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Lextox Launch New Method for the Detection of the Hair Alcohol Marker Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG)

Lextox are proud to announce that our Research and Development Team have developed a method for the detection of the hair alcohol marker Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) using liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) which is a highly sensitive and specific analytical technique.

Led by Tom Smith, Research and Development Team Leader, method development is part of our on-going commitment to reviewing and improving our testing methods to ensure we are providing our clients with response and reliable results.

What does this mean?

The adoption of the LC-MS/MS EtG alcohol marker method provides greater sensitivity and resilience, and future proofs our analytical methods. We have invested in brand new analytical instruments which is part of our long-term strategy of continual development.  

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has validated and accredited our LC-MS/MS method, which is a testament to the hard work of our in-house Research and Development team. You can view our schedule of accreditation here.

Liam Feasey, Business Services and Acting Quality Manager commented “this method for detecting EtG in hair demonstrates our commitment to producing a high-quality service and means our clients receive the most appropriate scientific evidence for their casework”.

What hasn’t changed?

While we’ve improved some aspects of our alcohol testing service, Lextox clients can continue to expect:

  • Sample collection appointments arranged immediately and collection usually within 48 hours’ notice
  • Analysis in accordance with the Society of Hair Testing internationally agreed standards
  • Legally defensible results issued to ISO 17025:2017 standards
  • Pricing in accordance with LAA codified rates
  • Direct contact with our own experts who have over 100 years’ combined experience in hair analysis

For more information on our hair alcohol testing services or to arrange a quotation or sample collection, please call us on 029 2048 4141 or email [email protected].

Published 26/07/21 – All information correct at time of publication