AlphaBiolabs is an accredited, award-winning laboratory and has more than 15 years’ experience of working in the alcohol testing sector. We provide alcohol testing solutions across the UK to:

  • Members of the public
  • Solicitors and social workers for the family law courts
  • Businesses and organisations

We offer a full range of alcohol testing services, from instant tests, month-by-month analyses, to continuous monitoring.

Breath alcohol testing shows the level of alcohol in the breath at the time the test was taken. This method of testing is therefore ideal to check for current alcohol consumption and can be used to prove sobriety as and when needed. Blood analysis can determine whether an individual may have drunk to excess over the course of the last 4 weeks. AlphaBiolabs offers four blood alcohol tests: a liver function test (LFT), a carbohydrate deficient transferrin (CDT) test, a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) test and phosphatidylethanol (PEth) testing.

A longer history of alcohol consumption can be achieved by hair alcohol testing. The level of alcohol metabolites found can help determine if a person has been drinking chronically and excessively, and will show either a 3- or 6-month overview. Body hair can also be tested to give up to a 12-month overview. Nail clipping analysis can provide up to a 6-month overview of alcohol consumption and is a useful alternative if the person being tested has insufficient hair.  

Real-time results are available with SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring®. This alcohol testing bracelet shows the frequency and pattern of alcohol consumption by testing for the presence of alcohol in perspiration every 30 minutes.

Alcohol testing options near me

Alcohol testing is easily accessible thanks to AlphaBiolabs. There are several ways you can provide samples for alcohol testing near you.

We can arrange for one of our sample collectors from our nationwide network to visit a place that is convenient to you, such as your home address or office.

Alternatively, you could visit one of our Walk in Centres across the UK (Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, North London, South London, Preston and Warrington). One of our expert sample collectors will be at the Walk in Centre to ensure that the process is carried out quickly, efficiently and with no risk of contamination. This is ideal for those instances when you need to be certain that the results of an alcohol test are completely accurate and that the sample has not been tampered with.

Again, chain of custody conditions will be adhered to so the test results will be legally defensible.

AlphaBiolabs can also train a representative of your own staff to perform workplace alcohol testing and sample collection to the highest standards. This means that they will be able to collect samples and retain the chain of custody within your workplace at any time. If you require information on alcohol testing options for personal use, legal cases or for a workplace, please contact AlphaBiolabs on 0333 600 1300 or email