Cardiff testing services

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

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 Cardiff city centre, or from local Home Bargains stores in East Canton, Albany Road, Avenue Retail Park, Barry, Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Mendalgief Retail Park, Blackwood, Weston-Super-Mare, Cwmbran, Tonypandy, Waterton, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Ebbw Vale, Brynmawr, Aberdare, Bishopsworth and Bristol.

Our Peace of Mind DNA tests only involve swabbing cheek cells and can be taken at home or at the Walk in Centres. 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 Cardiff (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 Cardiff (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 Cardiff (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 Cardiff (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 Cardiff (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 Cardiff (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 Cardiff (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 Cardiff (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 Cardiff

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 Cardiff

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 Cardiff

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

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

Legal alcohol testing in Cardiff

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 Cardiff

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 Cardiff

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

Cardiff Walk in Centre

AlphaBiolabs Cardiff  
Grange Medical Practice  
25 Bishop Street  
Grangetown  
Cardiff  
CF11 6PG

Directions

Grange Medical Practice is just a 5-minute walk from Grangetown train station. Turn left off Penarth Road into N Clive Street. Turn right onto Lucknow Street and then take a slight left onto Bishop Street. Grange Medical Practice will be right in front of you.

Buses 8, 9, 9A and 9C all go to Grangetown.

Cardiff is the capital of Wales located in the county of South Glamorgan on the country’s south coast. It is Wales’ largest city as well as the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom. As of the 2011 census, the unitary authority area of Cardiff had an estimated population of 346,00, while the wider urban area had an estimated population of 479,000. Cardiff is a popular destination for tourists and business activity. The city is home to the Senedd National Assembly Building, the Millenium Centre arts complex, the Cardiff International Sports Village, the BBC drama village, Cardiff City Hall and the Principality Stadium. Cardiff is also home to many high-profile sports teams and boasts a number of sporting venues – these include the 74,000 capacity Principality Stadium (formerly the Millennium Stadium) where national sporting events are held, along with Cardiff City Stadium where Cardiff City FC play their home games, the SWALEC Stadium where Glamorgan County Cricket Club play, and Cardiff arms Park. Cardiff was a finalist in the European Capital of Culture 2008.

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