Drug and Alcohol Testing

Drug and Alcohol TestingAlphaBiolabs provides a total Drug and alcohol testing service for the UK. Our drug and alcohol testing services are designed for members of the public, the legal profession, local authorities, and businesses.

We drug and alcohol test thousands of people every year using our ‘state of the art’ equipment and processes to ensure that your receive the most accurate and fastest results available in the UK.

There are two key methods of testing for alcohol abuse, through either hair or blood samples. AlphaBiolabs can offer analysis to detect alcohol abuse involving the detection of Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) and Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters (FAEE).

By performing two different types of hair analysis, it will assist in building evidence to support the diagnosis of chronic excessive alcohol consumption with a greater degree of certainty. We would also recommend a blood test to detect alcohol biomarkers in conjunction with clinical assessment to gain a greater insight into an individual’s alcohol use.

Hair strand analysis:
At present, the minimum recommended length of hair an EtG and FAEE test should cover is 3 centimetres (3cm) from nearest the scalp as a whole section of hair. This is consistent with the consensus on hair alcohol testing for chronic excessive alcohol consumption published by the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) in June 2009.

Blood analysis:
• Liver Function Test (LFT)

Alcohol can be toxic to the liver. A person who consumes excessive amounts of alcohol will damage their liver and may experience decreased liver function.

Liver Function Tests (LFT) measure various enzymes in the blood that are produced by the liver. An abnormal result indicates a problem with the liver.
Using analytical testing, it is now possible to determine a person’s alcohol consumption on a routine basis.

We test a panel of five markers including total bilirubin, AST, ACT, ALP and gamma GT to ensure the result is as accurate as possible.

• Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT) Analysis

Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT), is a widely recognised specific biomarker of chronic moderate to heavy alcohol consumption.

In cases where the sample donor is abusing alcohol, you would expect to see an elevated CDT reading. In conjunction with an elevated LFT or EtG reading, this would strongly suggest that the sample donor is abusing alcohol.

Alternatively, if the sample donor can demonstrate a low CDT reading, this would strongly suggest that the sample donor is abstaining from alcohol abuse.
Our drug and alcohol testing services are approved to be used in UK courts of law so you can be confident that we will provide you with the drug and alcohol testing results you need.

The types of Drug & Alcohol Testing we provide

We provide many different types of drug and alcohol testing including hair strand analysis for legal drug and alcohol testing. This determines drug or alcohol usage depending on the hair length tested over a period of months. Learn MoreIt can also identify if someone has refrained from partaking in drugs or alcohol for a period of time.

Drug & Alcohol Testing sample collection service

AlphaBiolabs has created a unique drug and alcohol testing collection service which consists of a UK wide network of fully qualified sample collection nurses and walk-in clinics. This allows AlphaBiolabs to maintain a chain of custody and ensure that the drug & alcohol samples are taken correctly. Learn MoreDrug and alcohol test samples can be taken from any place you feel appropriate for the sample to be collected. This could be solicitors or social workers office or even at home.

We test for the widest range of drugs

We test for the widest range of different drugs to date. We spare no expense to get the very latest drug and alcohol testing equipment to ensure that when a new drug of abuse arrives on the UK black market we ensure that AlphaBiolabs can test for this drug. Learn MoreWe have provided a full list of drugs we test for here, but if the drug that you need to test for is not on this list then please call us today as this list changes on a daily basis.

Drug & Alcohol Testing for legal professionals

We specialise in providing drug and alcohol testing for legal professionals and law firms throughout the UK. Learn MoreOver the years we have created bespoke processes which are tailor made for the legal profession.

Drug and Alcohol Testing for local Authorities

AlphaBiolabs has provided drug and alcohol testing services for local authorities and social workers for the last ten years. We have helped protect thousands of children and helped thousands of families to be reunited with our testing services. Learn MoreWe know how important and sensitive our local authority work is to all the parties involved which is why we bring you the fastest turnaround times and widest range of drugs tested.

Drug and Alcohol Testing for Members of the public

We perform drug and alcohol testing for members of the public in both legal matters and just for peace of mind purposes. We have helped thousand of people prove their abstinence from drugs or alcohol. Learn MoreFor public peace of mind testing, we use the same techniques as we would for legal drug and alcohol testing it is the way that the samples are collected that is different.

Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

AlphaBiolabs provides drug & alcohol testing for businesses throughout the United Kingdom. We have helped thousands of companies with their drug and alcohol testing and we provide everything your company will need to introduce your drug and alcohol testing policy and implement a testing program. drug & alcohol testing - Learn MoreTo learn more about our business drug and alcohol testing services please visit our workplace testing section.

Order your Drug and Alcohol Testing

We have made the process of registering your drug testing case very easy. You can register your test in a number of ways. Firstly feel free to register over the phone by calling: (UK) 0333 600 1300 or (International) 00441925 255450 and speak to one of our expert team.

Alternatively, you can download our registration form (below), complete all the details and email this back to us at info@alphabiolabs.com. You can also register your case online using the below button where we collect all the details of the case and send you a quote for the testing service you require.

PDF Downloads Download Links
Legal DNA Profile Request Form (Solicitors) Legal DNA Profile Request Form (PDF 13K)
Legal DNA Profile Request Form (Public) Legal DNA Profile Request Form (public) (PDF 13K)
Drug and Alcohol Request Form Drug and Alcohol Request Form (PDF 12K)
Immigration DNA Request Form Immigration DNA Request Form (PDF 13K)
Peace of mind DNA Profiling Request Form DNA Profiling Request Form (PDF 13K)
Split Invoicing Request Form Split Invoicing Request Form (PDF 13K)

You can now register your Legal Drug Test case online here:

Please fill in the details as accurately as possible and one our support staff will be in touch to confirm all the details and give you your quote.

Are you a member of the Public?

If you are a member of the public, you may need a Public legal drug test. Click here for more details on our public drug testing service.

drug & alcohol testing line

To ensure that you receive the right test for your needs we recommend that you call our friendly customer support team on: 0333 600 1300.

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*Please note: Our sample collection service is not included in our scope of accreditation.