Legal Alcohol Testing

AlphaBiolabs provides alcohol testing for legal professionals, local authorities and members of the public for use in UK courts of law. We provide the fastest, most cost effective legal alcohol testing in the UK.


FREE legal alcohol testing sample collection

We have created a network of sample collection centres which allows your clients to walk in without an appointment and have their legal alcohol testing sample collected by one of our fully trained sample collection nurses. This could save you up to £165.00 on your legal alcohol test.

Our free sample collection centres are open in the following locations:

  • Liverpool sample collection centre
  • Preston sample collection centre
  • Manchester sample collection centre
  • Warrington sample collection centre
  • London sample collection centre

For more information about our Free legal alcohol test sample collection please click here.


Why Use AlphaBiolabs for your Legal Alcohol test?

Why use AlphaBiolabs for your legal alcohol testing? Below are a number of reasons which enable us to remain  number one for legal alcohol testing in the UK:

  • A  history of  alcohol consumption is established
  • Chronic and excessive alcohol consumption can  be determined
  • Fast, reliable and flexible approach to each and every case
  • Both hair & blood samples tested
  • Expert witness service available
  • 100% trustworthy and confidential service
  • Our price match promise means we will not be beaten on price
  • Knowledge and experience gained from working with family lawyers and local authorities
  • Results in 5 working days

 


Get the UK’s Best Legal Alcohol Testing

AlphaBiolabs offer you and your clients the most comprehensive legal alcohol testing on the market today. Not only are we the most competitively priced with our ‘Price match Promise’ but we have a UK wide network of sample collectors at the ready to take samples.

We provide legal alcohol testing services for councils/social workers, legal professionals, businesses and members of the public on a regular basis. Our legal alcohol testing is a tried and trusted method to determine alcohol misuse in an individual.


FREE DNA sample collection

We have created a network of sample collection centres which allows your clients to walk in without an appointment and have their legal alcohol test sample collected by one of our fully trained sample collection nurses. This could save you up to £165.00 on your legal alcohol test.

Our free sample collection centres are open in the following locations:

  • Liverpool sample collection centre
  • Preston sample collection centre
  • Manchester sample collection centre
  • Warrington sample collection centre
  • London sample collection centre

For more information about our Free DNA sample collection please click here.


To ensure that you receive the right test for your needs we reccommend that you call our friendly customer support team on: 0333 600 1300.



Hair Strand Analysis – EtG and FAEE

AlphaBiolabs offer analysis to detect alcohol abuse involving the detection of Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) and Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters (FAEE). By performing two different types of hair analysis it will assist in building evidence to support the diagnosis of chronic excessive alcohol consumption with a greater degree of certainty. We would also recommend a blood test to detect alcohol bio-markers in conjunction with clinical assessment, to gain a greater insight into an individual’s alcohol use.

Both EtG and FAEE are metabolites of alcohol and can be used as markers of alcohol intake. These markers are incorporated into the hair via different routes; It is thought that EtG is incorporated into the hair by sweat and FAEEs are incorporated into the hair via sebum (an oily substance secreted by glands in the skin).

A recent judgement was published in which it was stated that in cases where hair alcohol analysis was being used, both EtG and FAEE metabolites should be tested. The judgement states the potential benefit of using both forms of testing due to the respective strengths and weaknesses of each test.

Currently, the recommended minimum length of hair an EtG and FAEE tests cover is three centimetres (3cm) from nearest the scalp as a whole section of hair. This is consistent with the consensus on hair alcohol testing for chronic excessive alcohol consumption published by the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) in June 2009.


Blood Analysis – Liver Function Test (LFT)

Alcohol can be toxic to the liver. A person who consumes excessive amounts of alcohol will damage their liver and may experience decreased liver function.

A Liver Function Test (LFT) measures various enzymes in the blood that are produced by the liver. An abnormal result indicates a problem with the liver. For example an elevated Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) value is a biochemical indicator of possible alcohol abuse.

We test a panel of five markers including Total Bilirubin, AST, ACT, ALP and Gamma GT to ensure the result is as accurate as possible.


Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT) Analysis

Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT), is a widely recognised specific bio-marker of chronic alcohol consumption.

In cases where the sample donor is abusing alcohol, an elevated CDT reading is usually seen. In conjunction with an elevated LFT and  EtG/FAEE reading, this strongly suggests that the sample donor is abusing alcohol.

Blood alcohol testing vs. Urine alcohol testing
Blood Alcohol Testing Urine Alcohol Tesitng
Window of detection 2 – 4 weeks < 72 Hours
Regularity Approx once a month Every three days
Results False Positives are reduced Risk of false positives
Collection Company nurse Unknown third party

Please note: It is possible that the FAEE / EtG results may be inconsclusive. We always reccommend that a blood sample should be taken to compliment the FAEE / EtG test.

Alternatively you can download our registration form (below), complete all the details and fax this back to us on: 0845 5050 002. You can also register your case online using the below button where we collect all the details of the case and send you our quite for the testing service you require.

PDF Downloads Download Links
Legal DNA Profile Request Form (Solicitors) Legal DNA Profile Request Form (PDF 13K)
Legal DNA Profile Request Form (Public) Legal DNA Profile Request Form (public) (PDF 13K)
Drug and Alcohol Request Form Drug and Alcohol Request Form (PDF 12K)
Immigration DNA Request Form Immigration DNA Request Form (PDF 13K)
Peace of mind DNA Profiling Request Form DNA Profiling Request Form (PDF 13K)
Split Invoicing Request Form Split Invoicing Request Form (PDF 13K)

Please download the appropriate form, print and fill in all the relevant details. Please make sure you sign the form and fax back to us on: 0845 5050 002

You can now register your Legal Alcohol Test case online here:

Please fill in the details as accurately as possible and one our our support staff will be in touch to confirm all the details and give you your quote.


Are you a member of the Public?

If your are a member of the public you may need a Public alcohol test. Click here for more details on our public alcohol testing service.


To ensure that you receive the right test for your needs we reccommend that you call our friendly customer support team on: 0333 600 1300.


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