Posted on 4th February 2015 by DNA Legal
Understanding our scientific testing may seem confusing at first, and we appreciate that your clients may feel nervous about the whole process. Therefore, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to talk you through Hair Drug Testing, allowing you to brief clients on what to expect.
Before the appointment
Samples are collected by qualified nurses, with collections either carried out at one of our nationwide clinics or at agreed private venues.... Read More
Posted on 16th December 2014 by DNA Legal
Testing for the ingestion of alcohol can be important for a variety of cases, criminal and otherwise. However, ethanol is quickly absorbed by the body, so once metabolism occurs testing for alcohol abuse often becomes difficult.
Blood and urine samples can be taken, but results tend to be weak as compounds soon deplete. Thus, the discovery of new alcohol testing methods has decreased erroneous results, and helped ensure we get the most... Read More
Posted on 30th November 2014 by David Nicholson
On 13 June 2014, at a meeting in Bordeaux, France, the Society of Hair Testing passed a new consensus on the use of hair testing as a method of determining levels of alcohol consumption. The consensus is based on tests that took place from December 2013 to January 2014, with the participation of 31 different labs.
The consensus has ramifications for a variety of legal cases where an individual's consumption of or abstinence from alcohol might... Read More
Posted on 1st September 2014 by David Nicholson
Alcoholism is often cited in family law cases, particularly those surrounding child neglect or domestic abuse. It’s an issue that carries huge implications for all parties concerned, so it’s vitally important to seek thorough and accurate testing when investigating claims.
Governments used to suggest men should not regularly exceed 3-4 units of alcohol per day, roughly equating to 1.5 pints of beer. Women were advised to drink no more than 2-... Read More
Posted on 25th August 2014 by David Nicholson
Hair drug testing can be used to determine drug abuse over a prolonged period of time, and also allows solicitors to establish a client’s pattern of change. Many drug abusers will make the commitment to stop, and you therefore need an accurate test to verify and confirm this.
However, due to a lack of clear understanding about the complexities involved, some laboratories misinterpret their findings, causing delays to court cases and potential... Read More