At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine if a person has consumed ethanol and to measure the amount of ethanol present
When to Get Tested?
When someone has signs and symptoms that suggest intoxication or ethanol poisoning; when a person is suspected of violating drinking-related laws, or as part of a drug testing panel
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm, a urine sample, or sometimes a breath sample; rarely, saliva is collected. Blood, urine, and saliva samples must be sent to a laboratory for analysis. A breath sample is analyzed immediately on site using a breathalyzer.
Test Preparation Needed?