Our Team

Cansford Laboratories can trace its roots back to 1993, when founders John Wicks and Lolita Tsanaclis developed the UK’s first hair testing regime for drug and alcohol use.

Having established and sold TrichoTech –  John and Lolita contiuned with their passion for improvement by founding Cansford Laboratories to continue to pioneer new testing methods, and make rapid, accurate drug and alcohol more widely available.

Today, we offer the UK’s fastest hair drug and alcohol testing service, while investing in research and development and contributing to conferences and symposia to drive up industry standards.

Based in Cardiff, Wales, Cansford also has a sister laboratory – Chromatox – in São Paulo, Brazil, where our breakthrough systems have revolutionised drug and alcohol testing by enabling samples to be tested in the country, where they were once sent abroad.



Our leadership team

John Wicks Msc

John Wicks Msc

Managing Director

Lolita Tsanaclis Msc PhD

Lolita Tsanaclis Msc PhD

Scientific Director

Kim Bagley

Kim Bagley

Operations Director & Quality Manager

Our collections team


Our laboratory team is supported by more than 50 trained collectors across the UK, on hand to ensure that the collection process is as simple and comfortable as possible for our clients, wherever you are.

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