News and Blog

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.

Happy New Year from Lextox!

We’d like to take this time to thank all of our loyal clients for instructing us for Drug, Alcohol and DNA testing cases in 2017. Last year was an excellent year for us and we hope that the same can be said for you too!

Potential Manipulation of Test Results at Competitor Laboratories

In relation to the ongoing investigation into potential test result manipulation and the recent statement issued by Mr Nick Hurd, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service at the House of Commons, Lextox would like to confirm our understanding and position as one of the UK’s leading hair testing laboratories.

Turnaround Times: Delivering fast results, without compromising accuracy

At Lextox we understand the importance of meeting your deadlines. It’s one of the reasons we were established – to reduce the turnaround time for hair drug and alcohol testing, while improving the level of service for clients ...

The Honourable Mr Justice Peter Jackson Endorses Hair Strand Testing in Family Law Cases

In an unprecedented move, the Honourable Mr Justice Peter Jackson recently invited UK hair drug testing providers to intervene in a child custody case* with the aim of the court assessing the science of hair drug testing and its importance in family law.