Schools, Colleges & Universities

Their future, our responsibility ·  Faster, simpler testing; expert care and support

Cansford Laboratories is proud to offer the UK’s fastest drug and alcohol testing service to schools, colleges and universities – protecting students and staff via expert scientific support.

As part of our ISO 17025-certified test processes, our customers benefit from:

A range of test options:

Our test portfolio includes hair, blood, nail and saliva tests for detecting the use of alcohol and most types of drug – including NPS (New Psychoactive Substances). Tests results can be delivered on-site or via laboratory testing, according to whether you need to detect substance use in-the-moment, or over a long period of time.

Speed and peace of mind:

We deliver 99% of hair, blood and nail test results within 3 days of receipt at our labs, where other laboratories take weeks. Sample collection can typically be arranged within 48 hours – helping you resolve cases quickly, and with minimal fuss.

Speed and peace of mind:

We deliver 99% of hair, blood and nail test results within 3 days of receipt at our labs, where other laboratories take weeks. Sample collection can typically be arranged within 48 hours – helping you resolve cases quickly, and with minimal fuss.

Quality, care, accuracy:

We know that the results of the tests we conduct have a significant effect on students’ lives. Our laboratory test processes are ISO 17025-accredited, ensuring the highest standards of accuracy, reliability and laboratory expertise across our portfolio.

Support from start to finish:

Choosing the right test can be confusing, and the results may be used in court. You’ll be supported by a single point of contact in our labs at every step of the testing process, who will answer any questions you might have and support your decision-making.

Support from start to finish:

Choosing the right test can be confusing, and the results may be used in court. You’ll be supported by a single point of contact in our labs at every step of the testing process, who will answer any questions you might have and support your decision-making.

Convenient collections:

Our team of 50 trained collectors can travel almost anywhere in the UK to take samples – minimising disruption for you and your students.

Innovation and integrity:

Having pioneered hair testing more than 25 years ago, our team continues to invest in scientific research and sector policy, to keep your school, college or university ahead when it comes to legislative change around drug and alcohol use.

Innovation and integrity:

Having pioneered hair testing more than 25 years ago, our team continues to invest in scientific research and sector policy, to keep your school, college or university ahead when it comes to legislative change around drug and alcohol use.

Our Services

Drug & alcohol testing

Best-in-class hair, blood, oral fluid and nail testing for drugs and alcohol

Expert witness support

Our scientific expertise in written form, for your use in court

Who do we work with? More than....

Partners Worldwide

Organisations with thousands of employees

Family solicitors in the UK

Individuals UK wide

Find out more about our expert collections team

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