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TESTS  GENERALLY HAVE SHELF LIVES OF 12+ MONTHS

Urine Vs Saliva

PROSCREEN 6 PANEL DRUG SCREEN-468-294 Saliva

  Vs 

 Urine

 Screening
ORAL CUBE 6 + ALCOHOL (SALIVA)-339-606
Urine screening is the most widely used testing medium for workplace drugs of abuse screening through Australasia - largely due to the following :
  • Joint Australia/New Zealand Standard ASNZ 4308:2008 outlining protocol and procedures
  • NZQA Unit Standards  25458 and 25511  with certification available  for on-site screening personnel
  • Lower cost per test than Oral Fluid
  • Two confirmatory testing laboratories are accessible within NZ for confirmation of non-negatives
  • Preferred for pre-employment drug testing as it identifies habitual and recent users
  • Can be used for ALL workplace testing requirements :
    • Pre-employment
    • Post accident/incident
    • Reasonable cause
    • Random testing
    • Advancement/promotion
    •  
Oral Fluids screening is growing in demand with the pending  AS/NZ 4760 Revision, which when released should implement robust procedural screening requirements, updating the saliva  screening requirements and bringing it more into line with the urine drug screening standard.

Urine and Oral Fluids based screening can work well in workplace D&A policies
with guidelines outlined  in the table below


 
Pre-employment Urine
 
Reasonable Cause
(same day screening)

 
Oral Fluid
Reasonable Cause
(next working day)

 
Urine
Post Incident/Accident
(same day)

 
Oral Fluid
Post incident/accident
(next working day)

 
Urine
Random Screening
 
Oral Fluid

Saliva screening is considered "real-time " screening for acute impairment  with a 4-6 hours test window (recent use)
whereas urine screening is considered "historical" as it captures a snapshot of the donors' history over the past 3-4 days.

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