Query - Approved Laboratories for Drug & Alcohol Testing
Request ID: FOI-1106-2223 Date published: 31 August 2022
I would like to ask for a list of your approved LUL/TFL laboratories for drug and alcohol testing.
In addition, please can you provide some information on how a laboratory can apply to become LUL/TFL-approved? How does the process work? How long does it take?
Your assistance on this is greatly appreciated.
TfL Ref: 1106-2223 Thank you for your request received by us on 4 August 2022 asking for information about approved laboratories for drug and alcohol testing.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold the information you require. You asked for:
a list of your approved LUL/TFL laboratories for drug and alcohol testing
In addition, please can you provide some information on how a laboratory can apply to become LUL/TFL-approved? How does the process work? How long does it take? We can advise that the accredited laboratory currently used for random drug and alcohol testing is Matrix, whose official website can be viewed at: https://www.matrixdiagnostics.co.uk/ TfL followed a tendering process and used the NHS Framework – Point of Care Testing: Drugs of Abuse, Lot 7 Operational Outsourcing of Services. Please see the following link for further details at: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/fas-outsourced-clinical-services This contract ends on 1 March 2025. If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed. Yours sincerely Jasmine Howard FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London