Legal nail drug testing for legal professionals, local authorities and members of the public for use in UK courts

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 12 months.

Our drug testing panel

Nail drug testing can be used to test for the following substances:

Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Benzodiazepines, Cannabis, Cocaine, Ecstasy (MDMA), Ketamine, Methadone, PCP, Opiates and Zolpidem.

Price Match Promise: We will match any like-for-like quote and beat it by 5%

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 take 5% off. This makes AlphaBiolabs one of the most cost-effective solutions for your legal drug testing needs.

Sample collection

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.

Call us on 0333 600 1300 to discuss legal drug testing options

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