Author Archives: Alere Toxicology

Meet the Expert: Stephen Ramsay

How did you get into drug testing? After completing a BSc in Applied Biology at Kingston University, my first job was at LGC Teddington where I was part of the team testing urine samples for drugs of abuse. At this … Continue reading

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5 benefits of using oral fluid laboratory testing

There are various methods of drug testing available. These can differ by sample type, analytes available, instant or laboratory testing – it can be confusing! Some of our customers choose to use instant testing over a laboratory service. With this … Continue reading

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Oral fluid positivity rates

Drug addiction treatment centres and probation services across the UK send us samples for testing on a daily basis and we thought we’d share some data with you that gives a clear picture of drug use amongst those in treatment. … Continue reading

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Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Intended to come into force on 6 April 2016 the Government has now postponed legislation for at least a month due to claims that its current definition of a psychoactive substance is not enforceable by the police. The main intention … Continue reading

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The Big Fat Drugs Quiz of the Year

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