A saliva alcohol test detects indicators of recent alcohol consumption in a person’s saliva. It’s an accurate, fast, and non-intrusive way to detect alcohol in a person’s system.
When someone drinks alcohol, it is absorbed through his or her stomach and intestinal linings and enters the bloodstream. There, it is carried throughout the body, interacting with and influencing body systems and organs as it goes. The effects of the alcohol as it moves throughout the body include the symptoms we typically associate with intoxication. As such, when someone has consumed alcohol recently, chemical indicators of that alcohol use can be found throughout the drinker’s body and body fluids.
Those indicators are present for different amounts of time in different tissues and fluids of the body. Indicators of alcohol use will typically persist in a person’s saliva for up to 12-24 hours after drinking. That means that analyzing someone’s saliva for those indicators will determine whether that person has consumed alcohol sometime in the 24 hours prior to testing. After that time, the alcohol has been sufficiently metabolized to no longer show up in the person’s saliva. This makes alcohol testing from our San Antonio lab a viable option for those looking for an easy way to test for very recent alcohol consumption.
Our alcohol testing locations in San Antonio are certified collection labs, who can provide alcohol testing by way of a breath alcohol test, also known as a breathalyzer, saliva alcohol screening, EtG hair alcohol tests and more. We offer the most comprehensive alcohol screening services with paramount speed, accuracy, and professionalism, just like we do all of our drug and testing services
We provide alcohol screening services for both individuals as well as employers. Please contact an alcohol screening location in San Antonio nearest you to find out more about our alcohol testing services.
Alcohol use is demonstrable in saliva almost immediately after drinking and up to 24 hours later. That makes saliva testing great for post-accident tests or “for-cause” testing by employers, because it provides a quick snapshot of recent use. The results are also available practically immediately. With saliva alcohol testing from Fastest Labs of San Antonio, you won’t have to wait for your results.
While a saliva test correlates well with blood alcohol content levels, saliva is much more easily obtained than blood. Obtaining a saliva sample is easier, cleaner, safer, and typically viewed as less intrusive than a blood sample. So, in many instances where recent results are desired, but a non-intrusive sampling method is preferred, saliva alcohol testing from our San Antonio lab might be the best option.
Because of the non-invasive nature of buccal swabbing (swabbing the inside of a sample provider’s cheek), it can be done immediately and in the presence of the tester in our San Antonio alcohol testing lab. The sample gatherer will take the saliva sample directly from the sample provider in a way that isn’t possible with urine alcohol testing and some other methods. It is very difficult to challenge the secure chain of custody when our San Antonio alcohol testers directly obtain a saliva sample and follow our strict documentation and custody policies.
Along with our industry-leading San Antonio saliva alcohol testing services, we offer a full array of drug, DOT, employer and DNA testing services in Texas. Each method of alcohol testing comes with its own unique benefits, as well as varying degrees of detection times and accuracy. Some of our most popular San Antonio testing methods and services include the following:
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A saliva alcohol test is a fast and non-intrusive way to determine recent alcohol use. While it doesn’t reveal anything about any alcohol use more than a day prior to the testing, it does a great job assessing recent alcohol consumption. For employers or parents wishing to do “for-cause” testing based on suspicion of use, or for quick, post-accident testing in which current alcohol levels must be quickly assessed, saliva alcohol testing is one of the best options available. At FastestLabs of San Antonio, we conduct saliva alcohol tests by following strict guidelines and best-practices to ensure accuracy and reliability of results. On top of that, we provide your results quickly and affordably, making FastestLabs your best option for alcohol testing services in San Antonio, TX.
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