Cansford Labs - Pioneering drug and alcohol testing

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Cansford Labs - Pioneering drug and alcohol testing

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Fast, reliable and trusted.

Our breakthrough drug & alcohol testing equals matchless efficiency. We are UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025 (incorporating Lab 51), ensuring rapid, accurate results with reports issued in 3 days.

We are proud to be the UK’s fastest drug and alcohol testing service for our clients. All results within three working days of receipt at our lab.

We provide a wide range of testing solutions for family law, child protection, addiction treatment, education, government, sport and workplaces.

Our testing services are used to establish drug usage history, identify substance abuse patterns, and support decision-making processes in professional and legal contexts. Test matrices include hair, nail, PEth and oral fluid.

What test do you need?

Hair Testing

Laboratory testing for drugs and alcohol, between 7 days and 6 months (or more) after use. Can be segmented to show trends of use.

Oral Fluid Testing

Point-of-care and laboratory testing for drugs, between 0 hours and up to 2 days after use. Cannot be segmented.

Nail Testing

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

Blood Testing

Dry blood spot laboratory testing for alcohol to show the last 28 days of use,

DNA Testing

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

Why do customers choose Cansford Laboratories?


Our laboratory test results are provided within 3 days of receipt
and we can typically supply collectors within 48 hours.


We believe the highest testing standards should be available
to everyone, and price our services accordingly.


Our ISO17025 accreditation ensures reliable testing and
expert analysis for every test.


Access our lab team immediately, Monday-Friday, supported
by your dedicated case manager.


For over 30 years (since we first introduced hair testing to the UK) our pioneering team continues to actively research drug and alcohol testing.


“We had a court-ordered case and we needed a test done quickly. Within two to three days, we had that result…you saved the day”

Law Partner - Manchester

From one of our clients…

British International Helicopters Limited, appointed Cansford Laboratories for our in-house drug and alcohol testing and our back-up sample collection service in July 2021.

From initial enquiry, right through to implementation of the new policy, Cansford have been instrumental in guiding BIHSL through all stages of launching this Policy.

We are incredibly satisfied with their service, their face-to-face training was delivered professionally and they are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them.

We would highly recommend Cansford for any business who are considering launching and rolling out a similar Policy in the future.

Marie Lawson
HR Partner, British International Helicopters Ltd

We’re also the only laboratory in the UK able to offer hair testing for steroid use