Fingerprint test set to revolutionise drug testing for ELAS Occupational Health


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Fingerprint test set to revolutionise drug testing for ELAS Occupational Health

  • Intelligent Fingerprinting portable drug testing now available through ELAS Occupational Health
  • The requirement for specialist testing facilities is removed thanks to ELAS Occupational Health’s fleet of mobile medical units
  • Simple and dignified fingerprint method offered as alternative to traditional urine-based tests

ELAS Occupational Health, one of the UK’s leading providers of occupational health and health surveillance has added Intelligent Fingerprinting’s drug testing system to their portfolio of best-of-breed business services. The innovative fingerprint drug test detects drug use by collecting and analysing tiny traces of fingerprint sweat, enabling ELAS Occupational Health to provide customers needing drug testing as part of a medical, company policy or proactive wellbeing policy with a more dignified drug testing approach.

The Intelligent Fingerprinting system’s portability will also enable ELAS Occupational Health to offer unobtrusive and dignified drug testing to clients from its 30 strong mobile van fleet,  which takes occupational and health surveillance services to UK customers across a range of sectors including construction, transport, manufacturing and logistics.

According to Shaun Clarke, Health Surveillance Manager at ELAS Occupational Health:

“At ELAS Occupational Health we see the fingerprint drug test as a valuable addition to our services portfolio. There’s no requirement for specialised testing facilities with the Intelligent Fingerprinting solution and its portability means we can be very flexible on where tests are taken, enabling us to test from our mobile medical units that travel out to customer sites. In comparison with a urine test, for example, the ease and dignity of just putting fingers on a cartridge for sample collection is far less intrusive and is likely to prove much more appealing. We are delighted that we have been granted exclusive rights by Intelligent Fingerprinting to provide fingerprint drug testing as part of our mobile occupational health services.”

Intelligent Fingerprinting’s Dr Paul Yates added: “We look forward to working with ELAS Occupational Health as they roll out our innovative fingerprint testing method to their nationwide customer operations. The system is highly portable and, with instant results available on site, the advantages of fingerprint-based drug testing make it an increasingly smart choice for organisations wanting a fast, dignified and hygienic approach to drug testing.

Fingerprint-based drug testing – how it works
Intelligent Fingerprinting’s drug testing solution features a small, tamper-evident drug screening cartridge onto which ten fingerprint sweat samples are collected, in a process which takes less than a minute. The Intelligent Fingerprinting portable analysis unit then reads the cartridge and provides a positive or negative result on-screen for all drugs in the test in ten minutes. A fingerprint-based laboratory confirmation service is also available.

An introductory video demonstrating fingerprint-based drug testing in action is available here.


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About ELAS Occupational Health

ELAS Occupational Health, alongside ELAS Business Support and STS Food Safety, form the ELAS Group; a leading provider of business support services for over 30 years.

With a client base of over 10,000 companies nationwide, the ELAS Group offers expert occupational health, health surveillance, health & safety, employment law, food safety, absence management, training and payroll services to companies who want more. Each service can be used independently or as part of a fully-integrated system. ELAS Occupational Health also have exclusive rights to provide fingerprint drug testing nationwide as part of their mobile occupational health offering.

With their head office in Manchester, the ELAS Group has offices nationwide and employs over 200 people.

More information on the ELAS Group can be found here –

About Intelligent Fingerprinting
Intelligent Fingerprinting’s portable Drug Screening System works by analysing fingerprint sweat. It is non-invasive, fast and cost-effective, with sample collection taking seconds and simultaneous screening for multiple drug groups in ten minutes. A laboratory confirmation service is also available.

The system has applications within many sectors and customers include employers in safety-critical industries such as construction, transport and logistics firms, drug treatment and family safeguarding organisations, as well as UK coroners. The company has distributors across the globe, including the USA.

Founded in 2007, Intelligent Fingerprinting is a spin-out company from the University of East Anglia (UEA).  The company is based in Cambridge, England and employs around 30 people.

Twitter @iFingerprinting

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