Cansford Labs - Pioneering drug and alcohol testing

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Cansford Labs - Pioneering drug and alcohol testing

Family Law

Trusted, reliable and fast.

Drug, alcohol and DNA testing designed specifically for Family Law to lighten the stress of caseload management – we’ll ensure you’ll never miss a court date.


Matchless efficiency, expert support and leading value.

Cansford lightens your load at every stage of the testing process, helping you to stay in control and to work with certainty – no matter how challenging your caseload.

Your work changes families’ lives, and the pressure never drops.

That’s why we’ve carefully designed our testing services to be as efficient,clear and supportive as possible.

Cansford provides complete peace of mind to help you serve clients with confidence.

It’s all in the details. Our team are trained to make sample collection simple, painless and dignified for your clients.

We deliver test results quicker than any other UK lab, so you can manage your workload and stay ahead.

Each of our team is trained to answer your query on the day you call us, so you’ll never wait to speak to an account manager.

And our result reports are designed to be clear and easy-to-understand, so that you, your clients, and the courts know exactly where they stand.

How does our testing work?


Apply for a quote online or by phone and we’ll provide one within two hours. That means you can book in your test on the same day. Job done!


We’ll schedule our team to provide your results within three days once sample arrives at our lab. guaranteed.

Plan forward with peace of mind or book a test at late notice.


Our team make sample collection stress-free for your clients. Our unique hair testing method requires the smallest possible cutting, and we also offer a fingerprick PETH test for needle-free collection.

We’ll keep you updated on each step of the process with live email updates when we book a collection and receive it back at our labs. No more chasing your clients for confirmation!


Our result reports are clear, concise, and include diagrams and tables to make them easy to navigate and understand. Each report includes a non-scientific summary so you can explain our findings – and the implications – to your client and the courts.


Our reports also include your invoice, for easy administration.

What do we offer?

Drug & alcohol testing

Best-in-class hair, blood, oral fluid and nail testing for drugs and alcohol

DNA Testing

DNA testing via oral fluid (saliva) samples, including for immigration cases

Expert witness support

Our scientific expertise in written form, for your use in court

What sectors do we work with? More than…

Partners Worldwide

Organisations with thousands of employees

Family solicitors in the UK

Individuals UK wide


“The Court considers Cansford’s hourly rate to be reasonable in the context of its qualifications, experience and expertise. The field in which Cansford practices and the particular expertise, which it brings to bear on cases involving care proceedings are highly specialised. There is no realistic prospect of finding an alternative expert with the necessary expertise at lower fee.”

- Child care case, Family Court

“I take lead on the instruction for drug and alcohol testing and I am impressed with their turn around time and intend to instruct Cansford more often.”

- Partner, Family Law Practice

“The service we received was very good, especially the turnaround time. The results were sent to the social worker and our solicitor and there have been no queries regarding the information provided”

- Family Law Solicitor

“I thought it (your service) was first rate and I know my client was happy with your service. It’s no wonder your organisation is recommended”

- Paralegal, Family Law Practice