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Drugs of Abuse Screen

Alternate Names
DAU, drug screen
Ordering Information

This test involves immunoassay screening for amphetamines, benzodiazapines, cannabinoids, cocaine, and opiates.  All urines positive for Opiates by immunoassay are automatically screened for 6-MAM.

Please note change in testing platform from March 2020; assays now performed on the Beckman-Coulter DxI using EMIT immunoassays.


Positive immunoassay drug screen results are presumptive only.

Positive results are no longer automatically confirmed by GCMS. If confirmatory testing is required, please contact the laboratory; ph 9496 5254 (Mon-Fri 9-5). Confirmations are referred to an external laboratory and fees may apply. 


Spot Urine
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
Additional Collection Instructions

We are not accredited for supervised urine drug screen collections. If this is required, please contact Chemical Pathologist.


Minimum Adult Volume
Minimum Paediatric Volume

Interpretation of Test Codes:

  • UDS = Drugs of Abuse Screen 
  • UDM = Drugs of Abuse Monitoring
Monday - Friday