Testing in schools, colleges & universities

Keep your students and staff as safe as possible with bespoke drug, alcohol and Covid-19 testing services, tailored to the specific requirements of your school, college or university.

We provide the most comprehensive range of testing options available in the UK via our award-winning and UKAS-accredited lab facilities.

More and more educational establishments are realising the importance and benefits of drug, alcohol and Covid-19 testing to minimise risk, and safeguard both students and staff.

Implementing drug, alcohol or Covid-19 testing can benefit your educational establishment in a number of ways including:

  • Maintaining the reputation and integrity of your academic institution
  • Improving academic performance and results
  • Improving health and safety precautions
  • Reducing the likelihood of incidents and accidents
  • Reducing the likelihood of drug-selling or trafficking
  • Reducing staff and student sickness, as well as staff recruitment and turnover costs
  • Ensuring that your establishment is operating lawfully

Why choose AlphaBiolabs for your testing requirements?

  • Highly trusted UKAS-accredited laboratory with over 17 years’ experience
  • Fastest lab confirmations available, including same-day results if required
  • Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for laboratory testing services
  • Flexible, 24/7 sample collection services across the UK to suit your needs
  • Sample collection training, if required
  • Review of your existing testing policy, or creation of a new testing policy, if required
  • Awareness and education training
  • Dedicated Customer Services team to provide expert advice and guidance
  • Bespoke testing programmes to suit your specific requirements

Covid-19 testing in schools, colleges and universities

We offer a comprehensive range of Covid-19 testing options, tailored to your specific requirements.

If required, we can even provide you with a fully managed Covid-19 testing programme.

You can choose any combination of options, including:

  • Rapid lateral flow antigen testing – results in 15-30 minutes
  • ‘Gold standard’ PCR testing at our in-house, purpose-designed Covid-19 laboratory
  • Same-day PCR results
  • Antibody testing – results within 15 minutes
  • Sample collection service on your own premises using our own UK network of professional clinicians
  • Travel PCR testing for international students and boarders

Rapid Antigen Test

Identify an active infection using a nose and throat sample. Results in 15-30 minutes, no laboratory testing required.

PCR Test

Identify an active infection using a nose and throat sample. World-class laboratory testing with same-day results.

Travel PCR Test

Testing for international travel to and from the UK, including Fit to Fly certificate if required.

Drug and alcohol testing in schools, colleges and universities

We can provide a range of drug and alcohol testing options to suit your specific requirements, including:

  • Random / unannounced testing – undertaken with short or no notice
  • For-cause testing – when there are reasonable grounds to suspect drug or alcohol misuse
  • Pre-employment testing – as part of the staff recruitment process
  • Pre-offer testing – as part of the student application process
  • Re-integration testing – following a period of drug- or alcohol-related absence

We offer numerous testing methods including:

  • Breath
  • Blood
  • Hair
  • Nails
  • Saliva
  • Urine

The type of test used will depend on whether you are testing for alcohol or drugs and whether you want to test for in-the-moment use, or for use over a period of time.

Want to find out more about drug, alcohol or Covid-19 testing in your school, college or university?

Get in touch with one of our friendly and knowledgeable experts today. Call 0333 600 1300 or email