Lab-in-a-Bag

The ultimate portable, on-site testing system for drugs and alcohol


The Lab-in-a-Bag concept combines the Dräger DrugTest 5000 Analyser with either the Dräger Alcotest 6820 Breathalyzer (Standard kit) or Dräger Alcotest 7510 Breathalyzer (Alpha Kit) and a Draeger mobile printer to create a completely mobile on-site test centre for both drugs and alcohol.

Accurate and reliable results

The breathalyzers in both kits are UK Home Office Approved devices. The DrugTest 5000 has been Home Office Approved for use by the UK police force in the detection of THC (Cannabis). Both are made by Draeger, so accuracy and reliability are guaranteed – Draeger represents the very pinnacle of drug and alcohol testing and screening equipment for use in the workplace.

Objective Results
The real difference with the lab-in-a-bag concept, when compared to other methods and products like DrugWipe, is the fact that the system is entirely objective.

Results are displayed on screens on both devices, as well as hard-copy printouts from the mobile printer.  The subjectivity of interpreting results (all of which requires experienced personnel to carry out) is removed and replaced with simple, factual and unambiguous result. In effect, the system removes any risk of human error.

We offer CPD Accredited Drug & Alcohol Testing Training Courses which includes hands-on training for the Lab-in-a-Bag system. After training, your staff can be tasked with carrying out the entire screening procedure, assured that cross-contamination issues are either minimised or eliminated and whatever result obtained, there can be no dispute as to the readings found.

Laboratory Confirmation
The Dräger DrugTest 5000 Analyser is highly accurate and rarely would the results be challenged. In the event of a result being disputed by an employee, a follow-up laboratory confirmation test can be carried out. Our pre-paid confirmation kit is ideal for this purpose; it comes complete with full chain-of-custody instructions and pre-paid laboratory testing envelope; just sample, seal and send.  At just £99 for a kit containing a pair of duplicate testers it forms a very cost-effective means of obtaining laboratory-assured results.  The second test is held in reserve and can be re-tested by a laboratory of the employee’s choice should they wish.

Low Running Costs
With the exception of a bi-annual calibration and mouthpieces there are no ongoing costs associated with the breathalyzers.  Mouthpieces are supplied individually sealed for hygiene purposes but one may be used many times over by the same individual.

A box of 20 x Dräger DrugTest® 5000 Test Kit Cartridges (box of 20) costs £595 + VAT and comes with a shelf life of 12 months. We have test plans available for those performing more than 40 tests every 3 months. Depending on the quantity of test kits you require with a test plan, the cost of the test kits will be from as little as £20.50. We also deliver and invoice quarterly making sure you are not holding stock with a short shelf life. Please contact us for more details on our test plans.

Standard or Alpha Kit?
The Standard Lab-in-a-Bag kit costs £4,995 + VAT and includes the Dräger Alcotest 6820 Breathalyzer which records the time and date of the alcohol breath test along with test results for up to 5000 tests, all of which can be downloaded to a PC with the included AlcoView Software and a USB cable. A Draeger mobile printer is included as standard to ensure a hard copy can be produced and certified on-site during testing.

The Alpha Lab-in-a-Bag kit costs £5,695 + VAT and includes a keyboard and the Dräger Alcotest 7510 Breathalyzer; this allows for full data entry of information such as the name of the person being tested, the person supervising the test and data such as staff numbers etc.  All this information can be printed onto the hard copy result and also recorded for download to a PC should it be required.

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