Alcohol testing

Alcohol testing designed for members of the public, the legal profession and businesses

AlphaBiolabs provides alcohol testing using the following methods:

  • Hair
  • Blood
  • Nails
  • Breath
  • Alcohol monitoring using SCRAM CAM®

To discuss which alcohol test is best for you, call us now on 0140 29466, or complete the form to request a call back.


Breath alcohol testing

The person being tested for alcohol use blows into a breath alcohol device, and the results are given as a digital readout. The readout is number, known as the breath alcohol concentration (BAC), which shows the level of alcohol in the breath at the time the test was taken. It does not measure past use of alcohol.

We have a number of devices we can use for breath alcohol testing dependent on your individual needs.

For more information or to get a quote, please call 0140 29466 or email

Blood alcohol testing

Blood alcohol testing

Blood alcohol tests are made up of a phosphatidylethanol (PEth) test, a carbohydrate deficient transferrin (CDT) test, a liver function test (LFT), and a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) test.

Each test provides an overview of up to 4 weeks for historic alcohol consumption. We recommend combining these tests for the most comprehensive insight into alcohol misuse.

  • PEth – a direct biomarker of alcohol, and the most accurate of the blood tests to determine alcohol abuse
  • CDT – measures the percentage of transferrin in the bloodstream that is carbohydrate deficient; a very good indicator of chronic and excessive alcohol consumption
  • LFT – assesses the functionality of the liver
  • MCV – an elevated MCV marker is an indicator of alcohol ingestion

For more information or to get a quote, please call 01 402 9466 or email

Hair alcohol testing

Hair alcohol testing

Alcohol abuse can be detected in hair by testing for two different alcohol metabolites. The first metabolite is ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and the second metabolite is fatty acid ethyl ester (FAEE) and they can both be found and extracted from the hair. By performing both tests the evidence is strengthened to determine whether alcohol has been chronically abused.

For more information or to get a quote, please call 0140 29466 or email

Nail drug testing

Nail alcohol testing

Our nail alcohol testing analyses samples for a specific long-term marker of ethanol called ethyl glucuronide (EtG). These EtG biomarkers become trapped within the keratin fibres along the length of the nail. Analysing nail clippings for alcohol use can give an overview of up to 12 months.

For more information or to get a quote, please call 0140 29466 or email

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring®

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) is an innovative way of testing a participant’s alcohol consumption over a defined period of time. The tamper-proof SCRAM CAM® bracelet is worn on the ankle for between 1 and 120 days. Because of its transdermal method of detection (through the skin) every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day, the non-invasive bracelet provides a comprehensive profile of a participant’s drinking activities throughout the entire day and night.

For more information or to get a quote, please call 0140 29466 or email

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