Cansford Labs - Pioneering drug and alcohol testing

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Cansford Labs - Pioneering drug and alcohol testing

Schools, Colleges & Universities

Professional, discreet and empathetic. We know students and the future of young people is all of our responsibility. Education establishments are supported via our discreet and reliable drug and alcohol testing process.

Cansford Laboratories is proud to offer the UK’s fastest drug and alcohol testing service to schools, colleges and universities – protecting students and staff via expert scientific support.

A range of test options:

Access to our wide range of point-of-care and laboratory test services helps protect organisations from employing individuals who might later pose a security risk. Our portfolio includes hair, blood, nail and oral fluid (saliva) tests, for detecting drug and alcohol use in-the-moment, historically and across long periods.

Speed and peace of mind:

We deliver 99% of hair, blood and nail test results within 3 days of receipt at our labs, where other laboratories take weeks. Sample collection can typically be arranged within 48 hours – helping you resolve cases quickly, and with minimal fuss.

Quality, care, accuracy:

We know that the results of the tests we conduct have a significant effect on students’ lives. Our laboratory test processes are ISO 17025-accredited, ensuring the highest standards of accuracy, reliability and laboratory expertise across our portfolio.

Support from start to finish:

Choosing the right test can be confusing, and the results may be used in court. You’ll be supported by a single point of contact in our labs at every step of the testing process, who will answer any questions you might have and support your decision-making.

Convenient collections:

Our team of 50 trained collectors can travel almost anywhere in the UK to take samples – minimising disruption for you and your students.


“I really do appreciate all your help. You are a complete life saver”

- Child Social Worker

“I was extremely happy with the service and results. I will certainly be in touch if further testing is required in future cases”

- Family Law Solicitor

“From P**** whom first took my call and understood how important it was time wise for me to have my test done, to the lady who came to do my test at my house. Results even came in 1 day earlier than requested. Faultless.”

- Individual

“Thank you for the super quick turnaround. This is incredibly impressive indeed”

- Individual

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