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Our Blood Alcohol Screening Test-Saliva provides a quick and accurate way to measure a person's blood alcohol level. Using saliva as a sample, this test can be easily and painlessly administered, making it ideal for use in professional and personal settings. The test is non-invasive and provides results within minutes, allowing for immediate decision making regarding alcohol consumption and potential impairment. This screening test is perfect for use by employers, law enforcement, or individuals who need to ensure safety and compliance with alcohol regulations. With its high accuracy and convenience, our Blood Alcohol Screening Test-Saliva is a valuable tool for maintaining a safe and alcohol-free environment.



Blood Alcohol Screening Test- Saliva

SKU: 284215376135191
  • ALCO-SCREEN™ is a rapid, highly sensitive method to detect the presence of alcohol in saliva and provide an approximation of relative blood alcohol concentration. Alco-Screen is a simple, one-step, 2-min. test requiring no instrumentation, or training.

    ALCO-SCREEN™ Product Information - 2-Minute Saliva Test for Blood Alcohol


    The Chematics ALCO-SCREEN™ saliva alcohol test is intended for use as a rapid, highly sensitive method to detect the presence of alcohol in saliva and to provide a semi-quantitative approximation of blood alcohol concentration. For applications where a quantitative determination of blood alcohol concentration is required, a positive ALCO-SCREEN™ result must be verified using an acceptable quantitative alcohol procedure. ALCO-SCREEN™ requires no special training provided that instructions are followed carefully. However, quantitative follow-up testing should be performed by a qualified professional. ALCO-SCREEN™ may also be used to non-quantitatively detect the presence of alcohol in many other fluids, such as soft drinks, blood serum, etc. (see Limitations for further information).


    Excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol is one of the most common and pervasive social problems in our society. It is a contributory factor to many accidents, injuries and medical conditions. Screening of individuals for alcohol consumption is an important method for the identification of individuals who might be at risk due to alcohol intoxication. Screening also provides additional benefit as a deterrent against inappropriate alcohol consumption. The blood alcohol concentration at which a person becomes impaired is variable dependent upon the individual. Individual specific parameters such as physical size, weight, activity level, eating habits and alcohol tolerance all affect the level of impairment of the individual.


    It is well established that the concentration of alcohol in saliva is comparable to that of blood. The following figure shows the correlation between saliva and blood alcohol. The regression line equation was: The ALCO-SCREEN™ test consists of a plastic strip with a reactive pad applied at the tip. The tip, on contact with solutions of alcohol, will rapidly turn shades of green to blue depending on the amount of alcohol present. The reactive pad employs a solid phase chemistry which uses the following highly specific enzyme reaction:


    The ALCO-SCREEN™ will react with methyl, ethyl, and allyl alcohols.

    ALCOSCREEN™ will not react with alcohols having 5 or more carbons, nor with glycine, glycerol, or serine. This property is a result of the specificity of the alcohol oxidase enzyme extracted from yeast.

    1 REAGENT COMPOSITION: (per test unit)

    Tetramethylbenzidine 0.176mg

    Alcohol Oxidase (EC 0.5 IU

    Peroxidase (EC 30 IU

    Buffer 0.747 mg

    Stabilizing Proteins 0.19 mg

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