In-house Laboratory Analysis
Whether the sample was tested using a testing kit, or was sent straight for laboratory analysis at our in-house laboratory, you can obtain a primary test result is for a quick and cost effective way to identify if a sample requires further analysis. The result of a primary test result is returned as either ‘negative’ or ‘non-negative’.
If a sample is returned as non-negative this indicates something in the sample has reacted or cross-reacted with the test. At this point we do not know what is present or if something is present at what level and, for this reason it is referred to as non-negative. No disciplinary action should be taken until the confirmation analysis result is received from the laboratory.
A non-negative test result can be sent to our accredited laboratory to be analysed by our professionals for confirmation analysis. Confirmation analysis takes place using industry Gold Standard techniques for further in-depth analysis and can provide you with a legally defensible result.
SYNLAB Laboratory Services uses confirmation processes based on liquid chromatography with mass spectrometric detection (LC-MS) and all methods are validated as part of SYNLAB Laboratory Services’ ISO 17025 accreditation.
SYNLAB Laboratory Services experienced and trusted staff members can provide a detailed report with an explanation of test results. With a combined 60 years’ experience, our industry experts are able to provide a clear and succinct interpretation of results to help give you an understanding of what the results mean.
We are one of few providers that offer a combined in-house collection and laboratory service, enabling us to deliver industry leading turnaround times. If you would like to learn more about our in-house laboratory contact us.