London testing services

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

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 Centres in Kentish Town and Clapham, or from local Home Bargains stores in Beckton, Southall, Waltham Abbey, Romford, Thurrock, Stevenage, Basildon, Chelmsford, Letchworth, Southend on Sea, Reading, Bletchley and Basingstoke.

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 London (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 London (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 London (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 London (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 London (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 London (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 London (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 London (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 London

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 London

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.

Alcohol & Drug Testing in London

We have a wide range of alcohol and drug testing services in London 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 (saliva), nail clippings can all be analysed with results as quickly as next day. Drug testing in London is used by a wide variety of customers including members of the public, the legal profession and businesses. For solicitors and social workers that need to provide evidence for a court case or monitor the progress of a client, the samples need to be collected by a professional and securely delivered to the testing laboratory following a strict set of procedures. Those needing to take advantage of drug testing can call into one of our two Walk in Centres where you can take an instant drugs test or collect a kit to take home. We offer drug tests to detect the use of cannabis, cocaine, ketamine and more. 

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 London

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

Legal alcohol testing in London

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 London

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 London

COVID-19 testing in London

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 London

AlphaBiolabs has a range of methods for secure, rapid and convenient sample collection. We have two free Walk in Centres in North and South London, 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.

North London Walk in Centre

AlphaBiolabs North London
Kentish Town Health Centre
2 Bartholomew Road

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

South London Walk in Centre

AlphaBiolabs South London
Springfield Medical Centre
110 Union Road

The South London clinic is open every Monday and Thursday 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 Centres are 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.
London is the capital of England and the most populous city in the UK. Its population (corresponding to Greater London) is over 8,700,000, making it the largest of any city in the EU and accounting for 13.4% of the UK population.

The city has been a major settlement for over 2000 years since it was founded by the Romans and named Londinium. The Romans left at the beginning of the 5th Century. Britain was then invaded by the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes (who came from Holland, Germany and Denmark). During the 9th and 10th Centuries there were many attacks by the Vikings.

During Medieval times, the Normans invaded from France and William the Conqueror took control. The Tower of London was built as a stronghold to guard London. Trade increased steadily during the Middle Ages, and London grew rapidly as a result. In 1100, London’s population was more than 15,000, and by 1300 it had grown to roughly 80,000. In the mid-14th century, London lost at least half of its population during the Black Death, but its economic and political importance prevailed. Evidence of Medieval trade can be found in the street names within London’s Square Mile today: Pudding Lane, Bread Street, Milk Street, Threadneedle Street, Ropemakers Square and Silk Street.

by 1600, there were about 200,000 people living in London. The river Thames was very important in Tudor times. Britain’s navy expanded, dockyards were built and ships were sent to explore the world. The first theatres were built in London during Tudor times. The most famous being The Globe, in which Shakespeare owned a share.

Britain’s trading capabilities continued to expand in the 18th Century and goods were brought into London from all over the world. At the same time, London also became an important financial centre. During Queen Victoria’s reign London expanded enormously. Industry came to Britain and railways were built linking much of the country to the capital. London had the first ever underground railway (The Tube), which opened in 1862. Between 1919 and 1939, built-up London doubled in size.

Today, London is a leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media and tourism. It is the world’s largest financial centre and is often regarded as a world cultural capital. It is the world’s most-visited city (as measured by international arrivals) and has the world’s largest city airport system (measured by passenger traffic). It also has the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe.

London has 12 Football League clubs, including five in the Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. The other London teams are Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Brentford, Millwall, Charlton Athletic, AFC Wimbledon and Barnet.

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