On-Site Drug Testing – How it Works

Our Alcohol and Other Drug Testing in the workplace is comprehensive, reliable and designed to minimise operational down time on your work site, without cutting corners. We’ve put years of experience into creating cutting edge screening solutions that use the very latest thinking and the most up-to-date technology.

Frontline Diagnostics is the very first on-site drug testing company to introduce mobile clinics. We were also the first to provide a complete solution promise, and the first company of our kind to be accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

drug testing in the workplaceOur passionate team is always on hand to explain, discuss and interpret results for you, with our consultant toxicologist on hand for additional support and reference when needed.

Why We Screen

  • Pre-employment
  • Blanket
  • Random
  • Fit for work
  • Return to work
  • Inductions
  • Pre-site visit
  • Call out/accident/incident

What We Drug Test For

Under the Australian Standards, the drugs that are tested for are prescribed.  We can only do drug testing at work for what is in a company’s policies and procedures.  This could include synthetic drugs, such as synthetic cannabinoids and designer drugs, if a policy allows for it.  Under the Australian Standards for testing, AS/NZS4308:2008 and AS4308:2006, the drugs that are tested for include the following:


  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamine (speed)
  • Methamphetamine (ecstasy, ICE)


  • Opiates (heroin)
  • Cannabis (marijuana, THC)
  • Benzodiazepine (sleeping tablets, relaxants) Only in the AS/NZS4308:2008 not in the AS4760:2006

How We Screen

Drug testing and sample collections are done by our trained team of Field Collection Officers, all of whom have been carefully selected to be highly professional, yet sensitive to the needs of your staff and company.

Under AS/NSZ4308:2008 Quality controls are completed, as well as standard integrity checks and temperature checks.

  • Alcohol
    We use high quality breathalysers ensure efficient and dependable results. Our breathalysers meet the most rigorous Australian standards (AS3547) and are shut down if they are out of calibration, so this can never be challenged.
  • Other Drugs
    Oral fluid or urine screening- our highly trained field staff are able to conduct drug tests using either oral fluid or urine.

We can also offer a “collection only” service, where no screening is done on the worksite.  We collect urine or oral fluid and package it for NATA accredited laboratory testing only.

All Frontline Diagnostics field staff are able to test for synthetic and designer drugs through on-site screening and laboratory-based analysis. For more information call our office and ask to speak with your client service representative or account manager.

Confirmation Testing and Analysis

Drug screening samples that require further testing (non negatives) after they are screened, are packaged and expressed to the nearest NATA accredited laboratory. To minimise employee down time, Frontline Diagnostics has a number of NATA accredited laboratory working partners across Australia to suit all clients’ needs. The results are available typically within 48 working hours once received at a laboratory and analysis can be done using either Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) or Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS).

Where We Screen for Drug Use

  • Mobile Clinic
    Safe and hygienic solutions set up quickly on-site by our experts for minimum disruption. Each clinic is staffed by one or two friendly Field Collection Officers, depending on your needs on the day.
  • In-House
    Conduct drug screening discretely and swiftly with in-house solutions using private, hygienic facilities at your workplace.
  • Semi-Permanent Clinics
    Purpose-built static testing clinics requiring just 15-amp power designed, delivered and installed in around eight weeks.

Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can make your workplace safer through the implementation of an effective scheme for workplace drug testing  – easy, cost-effective and discreet.