Full Service Legal Testing

DNA, drug and alcohol testing designed for legal matters.

Full Chain of Custody with UK Wide Sample Collection

We have fully trained company sample collectors throughout the UK who can collect samples from an address of your choice.

Legal testing services

We are the UK’s leading provider of DNA, drug and alcohol testing which can be used in UK courts.

We have supported thousands of solicitors in the UK with their drug, alcohol and DNA testing over the years and we are considered to be the fastest, most accurate testing laboratory in the UK.

  • Next day* Legal DNA testing as standard
  • Same day* Legal DNA testing available if required
  • Drug and alcohol testing results in 3 days as standard
  • Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016
  • Most competitively priced laboratory in the UK
  • Price Match Promise: we will match any like-for-like quote then beat it by 5%
  • Our laboratory processes are UKAS accredited (Laboratory number 2773)*
  • Ministry of Justice approved to carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969
  • Chain of custody maintained
  • Sample collection service available for any UK location
  • Split invoicing available on request
  • Statement of Witness reports available on request
  • Free sample collection from our Walk in Centres

Price Match Promise

We will match any
like for like quote
and beat it by 5%

We do the hard work so you don’t have to. Our friendly and professional customer service team will manage your case from start to finish.

We will liaise directly with your client to arrange all appointments, which means that once you send us your instruction, you can rest assured we will manage the process. Just another reason to choose AlphaBiolabs.

Legal DNA Testing

If you are looking to establish the biological relative of a child for legal reasons, then look no further. We can support you through the process and provide results that are admissible in UK courts and recognised by the Ministry of Justice.

DNA immigration testing

If you are looking to establish the biological relative of a child for immigration purposes then we can provide the support you require. Our reports are accepted by the Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration.

Legal drug testing

AlphaBiolabs works with many family law firms, legal practitioners, courts and local authorities to support decisions that protect children and families from the effects of harmful substances.

We use the latest technologies to bring you fast and reliable legal drug test results from a wide range of illicit, prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Legal alcohol testing

AlphaBiolabs provides alcohol testing for legal professionals, local authorities and members of the public for use in UK courts of law.

We provide the fastest, most cost-effective legal alcohol testing in the UK.

Local authority testing

AlphaBiolabs works with many family law firms, legal practitioners, courts and local authorities to support decisions that protect children and families from the effects of harmful substances.

We use the latest technologies to bring you fast and reliable legal drug test results from a wide range of illicit, prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Drug and alcohol testing methods

approved immigration testing

Oral fluid drug testing

Oral fluid drug testing is a method that can be used to determine whether someone is misusing drugs by taking a sample of their saliva and analysing it for particular substances.

An immediate negative result may mean that no further action needs to be taken, but a non-negative result will then undergo confirmation testing from the laboratory to determine exactly what substance was taken and in what quantities.

This form of drug testing can be particularly useful if you do not have anywhere suitably private to collect the sample, if the sample collector is of a different gender to the donor, or if a urine sample cannot be provided for any particular reason.

Urine drug testing

Urine drug testing is a method that can be used to determine whether someone is misusing drugs by taking a sample of their urine and analysing it for particular substances.

This form of testing can be particularly useful for on-site / point of care testing as an immediate negative result usually means that no further action is necessary. A non-negative result may require confirmation testing from the laboratory in order to determine exactly what substance was taken and in what quantities.

Urine drug testing is known as a ‘narrow-window’ form of testing and the usual period of detection is up to 4 days, although this can depend on the particular substance taken.

Hair drug testing

Hair drug testing is an extremely useful form of testing that can support other methods such as oral fluid and urine testing.

It can be particularly useful for a more comprehensive overview of a person’s drug use. It is known as a ‘wide-window’ form of testing and can determine a history of drug intake for up to 12 months if required.

Breath alcohol testing

The person being tested for alcohol use blows into a breath alcohol device, and the results are given as a number. The number, known as the breath alcohol concentration (BAC), shows the level of alcohol in the breath at the time the test was taken. It does not measure past use of alcohol.

We have a number of devices we can use for breath alcohol testing dependent on your individual needs.

 

blood testing

Blood alcohol testing

We recommend a blood test to detect alcohol biomarkers, in conjunction with clinical assessment, to gain a greater insight into an individual’s alcohol use. Blood alcohol tests are made up of a liver function test and a carbohydrate deficient transferrin test. One test looks at the functionality of the liver, the same way a medical professional would. The other test gives a 4-week window of detection period and is a very good indicator if someone is drinking alcohol to chronic and excessive levels.

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring®

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) is an innovative way of testing a participant’s alcohol consumption over a defined period of time. The tamper-proof SCRAM CAM® bracelet is worn on the ankle for between 1 and 120 days. Because of its transdermal method of detection (through the skin) every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day, the non-invasive bracelet provides a comprehensive profile of a participant’s drinking activities throughout the entire day and night.

Free UK sample collection

AlphaBiolabs has gone to great lengths to create a full UK network of sample collectors who are able to take your client’s legally admissible DNA, drug and alcohol samples.

Using one of these centres could save you up to £165 on your legal testing or even more when combined with our Price Match Promise.

I am very impressed with the exceptionally high quality, service and speed. I will be using your company in all future referrals. Great to have found this service which is 100% less hassle than other companies.

Helen Sangster

Family Solicitor, Yaffe Jackson Ostrin Solicitors

Excellent service and all round very user friendly.

Colm McLaughlin

Solicitor, Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

Very impressed with the speed of the report turnaround. This is key in child care cases that we deal with. Your walk-in centres are a excellent way to guarantee minimal delay.

Amy Bellingham

Family Law Soilicitor, Elliot Bridgman Solicitors

Excellent turnaround times, arrived very quickly with the results.

Christopher Miles

Solicitor, Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors