Quality Standards

Alere Toxicology performs laboratory testing services throughout the world. To service our customers, we currently operate 3 laboratories in the United Kingdom and an additional 5 internationally.

In each laboratory, we apply the gold standard accreditations and we are regularly audited and monitored by independent organisations. The right accreditations are more than a set of badges, they show you that we maintain the highest quality standards for our products and services.

Please refer to the table below for accreditation information for each of our laboratories.

The Benefits of Accreditation

"An organisation accredited by UKAS can prove its competence, impartiality and sustainable performance and ensure that everyone from specifiers, purchasers and suppliers to consumers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of services throughout the supply chain."

United Kingdom Accreditation Service

Find out more about the benefits of choosing an accredited supplier on the UKAS website.

United Kingdom

ISO 9001:2008

A globally recognised standard that any company can adopt to demonstrate a structured approach to quality management. Audited annually by BSI.

Site: Abingdon and London


ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485:2012

The standard covers quality management for the design, manufacture and distribution of medical devices. It helps us maintain and improve the quality of our medical devices and related services whilst complying with regulatory requirements. Audited annually by BSI.

Site: Abingdon


OHSAS 18001:2007

The standard that covers occupational health and safety management systems. It helps us create the best possible working conditions across our organisation. Audited annually by BSI.

Site: Abingdon and London


ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (UKAS)

The standard that demonstrates competence to carry out tests using laboratory-developed methods. Audited annually by UKAS.

Site: Abingdon (oral fluid and hair testing), London (urine and breath alcohol testing) and Malvern (forensic testing)


RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme)

Used by buyers of all products and services throughout the GB rail industry. This shows we meet the supplier qualification requirements to be part of this single entry point for suppliers to the rail industry.

Site: London (urine laboratory)


Achilles UVDB (Utility Vendor Database (UK))

Achilles UVDB Verify is an independent audit of an organisation’s Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) management systems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Site: London (urine laboratory)


International Laboratories

Alere Toxicology also has five laboratories located within the United States (US) and between these laboratories and ours in the UK we service customers from around the world. The US laboratories hold a number of accreditations, registrations and certifications in addition to ours, please visit their website to find out more.