News and Blog

Happy New Year from Lextox

Before we dive into another busy year, we’d like to share our review of 2018 and what clients can expect in 2019.

Cannabis, Cannabis Oil and CBD Oil

According to a recent report* and as discussed in our blog ‘Lextox’s Most Commonly Detected Drugs’, cannabis remains the most commonly used drug in the UK with 7.2% of adults aged 16 to 59 having used it in the last year – that’s approximately 2.4 million people.

Lextox Announces Partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council

Lextox Drug & Alcohol Testing today announced that it has secured a three year contract for drug, alcohol and DNA testing services for Nottinghamshire County Council, with the possibility of extending this by a further two years.

Sample Collections – What You Need to Know: An Interview with Collection Technician Pippa Price

The sample collection process is essential in maintaining our turnaround time. We spoke to Sample Collection Technician, Pippa, who shared a number of steps to prepare your client and ensure a smooth sample collection takes place. 


Fentanyl, a major contributor to the current opioid crisis in the United States, is now making UK headlines.

With use of the drug in the UK on the rise, we took a closer look at the highly potent substance posing a growing threat to public health.

TIAFT and SoHT Conference 2018 – What we Learnt

Last month our Senior Reporting Scientist, Angharad John, attended the joint TIAFT and SoHT conference in Belgium. Angharad filled us in on what’s new and what the future holds for hair testing.

Monkey Dust

Monkey dust is dominating the headlines. With its unpredictable side effects, the psychoactive substance is currently an epidemic in some parts of the UK. We took a closer look at the synthetic drug emergency services are describing as a potential public health crisis.

8 Reasons to Use a Sample Collector over a Drop in Centre

Family law solicitors and local authorities are offered a range of hair and blood sample collection options for drug and alcohol testing.  This includes in doctor’s surgeries, at the donor’s home using sample collectors and via an increasing number of drop in centres.

Lextox Secures 5 Year Contract with Thurrock Council

As its current contract of two years comes to an end, Lextox Drug & Alcohol Testing has announced that it has secured a second tender win for business with Thurrock Council; continuing the partnership for an additional five years.

Providing Expert Interpretation on Drug and Alcohol Testing

An Expert Report from us will provide an interpretation of the results to help you understand what the results mean. We ensure that our reports interpret and explain the results clearly and succinctly to help you make the critical decisions that affect lives.