Posted on 10th November 2017 by DNA Legal
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 are a range of samples that can be tested for drug and alcohol misuse, and each of these tests have a different detection period, showing from as a little as 24 hours to up to a year.
The most common types of tests... Read More
Posted on 4th November 2017 by DNA Legal
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 citizen in order to meet the requirements of the UK Border Agency. DNA testing is able to determine with absolute accuracy whether or not a biological... Read More
Posted on 26th October 2017 by DNA Legal
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 than 14 units of alcohol a week and to spread your drinking over three or more days. 14 units of alcohol is equal to six 175ml glasses of 13% wine, or... Read More
Posted on 16th October 2017 by email@example.com
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 within the local community, and they appreciate the high scientific research which goes into our field of work.
Dr. Salah Breidi’s presentation covered... Read More
Posted on 2nd August 2017 by DNA Legal
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?
In the UK, there are 9 common drugs tested:
Methamphetamines... Read More