Saliva Alcohol Semi-Quantitative Test

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Expected use

The Rapid Alcohol Test is designed to be used as a rapid method to detect the presence of alcohol in saliva for a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) greater than 0.02%. It has been reported that the alcohol concentration in saliva is almost equal to that of blood. The rapid test is intended for the semi-quantification of ethyl alcohol in human saliva. To confirm the concentration of positive samples, an alternative non-enzymatic technology, such as headspace gas chromatography, should be used.

Summary and explanation

Alcohol intoxication can lead to loss of alertness, coma, death, and birth defects. The BAC in which a person deteriorates is variable. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has established a BAC of 0.02% (0.02g / dL) as the cut-off level at which a person is considered positive for the presence of alcohol.

The determination of ethyl alcohol in blood and saliva is commonly used to measure legal impairment, alcohol intoxication, etc. Gas chromatography techniques and enzymatic methods are commercially available for the determination of ethyl alcohol in human fluids. The SEO Rapid Alcohol Test is designed as the screen tool to quickly determine if the BAC level is above 0.02% by testing a saliva sample.