First Sign Saliva Drug Test2018-10-14T22:21:02+00:00

First Sign Saliva Drug Test

The Most Reliable and Accurate Drug Testing Device

The First Sign Saliva Test is renowned for its ease of application, accuracy and quick results (less than five minutes). First Sign Saliva Test is verified to Australian Standard AS 4308:2008. The First Sign Saliva Tester is one of the few devices on the market that allows you to put the device back into your mouth if you not have collected enough saliva.

The collection procedure of a saliva test can be seen as being less invasive than a ProScreen Cup urine drug test. With a First Sign Saliva test, you only need to provide a minimal amount of privacy whereas you need to provide toilet facilities to conduct a urine drug test.

The First Sign Saliva Test has been specifically designed to detect the 6 illicit drugs under the Australian Standard including THC, Cocaine, Methamphetamines and amphetamines. With the rising use of illicit drugs in the workplace and the repercussions it has on the businesses, more and more employers are creating their “no tolerance to drug policies within the workforce” and will often pre-screen new employees and Randomly test employees. By implementing such practices it protects the business from liability.

The drugs that can be detected by the First Sign Saliva Test include marijuana (THC), cocaine (COC), amphetamines (AMP), methamphetamines (METH), opiates (OPI), Benzodiazepine (BZO) as well as creatinine, nitrites, bleach, pH and specific gravity. By detecting an illicit drug it enables the employer to be proactive and prevent any possible harm to their employees, equipment and the public.

  • Tests for the Parent THC component.

  • Set to AS 4760 target figures for all drug groups.

  • Error Free – Collection test and swab in one device.

  • Less invasive than urine.

  • Test anywhere – anytime.

  • From collection to result in less than five minutes.

  • Easy, Fast and Accurate 1-step test.

  • Test for six drugs: Tetrahydrocannabinol THC / Cocaine COC / Amphetamines AMP / Methamphetamines METH / Opiates OPI / Benzodiazepine BZO + Creatinine, Nitrites, Bleach, pH and Specific Gravity.

  • Complete the appropriate paperwork;

  • Place the pad inside of the mouth and chew and soften the pad until it is soft moist and soaking wet like a wet sponge until sponge pad is soft and saturated;

  • Insert sponge pad into chamber and secure cap;

  • Peel off the label to read the results;

  • Negative result indicated by a line in the test area; and

  • Positive result indicated by the absence of a line in the test area.

Test Cut Off Levels – this level is determined by the Australian Standards (what is considered an unacceptable level).

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol THC : 25ng/ml

  • Cocaine COC : 50ng/ml

  • Amphetamines AMP : 50ng/ml

  • Methamphetamines METH : 50ng/ml

  • Opiates OPI : 50ng/ml

  • Benzodiazepine BZO : 50mg/ml

Delivery Method

We can deliver your products to you or you can collect them from our office for free.

Delivery Costs

Our local deliveries are free to the Mackay and Hinterland region. For non-local deliveries, freight is free for purchases of two boxes or more or for orders over $1,000.

Estimated Delivery Times

As we carry stock we can accommodate rush orders on local deliveries. Freighted orders may take 1-3 days.

Express Delivery

Available upon request.

Tetrahydrocannabinol THC – is a chemical found in the plant marijuana. THC stimulates the cells in the brain to release dopamine which in turn creates euphoria. It can induce hallucinations, change thinking and cause delusions. The effect can last about two hours and will start affecting a person within 10 to 30 minutes of ingestion. However, psychomotor impairment may continue after the perceived high has stopped. A few side effects include elation, anxiety, tachycardia, short-term memory recall issues, sedation, relaxation, pain relief and more. Marijuana has many “street names” such as pot, weed, grass, and dope (plus much more).

Cocaine COC – is derived from the plant Coca and is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug. It was widely used in the early 1900’s as an ingredient of their many tonics and elixirs. Over time, research showed that cocaine was not only highly addictive but it was also altering the brain structure of repeat user. The user can feel euphoria, invincibility, wellbeing, paranoia, and aggression to name just a few side effects. Long-term effects can include insomnia, exhaustion, depression, weight loss, and sexual dysfunction to name a few. Cocaine is also known as coke, powder, snow, and blow.

Amphetamines AMP – is a synthetic drug which is an addictive stimulant drug. A combination of chemicals are combined to create amphetamines. Some types of amphetamines are legally prescribed to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and narcolepsy (uncontrollable urge to sleep). Effects include staying awake, lessen inhibitions, anxiety, paranoia, aggression, and depression to name a few. Amphetamines go by a number of names such as ICE, speed, crystal meth, upper, and meth to name a few.

Methamphetamines METH – similar to amphetamines, methamphetamines are a synthetic drug which is an addictive stimulant drug. Methamphetamine increases the amount of the natural chemical dopamine in the brain which is involved in the body movement, motivation, and reinforcement of rewarding behaviours. The effects methamphetamines include increased wakefulness, decreased appetite, increased blood pressure, dental problems, and intense itching and skin sores to name a few. Methamphetamine also is known as chalk, crank, crystal, ice, and speed.

Opiates OPI – are highly addictive depressants which means they slow down your central nervous system. There are synthetic opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl and plant based opiates derived from the poppy plant called heroine. Opiates are used as a pain relief and induce sleep. The effects of prolonged opiate use includes, respiratory depression, lethargy, depression, anxiety, itching, insomnia, and much more. Opiates are also known as H, hammer, gear, smack, and horse, to name a few.

Benzodiazepine BZO – are an addictive depressant that slows down your central nervous system. Benzodiazepine are a group of drugs called tranquillizers. Tranquilizers are known to make a person feel relaxed, drowsy, no energy, dizzy, and even affect their memory. Commonly known benzodiazepines include Valium, Rohypnol, and Rivotril. Long-term effects include no energy, headaches, skin rashes, weight gain, and depression to include a few. Benzodiazepines are also known as benzos, rowies, vals, downers, and sleepers.

Can we have someone, in house, to administer the test?2018-10-11T13:51:13+00:00

The simple answer is yes as long as that person holds National Accreditation. We are here to support you in your testing needs. When you are testing a large group it may be beneficial to bring in an extra set of hands. We can also supply the devices to you and organise delivery.

What accreditation is required to administer a drug or alcohol test?2018-10-11T14:44:10+00:00

Any person administering a drug or alcohol test must be nationally accredited. You must successfully complete the Course in Workplace Drug Testing (breath alcohol) (oral fluid – saliva) (urine) 10275NAT. This is a Nationally Accredited specialist drug test training course developed by the Drug and Alcohol Testing Institute designed to train prospective drug and alcohol testing collectors. Your collector should have a copy of their accreditation for you to view.

Can you beat a drug test?2018-10-10T07:36:34+00:00

There are many things on the internet that mislead people into thinking that tests can be beaten, but in reality, if the device is to Australian Standards then fooling the device is almost impossible.

The ProScreen Urine Testing Cup comes with built-in validity features to ensure that the specimen provided is, in fact, a valid specimen. One of these features includes temperature. When urine is eliminated from the body it is usually at the same temperature as the body. The average adult body temperature is between 36.1°C to 37.2°C. There is a temperature strip bar on the device to measure the specimen sample. If the specimen is not within this range (or in close proximity) then the specimen is fake.

Likewise, the other built-in specimen-validity tests to defeat specimen adulteration include pH, creatinine, Nitrite, bleach, and specific gravity test. These elements, if are incorrect, will also indicate if the sample provided is a valid specimen. If the sample provided passes these tests then you can be confident that you have a valid specimen.

The First Sign Saliva Test would be quite difficult to supply a fake specimen as they perform the test in front of a Nationally Accredited collector.

Why is important to use a device that has Australian Standards approval?2018-10-11T13:46:41+00:00

Australian Standards ensure that the device is of high quality and performs in a manner that the manufacturer claims. Ultimately, this means that you are using a device that is highly accurate which will avoid any issues such as providing false positives.

What workplace industry can use this test?2018-10-11T13:50:05+00:00

At the moment Drug and Alcohol Testing is being pushed into many wide and varied industries. Traditionally, it used to be with those employees that work in an industrial area or around heavy machinery. But now, the industries we are performing Drug and Alcohol Tests are broadening to include delivery drivers, employees that deal with the public, use tools and appliances (such as air compressors and deep fryers) or even in areas with sharp tools and equipment (such as automatic cutting devices). In short, any workplace industry can request an employee to submit to a drug test to ensure the safety of the public and your staff.

Can we bulk purchase?2018-10-10T06:10:45+00:00

Yes. All purchases can be dispatched to our customers in a timely manner as stock is normally held on site. We do local deliveries or we can organise freight delivery for those that ordered two or more boxes.

What is the cost of delivery?2018-10-11T13:57:08+00:00

Delivery Method

We can deliver your products to you or you can collect them from our office for free.

Delivery Costs

Our local deliveries are free to the Mackay and Hinterland region. For non-local deliveries, freight is free for purchases of two boxes or more or for orders over $1,000.

Estimated Delivery Times

As we carry stock we can accommodate rush orders on local deliveries. Freighted orders may take 1-3 days.

Express Delivery

Available upon request.

What happens if the test is Non Negative (positive)?2018-10-11T15:04:19+00:00

If a test is positive (non negative) this is an indication that one or more of the illicit drugs were detected in the specimen. The donor is informed that they have failed the drug test. If the test has been requested by the employer, they too are notified of the failed drug test. It is at this time that the specimen is sent to an accredited laboratory for confirmation of the failed test if the employer wishes to do so.

With regards to a positive test for alcohol, under the Australian Standards when the first test is conducted you must wait 15 minutes and then conduct another test. Most think this is to see if the level has gone up or down but waiting 15 minutes is actually to allow the breathalyser to reset itself ready for the next test. Please note that all results should be recorded and we can supply the correct paperwork for this to be done.

Will I lose my job if my test is positive?2018-10-11T13:55:04+00:00

This is up to the employer and they will refer back to their own policies. Each company may have their own policies in relation to workplace drug and alcohol usage and you should ensure that you are familiar with these policies. At the end of the day, we do not dictate what happens to your employment and this is an issue you will have to address employer.

Are my employee’s privacy rights being violated?2018-10-11T15:07:48+00:00

Privacy is something that we take very seriously and everyone involved can be assured that their privacy will be protected. If an employee fails a test, this information will only be provided to the employee and the employer.

Are there any safety concerns using this test?2018-10-11T14:13:08+00:00

There are no safety concerns for the donor or the collector. The ProScreen Cup (the urine drug test) is easy to do and cause no discomfort at all. Specimen cups are handed out by the collector who wears gloves. Those being tested must provide the designated amount of urine, which is less than a typical trip to the bathroom. The donor returns the sample to the collector for evaluation.

For the First Sign Saliva Drug Test, there are no safety concerns. The collector hands the donor a swap to gently chew to provide their specimen. The collector wears gloves to protect the integrity of the swap.

Each time the Alcolizer Breatherlyser is used for the purpose of a test a new disposable mouthpiece is used.

Can I order just one First Sign Saliva Test?2018-10-09T12:59:29+00:00

Yes, we sell the testing devices either 1 at a time or they come in boxes of 25. We also have the books available in duplicate for you to use. They come in 25 duplicate pages so they match when you buy a box of 25 testing devices.

Can I use any drug testing device?2018-10-10T06:15:08+00:00

It is always best to use an Australian Standards device such as the ProScreen Urine Test Cup and the First Sign Saliva Drug Test. When not using an Australian Standard device you run the risk of producing false positive results. A false positive can damage the employee’s reputation as they have “failed” a drug test. You may have to stand them down whilst their results are being analysed by an authorised laboratory (depending on your company policy), they may be treated “differently” in the workplace, and they have to endure the stress of not knowing what will happen to their job if the test comes back positive. As an employer, you may be exposing yourself to civil proceedings by performing a drug test with a device that is not compliant to Australian Standards.

What happens if I refuse to supply a specimen for the purposes of testing?2018-10-11T13:55:57+00:00

Refusal is often treated as a failure. Employers take a very dim view of any employee refusing to supply a specimen. Although you can not be forced to provide a specimen you need to check your what consequences you will face with your current employment. If you have any lawful or medical reason to not supply a specimen, you are best to discuss this with your employer prior to the test so alternative arrangments can be made if necessary.

What are the Australian Standards2018-10-10T06:27:52+00:00
Australian Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they are intended to. They establish a minimum set of requirements which define quality and safety criteria.

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“Bcerta Australia has developed a great partnership with Mackay Drug Testing Services over the last 3 years. In this time they have provided a reliable service to Bcerta and the Mackay GP Superclinic Group, dedicated to being on time with our requests and orders of drug testing products. Bill is always contactable and approachable, making the whole process easy. Bill has NO excuses, he JUST delivers a great service.”

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“I have known and worked with Bill Cleary from Mackay Drug Testing Services now for over a 5 year period in that time I have found Bill to be the most knowledgeable person on Drug and Alcohol Testing I have met. I buy all my products from Bill and I never have any problems and everything works as it supposed to, Bill is always available to help and off assistance whenever I need it.
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“Bill Cleary from Mackay Drug Testing Services has been conducting Drug and Alcohol Testing at our premises over the past 2 years or more. Bill supplies a service once a month to conduct random Urine testing. We also use Bill for pre-employment D&A testing and his knowledge and professionalism is the best. If you have any questions he is, always able to answer them and the staff appreciate his knowledge in this field. His pricing is very competitive and customer service is impeccable. I would highly recommend any company to use Bill’s services if they require Drug and Alcohol testing done.”

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