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Laboratory Services in the HSE National Drug Treatment Centre

The NDTC provides laboratory testing service for licit/ illicit drugs of misuse and therapeutic drugs.

Providing the largest service of this kind in the state the laboratories customers are HSE Addiction Services, General Practitioners, Voluntary Organisations, Department of Education, Department of Justice, Probation and Welfare and the Dublin Drug Court.

The Laboratory also provides a legally defensible drug testing service for the Irish Medical Council and An Bord Altrainis.

Techniques used by the laboratory include Immunoassay and LC-MS.

The HSE National Drug Treatment Centre Laboratory is accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) to undertake testing as detailed in the Schedule bearing the Registration number 169T which is available at:
Testing in the scope of accreditation is carried out in conformity with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 2nd Edition ´General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories’.

The Laboratory Service Users Guide provides detailed information on laboratory services. A copy of this guide can be downloaded from the link below.

Drug Analysis Laboratory Quality Policy

Drug Analysis Laboratory: A Guide to Service Users. Edition 7
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Laboratory Request Forms can be downloaded from the link below

Lab Request Form Download PDF (161KB)
Friday 29th May 2015

LF8 - Serum Methadone Level Request Form

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