Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Research and Advisory Services.

Core competencies

Internationally recognised experts at your service, drawing on the expertise of 140 disciplines from nine faculties of the University of Pretoria.

  • Detection of drugs-of-abuse in biological samples according to international acceptable philosophy (two-stage testing including a preliminary and confirmatory test.).
  • Expert consultation and witnessing in the field of forensic toxicology for purposes of court testimony.
  • Fully functional ISO 17025 accredited Forensic Drug Testing Toxicology Laboratory.
  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), infrared (IR) and ultraviolet/visible (UV/VIS) spectrometry, as well as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
  • Informed consent document available in all official languages of South Africa.
  • Issuing of affidavits for use in disciplinary hearings and court proceedings.
  • Lecturing on workplace drug testing at seminars under the auspices of Training Solutions at Enterprises University of Pretoria.
  • Offering of drug-testing procedures that is legally defensible.
  • Provision of a cost-effective, professional and unbiased scientific service.
  • Provision of guidelines regarding the development of policies on drug and substance abuse.
  • State-of-the art technology to perform confirmatory analysis for illicit compounds in drug formulations, body fluids (urine/ blood/saliva) and hair.
  • State-of-the-art gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) equipment.

Value proposition

Research and advisory services

The ability to provide business-to-business solutions across the full life cycle of services from project conceptualisation to delivery and capacity building using scientific evidence as basis

Specialised services

We draw on the expertise of over 140 disciplines from nine faculties of the University of Pretoria. This enables us to deploy multi-faceted teams that provide customised and innovative solutions.

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