Nail drug testing
- Up to 6-month overview of single drug use for only £95 + VAT
- Testing results within 3 days
- Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016
- Quick and easy sample collection
- Free sample collection at our nationwide Walk in Centres
“I use AlphaBiolabs every time for my client’s legal testing. That way I know my results are correct”
David Brown, Family Law Solicitor
Legal nail drug testing for legal professionals, local authorities and members of the public for use in UK courts.
We provide the fastest, most cost-effective legal nail drug testing in the UK.
How can drugs be detected in nails?
Any drug that is consumed circulates in the bloodstream. As a nail grows, substances pass from the blood vessels below the nail into the keratin fibres where they become trapped and can thus be detected.
Why choose nail testing?
Nail testing is ideal for those cases where hair testing is not possible (such as the donor has no or little hair, for religious reasons, and for those concerned with their appearance). Unlike hair drug testing, nail testing won’t give a historic segmented pattern of drug use, but it will give an overview of up to 6 months.
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Nail drug testing can be used to test for the following substances:
Legal drug testing
We have substantially invested in the very latest drug testing analytical equipment, and employ some of the best scientists in the world, to ensure that our legal drug tests are as accurate as possible.
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.
If you have received a quote for a like for like legal drug test from another testing laboratory we will match their price and knock 5% off. This makes AlphaBiolabs one of the most cost-effective solutions for your legal drug testing needs.
The nail is collected as close to the nail bed as possible. If the nail is long (5 mm or above) then only one would be required. If the nails are short then it may be best to take clippings from a couple of nails. Either fingernails or toenails can be used for the test, but not a mixture. Approximately 10 mg of nail is required in total.
The sample would need to be collected under chain of custody conditions to support legally defensible results. This would require either an appointment with one of our trained sample collectors at a place convenient to the donor or at one of our nationwide Walk in Centres.