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Providing a sample for alcohol testing couldn’t be more straightforward at our Walk in Centre in Preston.

AlphaBiolabs offers cost-effective, accurate and confidential alcohol testing in Preston on a drop-in basis at our centre in Ashton-on-Ribble. Instead of having to book an appointment to have one of our network of sample collectors visit you, staff at our Walk in Centre will collect your sample on a walk-in basis from 11am to 3pm every Wednesday.

Customers attending the centre at Albert Edward House, in The Pavillions*, will have their sample collected by a trained and highly experienced professional. Depending on the type of test being carried out, your sample may then be securely delivered to our UK-accredited laboratory for fast, accurate analysis.

Alcohol tests

There are a number of different types of alcohol testing on offer depending on your needs. These include breath tests, which can determine how much alcohol someone has in their system at the time of testing.

Blood tests involve the sample being checked for biomarkers which will indicate whether someone has been drinking alcohol to an excessive level within the previous 4 weeks. AlphaBiolabs can also look at someone’s long-term relationship with alcohol by analysing a sample of their hair.

And we now offer SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring®, an innovative method of checking an individual’s consumption of alcohol for a set period of time. This is done using a tamper-proof bracelet which utilises cutting edge technology to identify the presence of alcohol at any time of the day and night.

People wearing the SCRAM CAM® bracelet are subjected to transdermal testing, which means the bracelet can detect whether the wearer has been drinking through contact with their skin. Monitoring is carried out every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day for as long as the SCRAM CAM® bracelet is worn, which can be up to 120 days.

Customers who use alcohol testing in Preston include members of the public who are worried about the welfare of a loved one as well as solicitors and social workers who need to order tests for their clients. AlphaBiolabs also performs testing services for employers on members of their staff.

For information on alcohol testing in Preston, please contact AlphaBiolabs on 0333 600 1300 or email

*Our Preston Walk in Centre is open for drop-in sample collection between 11am and 3pm every Wednesday. It is at Unit 5, Albert Edward House, The Pavillions, Ashton-on-Ribble PR2 2YB.