drug test

Australia's #1 for Law
Join 150,000 Australians every month. Ask a question, respond to a question and better understand the law today!
FREE - Join Now
A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen, for example urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat, and/or oral fluid/saliva—to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites. Major applications of drug testing include detection of the presence of performance enhancing steroids in sport, employers and parole/probation officers screening for drugs prohibited by law (such as cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin) and police officers testing for the presence and concentration of alcohol (ethanol) in the blood commonly referred to as BAC (blood alcohol content). BAC tests are typically administered via a breathalyzer while urinalysis is used for the vast majority of drug testing in sports and the workplace. Numerous other methods with varying degrees of accuracy, sensitivity (detection threshold/cutoff), and detection periods exist.
A drug test may also refer to a test that provides quantitative chemical analysis of an illegal drug, typically intended to help with responsible drug use.

View More On Wikipedia.org
  1. Sarez

    NSW Court ordered drug test

    Hi there, Just curious to know what happens if the other party undertakes drug testing two weeks after cut off time? My son's father is a habitual user , and I have noticed he shaved his hair and even eyebrows! My solicitor informed me today that he had taken his test two weeks outside of...
  2. S

    SA False positive swab drug test

    #1 I have never taken methamphetamine or MDMA. In the last years I have tested positive, always faint line roadside and lab tests come back just inside the cut off level. Why would this happen? I cannot find anything to explain why? It has ruined my life. I have lost my licence and cannot work...
  3. M

    NSW Drug Test Issued by Family Court?

    What drug test do they usually issue at Family Court? I have been told it could be urine or hair follicle? I'm clean gave up weed in January, don't do anything else and it was on an occasional smoke anyway, but I don't think my ex will be and he has done weed, cocaine, MDMA and ice before. A...
  4. A

    VIC False Positive Drug Test at Work - Help?

    Recently, l was taken for a random drug test at work. it's not the usual process but l was taken for a urine sample. At the car, the worker testing me said love tested positive. .. I said that's not possible can l see the result ( where she just flashed her phone at me for a second ) the test...
  5. J

    WA Employment Drug Test Questions

    Hi, I have recently started doing deliveries for a company on a pushbike, I have completed all my training and had started doing deliveries for 1 week when I then received a call from a pre-employment agency telling me that I need to come in for a physical, it was then booked, I still at this...
  6. J

    QLD Complying with Drug Test - What to Do?

    Hey everyone, We have been given orders to do hair follicle drug testing. I requested this drug test for both parties as I will have no trouble passing and the other party will fail. The test should give results dating back a minimum of 3 months but could go back to 9 months. In my initiating...
  7. Q

    QLD Am I able to get my daughter back after father kept her - no legalities in place

    My ex partner and I were together for a total of 7 years. We have a 5 year old daughter. We split in 2015 (I left him) and since the split we have been on good terms and have had an informal agreement in place of 50/50 care for our daughter. 2 months ago on his “on” days - he engaged in lawyers...
  8. A

    WA Failed roadside drug test

    Hi there, I've recently failed a roadside drug test. Will I get a criminal record or is it just a traffic offence? Can I still get a police clearance?
  9. A

    WA failed drug test can I still get a police clearance?

    Hi there, I've recently failed a roadside drug test. Will I get a criminal record or is it just a traffic offence? Will I be able to still get a police clearance?
  10. E

    NSW Being Forced to Undergo Drug Test by Police?

    Hi all, Recently, me and a friend were dragged out of a festival for smoking cigarettes (indoors so obviously not allowed) and brought to a room with police, security and a drug safety team, among other questionable occurrences like phones and food being taken off people. The main issue I...