Alco-Screen Alcohol Test
FDA 510(k) cleared for home use
Manufactured in USA
Easy to Administer
2 Minute Test Time
Alco-Screen Saliva Alcohol Test
Alco-Screen™ is a rapid, highly sensitive method to detect the presence of alcohol in saliva and provide an approximation of relative blood alcohol concentration. Since it is well established that the concentration of alcohol in saliva is very close to that in the blood, saliva is the preferred specimen for alcohol testing, allowing for greater detection sensitivity than breath testing methods. Alco-Screen™ 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 any time, and in any place.
Alco-Screen™ is FDA 510(k) cleared for home use and is a CLIA-waived testing device. Inappropriate consumption of alcohol can be a problem in many family, occupational, institutional and safety sensitive situations. Alco-Screen™ is an easy yet effective tool for identifying alcohol consumption. Alco-Screen™ can be used as a cost effective way to help minimize the risks associated with inappropriate alcohol consumption.
ALCO-SCREEN® is a semi-quantitative screening test used to estimate the
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) using human saliva. The test strip
estimates BAC at the 0.00%, 0.02%, 0.04%, 0.08% and 0.3% levels.
Results are used in the diagnosis of alcohol use or intoxication.
For in vitro diagnostic use.
The ALCO-SCREEN® consists of a plastic strip with a test pad attached at
the tip. The test pad is treated to react with alcohol in saliva and will
change to shades of green-gray to blue depending on the presence of and
amount of alcohol detected.
Convenient – The Alco-Screen can be used at any time, any place. Short 2 minute saliva test time. Each test is individually wrapped and completely disposable.
Economical – Alco-Screen greatly reduces the time and cost associated with other single and multiple use alcohol testing methods.
Sensitive – The relationship between the amount of saliva alcohol and blood alcohol is 1:1 while with breath it is 0.000048:1, making saliva a more sensitive testing medium than breath.
Versatile – In addition to testing alcohol in saliva, the Alco-Screen can detect the presence of alcohol in other fluids.
Safety – Alco-Screen promotes a safe work environment and increased productivity by helping to eliminate alcohol related accidents.
Enforcement – Alco-Screen helps in the enforcement of “zero-tolerance” laws, rules, regulations and agreements which prohibit alcohol consumption in the workplace.
Compliance – Alco-Screen helps to monitor individuals enrolled in treatment programs.
Alco-Screen Test Instructions:
- Abstain from placing anything in the mouth for 15 minutes prior to beginning the test. This includes non-alcoholic drinks, tobacco, coffee, breath mints, food, etc.
- Open the foil package and remove the test strip. Observe the reactive pad on the end of the test strip. The pad should be a light cream color. A test strip with a regent pad which is a dark tan color or otherwise discolored must be discarded.
- Saturate the reactive pad end of the stick with saliva from mouth or sputum cup. Immediately start the timer. Remove the test pad/stick from mouth and wait just two minutes.
At two minutes observe the color changes (if any) in the reactive pad. A color change of green or blue indicates the presence of alcohol and therefore a positive result. Results obtained after more than 2 minute and 30 seconds may be erroneous. Compare the test pad with the color chart printed on the back panel of foil package. Within 15 seconds choose the closest color match to estimate the alcohol concentration. Interpretation: Negative = No color change on the reactive pad. Positive = Reactive pad changes color in 2 minutes.
Negative: The test pad shows no color change and matches the Negative
color block on the foil package.
Positive: The test pad shows a color change from light green-gray color at
0.02% BAC to a dark blue-gray color near 0.30% BAC.