Newcastle upon Tyne testing services

Looking for a DNA, drug or alcohol test in Newcastle upon Tyne? We can help!
  • Confidential DNA test results same working day (the fastest UK paternity testing results)
  • Drug testing in Newcastle upon Tyne with next-day results
  • Free sample collection at our clinic in Newcastle city centre
  • All testing kits sent to your home using discreet packaging
  • Our laboratory processes are UKAS accredited (Laboratory number 2773)
  • All reports emailed back and password protected for security
  • UK-based confidential help and advice line
  • We are fully accredited for paternity testing using 24 markers, using the very latest DNA technology to ensure the reliability and accuracy of our genetic testing
  • Bespoke workplace drug and alcohol testing services designed around your business
  • We are the most trusted laboratory by solicitors in the UK for legal DNA testing

DNA testing services in Newcastle upon Tyne

We have a wide range of DNA testing services that can be ordered online. Members of the public can also pick up a DNA test kit from our Walk in Centre in Jesmond or from local Home Bargains stores in Gateshead, Wallsend, Jarrow, Blaydon, Cramlington, North Shields, Washington, Whitley Bay, Sunderland, Durham, Consett, Seaham, Peterlee, Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Darlington and Allensway.

Our Peace of Mind DNA tests only involve swabbing cheek cells and can be taken at home or at the Walk in Centre. When the samples are received back in our UK-based laboratory, you will receive your test results either the same day or next working day. We understand the anxiety you may be feeling at this

Paternity testing in Newcastle upon Tyne (Peace of Mind)

Our Peace of Mind DNA paternity test is designed to help determine the paternity of a child. We offer the UK’s fastest DNA paternity test with results either the same working day or the next day. It is beneficial to also provide a sample from the mother; however, if necessary we can perform the DNA testing without a sample from the mother.

Sibling DNA testing in Newcastle upon Tyne (Peace of Mind)

Our sibling DNA testing is used to establish whether or not a brother and a sister have the same father – or the same father and mother – and has an accuracy rate of 100%. We ask for the inclusion of the mother’s DNA sample in this testing procedure as this usually increases the accuracy rate. We use statistical analysis to evaluate the amount of DNA shared between the individuals tested to deduce a biological relationship.

Auntship DNA testing in Newcastle upon Tyne (Peace of Mind)

Aunt DNA testing (also known as an Avuncular test) is often needed when the alleged father or mother is deceased or unwilling to participate in the testing process and the alleged aunt of the child would like to establish their biological relationship to the child.

Uncle DNA testing in Newcastle upon Tyne (Peace of Mind)

Uncle DNA testing (also known as an Avuncular test) is often needed when the alleged father or mother is deceased or unwilling to participate in the testing process and the alleged uncle of the child would like to establish their biological relationship to the child.

Grandparent DNA testing in Newcastle upon Tyne (Peace of Mind)

Grandparent DNA tests can be used to establish a biological relationship between an individual and one or more of their alleged grandparents.

One of the main reasons that this test is performed is when a child’s alleged father is unavailable for paternity testing and the child’s grandparents want to know whether the child is truly related to them.

DNA maternity testing in Newcastle upon Tyne (Peace of Mind)

A DNA maternity test is suitable if you want to demonstrate the existence of a biological relationship between an alleged mother and a child. The DNA maternity test is similar in principle to a DNA paternity test.

Y Chromosome DNA testing in Newcastle upon Tyne (Peace of Mind)

A Y chromosome test is used in cases where alleged male relatives wish to confirm they share a common paternal line. All male children inherit their Y chromosome from their father; these children will in turn pass the Y chromosome inherited from their father to their male children when they become fathers. This inheritance pattern means that males coming from the same paternal line will always share the same Y chromosome. Furthermore, the low mutation rate of the Y chromosome makes this test all the more reliable.

DNA zygosity testing (twin DNA testing) in Newcastle upon Tyne (Peace of Mind)

Zygosity testing is used to determine whether multiple children from the same birth (twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc.) are genetically identical or not. If siblings are identical, they are known as monozygotic. This means that they were formed from a single fertilised egg, which went on to split into separate embryos. It also means that their DNA is exactly the same.

Legal DNA testing in Newcastle upon Tyne

We analyse DNA samples for 24 markers, using the latest technology, retesting any negative samples for crucial reassurance that the results are completely accurate. We also offer a UK-wide sample collection service and Walk in Centres nationwide.

DNA immigration testing in Newcastle upon Tyne

Our DNA immigration testing can be used for immigration cases, applications and appeals. These results are provided with an unprecedented turnaround time. We have worked with British Embassies and Consulates and some of the largest specialist immigration solicitors for over 10 years. Our DNA immigration tests are recognised and admissible to UK courts, the Ministry of Justice, UK Passport Office, UK Border Agency and the UK Visas and Immigration service.

Drug and alcohol testing services in Newcastle upon Tyne

We have a wide range of alcohol and drug testing services in Newcastle upon Tyne for you to choose from including SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring®. Our UKAS-accredited laboratory has developed state-of-the-art techniques to provide an accurate historical record of alcohol or drug abuse. Breath, hair, blood, urine and oral fluids can all be analysed with results as quickly as next day.

Workplace drug and alcohol testing

AlphaBiolabs offers an extensive range of professional, confidential and comprehensive workplace drug and alcohol testing services. Implementing a successful testing policy will not only increase productivity, decrease costs and maintain the reputation of the company, but it will also mean that your business is operating lawfully to ensure the safety of your employees and the general public.

Legal drug testing in Newcastle upon Tyne

We offer a wide range of legal drug testing services in Newcastle upon Tyne that are fully accredited and accepted by UK courts.

Legal Alcohol testing in Newcastle

We offer a wide range of legal DNA, Drug and alcohol testing services that are fully accredited and accepted by UK courts

Local Authority testing services in Newcastle upon Tyne

AlphaBiolabs is accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) and is specialised in providing legally-approved DNA, drug and alcohol testing services to local authorities, social workers and councils throughout the UK.

Sample collection in Newcastle upon Tyne

AlphaBiolabs has two methods for secure, rapid and convenient sample collection. We have a free Walk in Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne and also offer a UK-wide network of highly trained sample collectors.

UK-wide sample collectors

On receipt of your instruction we will register the case and will promptly send you a formal quotation. We are then able to dispatch a qualified AlphaBiolabs sample collector to a designated location to collect the sample.

Our experienced sample collectors provide a reliable service, which guarantees correct sample collection, whilst observing strict chain of custody procedures to safeguard the integrity of the sample.

On receipt of your instruction we will register the case and will promptly send you a formal quotation. We are then able to dispatch a qualified AlphaBiolabs staff nurse to a designated location to collect the sample.

Newcastle upon Tyne Walk in Centre

The Osborne Clinic
22 Osborne Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 1JQ

The clinic is open every Wednesday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. For appointments outside these times, please contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300.

Our Walk in Centre is the latest in a nationwide network, where DNA, drug and alcohol testing samples can be collected securely and for free without having to make an appointment first. This is particularly useful for legal tests, which require a strict chain of custody so the results can be used as evidence in court proceedings.

Directions

The Walk in Centre is located in Jesmond, near the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is 10 minutes’ walk from Jesmond Metro Station, or via Bus number 33. Turn right out of the Metro station and follow the stone wall on your right until you come to an intersection. Bear right along Osborne Road and after a few minutes’ walk you will see the turning for Osborne Avenue on the right.

The city of Newcastle upon Tyne is based in Tyne and Wear on the northern bank of the River Tyne. It is the largest city in the North East of England and is located just 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh.

The nickname and dialect for people from Newcastle upon Tyne and the surrounding area is Geordie. It houses two universities: Newcastle University (a member of the Russell Group) and Northumbria University. Major landmarks in the area include the Tyne Bridge, The Castle, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Beamish Museum and Centre for Life.

The city is also well known for its sporting activities. Since 1981, it has hosted the Great North Run, a half marathon which attracts over 57,000 runners each year. Based as St James’ Park, Newcastle United Football Club – known as the Magpies – currently plays in the Premier League.

The city was developed around a small Roman settlement on Hadrian’s Wall known as Pons Aelius. Its eventual name is based on the castle built in 1080 by William the Conqueror’s eldest son: Robert Curthose. The city grew thanks to the growing wool trade in the 14th century, and later became a major coal mining area. As the port developed in the 16th century, shipyards along the River Tyne were amongst the world’s largest shipbuilding and ship-repairing centres.

The status of city was granted to Newcastle upon Tyne on 3 June 1882. In the 19th century, shipbuilding continued to thrive and together with heavy engineering contributed to the city’s prosperity. The Industrial Revolution resulted in the urbanisation of the city. The population today is around 300,000.

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