QML Pathology is a leading provider of drug and alcohol testing services in Queensland.

We offer services and products including:

  • Laboratory-Based Testing
  • On-site Screening Products
  • On-site Screening Services

Our laboratories adhere to rigorous quality standards and QML Pathology assures accurate, legally defensible AS4308 and AS4760 accredited results in a timely manner.

Laboratory Based Testing


Urine drug testing has been considered the standard in employee testing for many years due to its accuracy, and relative cost. QML Pathology is available to supervise and collect urine specimens from your employees or patients under accredited standards in one of our specialised facilities. At your request, laboratory-based confirmatory testing will be performed when a non-negative result is received from the initial screen.

View list of routinely reported drugs.


Whilst urine testing is generally considered to be the standard for accuracy, saliva or oral fluid testing is increasingly recognised as an innovative test format that provides fast and convenient specimen collections. The non-invasive method does not require special collection facilities necessitated by the privacy requirements of a urine collection.


QML Pathology has been collecting hair samples for referral for hair drug testing for over 10 years and since the end of 2015, have been performing testing in-house. Hair drug testing can potentially detect drug use months prior to the time of sample collection. We routinely report around 50 drugs and metabolites.

View list of routinely reported drugs.

On-site Screening Products

QML Pathology is able to supply a variety of on-site “instant” test kits that enable you to make informed decisions about issues that might otherwise compromise safety of employees and your business. Our quality standards ensure that our on-site testing products are reliable and validated against laboratory standards

Lab Based Confirmatory Services

To enable you to rely on the results of an instant on-site testing program, it is a usual requirement that non-negative test results are confirmed by the more sensitive and accurate lab based analysis. QML Pathology is able to offer this confirmatory service for both Saliva and Urine specimens, allowing you to incorporate the industry’s best practices into your drug and alcohol testing program.

On-site Screening Services

QML Pathology is able to provide qualified staff to attend on-site at your premises to perform instant drug screen testing and supervised specimen collections. Customised drug screening services can be requested through our Commercial Services Team.

Getting started with us

Getting started with us is easy. To start using QML Pathology as your partner in diagnostics all you need to do is request a quote online.

Our Pathology is the leading supplier of on-site or at-home testing kits nationwide. In fact, more Australians use these kits than any other testing products on the market.

We also supply a variety of on-site “instant” test kits to help you make more informed decisions on issues that might otherwise compromise your health or safety. What’s more we ensure that our testing kits are reliable and validated against laboratory standards.

Please note, however, that the “instant” test kit results can’t be relied on for medical or legal purposes simply because they don’t cover the chain of custody requirements in specimen handling. They’re also not confirmed by the “gold standard” laboratory-based liquid/gas chromatography and mass spectrometry analysis.

Home kits are also subject to falsely positive and falsely negative results that may be caused by medications and other factors. This means that their accuracy and reliability should be classified as “peace of mind” status only.

At-home illicit drug testing products - urine-based

Our Pathology is the exclusive supplier of the Alere™ Cup2. This cup-style device gives a presumptive positive or negative result for the drug classes it covers in five to eight minutes. These cups are the most widely used kit for on-site testing due to the quick turnaround of results and their ability to test for adulterants that rule out specimen tampering during the collection process.

The Alere™ Cup2 features:

  • Confirmation to Australian Standard AS4308
  • Tests for the presence of 5 – 9 active compounds, including:
  • Amphetamines (AMP)
  • Methamphetamine (mAMP)
  • Opiates (OPI)
  • Benzodiazepines (BZO)
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  • Built-in adulterant test to prevent tampering
  • Built-in Creatinine test to prevent specimen dilution
  • Screw lock lid to prevent leakage
  • Result interpretation guide
  • Split specimen sampling for easy in-built lab confirmation
  • No keys or activation steps

At home illicit drug testing products - saliva-based

Urine testing has long been considered as the standard for all on-site drug testing however saliva testing is becoming more widely used.

The Rapid Oral Fluid Test which tests for the seven main illicit drug groups and is used mainly for personal usage giving a presumptive result in ten minutes.

The Rapid Oral Fluid Test features:

  • Screening for 7 drugs metabolites in oral fluid
  • Simultaneous detection of all 7 metabolites
  • Results available after 10 minutes
  • Easy interpretation of results
  • Kits may be stored at room temperature