Summit DNA Ireland

Summit DNA Ireland

 What are The Different Alcohol Testing Methods?

Alcohol and drug testing is an effective way to determine whether a person has consumed either one of the two substances over a particular period of time. It is commonly used by members of the public, as well as in legal court proceedings across Ireland. 

There is a range of different alcohol testing services available, and in this post, we take a closer look at two different testing methods – so keep reading to learn more. If you require alcohol testing services in Ireland, then please get in touch with us today via the details at the bottom.

Nail Testing

At Summit DNA Ireland, we provide the nail testing method. This involves nail clipping analysis from either an individual’s fingernails or toenails. With this type of analysis, we are able to get an overview of the drug and alcohol use that has taken place over the last 6-12 months. 

Fingernail clippings offer a 6-month overview, and toenails offer a 12-month overview. This is a very simple and straightforward alcohol testing procedure, and it’s effective at determining the alcohol or drug use in an individual. 

Hair Testing

Another alcohol testing method that we provide is hair testing. Hair testing is an effective way to get a clearer picture of how long an individual has been using alcohol or drugs. A person’s hair on their head grows about 1 cm per month, and during this timeframe, a proportion of the drug’s metabolism will penetrate the hair follicle. 

The way that hair testing works is that a hair sample will be collected from the individual undergoing the alcohol or drug testing. This hair sample will be used for analysis, giving an overview of the drugs ingested during a specific time period – whether it’s a month, two months or three months. Hair testing is a popular method and it gives clear test results when they’re required. 

How Much Does Alcohol Testing Cost?

When you come to Summit DNA Ireland for alcohol testing services, we will give you a personalised quote, once you have completed the form on our website. All you need to do is fill out the form, email it back to us and we’ll provide you with a tailored quote as quickly as possible.


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How Do I Use Alcohol Test Services in Ireland?

If you would like to use legal drug and alcohol testing services in Ireland, then Summit DNA Ireland is the place for you to come. We specialise in drug and alcohol test services nationwide, providing a first-class service to all individuals. Our alcohol tests are completed in one of our five testing centres in Cork, Kerry, Dublin, Tipperary or Cavan by a GP or practice nurse, who is specifically trained in sample collection. 

Following this, the sample will be sent for testing, and the results will be provided soon after. You will also be able to use your own GP for our drug and alcohol testing, if this is something you’d like to do. To make an inquiry, please complete the request form on our website’s Products page, selecting the tests you require. 

Email this form over to our team at and we’ll give you a quote for the tests you’re requesting. If you have any additional questions or would like to speak with one of our team, feel free to email us via this address too.

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