This product is for in-vitro use.
ALCO-SCREEN™, by Chematics, is a saliva alcohol test intended for use as a rapid,
highly sensitive non-invasive method for the objective determination of alcohol
ingestion. With positive results, relative blood alcohol concentration may be
approximated by colorimetric visual observation. For applications requiring a
quantitative determination of blood alcohol concentration, a positive ALCO-
SCREEN™ result must be verified using an acceptable quantitative alcohol
procedure. ALCO-SCREEN™ requires no special training provided that instructions
are followed carefully. However, quantitative follow-up testing should be performed
by a qualified professional.
ALCO-SCREEN™ may also be used to qualitatively detect the presence of alcohol in
many other fluids, such as drinks, blood serum etc. See Limitations for further
Excess or inappropriate consumption of alcohol is a common and pervasive social
problem. It is a contributory factor to many accidents, injuries and medical conditions.
Screening of individuals for alcohol consumption is an important method for the
identification of individuals who might be at risk due to alcohol use or intoxication.
Screening is also an important deterrent against inappropriate alcohol consumption.
The blood alcohol concentration at which a person becomes impaired is variable
dependent on the individual. Parameters specific to the individual such as physical size,
weight, activity level, eating habits and alcohol tolerance all affect the level of
It is well established that the concentration of alcohol in saliva is comparable to that of
. The correlation between blood and saliva alcohol in concurrent samples
taken between 60 and 360 minutes after alcohol ingestion have been shown to be
r = 0.962 (p<0.001)
. ALCO-SCREEN™ exploits this relationship to allow a non-
invasive method to screen for the presence of alcohol in saliva/blood.
test consists of a plas