Covid-19 and the Workplace

Keep your workplace safe and functioning

Covid-19 testing programme

Regular Covid-19 testing will play an important role in workplaces for the foreseeable future.

AlphaBiolabs is a UKAS-accredited and award-winning laboratory and can provide a comprehensive range of testing options, tailored to your company’s 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:

  • Sample collection service on your own premises using our own UK network of professional clinicians
  • Non-invasive antigen lateral flow testing – results in 15 minutes
  • Back-to-lab PCR testing for any on-site positive lateral flow tests
  • Same-day PCR results from our in-house lab if sample received by 2pm
  • Antibody testing – results within 10 minutes

We offer:

  • A bespoke package tailored to your needs
  • Highly competitive prices with significant discounts based on volume

If you need Covid-19 testing for international travel, email and one of our workplace team will assist you.

AlphaBiolabs offer three types of Covid-19 testing

PCR Test

  • Identify an active infection
  • Nose and throat sample taken on‑site
  • World-class laboratory testing
  • Same-day results if sample received by 2pm

Non-Invasive Antigen Lateral Flow Test

  • Identify an active infection
  • Only requires nostril swabs
  • No requirement for laboratory testing
  • Results in 15 minutes

Rapid On-site Antibody Test

  • Identify antibodies following a vaccine or recent infection
  • Finger-prick blood sample
  • No requirement for laboratory testing
  • Results in 10 minutes

PCR Covid-19 swab test detects virus early on

The gold standard in Covid-19 testing is the PCR swab test. It looks for the presence of viral RNA in the body, by examining a nose and throat swab sample. By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease appear, the PCR swab test is an early detector of Covid-19 infection.

If we receive the sample in our laboratory by 2pm, results will be available the same day.

Visit our webpage for further information on the Covid-19 PCR test.

Non-Invasive Antigen Lateral Flow Test detects an active infection with instant results

Our non-invasive antigen lateral flow test works exactly like the PCR swab test, only it gives an instant result via a portable lateral flow, immunoassay device. The lateral flow test can be self-administered and will determine whether a person has a current, active Covid-19 infection and should therefore be separated from the workplace and self-isolating.

The AlphaBiolabs Covid-19 Non-Invasive Lateral Flow Test can be carried out on-site and provides employers with vital information about the current Covid status of an employee, within 15 minutes. The instant result will give employers the ability to make quick decisions to reduce the risk of further infection across their workforce.

Further information on the non-invasive antigen test can be read on our webpage.

Reassure your workforce with regular Covid-19 screening

Rapid antibody test with results in just 10 minutes

This Covid-19 S1-NAb antibody test requires a simple finger-prick blood sample to detect the presence of neutralising antibodies in the blood. No laboratory testing is required, and you’ll get your results in just 10 minutes.

After your vaccination or a Covid-19 infection, the immune system begins to produce antibodies specific to the SARS CoV -2 (Covid-19) virus. However, only some of these antibodies will have a neutralising effect and prevent the virus from entering the host cell. By preventing or minimising the ability of the virus to replicate in the body, you may be able to prevent or minimise the debilitating symptoms associated with a Covid-19 infection.

Research has shown that the effectiveness of various Covid-19 specific vaccines ranges between 65% and 95%. By detecting neutralising antibodies, it’s possible to determine if a vaccination has been successful.

Further information on the rapid antibody test can be found on our webpage.

Easy sample collection options

The PCR Covid-19 Swab Test, the Non-Invasive Antigen Lateral Flow Test and the Rapid Antibody Test can be performed by the individual, a company nurse or an occupational health professional. Full instructions are included in the testing kits and our workplace testing team are on-hand for any assistance or queries (0333 600 1300).

Alternatively, the testing can be administered and overseen by an AlphaBiolabs sample collector. All our sample collectors are equipped with PPE including N95 facemasks and medical gloves.

AlphaBiolabs have been helping to keep workplaces safe by conducting on-site and laboratory-based drug and alcohol testing since 2004. As well as instant on-site testing, our workplace services include implementing drug and alcohol testing policies, providing training in all aspects of testing and collection procedures, selling the testing equipment, and providing reassurance with laboratory confirmatory results within 24 hours.

For further information on all staff Covid-19 testing services, please email or call us on 0333 600 1300.

Enquire about staff Covid-19 testing today

Please contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300 or email us at