Is it legal to refuse a paternity test?
When it comes to raising a child in the UK, the financial responsibilities lay on both of the parents. With relationships ending and divorces taking place, it is increasingly common for a single parent to raise the child, with the other parent paying child maintenance and getting regular custody.... Read More
A Guide on Pre-Employment Drug Testing
Pre-employment drug testing takes place when potential new employees are requested to provide a urine, saliva, or hair sample for a drug (or alcohol) analysis before being offered the job. The test may occur as early as the interview stage, however, it’s more likely to come at a later stage in the... Read More
Forensic DNA & Drug Testing: How it works
We’ve seen it on our favourite crime scene investigation TV shows and we’ve heard it solve age-old crime mysteries in the news, but the reality of forensic DNA and drug testing is slightly less dramatic than Hollywood makes out. The real-world applications of forensics and drug testing are numerous... Read More
CBD & Drug Testing: Your Questions Answered
Over the last few years, CBD has skyrocketed in popularity. This chemical compound from the cannabis sativa plant is commonly used for pain relief and relaxation despite a growing number of side effects. With CBD being deemed legal in the UK, drug testing has had to adapt and the workplace has had... Read More
Immigration DNA Testing for a British Passport: how it works
Welcome. In this piece, we are going to cover the main areas and key questions regarding Immigration DNA testing for a British passport. This topic can be a very sensitive and timely issue for those who are experiencing immigration issues and may be separated from family members by... Read More
Understanding your DNA results
How to choose an approved DNA Testing Company When choosing an approved DNA Testing company it is important to be looked after throughout the process, right through to the end result. Questionably the most important aspect is being able to understand your results when the testing is complete. At... Read More
The benefits of a drug-free workplace policy
The modern workplace is a more delicate environment than ever before. High labour turnovers, more detailed insurance policies, and office politics can all create a sense that businesses have to work harder to create a successful balance. One way of keeping the workplace functioning effectively is... Read More
Society of Hair Testing - The 2020 Drug of Abuse Consensus and recommendations
The Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) had a consensus meeting on the 7th and 8th February 2020 in Seville, Spain to discuss the current drug testing and interpretation guidelines. The SoHT has established new guidelines for the interpretation of drug of abuse results, as well as securing and... Read More
Court-ordered drug testing in child custody cases: How does it work?
Custody disputes can be an emotionally testing time for all involved, as they often dig up the past and have an immediate impact on a families routine in the present, whilst unavoidably placing uncertainty on the future. All of this can make those involved in a case both anxious and frustrated,... Read More
What Does a Non-Negative Drug Result Mean?
When this question is first approached, ‘non-negative’ would surely in logical terms mean ‘positive’, but in the world of workplace testing and drug policies, this is not the way things work. Allow us to explain. Is a non-negative result the same as a positive result? A drug... Read More
UK Immigration Rules on Family Settlement
Immigration rules can be confusing, technical, written in ‘legalese’ and can be easily misinterpreted, especially when English is not your first language. There are restrictions based on what country an applicant is coming from and the rules can vary between temporary visitors, long-term visitors,... Read More
How Long Does a Court-Ordered DNA Test Take?
When the question of paternity arises, it’s often as a means of finding out who is biologically responsible for financially supporting a child. It’s an emotional and stressful time for all involved, especially when there’s an ongoing dispute. To find out who the father definitely is (or isn’t), a... Read More