Alcohol Testing can provide immediate answers for yourself or if you suspect someone else is under the influence of alcohol. All of our alcohol tests are accurate, portable and affordable.
Home Health Testing® offers 2 types of one-time use, disposable alcohol tests: a breath alcohol test and a saliva alcohol test. Our breath alcohol test is called the BreathScan® and allows you to test at the 0.02% blood alcohol content (BAC) level and the 0.08% BAC level. Our saliva alcohol test is FDA approved and with it you can determine whether BAC is at the 0.02%, 0.04%, 0.08% or 0.30% level.
The BreathScan® breath alcohol tests are used by organizations such as the US Army to conduct alcohol testing. They are also compliant with Coast Guard regulations (0.02%). They are easy to use and involve blowing into a glass tube. You can determine whether the test is positive by judging the change in color of the crystals in the tube. These tests are FDA Approved and 98% accurate.
The saliva alcohol test requires that you saturate the test strip inside with saliva. Results in the 0.02%, 0.04%, 0.08% or 0.30% range for BAC are determined by color change. The test is packaged so that you can easily see which colors correlate with a particular BAC.
Although our alcohol test line offers a variety of options to meet your needs, the tests do function the same way, by measuring the amount of alcohol that has been metabolized in the body. You can use them in conjunction with a basic knowledge of how alcohol metabolizes in the body (and if you're wondering how quickly alcohol gets through your body, please see our article "How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System?" for the answer!). Testing BAC is much better and safer than approximating by number of drinks and so forth one's BAC and making decisions, like operating a vehicle, based on that.
If you are the parent of a teenager, you may want to read our article on "Teen Drinking."
The Facts about Driving under the Influence:
Daily almost 30 people in the US die in car accidents that involve a driver impaired by alcohol.
In 2009, there were 10,839 deaths in crashes involving a driver with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .08 or higher. That is 32% of total traffic fatalities for the whole year or one in three.
During the day time only 9% of fatal crashes are alcohol related, but at night 37% of fatal car accidents involve a driver under the influence of alcohol, that is four times more than the day time.
In 2009, the 21 to 24 year old age group had the highest percentage of fatal accidents because of BAC of .08 or higher with 35% of their fatal crashes caused by alcohol impairment.