To put it simply, breath alcohol testing at our state-of-the-art lab detects the presence of alcohol in the body. The test is typically performed using specifically designed devices known as breathalyzers. These devices have been programmed in such a manner that they are able to detect even the slightest presence of alcohol in the body. However, due to the set protocols and the situations at hand, the devices are designed to detect only a level of alcohol that is deemed excess to the extent that it can inhibit the reasoning capability of the person.
A positive outcome is an indication of a high presence of alcohol in the system of the patient or suspect. The level of alcohol reported as positive defers from one country to another. In most instances, any amount of alcohol in the blood stream greater than 0.08% is reported as positive.
Upon the reception of the results, the outcome is issued out to the patient, or the organization that had requested the test. In this case, if the reason for the test was a DUI, then the results may be mailed or issued out to the department for further steps. You can be sure that the results will always be delivered discreetly.
So, why would someone get breath alcohol testing at our lab? Well, the test can be taken by any individual at any time if there is a strong suspicion of alcohol consumption in situations where the patient was not supposed to consume alcohol. For instance, before offering an employment opportunity, many organizations request this test from the applicant. Parents may also request a breath alcohol test at our lab for their children if it is suspected that the child in question is abusing alcohol.
At Exceed Urgent Care, we proudly offer a number of tests at our lab. We test for pregnancy, RSV, certain drugs, allergies and STDS, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. We pride ourselves in getting you the results quickly and discreetly. The testing usually only takes just minutes of your time, and then you’ll be on your way to your other activities. Testing at our state-of-the-art lab in Texarkana can give you peace of mind and/or the answers you need to move forward. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!