Saliva Alcohol Testing in Texas

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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 Texas lab a viable option for those looking for an easy way to test for very recent alcohol consumption.

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Instant Analysis of Recent Use

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 Quicktest Labs, you won’t have to wait for your results.

Non-Intrusive Testing Method

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 Texas lab might be the best option.

Tamper-Resistant Sampling

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 Texas 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 alcohol testers directly obtain a saliva sample and follow our strict documentation and custody policies.

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At Quicktest Labs, we want to make every experience testing with us as comfortable and worry-free as possible. We know that, whatever your reason for testing, quick results can bring peace of mind. We have the shortest wait times in the industry. We will serve our customers within 5 minutes of their arrival. On most tests we provide instant test results. On Lab tests we typically provide results in 24 hours (depending on type of test performed).

You'll be amazed at how quickly you are helped by our professional and precise our staff. Our lab techs will help you through the testing process with the highest level of professional customer service.

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Benefits of Saliva Testing At Quicktest Labs:

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.

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At Quicktest Labs, 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 Quicktest Labs your best option for alcohol testing services in Texas, Texas.

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