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Cansford Laboratories achievements in 2015

As the year turns we at Cansford have been reflecting on what we have achieved and what were the highlights of 2015 for us as we grew our ability to be a leading hair drug testing company in the UK

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Competition Winner – LAW2015 Manchester

Thank you to everyone who entered our “Guess the number” competition in Manchester. Unfortunately only one of you could win our luxury box of chocolates! The winning number was 441! Congratulations to Kate Adamson of Powell Davies Solicitors with the

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The terrible truth about adulterated cocaine!

When we recently collaborated with our colleagues in Brazil in a study*, we found a terrible truth about dangerous adulterants commonly added to cocaine and crack cocaine. The results of the analysis of 172 hair samples confirmed cocaine use but we

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Competition Winner – LAW2014 Birmingham

Thank you to everyone who visited us at LAW2014 Birmingham, and to those of you who entered our “Guess the Number” Competition. The winning number was: 499.                 With a fantastic guess of

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Competition Winner – LAW2014 London

Thank you to everyone who visited us at LAW2014 London, and to those of you who entered our “Guess the Number” Competition. The winning number was: 527.         With a fantastic guess of 525, the winner is

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Understanding “cut-offs” in drug testing

Why a result may be reported as “Not detected” even though the individual has taken some drugs When testing drugs in urine, saliva or hair samples, results are evaluated against “cut-offs” for each of these type of samples for interpretation before

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Understanding levels of drugs detected in hair

The main benefit of the use of hair samples in drug testing is specifically the longer window of detection it allows. The results of hair drug analysis vary over a very wide range between individuals. This wide variation is the

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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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SoHT – Annual conference in Bordeaux

Cansford Laboratories is proud to be the only UK laboratory to be presenting at the Society of Hair Testing for the second year running! Our poster, titled “Hair analysis in the workplace: global harmonisation required”, will be on show in

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Do you know the signs of drug and alcohol use?!

Thanks to our friends at Screen4, a handy guide has been produced to help employers identify if their staff could be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The card can be viewed online here. The card accompanies the wide

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