Category: Accreditation

Everything you need to know about laboratory accreditation and need to ask

Three key questions to assure yourself that your test result will be accurate It can be difficult to find your way through the maze of different accreditations that laboratories loudly proclaim will assure you of a quality service when providing

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Non-attendance for hair collection for drug and alcohol testing in child care court cases

Social Services become involved in assessing and planning the care of children in cases where the parents’ life style may affect the child’s upbringing. This includes comprehensive risk assessments of the parents’ life style. Parental substance abuse is a significant

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Hair drug testing in child protection cases

When you, a Social Worker or a Legal professional, request a drug test in hair to be used in cases of child protection, the results provided by the laboratory need not only to be clear but of a quality level

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Cansford Labs guidelines for drug testing in the workplace – Part 2

Understanding cut-off When testing drugs in urine, saliva or hair samples, results are evaluated against established “cut-offs” for each of these type of sample before the issue of certificate of analysis. “Cut-off” is a value which the results obtained in the analysis

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Cansford Labs guidelines for drug testing in the workplace – Part 1

Which policy? An increasing number of companies in the UK are utilising drug testing as a tool to address the potential health and safety and performance issues  that drug use by employees and job candidates present. Workplace drug testing can

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Choosing a laboratory for a drug and alcohol testing!

Social workers are using hair strand-testing to profile patterns of drug and alcohol use. Choosing the laboratory to conduct these tests is a vital part of getting timely and accurate assessments.! Parental substance abuse is a significant factor when it

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Choosing a Laboratory for Hair Drug and Alcohol Testing!!

Article by John Wicks was first published in COMPASS, the complete guide to social work & social care 2015 edition. Click here for a pdf format of the article. For further reading on Laboratory accreditation click here.

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Drug hair tests reports 3 days guaranteed

Can you afford to wait several weeks for drug hair testing results? Cansford Laboratories will get competitively priced routine drug results to you within 3 working days as a standard service at no extra cost. Our turnaround time has a

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Supporting evidence based practice in child protection cases: quality of hair analysis results

The quality of the analysis of drugs in biological material in the forensic area is important because the results of the analysis affect judicial decisions. When you, a Social Worker or a Legal professional, request a drug test in hair

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Increased sensitivity of hair alcohol test for abstinence assessment

  Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is a specific alcohol marker in hair that can detect alcohol consumption over weeks and months. At Cansford we have been performing assessments of EXCESSIVE drinking using the EtG marker in hair.   Now we have extended

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