-specific test could statistically suggest the identity of the substance, this could lead to false positive identification.

Alcohol and drugs abuse in the workplace is a growing problem that disrupts teamwork, reduces productivity, damages customer relationships and, ultimately, shrinks profits. Perhaps most importantly, it poses a real risk to the health and safety of fellow workers, and to the individuals responsible.

MEDACX offers a complete service for pre-employment, random and ‘for cause’ workplace screening, with expert interpretation and the ability to find and associate other important factors to substantiate positive results. Laboratory standards are extremely high and systems, procedures and workplace screening kits comply with UK Guidelines for legally defensible workplace drug testing.

MEDACX has a considerable track record in the provision of drug and alcohol testing products and services to many different industries using expert toxicological expertise to interpret results and the latest analytical and product technology to detect the presence of illegal and prescribed drugs. We are able to apply a wealth of scientific techniques, skills and expertise to help organisations drive drugs and alcohol from the workplace.
We understand the regulatory requirements relating to industry sectors (Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Transport & Works Act 1992, The Railway & Safety Standards Board Group Standard GE/RT 8070, Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003, Road Traffic Act 1988, Corporate Manslaughter Act 2008, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971)