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Alcohol Urine Screen

Alcohol is one of the most commonly consumed recreational drugs, and regular screening may be needed in places of work and Alcohol Urine Screen may be suggested.

 

What is Alcohol Urine Screen?

Alcohol Urine Screen is a test that is done to check for alcohol in the urine approximately 1-2 hours after its ingestion. It can be detected up to 24 hours after ingestion. Alcohol Urine Screen is typically done in cases where alcohol ingestion is suspected, either in workplaces or in Police stations. Urine alcohol levels correspond to 1.3-1.5 times the blood alcohol levels.

Why is Alcohol Urine Screen suggested?

Alcohol Urine Screen is a routine test to screen for Alcohol ingestion in cases of:

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • As a routine before employment
  • In deaddiction centers

How is Alcohol Urine Screen performed?

Alcohol Urine Screen testing is performed by:

  • Taking a fresh urine sample in a sealed bottle before testing
  • The sample is tested with a dipstick or using other lab equipment like indicators with Spectrometry.
  • Blood alcohol levels may also be measured for better accuracy.

What are the parameters measured in Alcohol Urine Screen?

In Alcohol Urine Screen testing, the legal limit when driving is:

  • Around 45 mg/dl of Urine which corresponds to a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 30 mg/dl.

Preparation before performing Alcohol Urine Screen

The following preparatory measures should be kept in mind for Alcohol Urine Screen testing:

  • Fresh sample of urine should be given.
  • Alcohol consumption should be at least half an hour before the Alcohol Urine Screen.

Post-care after Alcohol Urine Screen

No special post care for the testing is required.

Sample types in Alcohol Urine Screen

Alcohol Urine Screen testing requires taking the urine sample, which is taken either a safe fresh specimen is given or extracted via a catheter.

Side effects/ risks of Alcohol Urine Screen

Alcohol Urine Screen has no specific side effects or risks.

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