Alcohol testing identifies the presence of alcohol or its metabolites in a person in order to assess either current intoxication or consumption of alcohol in the past. Evidential breath alcohol testing can instantly determine the current level of alcohol in the breath, and by proxy, the blood. On the other hand, urine, blood, and hair specimens can be examined in a laboratory to identify prior alcohol consumption with varying sensitivities and windows of detection, going back as far as 3 months.
Since the various types of alcohol drug tests look at different time periods, they are therefore appropriate for different circumstances. Thus, the decision of which alcohol screening to order should be guided by the needs of the person or organization ordering the test, or the type of alcohol use they are attempting to prevent or detect. Register for any of our alcohol tests at (888) 378-2499 or online.