Manchester DNA paternity, substance misuse and Immigration testing


Our DNA tests are recognised and admissible for UK courts, the UK Visas and Immigration Service, the Ministry of Justice & the Home Office.

AlphaBiolabs are a specialist and accredited testing laboratory who work closely with legal professionals to bring you accurate testing result. Our experts have over 30 years’ experience in their field of DNA testing for Immigration purposes.

Why choose AlphaBiolabs?

We understand there are a number of different providers of DNA, Drug & Alcohol testing services which you can use for your DNA, Drug or Alcohol test.


AlphaBiolabs Ltd is accredited by the Ministry of Justice to carry out parentage tests as directed by the Civil courts in England and Wales under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act (1969). AlphaBiolabs goes through the strictest testing processes available to ensure that our DNA tests, our processes and our facilities are the best they can be. We are proud to be a UKAS 17025 accredited laboratory.

Flexibility and Speed of Results

We understand each and every case is totally different, which is why we assign a dedicated account manager to your case who acts in the strictest confidence. We have the quickest turnaround times of any other testing laboratory and our aim is to get your results to you always by when you need them.

Best value for money

AlphaBiolabs refuse to be beaten on price. We believe in offering our customers a great service but at the right price. Our efficient ways of working has allowed us to streamline our prices giving you the best value you can find.

Our testing services make your life easier…


When the people doing the testing truly understand your needs it makes a big difference. We have the experience and knowledge required to deal with difficult and time consuming case loads.


  • Scientific expertise Experts who have been performing this sort of testing for over 20 years and writing reports for court rooms and solicitors.
  • Friendly experienced staff – Our customer care team have a wealth of knowledge and are dealing with cases similar to yours every day.
  • Nationwide network of sample collectors We have full trained nurses all over the UK who will visit clients home address to ensure successful and comfortable sample collections happen.
  • No extra costs for split invoicing – We don’t charge you any extra for splitting your invoice with another party.

What, how, when and why…

DNA, Drug & Alcohol testing can seem like a mind field when you’re not exactly sure what’s best for your client and your case. Just one phone call to our customer care team will explain briefly and easily how and what our testing covers. We will also be happy to advise on the best suitable testing for your individual needs. Call today on: 0333 600 1300

How DNA testing works?

DNA analysis is increasingly used within the legal sector to resolve matters ranging from family law issues (such as child support, child custody, and visitation disputes), to inheritance disputes, or to satisfy immigration requirements.

It is a legal requirement for DNA samples for legal proceedings to be taken by a registered nurse or GP. Alternatively a registered nurse from our sampling team will visit the client’s home address.

Bringing the Best Legal Testing to Manchester

AlphaBiolabs have worked closely with many family law firms, legal practitioners, courts and local authorities to support decisions that protect children and families from the effects of substance misuse. We use the latest technologies to bring you fast and reliable results from a wide range of drugs and alcohol.

We are committed to offering a flexible service to ensure that our clients meet their court deadlines, with a fast turnaround time of 6-9 working days. We also offer an Expert Witness Service and dedicated case manager to look after you every step of the way.

Drug & Alcohol testing

Drug and alcohol testing in hair can establish a consumption history ranging for long periods of time. With drugs we can look back as far as twelve months and with alcohol as far as 6 months.
Testing hair for drugs and alcohol can easily establish and verify persistent substance misusers.
It provides help with differentiating between a one-off user and a chronic substance misuser. This evidence is used to protect children and families from an abuser of these substances.

We are experts in DNA testing and can have your results ready For you within 3 working days as standard.

Immigration Testing?

We have formed excellent working relationships with the British High Commission in a wide variety of countries and can send kits there for samples to be collected for you and your client with ease.

What about blood and hair sample collection for Drug & alcohol?

DNA analysis is increasingly used within the legal sector to resolve matters ranging from family law issues (such as child support, child custody, and visitation disputes), to inheritance disputes, or to satisfy immigration requirements.
Hair sample collection is strongly recommended to be collected by one of our company nurses as it is a specialist procedure. We like to use head hair ideally but body hair can be used also.

Download Your Form Here

PDF Downloads Download Links
Legal DNA Profile Request Form (Solicitors) Legal DNA Profile Request Form (PDF 13K)
Legal DNA Profile Request Form (Public) Legal DNA Profile Request Form (public) (PDF 13K)
Drug and Alcohol Request Form Drug and Alcohol Request Form (PDF 12K)
Immigration DNA Request Form Immigration DNA Request Form (PDF 13K)
Peace of mind DNA Profiling Request Form DNA Profiling Request Form (PDF 13K)
Split Invoicing Request Form Split Invoicing Request Form (PDF 13K)

Frequently asked Questions

How do I instruct AlphaBiolabs to perform a Drug, Alcohol or DNA test?

Simply complete and return one of referral forms, which can be downloaded from above, fill in one of our online application forms here or called one of advisor’s on 0333 600 1300 who can email you a form.

What relationships can you identify?

DNA testing can conclusively identify direct parent / child relationships and is extremely Powerful in identifying close relationships such as aunt / uncle or niece / nephew, grandparent/ Grandchild or brother / sister. DNA testing may also provide useful information to assess half brother / sister relationships. Unfortunately we cannot prove a cousin relationship as the relationship is too distant to share similar DNA markers.

Who will take the samples for the test?

AlphaBiolabs have a nationwide network of nurses who will visit clients home address to collect the samples and complete the necessary paperwork. If your client can get to one of our clinics which are based in and around Manchester, we will off their sample collection FREE OF CHARGE. No other laboratory offers this service.

What do I need to have with me at the sampling appointment?

We need all parties to have with them some proof of Identity, can be passport, driving licence, recent utility bill or similar. You will have you photograph taken by our nurse who will then sign the back of this to provide they are a true likeness of the person providing the sample. This is what’s known as the chain of custody which we need to follow to ensure your report is accepted by the legal bodies.

Can dyeing or bleaching affect the test results?

Yes. We always ask if you client has or does use hair products as this can affect the results.

How long will it take?

To courier samples to any other country we have to allow around 2-3 working days. From when we receive all samples back into our laboratory, you will receive your results within 3 working days.

How can I Pay for my test?

If legal aid funding is not available for your test, we can offer a payment plan.
We accept card payment over the phone, cheques, BACs transfer and cash bank deposits.

What is an expert statement of witness report?

An expert witness report details the testing procedure from sample collection through to the reporting of results. It interprets in detail, the results and findings of the test and also the ways in which the chain of custody was observed.

If you have any further questions please call 0333 600 1300 and one of our experts will answer all your questions.