Podcast Interview #9: Avi Lasarow, Trimega Laboratories

I speak to Avi Lasarow of Trimega Laboratories about the drug and alcohol misuse testing that the company provides. In particular, we talk about hair drug and alcohol testing, and its use in public and private law children proceedings. Avi says that such tests have become the 'gold standard', and explains the reasons for this. The podcast can be found here.

I found the subject very interesting, and would suggest that a knowledge of these tests is essential for anyone involved in children work. My thanks to Avi for taking part.


  1. What is this man's scientific background?
    What qualifications does he have to be providing this information?

  2. The topic of the podcast relates specifically to the topic of Hair Alcohol Testing. The knowledge of the subject derives from the 1000's of cases done every year since commercialising of the technology by Trimega Laboratories in the UK.

    On the board of the company sits Prof. Dr. Fritz Pragst the scientist that over 20 years provided the research that has made hair alcohol testing possible. The further work that underpins the technology in courts was presented at the Society of Hair Testing in Rome in 2009 and can be found in Forensic Science International; this is based on the large number of cases completed in Child Protection.


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