Posted on 9th January 2017 by DNA Legal
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, the results will be even more accurate.
There are multiple types of testing that can be conducted on hair samples that will determine the levels of... Read More
Posted on 12th December 2016 by DNA Legal
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, a person who has parental responsibility of the child may give consent on their behalf. If the child can understand the nature of the test and the... Read More
Posted on 6th December 2016 by DNA Legal
Posted under: 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 overview of drug use? Has your client bleached their hair therefore affecting the results? Does your client feel uncomfortable with having... Read More
Posted on 28th November 2016 by DNA Legal
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, therefore not drinking alcohol at all is the safest approach.
How does alcohol affect the unborn baby?
Drinking alcohol during any stage of... Read More
Posted on 21st November 2016 by DNA Legal
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.
Signs you should think about cutting down your alcohol intake if:
Your friends and family are concerned that you drink too much.
You regularly... Read More