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AlphaBiolabs has been in the news this week as it celebrates a record year with a 16% rise in revenue. This increase has been fuelled by a rise in demand for workplace drug and alcohol testing services, in addition to winning a number of new contracts in the transport, manufacturing and local government sectors.

Other highlights of the year to 31 March include expanding into Ireland with the launch of a dedicated website and an office in Dublin.

The company’s head office is based in Warrington where it boasts an in-house accredited testing laboratory, a team of expert toxicologists and geneticists, as well as Customer Services and the sales department. The Warrington site is also the location of one of its Walk in Centres*. There are nine Walk in Centres in total, all spread across the UK to facilitate access to AlphaBiolabs’ testing services and provide convenient sites for sample collections.

The company’s Peace of Mind DNA tests, which only involve swabbing cheek cells, can be taken at home or at the Walk in Centre. Test results can be made available the same day or next working day. Paternity, Maternity, Sibling, Aunt/Uncle, Grandparent, Y chromosome and Zygosity (twin) testing services are all available. A non invasive Prenatal DNA test can also be arranged to determine the paternity of a baby before birth.

DNA testing for legal purposes, such as for immigration, can also be arranged at any of the Walk in Centres following strict chain of custody conditions. Legal test results are recognised and admissible to UK courts, the Ministry of Justice, UK Passport Office, UK Border Agency and the UK Visas and Immigration service.

A wide range of alcohol and drug testing services is also available. From home drug test kits to innovative alcohol testing bracelets, advice is offered on the best methods to record alcohol or drug abuse. Breath, hair, blood, urine and oral fluids can all be analysed with results as quickly as next day. The newly introduced SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® system tests for the presence of consumed alcohol in perspiration every 30 minutes via the wearing of an ankle bracelet.

AlphaBiolabs’ founder and managing director David Thomas said the company is gaining from continued investment to expand its services, workforce and laboratory equipment.

“We are delighted to achieve our highest-ever annual sales”, he said. “We are really seeing the benefits of our investment in workplace testing, SCRAM CAM® and other areas of the business.”

“This gives us great confidence for the future and we are aiming to double in size over the next 3 years, by further expanding our range of services in the UK and overseas, and by developing our network of sample collectors and Walk in Centres.”

For information on DNA testing in Warrington, drug testing in Warrington, alcohol testing in Warrington or our bespoke Workplace testing services, please contact AlphaBiolabs on 0333 600 1300 or email info@alphabiolabs.com.

*The Warrington Walk in Centre is located at 14 Webster Court, Carina Park, Warrington WA5 8WD