Category: Hair Collection

Meet Cansford Labs Compass Jobs Fair Birmingham 2018

We’re pleased to be at Compass Jobs Fair at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre. The event is on the 12th of March 2018. Cansford Labs’ continued partnership and involvement with local authorities and charities in the Birmingham and Midlands

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Cansford Labs publishes new long-term study into what hair drug levels mean

Cansford Labs published a new research poster last week at the Society of Hair Testing Scientific meeting where it looked at the results of a study into what hair drug levels mean. Summarising the results of  nearly 15,000 hair samples

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Cansford Labs releases new study on Diagnostic Value of Hair Testing

Cansford Labs published a research study poster last week at the 22nd Society of Hair Testing Scientific Meeting held in Cardiff that examined the diagnostic value of sectioning hair samples for EtG analysis. Ethnyl Glucuronide (EtG) is a metabolite of

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Hair analysis in driving license issue and renewal in Brazil

Cansford Laboratories and ChromaTox Laboratories, our partner lab in Brazil, presented a poster at the recent Society of Hair Testing Scientific Meeting in Cardiff where we published the results of our hair testing activities in Brazil to support the Brazilian Government

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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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Cansford was present at the Scientific Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) in Bordeaux

James Nutt from Cansford presented at the Scientific Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) on “Hair analysis in the workplace: global harmonisation required”, June 2014. The only laboratory from the UK to present a scientific paper. Click here

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How to choose the best hair sample collector

The degree of training varies tremendously from company to company yet it is this part of the drug & alcohol testing process that is most commonly the weakest link in the ‘chain of custody’ process and therefore the most liable

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