Randox Testing Services understands the importance of using the right sample type in the right testing scenario. As a result we use a variety of testing methods and sample types to detect drug abuse or alcohol misuse and offer advice and guidance on which method, or combination of methods would be best. Our drug and alcohol testing methods include a breath test, oral fluid test, urine test and a hair strand test.
A breath test is used for the detection of alcohol and determines whether an individual has recently consumed alcohol or is currently over the legal or pre-determined limit. It produces instant results and is commonly used by employers carrying out various types of workplace testing including random testing, for cause testing and post-incident testing, as well as police officers involved in criminal cases where alcohol is suspected to be the cause.
Alcohol breath testing consists of using a non-invasive handheld device to analyse and estimate an individual’s blood alcohol content indirectly by measuring the amount of alcohol in their breath. This is possible due to alcohol being absorbed from the mouth, throat, stomach and intestines into the bloodstream. As the blood passes through the lungs, some of the alcohol evaporates and moves across the membranes of the lungs alveoli (air sacs) into the air. The concentration of the alcohol in the air is related to the concentration of alcohol in the blood, allowing a breathalyser device to be used to estimate an individual’s blood alcohol content.
At Randox Testing Services we use and supply breathalysers to provide extremely accurate results.
Intoximeters Breathalysers allow alcohol testing to be conducted on-site, and results to be reported immediately. Our highly trained collection officers will perform a breath test at a place convenient to you, using a calibrated instrument to produce legally defensible results which are printed and reported immediately. The donor will then be asked to sign the result report which will be retained by our sample collection officer and included in our final report. For our full range, please click here.
Benefits of Using a Breath Test to Detect Alcohol: