Blog Posts

Certificate of Analysis vs Expert Report

Understanding the scientific interpretation of test results can be challenging. In this blog, we take a detailed look at both a Certificate of Analysis and an Expert Report to provide a clearer understanding of what you can expect for each.

Prescription or Problem?

With the number of prescriptions dispensed increasing; consequently there is a tangible increase in the number of addictions as a result of prescription medication.

In this blog, we take a closer look at the scope of the problem surrounding prescription drugs in the UK and the testing options recommended for family law cases.

Client Education

At Lextox, we’re committed to delivering responsive, reliable results. One way we achieve this is through client education. We provide a range of options to remain up to date with the latest information in a way and at a time that suits you.

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Testing vs Hair Alcohol Testing

At Lextox, we provide a range of options to determine alcohol use, including hair and blood testing and SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Testing. Our latest blog provides information on the key differences between SCRAM Testing and hair alcohol testing.

Understanding Reporting Cut-off Levels

In the past, we have been asked by clients for more information on our reporting cut-off levels. This blog aims to explain their significance to hair drug and alcohol results.

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.

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.