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This application is a service of the Singapore Government.

Health Sciences Authority

Drug Abuse Testing

Scope of Services

The Drug Abuse Testing Unit analyses controlled substances in urine and hair specimens submitted by drug enforcement agencies in accordance to the Misuse of Drugs Act and the Misuse of Drugs Regulation.

The services which the Unit provides include issuing of analytical reports and providing expert testimony in court proceedings. In addition, the Unit also provides consultations and carries out research work to continuously improve and enhance its analytical capability.

Scope of Analysis

The drugs commonly analysed include:

  • Morphine and Monoacetylmorphine for opiates
  • 11-nor-delta-9-THC-9-carboxylic acid for cannabis
  • Benzoylecgonine for cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Ketamine and its metabolite
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Buprenorphine and its metabolite
  • Cathinones and piperazines

Counter Operating Hours:

Monday – Friday 0800 – 1630