AlphaBiolabs launches new ‘peace of mind’ home hair drug test

AlphaBiolabs launches new ‘peace of mind’ home hair drug test

What is the AlphaBiolabs Home Hair Drug Test?

Whether you have concerns about a child or family member using drugs, or simply want a test for other reasons, our new Home Hair Drug Test allows you to collect your own hair sample easily, discreetly and in your own time.

Our Home Hair Drug Test will give you up to a 12-month overview of drug use and can detect 13 drugs and their metabolites.

Simply collect your sample and return it to our accredited testing laboratory, for 100% accurate results in only 7-8 working days.

You can submit head hair, facial hair or body hair, but not a combination.  You can even submit hair collected from a hairbrush.

Full instructions for collecting and returning your sample are in the sample collection kit.

As the name implies, the peace of mind Home Hair Drug Test can lessen any worries that you might have, or enable you to seek support for a loved one who has been misusing drugs, but it cannot be used for legal purposes.

If you need a test for legal reasons, please request a quote for a drug test for official matters.

How does a hair drug test work?

When a person consumes drugs, they are broken down by the liver, and some of the drug and/or its metabolites (breakdown products) are absorbed into the bloodstream.

Through the bloodstream, they then enter the hair follicle and become trapped in the innermost layer of the hair shaft. This makes it possible to detect them during analysis at our toxicology laboratory.

It is possible for drugs to remain detectable in a hair sample for up to 12 months, depending on the type/length of hair available for testing.

Where can I get a home drug test?

AlphaBiolabs is one of the UK’s leading drug testing laboratories, offering 100% accurate, reliable drug testing for members of the public, the legal profession, and the workplace sector.

Our UKAS-accredited laboratory is equipped with the very latest technology and employs top scientists, so you can be confident of receiving results you can trust.

As well as our Home Drug Hair Test, we also offer 2 other home drug tests:

Our Home Urine Drug Test Kit can detect drugs that have been taken for up to 4 days before the test is taken. The self-contained screening kit includes built-in test strips, allowing you to read the results yourself in just 5 minutes.

Our Home Drug & Alcohol Nail Test can detect drug and/or alcohol use for a period of up to 12 months, with only a sample of fingernail clippings or toenail clippings required.

Please be aware that our home drug test kits are for peace of mind only, and the results cannot be used in court. If you require a drug test for official matters, you will need a legally-instructed drug test.

Unsure which test is best for you? For confidential advice about which test might best suit your needs, call our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300 or email

Home Drug Testing

Explore our range of home drug tests for peace of mind.