Cansford Labs - Pioneering drug and alcohol testing

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Cansford Labs - Pioneering drug and alcohol testing

Criminal Law

No delays and rapid results with access to Cansford’s legally-trained expert witnesses.

Supporting you with our comprehensive drug and alcohol testing, ensuring you get get to court and never miss a date – whether that’s magistrates or crown.


Cansford Laboratories is proud to offer the UK’s fastest drug and alcohol testing service to legal professionals working in criminal law. Our offerings include hair, blood, nail and oral fluid (saliva) testing.

Being at the frontline of criminal law as a paralegal, solicitor or barrister means the pressure is on you. With added stress and pressures of case management and getting to court – whether that’s magistrates or crown – Cansford‘s drug and alcohol testing is fast and accurate, with comprehensive results and expert witnesses on hand if required.

Unrivalled test speed:

99% of our test results are offered within 3 days of receipt – the fastest in the UK. We also provide test quotes over the phone, and can typically send our dedicated collectors to you within 48 hours – helping to minimise case complexity and to keep your team ahead of court-imposed time limits.

Hassle-free sample collections:

Our team of 50 trained collectors can travel almost anywhere in the UK to take samples – making the process as quick, convenient and comfortable as possible.

Unmatched service:

Your case will be handled from start-to-finish by your dedicated contact at Cansford, and we can provide scientific support over the telephone immediately, Monday to Friday. Our laboratory team will help you identify the right test method for your case and answer any questions or concerns about the test process and results.

Dependable accuracy:

Our laboratory test processes are ISO 17025-accredited, ensuring the highest standards of accuracy, reliability and laboratory expertise across our portfolio.

Clarity and quality:

Our test reports are designed to be both comprehensive and easy-to-follow. We also offer an expert witness service – our scientific expertise in written report format, for your use in court.

What do we offer?

Hair testing

Laboratory testing for drugs and alcohol, between 7 days and 6 months after use

Oral Fluid testing

Point-of-care and laboratory testing for drugs and alcohol, between 0 hours and 2 days after use

Nail testing

Laboratory testing for drugs and alcohol,between 14 days and 8 months after use

Blood testing

Laboratory testing for drugs and alcohol, between 0 and 24 hours after use

DNA testing

MoJ accredited DNA testing services with results offered in 3 - 5 days

What sectors do we work with? More than…

Partners Worldwide

Organisations with thousands of employees

Family solicitors in the UK

Individuals UK wide