Medical Laboratory Professionals week is taking place from 23rd – 29th April 2023. This is an annual celebration to highlight and acknowledge the contribution of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists in medicine and healthcare.
The work Medical Laboratory Professionals (MLPs) and pathologists do often goes unnoticed due to everything happening ‘behind the scenes’ but today we would like to shine a light on their work and highlight their importance to medicine and healthcare. The role laboratory professionals play in healthcare cannot be understated and Randox Testing Services would like to give thanks to those around the world who undertake this work every day.
One way you might indirectly come into contact with a medical laboratory professional is through a drug and alcohol test. For most people, they don’t think about what goes on after a sample is taken but today we would like to highlight this process to show appreciation to MLPs.
After a urine or blood sample is taken, for most people, they just put this out of mind until their results come back, but what really goes on?
After gaining informed consent from employees, our network of trained and experienced sample collection officers collect samples using your chosen method of testing at a time and location that suits. Alternatively, we offer training and education to allow your own staff to collect samples from employees.
Throughout sample collection, sample integrity is maintained following strict chain of custody criteria. Unique identification numbers are assigned to employees to ensure employee names or company information is not known by laboratory staff performing sample analysis.
Employee samples are transported to our state-of-the-art laboratory. Upon arrival they are assessed to ensure sample integrity has been maintained, then screened using our innovative Biochip Array Technology to ensure accurate and reliable results.
Upon analysis of employee samples, required actions will differ depending on the result:
Employee is cleared of having drugs or alcohol in their system
Presumptive Positive (Non-Negative)
Indicates presence of a particular substance. Further analysis is required.
Carried out on presumptive positive samples to confirm drug class and concentration
If a positive result is received after confirmatory testing, a report will be written stating which drugs were present and at what concentration.
Reliable and accurate test results are extremely important to us and those who use our services, which is why we believe it is so important to acknowledge and celebrate the important work lab professionals do.
Randox Testing Services is an ISO17025 accredited specialist in the drug and alcohol testing industry. Our expertise is relied upon by a range of companies across the world, as well as the medico-legal sector. With a variety of testing methods that utilise various sample types and with a UK, Ireland, and global network of trained collection officers, we give confidence to our customers by ensuring our complete service meets all their needs.
We are committed to using our recognised, market-leading expertise to improve workplace safety. We specialise in a range of industries, domestically and internationally.
By choosing Randox Testing Services, we can guarantee accurate and reliable testing services, experience across a range of industries, customised training and education and a dedicated account manager for every client.
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