Unlike other drugs, consumed alcohol is oxidized in the human body, meaning it is released as water and carbon dioxide. One part of the alcohol reacts with fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs). The sum of the concentrations of FAEEs is used as an indicator of alcohol consumption. Our rapid alcohol test strips also use saliva samples to provide accurate results in the detection of alcohol, which are more accurate than breathalyzer testing as saliva alcohol content actually has the same sensitivity as blood alcohol content. Alcohol test strips test for BAC, changing color based on BAC levels up to .30%.
EtG Urine Alcohol Test
Another technique that we provide to detect alcohol is an advanced test that uses modern technology to show results of ehtyl glucuronide. The onsite alcohol urine test that detects ethyl glucuronide, better known as EtG, is a metabolite of alcohol. EtG is detectable in urine and indicates that alcohol has recently been consumed within the last 3 or 4 days and actively used by caseworkers and courts to monitor alcohol abstinence. This urine alcohol test can provide detection in a longer time frame even if ethanol isn’t measurable. EtG can be detected up to 80 hours even after ethanol is expelled from the body.