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New Research into Hair and Blood Alcohol Testing

New Research into Hair and Blood Alcohol Testing

Alcohol Testing Drug Testing Hair, Drug and Alcohol

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... Read More

16th December 2014
The National DNA Database:Clients' rights to privacy

The National DNA Database:Clients' rights to privacy

DNA

In 1995, the United Kingdom National DNA Database (NDNAD) was founded by the now defunct National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), as a means of logging DNA samples from criminal suspects. To date, profiles of an estimated 7 million people have been recorded, with samples being recovered at... Read More

15th December 2014
Identical Twin DNA Testing - How it works and the results

Identical Twin DNA Testing - How it works and the results

DNA

Genome scientists working for the DNA Legal laboratory, Eurofins Forensik, have overcome a stumbling block that DNA testing has faced since its inception; how to distinguish between identical twins. Aside from looking alike, it was also considered that identical twins shared the same... Read More

8th December 2014
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Hair Alcohol Testing - The 2014 Consensus

Articles References Training Material Alcohol Testing Hair, Drug and Alcohol Industry Updates

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... Read More

30th November 2014
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Nail Testing - A New Alternative to Hair Testing

Articles References Training Material Alcohol Testing Drug Testing Industry Updates

Determining drug and/or alcohol abuse is usually done through hair testing, but many circumstances render this approach impossible: baldness, religious grounds, or reluctant participants are all potential issues. Sometimes, collection agents even arrive only to find the person under suspicion... Read More

30th November 2014

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