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How to choose the right drug and alcohol testing laboratory

Posted by Kim Bagley on Jun 28, 2016

One of the most important decisions that needs to be made in a drug and alcohol test is deciding which lab will conduct the test. This decision will have an impact on every remaining step in the process, so it’s important to get this right. 

The first thing you need to know is not all drug testing labs are the same. Although you may see them offering the same types of services, different labs have different approaches to their testing methods but also differ in terms of the credentials they boast.

Important criteria to distinguish between drug testing laboratories include their accreditation, participation in proficiency testing and the speed and cost of their service.

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Drug testing laboratory accreditation: The what, how and why

Posted by Lolita Tsanaclis on Apr 6, 2016

When you go to see your doctor, you want to see a medically qualified practitioner who knows exactly what they’re doing. It’s no different when it comes to drug testing. 

The results of a drug test can have massive implications when it comes to family court. It can be the difference between a parent gaining or losing access to their child. That’s why the drug test needs to be carried out by an accredited laboratory who you can be sure will deliver accurate results. 

Here’s 3 things family lawyers need to know about laboratory accreditation and why it’s important.

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