Category: Editorials

Dangers from Drug misuse are still rising. Family Drug use is a problem.

In the media recently there have been reports that while overall drug use has been falling the incidents of bad outcomes due to drug use, including death, have been rising.  Drugscope, the national Charity concluded from a report issued by

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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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Drug and Alcohol Testing – Cansford Leading the Way!

John Wicks and Lolita Tsanaclis opened Cansford Laboratories 3.5 years ago with the intention to “shake things up” in the drug and alcohol testing world by developing and introducing new techniques and procedures to hair drug testing. In their 3

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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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The new drug phenomenon!

An editorial about the growth in the number of new psychoactive substances (NPS) on the drugs market, also known as ‘legal highs’, ‘bath salts’, or ‘research chemicals’, was published in the section “Editorial and perspective”  of Drug Testing and Analysis in the

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Scientists that pioneered drug and alcohol abuse testing technology celebrate 21 year milestone

Scientists based in Cardiff that revolutionised the drug and alcohol abuse testing techniques reach 21st year milestone           Scientists based in Cardiff are celebrating the 21st anniversary of their pioneering technique for detecting drug and alcohol

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Happy Birthday – 21 years of hair testing!

The founders of Tricho Tech, and more recently Cansford Laboratories are celebrating 21 years in the field of hair drug testing, Cansford Laboratories is proud to be featured in the Western mail today.

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With child custody cases, fast testing times makes all the difference

Time is a critical element to getting child custody cases resolved effectively without excessive costs. We agree wholeheartedly with the desire of government and the family court service to reduce costs and improve delivery of expert witness services.  At Cansford

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Drug Consumption Levels?

Hair analysis for drug testing is very good for the detection and confirmation of drug use over a long period of time. The analysis of drugs in hair samples can give a pattern of drug use over a longer period

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Drug use in England – statistics.

Statistics regarding drug use by region in England (young people) – some facts and figures on drugs misuse from 1996 – 2013 While the world of drug use may be a mystery to many of us, this recent survey by

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