Urine Alcohol Testing
Health Screening USA provides a urine alcohol screening in conjunction with a standard 5, 10 or 12 panel drug test. The urine alcohol screening is not is not an ETG test or a comprehensive alcohol screening. A urine alcohol test simply shows that there is some alcohol metabolite present in the donors system. It does not show the amount or when the alcohol was consumed. The window of detection for a urine alcohol test is approximately 8 hours.
A simple urine alcohol test cannot be used for DOT, court ordered probation or any other alcohol testing which requires a high standard of accuracy.
An ETG alcohol test or a breathalyzer is the test which should be used when needing an accurate testing analysis of the presence of alcohol in a person’s system.
A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen, for example urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat, or oral fluid/saliva—to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites. Major applications of drug testing include detection of the presence of performance enhancing steroids in sport, employers screening for drugs prohibited by law (such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin) and police officers testing for the presence and concentration of alcohol (ethanol) in the blood commonly referred to as BAC (blood alcohol content). BAC tests are typically administered via a breathalyzer while urinalysis is used for the vast majority of drug testing in sports and the workplace.
The detection window for alcohol in the urine is 6–24 hours, alcohol tests may measure ethyl glucuronide, which can stay in urine for up to 80 hour.