Alco-Screen consists of a plastic strip with a test pad that is treated to react with alcohol, applied orally using a person's saliva, it serves to provide a semi-quantitative screening test for an estimate of blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The Alco-Screen 02, test strip, in the red, white, and blue box tests for blood alcohol concentration equal to or exceeding 0.02%. A one-step saliva screening test that is minimally invasive and provides results within 4 minutes. It is D.O.T. Approved and CLIA Waived. A saliva alcohol test for Zero Tolerance Testing. It was approved by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for required testing of all transportation and safety sensitive employees for blood alcohol concentrations above the federally mandated zero tolerance level of 0.02%. It is also FDA 510(k) cleared for home use.
The Alco-Screen test strip, in the green colored box tests from a range starting at 0.02% BAC and will measure up to 0.30%. It is FDA 510(k) cleared for home alcohol testing use and is a CLIA-waived. It is a simple, one-step, 2-minute test that requires no instrumentation, calibration or special training to be used effectively. It is convenient enough to be used anytime and in any place. Inappropriate consumption of alcohol can be a problem in many family, occupational, institutional and safety sensitive situations. Random alcohol testing can be beneficial for homes as well as the workplace to serve as a deterrent for intoxication and abuse. On the back of the foil pouch, there is a color chart displayed to identify the correct amount of BAC present within the saliva specimen.
The test strips are completely disposable and for single use only. When you purchase this product by the box, it contains a quantity of 24 test strips, all sealed in foil pouches. The test pad contains tetramethylbenzidine, alcohol Oxidase (EC 220.127.116.11), peroxidase (EC 18.104.22.168) and other non-active ingredients. With a shelf life of 10 to 12 months, you will want to use all the tests before their expiration since the tests results can not be guaranteed after that date and time.
Here are some important things to know regarding how to store and handle your Alco-Screen alcohol test kits:
Do not freeze them as this will destroy the chemical reagents in the test strips and render your alcohol saliva test strips as unusable. Proper storage temperatures should be above 50ºF and not more than 80ºF. Do not use the test if you see a blue line across the test pad upon opening the test package. If the package is unsealed or damaged choose another test and do not use if in this condition. Be sure to keep your alcohol tests out of the reach of children. It is important that you read the test under incandescent, fluorescent or indirect sunlight and do not read under sodium vapor light. Persons who are visually impaired should not interpret this test. Do not open the foil package until you are ready to use the test.
The Alco-Screen 02 is very sensitive to alcohol and will react if there are alcohol vapors present in the air. Safeguards must be taken regarding the use of hand sanitizers containing ethyl alcohol (i.e. ethanol) by persons performing the test. You can test for alcohol vapors by first performing the test using tap water in place of saliva. If you get a positive result using tap water, move testing to an alcohol-free area.
There will be a package insert inside of your box of tests, we advise you to read the insert and understand how to use the test in the most proper manner. Possess a general knowledge of all the precautions, limitations and instructional information before you begin testing.
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