News | April 11, 2014

Closure Of Testing Lab Triggers Calls For Support

Manchester UK /PRNewswire/ - A Warrington based testing laboratory is calling upon laboratories throughout the UK to free up resources to support legal and public organisations and consumers left high and dry as a result of the sudden closure of Manchester-based Trimega Laboratories.

Alphabiolabs have been approached by several local authorities and law firms throughout the UK, which had recently discovered the news that Trimega had gone into administration with several hundred imminent court cases relying on test results, it faced having to begin the process of taking samples once again, so was desperate to find a laboratory which could deliver results quickly.

"It's impossible to gauge how many organisations are going to need this type of "above and beyond" service over the next few weeks to meet deadlines and ensure that court cases specifically can proceed as scheduled", says David Thomas, Client Services Director of Alphabiolabs, which also carries out testing for the media. "With that in mind, I would urge all UK testing labs to allocate and offer sufficient resources to local councils and law firms in their area, who may be struggling to cope with the fallout from these recent developments".

In response, throughout April, Alphabiolabs is offering an express upgrade (worth £200) free of charge, to all Trimega clients who have pending court cases involving DNA, and Drug testing. The express service promises delivery of results between three to five working days and the company has expressed its commitment to remain open outside of normal working hours to try and help all parties meet their legal deadlines.

Trimega Laboratories was founded in 2006 and expanded its Manchester laboratory in 2012. Its administrative proceedings are currently being handled by KPMG.
For further information, contact Alphabiolabs on 0800-170-1200.

About Alpha Biolabs:
Established in Liverpool in 2004, Alpha Biolabs ( is one of the largest laboratories of its kind in Europe and was the first UKAS ISO17025 accredited laboratory to bring the next day 24 loci DNA paternity test as standard and develop the innovative techniques required for testing a comprehensive list of illicit substances of abuse in one step. Alphas Biolabs core business is laboratory based analysis of DNA and Hair Samples that provides an accurate historical record of alcohol or drugs abuse / abstinence over a one to six month period. In the UK Alphas clients include: Family and Immigration Law specialists, Social Services, Media (Jeremy Kyle Show) Universities and Members of the Public.

For more information please contact Alpha Biolabs on 0845-5050-001 or by emailing

SOURCE: Alpha Biolabs

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