Posted on 31st August 2016 by DNA Legal
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
During the 1990s there were a number of high-profile deaths related to MDMA, and several harm reduction initiatives were implemented as a result.... Read More
Posted on 18th July 2016 by DNA Legal
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 the same, and you will be able to accurately determine a biological relationship between an alleged father and child.
Reasons for a home paternity... Read More
Posted on 11th July 2016 by DNA Legal
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 alcohol or has increased blood alcohol levels, which ensures accuracy when establishing levels of alcohol consumption.
Alcohol consumption leads to... Read More
Posted on 4th July 2016 by DNA Legal
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 between a direct and indirect biomarker. The majority of blood testing conducted is based on indirect biomarkers, this means the test is looking at how... Read More
Posted on 27th June 2016 by DNA Legal
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 breaking the law.
Currently the UK government and the Health and Safety Executive believe there isn’t a need for widespread drug testing in the... Read More