We have several regional offices to service our customers’ requirements locally and also to accept samples for onward transit to our main analytical laboratory in Malvern.
Our toxicology laboratory is purpose built and not only reflects our vision to become the UK leading toxicology laboratory, but provides excellent working conditions for staff. We believe that provision of modern premises and working conditions creates an atmosphere of excellence for the benefit of both our staff and customers alike.
Great toxicology facilities, committed and competent staff using the latest instrumentation – Everything that is needed to deliver superior quality work on time, every time.
We analyse all types of biological samples for drugs and poisons employing a targeted approach specific to the case submitted. In cases of sudden unexpected death we undertake one of the widest screens for toxic drugs and chemicals of any laboratory in the UK.
We have expertise in the analysis of samples taken following suspected drug facilitated sexual assaults (DFSA) or “spiked drinks”. In these cases we offer testing for a comprehensive panel of sedatives, narcotics and commonly abused drugs that might be utilised to incapacitate a victim.
Uniquely, we have the ability to analyse for late eliminating glucuronide metabolites that may extend the window of detection for some drugs. Comprehensive drugs of abuse assays are also routinely undertaken and we have expertise to determine the newer generation synthetic compounds, so called designer drugs.
A DEDICATED CORONER’S SERVICE
Aware of the pressures on the Coronial system and the urgency for answers to satisfy bereaved relatives, we provide a high quality, cost-effective and professional service dedicated to HM Coroners. We understand and respond to the requirement for fast turnaround of results and we ensure that we deliver to a high standard, whilst maintaining a flexible approach that varying and often complex casework demands.
We pride ourselves on the strength of our working relationships with HM Coroners’ Officers and Pathologists, which facilitate analysis and assist in the interpretation of results.
EXPERTISE YOU CAN RELY ON
Our expert toxicologists provide interpretative reports on all cases examined to provide our customers with a clear and relevant explanation of the toxic effects of compounds. We regularly provide evidence at Inquests and Court as an Expert Witness and our toxicologists have been involved in many well publicised cases.