Alcohol testing in London has never been easier with a range of alcohol tests to meet different needs.

We can test for the presence of alcohol in someone’s breath, blood, a sample of their nail clippings or hair. AlphaBiolabs also offers continuous alcohol testing through an ankle bracelet. Our customers include members of the public who are concerned for a family member’s wellbeing, social workers, probation staff, legal professionals and businesses which operate workplace alcohol testing.

Sample collection options for alcohol testing in London include:

  • One of our trained sample collectors visiting an address of your choice.
  • Attendance at either of our London Walk in Centres (Kentish Town NW5 2BX or Springfield Medical Centre SW8 2SH.

Full chain of custody conditions are followed in both cases to ensure legally-defensible results.

Which alcohol test to choose?

The type of alcohol test depends on the timescale of testing needed. If you want a test that can tell you whether someone has alcohol in their system at that moment, a breath test gives an immediate and accurate result. Blood testing can be analysed for biomarkers to give a picture of alcohol consumption over the previous month. AlphaBiolabs offers four blood tests: a liver function test (LFT), a carbohydrate deficient transferrin (CDT) test, a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) test and phosphatidylethanol (PEth) testing. Hair strand tests detect two different alcohol metabolites: ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and fatty acid ethyl ester (FAEE). Detection of these metabolites allow us to build a picture of an individual’s alcohol use over a period of up to 6 months. Our nail alcohol testing analyses samples for EtG to give an overview of up to 12 months.

In circumstances where continuous monitoring is necessary, we offer SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring®, also known as SCRAM CAM®. This is an ankle bracelet which can detect the presence of alcohol in sweat with accurate tests performed automatically at half-hourly intervals. Sometimes referred to as ‘sobriety tagging’, this is a useful tool for agencies and authorities, which need to monitor individuals who are known to be dependent on alcohol. SCRAM CAM® bracelets can be fitted at our London Walk in Centres and staff are able to monitor data from the device and produce reports detailing the results.

For more information about alcohol testing in London

To get a quote or find out more about alcohol testing in London call the AlphaBiolabs team on 0333 600 1300 or email