Find a drug testing provider

All drug testing performed under an organisation's drug and alcohol management plan must be in accordance with these Australian standards:

  • AS/NZS 4308 (for urine testing)
  • AS/NZS 4760 (for oral fluid testing).

Drug test samples must be tested by an organisation that is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

Note: The standard allows for the collection of the specimen be performed by:

  • a collector who has successfully completed a course of instruction for specimen collection and has received a statement of attainment trained in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework
  • a testing provider accredited to relevant Australian standard.

Find a NATA-accredited testing facility

To find a NATA-accredited testing facility in your area:

  • go to the NATA website
  • click on ‘Find facility’ in the top navigation bar
  • in the keyword search box, enter 4308 (for urine testing) or 4760 (for oral fluid testing)
  • click on a facility name to see what it's accredited to test for. Drug testing is listed in the ‘Legal’ table.

For urine testing, the organisation may be accredited to any of the following sections of the standard AS/NZS 4308:2008:

  • Section 2 Specimen Collection, Storage, Handling and Dispatch
  • Appendix A On-site screening procedures
  • Section 4 Laboratory screening procedures
  • Section 5 Laboratory confirmatory procedures.

For oral fluid testing, the organisation may be accredited to any of the following sections of the standard AS 4760:2006:

  • Section 2 Specimen collection, storage, handling and dispatch
  • Section 3 On-site initial testing
  • Section 4 Laboratory initial testing
  • Section 5 Confirmatory testing procedures.

For auditing purposes, we recommend that you ask for evidence of the relevant accreditation from the testing provider that you contract.

Last updated:
21 Mar 2022
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