Queensland Police Service to use Dräger DrugTest 5000 for roadside testing

Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Ltd
Friday, 06 December, 2013

On 17 October 2013, the Queensland Police Service accepted Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Ltd’s offer to enter into a standing offer arrangement for the provision of oral fluid roadside drug testing readers, consumables, maintenance and support.

Queensland Police Service will be the first Australian jurisdiction to deploy the Dräger DrugTest 5000 for roadside testing. The product was launched in 2008 to complement Dräger’s range of breath analysis equipment and has since undergone several independent evaluations at leading toxicology institutes in Australia.

The Dräger DrugTest 5000 consists of a ready-for-use sampling test kit system and an analyser, making it suitable for first assessment on the spot. Saliva samples can be collected easily and quickly using the test kit and the collector will not come in contact with the saliva sample. Other advantages include: high degree of conformity with blood samples and the detection limits valid in Germany (confirmed by a field test by the German Police University); extremely low detection limit for THC as the main active ingredient of cannabis; clear results display; hygienic sampling and analysis; high level of acceptance among users and test persons; and easy to use even with safety gloves.The saliva sample can be evaluated immediately using the analyser after sample collection and the results will be displayed after a few minutes. Up to 500 results can be stored on the analyser and, if required, printed using the Dräger Mobile Printer.

Both the Queensland Police Service and Dräger are looking forward to a successful deployment of the equipment in order to keep Queensland’s roads safe.

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