About Alcohol Testing In Florida
We offer safe & reliable alcohol-testing services for individuals and companies. Whether you need a test for pre-employment screening for those are part of a workplace testing program, or for drivers who have been convicted of an alcohol-related offense, you can count on us to receive accurate results. Our experts can help you find the right screening procedure for your specific needs.
What Is Alcohol Testing?
Alcohol testing is a general term used to refer to a group of tests that detect the presence of ethanol or byproducts in the body, used to determine if an individual is currently intoxicated or if they consumed alcohol in the past. These substances can be detected in your urine, blood and your breath. Our alcohol testing services are ideal for individuals with a wide range of needs, whether for legal reasons or medical reasons.
Types Of Alcohol Testing We Offer
Breath Alcohol Tests (BATs)
This test commonly known as a breathalyzer, detects alcohol that is currently present in your bloodstream – if you have consumed alcohol in the last 24 hours, a BAT will be able to detect it. This type of testing is commonly used by police officers to confirm suspected drunk driving because the test is non-invasive and the results are available immediately. A BAC reading can happen in a matter of seconds vs blood tests which require lab work and can delay the blood test results for multiple hours.
Other Types of Testing (Not Offered)
Urine Alcohol Tests
Urine alcohol tests are designed to detect the byproducts of metabolized alcohol, which can indicate recent drinking. Even if someone is not currently intoxicated, a basic urine alcohol test can detect if you’ve had alcohol within the past 12 to 48 hours.
A more specialized test called the ethyl glucuronide (EtG) test can detect alcohol consumption in the past three days, making it a very popular test for pre-employment drug screening or court cases.
Blood Alcohol Screens (PEth Test)
This type of test is designed to detect chronic alcohol use or binge drinking – it’s mostly used for rehabilitation programs, though it can be ordered by police officers when you’re arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). it is a reliable test method for determining alcohol use and is not affected by medications.
Hair Follicle Testing
Hair follicle testing is a process which has the longest window of detection - it can detect steady use or binge drinking within the past three months. These tests are less common than some of the others, but they’re still used for court cases and rehabilitation programs to detect a much longer period of alcohol use.