We conduct alcohol testing using two methods: breath alcohol using a Breathalyzer, and saliva alcohol using an oral swab.
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A breath alcohol test at our facility is similar to a breathalyzer test the police would administer. We use the Phoenix 6 breath alcohol machine, which measures the content of alcohol in a person’s system from a breath sample. The test subject simply takes a deep breath and then blows into the machine until their lungs are empty.
Urine alcohol tests are used to detect alcohol ingestion, mainly within the past week, or longer with regular drinking. While the tests indicate the presence of alcohol in a person's system, a positive urine test does not necessarily mean the person was under the influence of alcohol at the time the test was administered. A urine alcohol test detects the use of alcohol within a 24-hour period, or for up to 80 hours beforehand.
Saliva alcohol testing is a rapid, highly sensitive method to detect the presence of alcohol and to provide a semi-quantitative approximation of blood alcohol concentration. Saliva alcohol testing analyzes saliva collected with a swab. The test subject places a collection swab in their mouth until it is fully saturated with saliva, and then places the swab in the test analyzer. If the test is administered correctly the analyzer results are ready in 2 – 5 minutes. Saliva alcohol testing can generally detect alcohol consumption within 24 hours.