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About Pathology

Corporate Pathology Services

Drug and Alcohol misuse is estimated to cost Australian business billions of dollars annually and increases the risk of accidents and incidents in the workplace.
Through Workplace Health and Safety Legislation, employers have a responsibility to:

  • Provide a healthy and safe working environment
  • Identify and manage hazards in the workplace


Employers can be proactive by undertaking the detection and management of the risks associated with misuse of recreational drugs and alcohol amongst employees
and contractors.

Australian Clinical Labs is one of Australia’s largest and longest-established service providers. We are committed to providing our corporate clients with the best diagnostic pathology services available.  We work in cooperation with occupational health physicians, unions and employees by providing this service in a sensitive and professional manner.

The commercial business arm of Australian Clinical Labs encompasses all non-Medicare pathology and provides services to a wide range of other organisations and industries
including companies, occupational health and safety providers, consultants and government bodies. We can assist your business with:

  • Pre-employment Screening
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Employee Health Screens
  • Insurance Screening
  • Biological Monitoring
  • Environmental Water Testing
  • Clinical Trials

Our Laboratories are accredited to the highest international standards by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and boasts world-class experience and reputation.  We have 2 laboratories accreditated to AS/NZS 4308:2008:

Our Clayton laboratory is accredited to:

Drugs for toxicological purposes in urine to AS/NZS 4308:2008
  • Section 2 Specimen Collection, Storage, Handling and Dispatch
  • Appendix A On-site screening procedures
  • On-site screening performed on Thermo Fisher Scientific MicroCup MultiDrug device
  • Section 3 General Laboratory Requirements
  • Section 4 Laboratory screening procedures
  • Section 5 Laboratory confirmatory procedures

Our Wayville laboratory is accredited to:

Drugs for toxicological purposes in urine to AS/NZS 4308:2008
  • Section 2 Specimen collection, Storage, Handling and Dispatch
  • Appendix A On-Site screening procedures
  • On-site screening performed on Thermo Fisher Scientific MicroCup MultiDrug device
  • Section 3 General Laboratory Requirements
  • Section 4 Laboratory Screening Procedures
  • Section 5 Laboratory Confirmatory Procedures

With the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) & Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA) combined program. The current Scope of Accreditation for our laboratories may be viewed on the NATA website,www.nata.com.au.

In addition to this, we have our specimen collectors who have undertaken training in the application of:

  • AS 3547:1997 – Breath Alcohol Testing Devices for Personal Use and
  • AS 4760:2006 - Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs in oral fluid

For further information or to arrange testing please call the Australian Clinical Labs Commercial Department on 13 Labs (13 52 27).