Birmingham testing services

Looking for a DNA test, drug test or alcohol test in Birmingham? We can help!
  • Confidential DNA test results same working day (the fastest UK paternity testing results)
  • Drug testing in Birmingham with next-day results
  • Free sample collection at our Birmingham Walk in 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 Birmingham

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 Soho Road Primary Care Centre in Handsworth, or from local Home Bargains stores in Perry Barr, Smethwick, Harborne, Stechford, West Bromwich, South Northfield, Chelmsley Wood, Walsall, Dudley, Aldridge, Merry Hill, Brierley Hill, Bilston, Bloxwich, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, Redditch, Cannock, Coventry, Bedworth, Rugeley, Stafford, Worcester, Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent, Evesham, Leicester, Telford, Uttoxeter, Derby, Loughborough, Longton, Shrewsbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Burslem, Tunstall, Cheltenham, Talke, Heanor, Stoke-on-Trent, Hereford and Whitchurch. 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 time and have taken appropriate measures to ensure that confidentiality is maintained at every step.

Paternity testing in Birmingham (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 Birmingham (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 Birmingham (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 Birmingham (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 Birmingham (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 Birmingham (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 Birmingham (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 Birmingham (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 Birmingham

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 Birmingham

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 testing and alcohol testing in Birmingham

We have a wide range of alcohol and drug testing services in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

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

Legal alcohol testing in Birmingham

We offer a wide range of legal alcohol testing services that are fully accredited and accepted by UK courts including SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring®.

Local Authority testing services in Birmingham

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.

COVID-19 testing in Birmingham

COVID-19 testing in Birmingham

We offer a range of COVID-19 testing options for both private individuals and businesses. These include PCR tests, rapid lateral flow antigen tests, and rapid coronavirus antibody tests.

Our rapid lateral flow antigen tests and rapid coronavirus antibody tests will give you highly accurate results in 15 minutes without the need for laboratory testing.

Our ‘gold standard’ PCR tests are analysed in our specialist COVID-19 laboratory and offer next-day results as standard, or even same-day if you choose our express service.

Sample collection in Birmingham

AlphaBiolabs has two methods for secure, rapid and convenient sample collection. We have a free Walk in Centre in Birmingham 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.

Birmingham Walk in Centre

AlphaBiolabs Birmingham
Soho Road Primary Care Centre
241–251 Soho Road
B21 9RY

The clinic is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.


The Walk in Centre is in Soho Road, which is located in Birmingham’s Handsworth area. It is accessed via the A41 if driving or is a 40-minute walk from Snow Hill Railway station. Buses run from Snow Hill Queensway (Stop SQ6) every 5 minutes.

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands. It is the largest British city outside of London with an estimated population of over 1,000,000. A person from Birmingham and the name of the accent is known as Brummie. This term is derived from the city’s nickname of Brum, which is thought to originate from the old pronunciation of the city’s name, Brummagem. In medieval times, Birmingham was a medium-sized market town. It came to international prominence in the 18th century through the Industrial Revolution and its advances in science, technology and economic development. By 1791, it was being hailed as the first manufacturing town in the world. Its industrial prosperity lasted into the final quarter of the 20th century. Today Birmingham is a major international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. Its metropolitan economy is the second largest in the UK and its six universities make it the largest centre of higher education in the country outside of London. Its cultural institutions are major attractions, and include the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the Library of Birmingham, making Birmingham the fourth-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors. In 2022, the city will host the Commonwealth Games. It’s two football clubs are Aston Villa and Birmingham City.

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