MOCCA and MOCCA-B: the most commonly tested substances in legal drug testing

As a leading provider of legal drug testing for family law professionals, social workers, and local authorities, our award-winning UK laboratory routinely tests for a wide variety of drugs and their metabolites (breakdown products). Yet of all the substances we test for at AlphaBiolabs, there are a handful that show up time and time again […]

We have our first Giving Back winner of 2024

For every testing instruction that we receive from family law and social work professionals this year, we will enter the name of the customer into our bimonthly Giving Back charity draw. We have now made our first draw and are pleased to announce that the customer randomly selected was Andrew Sibson, a Legal Officer at […]

AlphaBiolabs is Giving Back to help change lives throughout 2024

Over the last few years, AlphaBiolabs has donated to a number of charities working with some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and families. Through our highly-regarded Giving Back campaigns, we have helped to change many lives for the better by donating to charities that are close to our hearts. However, for our latest Giving […]

DNA tests for court: when to use the most powerful test available?

All relationship DNA tests work in the same way – by analysing the DNA samples of individuals and comparing them to identify matching DNA at a number of markers (loci). Every person inherits half of their genetic material from each of their parents, meaning that individuals who are biologically related are likely to share more […]

Drug & alcohol testing for work and official matters

What is drug and alcohol testing? As a leading drug and alcohol testing laboratory, we test for a wide range of drugs and their metabolites using hair, oral fluid, urine, and nail samples. We also offer a full alcohol testing service including point-of-care breath tests, blood analysis, nail analysis, hair analysis and alcohol monitoring using […]

New North London Walk-In Centre for AlphaBiolabs

AlphaBiolabs has opened its newest walk-in centre for customers in North London, providing on-site sample collection services for members of the public, legal professionals and businesses. The walk-in centre, located within theCentre for Health and Care on Chaplin Road in Wembley, is now taking appointments for all customers looking for a flexible solution for their […]

AlphaBiolabs Opens New Walk-In Centre in Preston

AlphaBiolabs has opened its newest walk-in centre for customers in Preston, providing on-site sample collection services for members of the public, the legal sector and the workplace sector. The walk-in centre, located within the Flourish Medical Centre at Quayside House on Navigation Way, is now taking appointments for all customers looking for a flexible solution […]

Drug testing for pre-proceedings: what you need to know

When it comes to child protection, accurate (and rapid) drug testing is often relied upon to help authorities make important decisions about a child’s welfare. In circumstances where one or both parents may be struggling with substance misuse issues, and care proceedings have not yet been initiated via the court, performing a drug test during […]

International COA Week 2023: supporting children affected by parental drinking

Today (12 February) marks the start of International Children of Alcoholics (COA) Awareness Week, the annual campaign to raise awareness of how children are affected by parental alcohol problems. The international campaign, running until 18 February and in its 14th year, is led in the UK by The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa): […]