Blood Alcohol


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Special Instructions
Sample must be less than 4 weeks old and the sealed bag containing the blood sample must not have been tampered with or opened.

Blood Alcohol (Legal)

About this test

If you have been stopped by the police for suspected drink driving / driving under the influence of alcohol, and they have taken a blood sample to test for blood alcohol levels, they will provide you with a blood sample.

This is so you can have your blood sample tested privately, giving you a second opinion and peace of mind knowing that the result is correct.

The benefits of sending your blood sample to Medichecks are that we can provide you with a fast accurate result, which will be admissible in a court of law (providing we receive the sample intact and the bag has not been opened).

Results from the police laboratory can often take over six weeks.

BAC stands for 'Blood Alcohol Content', and is another way of expressing the UK legal limit of '35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath' which is equates to a BAC of 0.08 (80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood).

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Drug & Alcohol

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Blood Alcohol (Legal) blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Laboratory request

You will receive an email with the address details of the forensic toxicology laboratory where you will need to post your blood sample to along with a special form we provide.

Postage & packaging

Your Blood Alcohol (Legal) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Blood Alcohol (Legal) test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Blood Alcohol (Legal) test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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