Sample Collections

Responsive UK wide sample collections

  • You have designated sample collectors ensuring that we can arrange a sample collection appointment convenient to you and your client – not just when our collector is in your area.
  • Sample collection appointments arranged immediately and usually collected within 48 hours’ notice – by the UK’s most responsive professional sample collection service
  • Hair, blood and DNA samples can be collected in one collection appointment ensuring convenience for you and the donor
  • Our fully trained healthcare professionals follow strict chain of custody procedures giving you peace of mind that the samples are collected correctly
  • Collections at a location of your choice to best suit you and the donor

Ensuring Correct and Efficient Hair and Blood Sample Collections

We have a network of UK wide sample collectors that are specifically trained in the collection of biological samples.

Our collectors are trained to follow strict chain of custody protocols to ensure that the sample is taken correctly and efficiently. Using a Lextox Collector gives you peace of mind that the sample will be collected sensitively and sympathetically to ensure minimal discomfort to the donor.

We pride ourselves on the trust and expertise of our Collection Professionals. The collection process is an integral aspect of the whole sample analysis process. To ensure the analysis is right first time, it is imperative the sample collection is right first time.

“[Lextox] are able to arrange sample collection appointments at short notice which is helpful when dealing with urgent cases” – Victoria Saurin, Bedford Borough Council.

“When my client didn’t turn up to have a hair sample taken, Lextox were quick to act! Their Collector accompanied me to a new location to obtain a sample, saving time and money. Great client service!” – Carol Lloyd-Morris, Bastian Lloyd Morris LLP.

What sample types can the collectors take?
Our collectors are able to take hair and blood samples for the detection of drugs and alcohol. All of our collectors are fully trained in the chain of custody procedures and sample collection to ensure the sample is taken correctly to prevent analysis delays.
How much hair will be taken?
In order to detect the trace amounts of drugs in hair, we need to take approximately 100 hairs. This is approximately the width of a pencil. This amount of hair is unlikely to leave any considerable cosmetic mark to the donor.
Can the collectors take body hair samples?
Our collectors are able to take hair from the underarm (axilla), chest and leg as well as pubic hair.
What ID documentation will the donor need at the time of the sample collection?
The donor needs to be able to prove their identity at the time of the sample collection to ensure that we are collecting the sample from the correct person. A driving licence, passport or another form of photographic ID will be required.