News and Blog

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.

Is Nail Testing an Alternative to Hair Testing?

Lextox provide hair drug and alcohol testing to help establish an historic profile of drug and alcohol use over a chosen timeframe. However, an alternative option for drug and alcohol analysis is to use nails. This post will clarify the differences between both methods and explain why Lextox currently only offer hair testing.

Lextox Maintains UKAS Accreditation for 7th Year

We are pleased to announce that Lextox have received official confirmation from UKAS (the United Kingdom Accreditation Service) that our accreditation to the internationally recognised standard ISO 17025 has been achieved and maintained for another year.

Testing Terminology as Told by Lextox

In this post we are going to simplify and explain some of our most frequently used terminology to ensure that you have a clear understanding of our Analysis Results and Expert Reports.