Fake Urine Detection

Safework Laboratories has responded to the increase in synthetic or fake urine detection in our laboratories. At the moment it is a very small percentage of our overall laboratory workload, but the numbers are rising.

Hair testing for illicit drugs in Australia

Hair testing for illicit drugs is incorrectly referred to as “hair follicle testing”. As a matter of fact, only the hair shaft goes undergoes testing and not the follicle beneath the scalp. Hair testing for drugs is rapidly becoming more frequent in Australia, primarily in: Family law court or disputed child custody situations Return to…

Singapore Airlines Pilot Fails Alcohol Breath Test

An intoxicated pilot is not someone you want flying your aircraft, period. You’d be surprised to know that even the most reputable airlines with the most stringent of rules and regulations also deal with alcohol use among staff. As reported by ABC Network Australia, a Singapore Airlines flight was barred from leaving Melbourne airport. It…

Five Of The Biggest Drug Scandals Of 2016

Illegal drugs are becoming a huge bane to modern society. According to the website Drug Info nearly 15 percent of Australians are using illicit drugs. Despite the fact that most drug users in Australia are in the age range of 21-27, there is an increase among the older age group who are using illicit drugs. Worryingly, many…