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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.

Lextox’s Most Commonly Detected Drugs

We have been doing some research here at our laboratory to discover what our most commonly detected drugs have been over the years. Read on to learn more about which drugs have made the top three most commonly detected list...

Laboratory Responds to Call for Increased Awareness on Hair Testing

Lextox has announced it is working with family law professionals to increase their understanding and knowledge of hair testing ...

Timeframes: Hair vs. Urine Testing

We are often asked about the different time periods covered by hair drug testing and urine drug testing, in this blog we hope to clarify the difference between the two so that you can be sure that you are choosing the most suitable method of testing for your case.