Heroin drug testing

About Heroin


Heroin is a drug made from morphine, which is extracted from the opium poppy. Opium has been around for many hundreds of years and was originally used to treat pain, sleeplessness and diarrhoea.

When morphine is made into heroin to be used as a medicine, it is called diamorphine, and is stronger than morphine or opium. Like many drugs made from opium (called opiates), heroin is a very strong painkiller.

Do you test for Heroin?

Alphabiolabs can test a subject for Heroin use. We test using state of the art drug testing equipment and processes to ensure that if Heroin is present it will be detected. Also we can detect Heroin over a period of time to show if a subject has stopped using Heroin. For example if it has been established that they have used the drug in the past, but now claim to have stopped.

Common names

Brown, brown sugar, gear, H, horse, junk, skag, smack, china white, dope, black tar.

Classification/legal status

Heroin is a Class A drug. Possession of the drug could lead to a prison sentence of up to seven years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine. Supplying the drug can lead to a life sentence and/or an unlimited fine.

Heroin Availability

Heroin dealing networks are established within the UK, making it readily obtainable. Afghanistan is thought to supply 85% of the world’s supply of heroin and opium, and is the main source for Europe.

Heroin Effects

Heroin acts as a depressant on the central nervous system, which slows down the body. The effects can quickly start depending on how it is taken and can last for several hours depending on the dose, providing the user with a feeling of warmth, relaxation and detachment with a lessening of anxiety.

Heroin Risks

Heroin is highly addictive and continuous use is likely to lead to dependence. Withdrawal can be unpleasant and include influenza like symptoms including aches, tremor, muscular spasms, sweating and chills.

Injecting heroin can cause vein damage as well as blood borne virus risks from sharing needles such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. There is also a risk of death due to inhaling vomit – because heroin both sedates you and stops you coughing properly – and the vomit remains in the airways so you can not breathe

Apply for a Heroin drug test here

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 back to 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 our quite 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)

Please download the appropriate form, print and fill in all the relevant details. Please make sure you sign the form and email back to info@alphabiolabs.com

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.