The Blood Alcohol Rapid Test Strip is intended for the rapid semi-quantitative determination of ethyl alcohol levels in human saliva. The test is a rapid enzymatic method to detect the presence of alcohol in saliva for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) greater than 0.02%. It has been published that the concentration of alcohol in saliva is almost equal to that in blood. The tests are designed to obtain visual, semi-quantitative results and are intended for professional use only. They are not intended for quantitative results, nor for over-the-counter sales.
The Blood Alcohol Rapid Test Strip provides only preliminary analytical data. A more specific, alternative method is required to obtain a confirmed analytical result. To confirm the concentration of positive specimens, an alternate, non-enzymatic technology such as headspace gas chromatography should be used. Clinical considerations and professional judgment should be applied to any test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are indicated.
Chronic alcohol consumption and intoxication can lead to loss of alertness, liver disease, stroke, coma, death, and birth defects. While the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at which a person becomes impaired varies, the legal limit in the US for BAC when driving is 0.08% and 0.01%-0.05% for those under the age of 21.
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has established that a BAC of 0.02% (0.02g/dL) is the cut-off level at which an individual is considered positive for the presence of alcohol.
REAGENTS AND MATERIALS SUPPLIED
- Instruction for use
- 25 Tests
- Each contain these materials
^ Tetramethylbenzidine (TMB): 0.12mg
^ Peroxidase (EC): 35 IU
^ Alcohol oxidase (EC): 0.5 IU
^ Proteins: 0.15mg
- Easy to use
- 2 Minute Saliva Test
A certified LC/MS/MS Lab confirmatory test is recommended to confirm a 99.9% accuracy rate.