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How long do drugs and alcohol stay in your system?

How long do drugs and alcohol stay in your system?

The length of time drugs and alcohol can be detected in your system for depends on a range of factors, including the type of test used, how much has been consumed, the strength of the substance, and the frequency of use. There is a range of samples that can be tested for drug and alcohol misuse... Read More

10th November 2017
Why DNA tests are important for immigration

Why DNA tests are important for immigration

Being able to prove a biological relationship with a DNA test is often an essential step in the immigration process. When a person applies to move to the UK in order to join their family members, they must be able to provide proof of a biological relationship between an applicant and a UK... Read More

4th November 2017
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Alcohol and Your Health

There is a strong link between alcohol consumption and a range of illnesses, including several cancers. The NHS state that ‘regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health’. In order to keep health risks from alcohol to a minimum, it is recommended that you drink no more... Read More

26th October 2017

Senior Toxicologist updates local community on DNA testing

DNA Legal’s head of toxicologist, Dr. Salah E. Breidi, was invited by the local Rotary Selwood Club in Frome, Somerset early this week to update the local community on the forensic science field which supports the legal criminal court. DNA Legal is consistently recognised for their commitment... Read More

16th October 2017
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Hair Drug Testing: FAQ

What is hair drug testing? Hair drug testing is an accurate method to establish a person’s history of drug use over a period of time. The test works by looking at metabolites of the drug that are absorbed into the blood and deposited into the hair. What drugs are included in a standard test... Read More

2nd August 2017
One alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk

One alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk

A recent report by World Cancer Research Fund has shown that drinking even one glass of alcohol a day can increase the risk of breast cancer. The report involved an analysis of worldwide research on breast cancer, reviewing evidence from 119 studies from all over the world. The studies examined... Read More

23rd May 2017
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How Many of Young UK Adults Don't Drink Alcohol

Young people aged 16-24 are less likely to drink alcohol than any other age group, according to the figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week. Less than half of young people aged 16-24 drank alcohol in the week previous to the survey, and 27% stated that they do not drink... Read More

11th May 2017
Leading charity calls for Spice to become a Class A drug

Leading charity calls for Spice to become a Class A drug

Leading charity, Addiction Helper, has called on the government to reclassify Spice as a Class A drug. The charity’s helpline has received a 25% increase in calls about Spice since the introduction of the Government ban in May 2016. Head of Addiction Helper, Daniel Gerrard, has said that the... Read More

29th April 2017
How Drug Testing Works

How Drug Testing Works

The misuse of both legal and illegal drugs can cause varying risks to your health and the welfare and safety of others around you. Drug testing is used to detect the presence of drugs in a person’s sample, such as their hair, and can show a history of drug use over a period of time covering up to... Read More

19th April 2017
How to Prove Alcohol Abstinence

How to Prove Alcohol Abstinence

Alcohol Testing

Testing a person’s hair, blood, or fingernails for drug and alcohol consumption has been a common way to accurately establish substance abuse. The results are able to be used in life changing scenarios, such as child custody cases, workplace screening, or reissuing a person’s driving license.... Read More

12th April 2017

Effects of Legal Highs Can Be Reported with Pilot Scheme

Are New Psychoactive Substances dangerous? New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), previously known as ‘legal highs’ can pose serious risks to the health of the user. They are easily accessible and often do not hold the same perceived threat to health as other drugs, however, the effects can be far... Read More

29th March 2017
Paternity Testing – What are your options?

Paternity Testing – What are your options?

What is a paternity test? A paternity test is an accurate method to establish the biological father of a child. The procedure involves collecting a DNA sample from the child and the alleged father, in some cases a sample from the biological mother is also collected. A standard paternity test... Read More

16th March 2017

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