Random drug and alcohol testing

  • We provide the fastest lab confirmations available – ‘same day’ results if required
  • Bespoke testing solutions to help your company achieve its goals
  • Queen’s Award winner for Enterprise in Innovation for rapid laboratory testing services
  • Operating for 12 years in the drug testing sector
  • Expert sample collection service
  • Rapid sample screening on site with immediate results
  • Can test and confirm a wide range of drugs and their metabolites
  • Sample collection training available
  • Improve Health & Safety at work

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Bill Morecroft

Did you know that 17% of unemployed people and 9% of full time workers have a substance abuse problem?

Random Substance Testing Services

Random drug and alcohol Testing is one of the best ways to ensure that your employees are working in a safe environment.

Many studies show that random testing is effective in reducing accidents and incidents, ill health, absenteeism and litigation all which have an impact on business productivity.

Random testing can be utilised to protect employees, as well as the business and choosing the right service provider can save your business thousands of pounds in lost revenue and help safeguard the health and safety measures.

With a random drug and alcohol testing policy in place it will be clear to employees that random drug and alcohol testing can be undertaken, but the testing can be conducted with short or no notice and exactly who is to be tested may be unknown by the workforce.

This means that employees will be aware of random drug and alcohol testing from their contracts, but will only be given short or no notice as to when the testing will take place and will not know exactly who is to be tested.

This conforms to all the relevant legislation but greatly reduces the chances of employees using tactics to avoid testing or change their habits in time to escape a positive result during the testing detection time if they are abusing substances.

Why wait for your laboratory confirmations?

We understand how important your random drug and alcohol testing policy is to the employees, the business and all stakeholders involved. However, we also understand the disruption that can be caused if key personnel provide a non-negative sample.

AlphaBiolabs is here to help. That’s why we have developed a rapid testing service to provide laboratory confirmation results, the same day, if required.

Workplace drug test sample collection

AlphaBiolabs has a dedicated, fully qualified sample collection team available around the clock, every day of the year. This is ideal if you require sample collection as part of scheduled workplace drug testing or at short notice for random drug testing or ‘for cause’ testing.

Our workplace sample collectors follow strict procedures to ensure the chain of custody is retained and that confidentiality remains throughout the whole testing process.

This means that our workplace drug testing results are legally defensible. This is particularly important if the person being tested is likely to take legal action to contest the results of the drug test for any reason.

AlphaBiolabs can also train a representative of your own staff to perform workplace drug testing and sample collection to the highest standards.

This means that they will also be able to collect samples for workplace drug testing and retain the chain of custody. Competency training is also available for those who are already trained in sample collection, to ensure that these standards are adhered to by your chosen representative.

Workplace Drug Testing Methods

Random drug and alcohol testing is usually conducted upon a percentage of the workforce chosen at random.

This can contribute to a quicker testing process, through lower testing numbers easing the logistics of collecting samples and its random nature reducing implications of discrimination.

However, it is possible for the entire workforce to be tested, with employees being given short or no notice as to when the testing will be conducted.

This might be particularly useful for business where the risks of substance abuse are even greater (such as for drivers or those who operate heavy machinery) or during a particularly intense crackdown on workplace substance abuse.

Either of these methods of random drug and alcohol testing are an effective deterrent to drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace, with the worker’s knowledge that a test could be conducted with anyone at any time they are less likely to abuse substances as the possibility of being caught is much greater.

Random drug and alcohol testing can be conducted with employees at any level, from temporary workers to managers and directors random testing can help to keep your business safe and ensure its integrity at all levels.

AlphaBiolabs can provide a customised and comprehensive testing package and provide sample collection anywhere in the UK whenever you need us.

Using anyone of the array of services that we provide means that your random drug and alcohol testing will remain impartial, objective and confidential at all times.

With random drug and alcohol testing in particular this means that employees will not feel as though they are being singled out during the collection process with the utilisation of fully-trained sample-collectors that follow strict procedures to keep the chain of custody throughout the whole process.

Performing testing randomly or as part of a scheduled testing programme assists to deter the use of drugs and alcohol within the workplace.

Scheduled Testing Services

Scheduled testing can also have a positive impact on the workforce by deterring the misuse, reducing costs and providing a safer environment, as employees will be aware that they will be tested on a regular basis.

Having such a programme in place is particularly convenient, as you will never forget to test your employees on a consistent basis. It may also identify employees that may not otherwise be suspected of drugs and alcohol misuse so employees are less likely to feel singled out.

All forms of testing used by AlphaBiolabs are non-discriminatory and the dignity of the donors is maintained at all times.

Random drug and alcohol testing and scheduled testing complement each other and can be used together or alongside different forms of drugs and alcohol testing if required, to provide maximum effectiveness.

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I am very impressed with the exceptionally speed of service which gets my staff back on site without paid time off.

Alisha M.

HR Manager, ABC Construction

Introducing a Drug and Alcohol Random Test policy at our business, we thought, would be fraught with difficulties. However the professional assistance and advice we received made the task very simple. Once introduced our next concern was staff reaction to the actual test day. This went without a hitch and most staff did not know it had even occurred. The staff that were called for samples commented on how simple the process was and how nice the tester was.

Dawn Sims

HR Manager, UK HR Manager

A very good service all around. Very impressed with the training and implementation.


Sam Matters

MD, Bacs Oil

Excellent service with a fast response. I have used others you are the best.

M Smith

Saftey Officer, Rail Track