Different types of hair used for alcohol testing

Using head hair to test for alcohol abuse is one of the most accurate and established methods available. However, we advise that hair testing should never be used in isolation and should be combined with other testing methods, such as blood testing. When there is a combination of testing methods,... Read More

9th January 2017
Is consent needed for a paternity test?

Is consent needed for a paternity test?

Each person who is taking part in the paternity test must give written consent to allow their DNA sample to be taken and tested. To achieve the most accurate and conclusive result, the biological mother should also be tested rather than only testing the father and child. If the child is under 16... Read More

12th December 2016

We Do The Best Nails In Town

Drug Testing

6th December 2016 Hair testing has been used as common practice for years in relation to drug and alcohol testing.  Many don’t realise that there could be a more convenient and reliable alternative in nail testing. Does your client have minimal body hair and need to provide a significant... Read More

6th December 2016

The Risks of Alcohol During Pregnancy

Is drinking alcohol safe whilst pregnant? The UK Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines recommend to not consume any alcohol if you are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, in order to keep the risks to your baby at a minimum. There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink whilst pregnant,... Read More

28th November 2016

Do you need to cut down your alcohol intake?

Drinking alcohol can have negative effects on your body, appearance, mental health, and lifestyle. You may have thought about cutting down on your alcohol intake for various reasons, and minimising your drinking or stopping all together can have a highly positive impact on your overall health.... Read More

21st November 2016
UK Drinking Patterns – Age and Gender

UK Drinking Patterns – Age and Gender

The amount of alcohol a person consumes can be affected by a number of factors, such as their age, gender, location, income, and lifestyle. We have researched how drinking patterns differ between male and females and different age groups. For example, men are more likely than women to drink for... Read More

14th November 2016

MDMA and Ecstasy can increase mental health issues

According to the EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) ecstasy is much stronger than before and is growing in popularity amongst young people. The 2016 report shows evidence of an increased availability of high-dose MDMA tablets and of MDMA in powder and crystal forms... Read More

31st August 2016

The difference between home and legal paternity tests

It is important to understand whether your individual circumstances require a home or legal paternity test. A DNA test is able to offer peace of mind, or they can be carried out for legal purposes. The result of a paternity test, whether it is a legal test or for peace of mind, will be exactly... Read More

18th July 2016

EtG, FAEE, PEth: Direct markers of alcohol consumption

There are both direct and indirect markers used to establish alcohol consumption, however indirect markers are less accurate as they can be affected by other factors, such as medication, health issues, and previous alcohol consumption. Direct markers are only produced when a person has consumed... Read More

11th July 2016

How Testing Blood for Alcohol Abuse Works

Blood testing has been used to highlight potential alcohol abuse for decades and is therefore an established and relied upon method. There are a number of important considerations when selecting blood testing and different routes you can choose. The first step is to understand the difference... Read More

4th July 2016

Drug Testing in the Workplace: Effective Programmes

Drug misuse in the workplace can cause serious problems for the user, the company they work for, and even their co-workers. The possession of certain drugs is illegal, and if an employer is knowingly allowing drug-related activities in the workplace while failing to act, they could also be... Read More

27th June 2016

Drug Driving: The law, consequences and effects

New drug driving legislation came into place on 2nd March 2015 in England and Wales, making it easier for the police to catch and convict drug drivers. This new legislation provides an effective way of delivering consequences to those that drive while under the influence of drugs. It is now... Read More

20th June 2016