Rapid Tests for Alcohol (ALC)

Alcohol tests are available to test urine or oral saliva samples. These tests are very accurate and will indicate alcohol abuse within minutes. They are suitable for employee testing, reasonable suspicion, pre-employment, random, post-accident testing, and testing at home.

Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. The Fermentation of yeast, and sugars produces alcohol, and ethanol is the metabolite of alcohol detected in the urine or saliva when testing.

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Alcohol affects every organ in the body. It is a rapidly absorbed depressant from the stomach and small intestine and then into the bloodstream. Alcohol is metabolized in the liver by enzymes; the Liver can only metabolize a small amount of alcohol at a time, leaving the excess alcohol to circulate throughout the body, producing intoxication. The intensity of alcohol’s effect on the body is directly related to the amount consumed, known as the blood alcohol level.

Fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches produces Alcohol Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, and is an ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor.

After consuming alcohol, the body metabolizes it into ethanol and ethyl alcohol. These metabolites can be detected with an inexpensive test producing results in minutes.

Alcohol (Ethanol)5-8 hours
Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG)2-80 hours

Below are products that test for Alcohol with urine test strips, and oral saliva kits.