ACCREDITATION

Cansford Laboratories conforms to the highest standards of laboratory accreditation across our test portfolio, while investing in and advocating for better standards in the drug and alcohol testing sector globally.

What laboratory accreditation should you look for?

Laboratories can claim to be accredited by a range of bodies, but some certifications are more relevant than others.

The ISO 17025 standard that Cansford Laboratories’ test processes meet is the most appropriate for UK drug and alcohol testing laboratories, and is awarded by the Government certification body, UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).

It’s important to note, however, that ISO 17025 is awarded on a substance-by-substance basis. As such, a laboratory can claim ISO 17025 accreditation for their test processes, even for only one substance that it tests for.

When choosing your laboratory, use the UKAS schedule search tool to check that the company is accredited to test for a wide range of substances, including your target substance and the relevant metabolite.

Cansford Laboratories is accredited to ISO 17025 standard for testing for the following drug groups and metabolites:

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Analytes in hair analysis for Confirmation and Quantitation

Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG)

Fatty Acid Ethyl Ester (FAEE)
Ethyl Myristate
Ethyl Oleate
Ethyl Stearate
Ethyl Palmitate 

Cocaine group
Benzoylecgonine
Cocaine
Cocaethylene
Norcocaine 

Opiates group
6-Acetylmorphine
Codeine
Dihydrocodeine
Morphine
Heroin

Methadone group
Methadone
EDDP

Tramadol group
Tramadol
Desmethyl Tramadol

Amphetamine group
Amphetamine

Benzodiazepines group
Diazepam
Nordiazepam
Lorazepam
Nitrazepam
Oxazepam
Temazepam

Cannabiniods group
Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Cannabinol
Cannabidiol
11-Nor-delta9-THC-9 Carboxylic Acid (THC-COOH)

Mephedrone group
Mephedrone

Methamphetamine Group
MethamphetamineMDMA (Methylenedioxymethylamphetamine)
MDA (Methylenedioxyamphetamine)
MDEA (Methylenedioxyethlamphetamine)
MBDB (Methylenedioxphenyl-2-butanamine)

Ketamine Group
Ketamine
Nor-Ketamine

Analytes in oral fluid analysis for Confirmation and Quantitation

Amphetamine group
Amphetamine
MDMA (Methylenedioxymethylamphetamine)
MDA(Methylenedioxyamphetamine)
MDEA(Methylenedioxyethlamphetamine)
MBDB(Methylenedioxphenyl-2-butanamine

Benzodiazepine Group
Alprazolam
Diazepam
Nordiazepam
Clonazepam
Lorazepam
Midazolam
Nitrazepam
Temazepam 

Cannabinoids Group
delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Cannabinol
Cannabidiol

Cocaine Group
AEME
Benzoylecgonine
Cocaethylene
Cocaine
Norcocaine

Ketamine Group
Ketamine
Norketamine 

Mephedrone(15ng/ml)

Methadone Group
Methadone
EDDP 

Methamphetamine/ecstasy

Opiates Group
6-acetylmorphine
6-acetylcodeine
Codeine
Dihydrocodeine
Diacetylmorphine (Heroin)
Morphine

Tramadol group
Tramadol
O-Desmethyltramadol

Analytes in dried blood spot analysis for Confirmation and Quantitation

PEth 16:0/18:1

Our accreditation and performance

ISO 17025

ISO 17025 addresses an laboratory’s ability to produce precise, accurate and reliable results. Laboratories are re-examined annually to assess:

  • The technical competency of staff;
  • The validity of their methods;
  • Traceability of measurements and calibrations to national standards;
  • Appropriate application of measurement uncertainty at cut-off levels;
  • Suitability, calibration and maintenance of test equipment;
  • Quality assurance of test, inspection or calibration data;
  • Customer service;
  • Adherence to continuous internal auditing, and;
  • Successful participation in Proficiency Testing

View our accreditation certificate

ISO 9001

Testing and calibration laboratories whose test processes comply with the ISO 17025 standard automatically meet the principles of ISO 9001.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Often required when working with government agencies, Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation demonstrates our commitment to keeping customer and donor data secure, and safe against attack or theft.

99%

Of test results delivered within 3 days

Since 2013, Cansford Laboratories has returned virtual every test result within 3 days of receipt.

In November 2018, we delivered 83% of these results in less than 24 hours.

“Cansford’s biggest strengths? The staff they have working for them, definitely. They’re all very helpful. The efficiency of arranging appointments, and there’s the timeframe for results coming back.”

Legal Executive

London

Who do we work with?

Partners Worldwide

Organisations with thousands of employees

Family solicitors in the UK

Individuals UK wide

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