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What Does NATA Accreditation as a Collection Agency Mean for a Client?

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation provides assurance to the client that the collection agency:

  • Uses appropriately trained staff to collect and/or test samples
  • Uses testing devices which have been verified by Australian laboratories to perform according to the stated claims of the manufacturer
  • Performs internal Quality Control testing as required by the relevant Standards
  • Participates in external Quality Assurance Programs (QAP) where the collection agency must test samples containing unknown levels of drugs and return their test results for assessment by the QAP
  • Has a program of internal audits and reviews to ensure the agency continually assesses its own performance

For more information about drug and alcohol testing in your workplace, please contact ToxLogic.

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