Types of drugs detected by urine drug tests (AADK)

Did you know that the urine drug tests are used by Malaysian authorities to detect drugs in a person's body? Other than the Royal Malaysian Police (or Polis Diraja Malaysia / PDRM), the National Anti-Drugs Agency (or Agensi Antidadah Kebangsaan / AADK) also have the authority to drug test suspected users.

AADK officers and members have the authority to conduct Urine Screening Tests on anyone suspected as a drug user or addict only through their Urine, as listed under Section 3 (1) of the Drug Addicts (R&P) Act 1983.

If the first Screening Test is positive, the urine sample will be sent to the Drug Pathology Laboratory at a hospital (according to the type of drug). It may take 7 to 14 working days or up to 3 months to get confirmation of the urine drug test results from the hospital.

In some cases, a positive result may have been produced by the first urine drug screening test, but the hospital results may come up negative. This is because the drug content in a person’s body is dependent on the type of drug used. In cases like these, the suspect may be released.

The results from the hospital drug laboratory are the final results that will be used by the AADK Investigating Officer to conduct charges against the suspected user.

Source: AADK