Matrix Used

The testing matrix used will depend upon factors and considerations such as detection window, space/facilities available, cost and others. Beacon can advise dependent on your individual circumstances what is the best fit with your requirements and limitations and can perform all collection types for you. A number of methods can be used together.

Saliva

Advantages of Oral Fluid are:

  • non invasive
  • easy sample collection
  • no required secure toilet
  • fully defensible with Chain of Custody collection
  • quick display of results

Oral Fluid has a shorter window of detection than Urine and Hair.

You can buy saliva tests from our shop »

Oral Fluid or Saliva

Urine

Advantages of Urine are:

  • a longer detection window
  • fully defensible with Chain of Custody collection
  • quick display of results

Secured toilet facilities are required for urine collections, sample adulteration is possible if the Chain of Custody is not followed strictly.

You can buy urine tests from our shop »

Multiple Urine Test Cassette

Hair

The key adavntages of Hair are it has the longest window of detection where individual drug use can be detected at different periods of time. It can also be used to analyse Alcohol use.

Hair analysis is more expensive than other methods.

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