Alere™ DDS®2 Mobile Test System

Drug testing as easy as A, B, C.

The Alere DDS2 Mobile Test System is a handheld analyser that provides the optimal combination of speed, ease of use, reliability and accuracy. The analyser has been designed and developed to meet the high performance demands of police forces, drug treatment centres and workplaces.

The lightweight, portable system can be operated in a wide range of environments and can detect up to six drugs from a single oral fluid sample in a matter of minutes. Results can be printed and downloaded to a PC with the aid of the Alere Software Application Suite.

How it Works


Features and Benefits

Easy to use

The intuitive user interface guides you through the 3-step test process, making drug testing as easy as A, B, C. Each test cartridge has a Quick Response (QR) code that the analyser uses to identify the cartridge validity, test panel and lot number. These validation checks and on-screen instructions reduce training requirements to an absolute minimum, allowing for quick implementation of the device into your testing programme

Fast results

The Alere DDS2 oral fluid collection device has passed quality testing and is CE marked1. It contains a sample volume adequacy indicator and is robustly designed for active sample collection, which means the donor can move the collection device around the mouth. Using this method we collect enough sample to start testing in less than 60 seconds2. Once the collection device is inserted into the analyser, test results are available within just 5 minutes.

1 Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC)
2 Based on data from a non-drug using population

Flexible data management

The Alere DDS2 Mobile Test System stores 10,000 tests and comes equipped with a printer so that you can keep a record of each test. You can also download your data onto a PC using the Alere Software Application Suite to gain access to a host of reports, giving you the opportunity to complete trend analysis and gain a bigger picture of the effectiveness of your testing programme.

Testing where you need it

If you need to conduct a drug test in a challenging environment, such as at the roadside, the Alere DDS2 is the instrument of choice.

Weighing in at under 700g and fitting into a motorcycle storage compartment it is a truly portable analyser. Designed to excel in differing conditions, the integrated heater ensures the assay runs at the optimal temperature in cold conditions. The backlit, 3.2 inch full colour screen provides excellent visibility in daylight and at night. A fully charged battery can conduct approximately 50 tests, but the optional car charging kit, can keep you testing, even on the move.

Selected by Police Forces internationally

Increasing road safety by reducing drug driving is a major problem facing police forces across the globe. The Alere DDS2 provides the portable technology needed to screen suspected drug drivers, ushering in a new era of drug testing at the roadside.

It is currently being used or evaluated by police forces in over ten countries.


Test Time

Sample collection within 60 seconds
Results within 6 minutes


Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions: 61 x 88 x 222 mm
Weight: 680 g


Storage & Operation Conditions

Store cartridges between 15 to 25°C
Store system between -20 to 45°C
Operate cartridges between 5 to 35°C

Drugs Detected

Amphetamine (50ng/mL)
Benzodiazepine (20ng/mL)
Cocaine (30ng/mL)
Methamphetamine (50ng/mL)
Methadone (15ng/mL)
Opiates (40ng/mL)
Cannabis (THC) (25ng/mL)

Data Storage

Internal storage capacity of 10,000 tests

Screen Size

3.2-inch LCD colour screen

Power Supply

5.7Ah 7.4V lithium polymer battery or a mains supply. Charge your device on the move with our car charging kit.

CE Marked

Collection device - Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC)
Analyser and cartridge CE - IVD Medical Device Directive (98/79/EC)

Supported Languages

English, Italian, German, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovakian and Turkish

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