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.

Urine Alcohol TestA 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.

Urine drug test kits are available as on-site tests, or laboratory analysis. Urinalysis is the most common test type and used by federally mandated drug testing programs and is considered the Gold Standard of drug testing. Urine based tests have been upheld in most courts for more than 30 years. However, urinalysis conducted by the Department of Defense has been challenged for reliability of testing the metabolite of cocaine. There are two associated metabolites of cocaine, benzoylecgonine (BZ) and ecgonine methyl ester (EME), the first (BZ) is created by the presence of cocaine in an aqeous solution with a pH greater than 7.0, while the second (EME) results from the actual human metabolic process. The presence of EME confirms actual ingestion of cocaine by a human being, while the presence of BZ is indicative only. BZ without EME is evidence of sample contamination, however, the US Department of Defense has chosen not to test for EME in its urinalysis program.

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