Alco-Screen2020-10-22T14:29:01+10:00

Alco-Screen ™

Alco-Screen™

  • This kit identifies blood alcohol concentrations from .02 – .30%.

  • Clean, simple and non-invasive.

  • One-step saliva alcohol test.

  • Get results in 2 minutes without instrumentation, calibration or special training.

  • Convenient and easy to use anywhere, anytime.

Alco-Screen™ Saliva Alcohol Test is a screening test used to estimate Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) using human saliva. The test strip indicates BAC at 0.00%, 0.02%, 0.04%, 0.08%, and 0.30%.

Alco-Screen™, by Chematics, is a saliva alcohol test intended for use as a rapid, highly sensitive non-invasive method for the objective determination of alcohol ingestion. With positive results, relative blood alcohol concentration may be approximated by colorimetric visual observation. For applications requiring a quantitative determination of blood alcohol concentration, 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 qualitatively detect the presence of alcohol in many other fluids, such as drinks, blood serum etc. See Limitations for further information.

  • This test identifies blood alcohol concentrations from .02 – .30%.
  • One-step saliva alcohol test.
  • Get results in two minutes without instrumentation, calibration, or special training.
  • Clean, simple, and non-invasive.
  • Convenient and easy to use anywhere, anytime.

Testing Procedure

  1. Abstain from placing anything in the mouth for fifteen (15) minutes prior to beginning the test. This includes non-alcoholic drinks, tobacco products, coffee, breath mints, food, etc.
  2. Open the foil package and remove the test strip. Observe the reactive pad on the end of the test strip. The pad should be a light cream color. A test strip with a reagent pad which is dark tan in color or otherwise discolored must be discarded.
  3. Saturate the reactive pad with saliva from the mouth or sputum cup. Immediately start the timer.
  4. At two (2) minutes observe the color change (if any) in the reactive pad. A color change of green or blue indicates the presence of alcohol and a positive result. Results obtained after more than 2 minutes and 30 seconds may be erroneous.
  5. Estimate the approximate blood alcohol concentration by comparing the color of the reagent pad with the color chart appearing on the test package.

Results

Alco-Screen™ produces a color change in the presence of saliva alcohol ranging from a light green-gray color at 0.02% (0,20‰) blood alcohol concentration to a dark blue-gray color near 0.30% (3,0‰) blood alcohol concentration. Color blocks are provided within this range to allow an approximation of blood alcohol concentration to be made. Alco-Screen™ may produce colors that appear to be between adjacent color
blocks.

Alco-Screen™ is very sensitive to the presence of alcohol. A green color that is lighter than the 0.02% color block should be interpreted as being positive to the presence of alcohol in saliva but less than 0.02% (0,20‰) blood alcohol.

A result where the reagent pad shows no color change (remains white or cream colored) should be interpreted as a negative result (no alcohol present).

A result where the outer edges of the reagent pad produces a slight color but the majority of the pad remains colorless should be repeated to ensure complete saturation of the reagent pad with saliva. If the second result is the same, the results should be interpreted as being negative (no alcohol present).

All tests sold by the box – 24 tests per box.

When an order is placed prior to 12pm local EST time, below are the expected delivery times. Once an order has been dispatched we will email you the tracking number so you can track your purchase.

  • Capital Cities – Next day delivery (up to 5pm next day)
  • Regional Areas – Two to three days
  • Remote Areas – Five days

Need your order urgently? Ask us about express courier options. 1800 187 238

Is There Anything That Can Interfere With The Alco-Screen Results?2020-10-05T00:06:57+10:00

The following substances may interfere with the Alco-Screen™ stick when using samples other than saliva:

Agents that may enhance color development:

  • Peroxides
  • Strong Oxidizers

Agents that may inhibit color development:
Reducing Agents:

  • Ascorbic acid
  • Tannic Acid
  • Pyrogallol
  • Mercaptans and tosylates
  • Bilirubin
  • L-dopa
  • L-methyldopa
  • Methampyrone

The above-named substances do not normally appear in sufficient quantity in saliva to interfere with the test. However, care must be taken that they are not introduced into the mouth during the 15 minute period preceding the test.

What Are The Alco-Screen Limitations?2020-10-05T00:05:33+10:00

Failure to wait 15 minutes after placing food, drink, or other materials in the mouth before running the test can provide erroneous results due to possible contamination of the saliva by interfering substances.

Alco-Screen™ is designed and calibrated to be interpreted two minutes after saturation of the reactive pad. Waiting longer than two minutes may result in erroneous results or false positive results.

Alco-Screen™ may be used to detect the presence of alcohol in fluids other than saliva. However, when used in this manner, the color chart on the package does not apply. If alcohol is present in the fluid, a color change ranging from a light green-gray to black to brown will occur as the alcohol concentration increases. Little or no color change may occur with pure alcohol due to the absence of water which is required for
the color change reaction. When testing beverages to determine whether they contain an intoxicating amount of alcohol, a result should not be considered positive unless the pad changes to a very dark brown or black.

Alco-Screen™ is highly sensitive to the presence of alcohol. Alcohol vapors in the air are sometimes detected by the Alco-Screen™. Alcohol vapors are often present in many institutions and homes. Alcohol is a component in many household products such as disinfectants, deodorizers, and glass cleaners. If the presence of alcohol vapors is suspected, the test should be performed in an area known to be free of these vapors (such as outside).

Our team are ready to assist you with drug and alcohol testing kits.

Our team are ready to assist you with drug and alcohol testing kits.

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