Randox Toxicology supplies immunoassay products to a range of toxicology settings and workplace drug testing customers in 83 countries.
Here are just a few of our success stories.
SCT is a government laboratory in Mexico that tests all public transport employees for drug abuse. With a large throughput of samples, the laboratory required a system that was robust and reliable.
In 2005, Randox Toxicology installed the Evidence analyser to ensure that high throughput was met with optimum laboratory workflow. A custom Biochip Array was created for the laboratory, incorporating analytes from DoA I and DoA II, in order to routinely screen the required panel of drugs.
In 2008, the laboratory manager acquired a second Evidence analyser in order to further expand their testing capacity.
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The Royal Bahamas Police Force was established in 1840 and has grown into an efficient, respected and highly professional law enforcement agency.
The Forensic Sciences Section of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has significantly improved its facilities in order to more accurately ascertain the cause of death.
Oswald Nixon, Director of Forensics Inspector, chose the compact Evidence Investigator to provide a method that fully investigates a variety of sample types for the presence of numerous drugs of abuse. Ms Chantal Curtis, laboratory analyst, is pleased with the user-friendly software and accuracy of the results achieved. As a result the Forensic Sciences Section now houses one of the most advanced forensic laboratories in the Caribbean.
“We have worked with the Randox Toxicology Evidence Investigator for the screening of all forensic samples since 2008. We have been impressed with the advantages of the multiplex Biochip Array Technology and profile based testing it offers. The analyzer provides us with advanced information for us to easily confirm and we believe it to be superior to other immunoassays.” Cyprian Collie, Laboratory Head at Nassau
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Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences is the state level agency for all forensic investigations for the state of Alabama, United States of America. The Toxicology Discipline of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences provides assistance to local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies in Alabama for death and criminal investigations.
This assistance includes laboratory analysis of biological specimens for the presence of drugs and poisons. The findings of these analyses are then used to establish cause and manner of death or to explain impairment or performance of an individual pursuant to criminal activity.
The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Toxicology Discipline operates in the Birmingham/Hoover Regional Laboratory. The Toxicology Discipline currently receives and completes in excess of 4000 cases annually. Specimens are submitted from autopsies conducted by medical examiners associated with the Department.
The bulk of the remaining specimens are submitted by local police and county sheriff departments, Alabama State Troopers and county coroners. All law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction in the State of Alabama submit specimens for examination. The state has nine locations and all of them send their toxicology samples to the Birmingham lab for analysis. The department wanted to consolidate testing for all toxicology samples from the four different locations in one facility. They needed an automated high throughput solution to do screening of samples quickly.
Their current ELISA was not able to meet those needs; Dr Harper, Discipline Chief, considered a variety of options and found the Evidence analyser as the best solution for his diagnostic requirements. Biochip Array Technology offered the laboratory a customisable method with a wide menu of immunoassays. Dr Harper chose the tests most relevant to drug abuse within his region and designed a biochip capable of simultaneously analysing 17 desired drug compounds within a single screen. The Evidence analyser and 17 assay biochip screening solution has assisted in a significant decrease in sample turnaround time and increased total analysis capacity.
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The Regional Poison Control Center, Dammam was the first of its kind to be established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1984. It was the outcome of comprehensive plans made by the Ministry of Health, to ensure the best quality health care services were made available to the people of Saudi Arabia.
The Poison Control Center is located near Dammam Medical Tower and adjacent to the Directorate of Health Affairs in Eastern Province. The Center is well-equipped with modern instrumental techniques. It is run by highly qualified and skilled staff members. The Regional Poison Center has been established to provide information on the toxicity of drugs in humans and provide advice on diagnosis and management of poisoning cases on a 24-hour basis.
In 2012, the Regional Poison Control Center started operating the Evidence analyser. The laboratory processes around 3,000 cases annually. The specimens most commonly used are whole blood, urine, vitreous humour, tissue and forensic samples.
“We have completed extensive evaluation of the performance and the turnaround time using the Randox Toxicology Evidence analyser and have found it to give fast and reliable results in comparison to other available immunoassay analyzers.
Randox Toxicology has proven itself in a very short period of time with its wide range of drugs detected and the level of service and support showed by their local team in the country. Randox Toxicology Biochip Array Technology is ideal for work place drug testing. ”
Dr. Maha Al Mazroua, Laboratory Director
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