Say you’re a school administrator, watching kids file into the high school for a late night graduation party. It should be a fun time for all, but usually there’s someone who thinks they can break the rules. It wasn’t too, too long ago that I graduated high school, and I well remember – people bring alcohol to campus.
So what are you going to do as a school administrator to find out if what you suspect to be alcohol in a student’s water bottle is, in fact, alcohol? Unless you are planning to consume the beverage yourself there is no cheaper or easier way to find out if a drink contains alcohol than using an AlcoScreen. On top of that, you can find out if a student has been drinking as well.
When testing individuals, the AlcoScreen will give you a reading of various shades of green/blue to indicate blood alcohol content (BAC). After 2 minutes you can determine whether BAC is at 0.02%, 0.04%, 0.08%, or 0.30% by the color of the AlcoScreen stick.
When testing drinks, AlcoScreen works differently, but no less accurately. It gives you a “yes or no” answer as to whether alcohol is in a beverage. Alcohol in beverages is so concentrated that the AlcoScreen will pick up even the smallest amount of alcohol, every time. The test strip will turn very, very dark brown or black when indicating that alcohol is in a drink. If it turns green, the drink may not contain alcohol – Mountain Dew, for example, will turn the strip the color of a 0.08% human reading. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean the drink is spiked – it’s the very dark brown/black color you are looking for when testing a drink.
The AlcoScreen is a wonderful tool for school administrators and parents alike. Depending on your need at the time, it can be turned into a saliva alcohol test equivalent to a breathalyzer, or a neat and effective beverage tester. For information on bulk discounts, please call Home Health Testing at 910-815-0209.
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