The Saliva Alcohol Test is a rapid, highly sensitive method to detect the presence of alcohol in saliva and provide an approximation of relative blood alcohol concentration. This test provides a preliminary screen only. A more specific alternate chemical method must be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result. clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any test screen result, particularly when preliminary positive screens are indicated.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Allow the pouched strip to equilibrate to room temperature prior to testing.
- Abstain from placing anything in the mouth for fifteen (15) minutes prior to beginning the test. This includes non-alcoholic drinks, tobacco products, coffee, breath mints and food, etc.
- open the foil package and remove the device. observe the reactive pad on the end of the test strip. if the reaction pad has a blue color before applying saliva sample, do not use.
- For specimen collection, follow Procedure instructions on page 2 of this package insert.
- Saturate the reactive pad with saliva. (it usually takes 6-8 seconds to be saturated.) start timer immediately after saliva application. read result at two (2) minutes. compare the color of the reaction pad with the color chart provided to determine the relative blood alcohol level.
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
Positive: The saliva Alcohol Test will produce a color change in the presence of saliva alcohol. The color will range from light blue color at 0.02% relative blood alcohol concentration to a dark blue color near 0.30% relative blood alcohol concentration. color pads are provided within this range to allow an approximation of relative blood alcohol concentration. The test may produce colors that appear to be between adjacent color pads.
Note: The saliva Alcohol Test is very sensitive to the presence of alcohol. A blue color that is lighter than the 0.02% color pad should be interpreted as being positive to the presence of alcohol in saliva but less than 0.02% relative blood alcohol.
Negative: When the saliva Alcohol Test shows no color change this should be interpreted as a negative result indicating that alcohol has not been detected.
Invalid: if the color pad has a blue color before applying saliva sample, do not use the test.
Note: A result where the outer edges of the color pad produces a slight color but the majority of the pad remains colorless the test should be repeated to ensure complete saturation of the pad with saliva. The test is not reusable.