What is the Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test?
Alcohol blood testing detects evidence of alcohol use. It is also called ethanol or ethyl alcohol. Alcohol is an ingredient in drinks like beer, wine, and liquor that can cause intoxication, created during the fermentation of starches, yeast, and sugars. Alcohol blood testing is the most accurate method of measuring the amount of alcohol in the body. Alcohol can also be measured in samples of a person’s sweat, hair, urine, breath, and saliva. An alcohol blood test may be performed for various purposes, including workplace drug testing and determining if a driver is operating a vehicle while impaired.
When is the Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test recommended?
It is recommended:
For symptoms such as confusion, staggering, vomiting, and unconsciousness.
When alcohol blood testing may be used during an investigation or court case.
Additional drug testing and testing for the presence of other or, more toxic, alcohols (such as methanol and isopropyl alcohol) may also be performed if the use of other substances is suspected.
Employers may test for alcohol use in new applicants, regularly during employment, or after an accident on the job. Although most private employers are not required for the testing of employees for the use of alcohol and other drugs, testing is required in certain safety and security-sensitive workplaces, like the sensitive Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation.
What does it measure?
The Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test:
Analyzes the amount of alcohol, biomarkers, or metabolites in a person’s blood or serum. The serum in the blood is separated and remains after the blood clots. The alcohol metabolites are the substances that are created as the liver breaks down and the body gets rid of itself of the alcohol, while an alcohol biomarker is a substance that is only present in the following alcohol consumption.
The consumed alcohol stays in a person's body until it is broken down, primarily by the liver. When the person drinks faster than their liver can break down alcohol, their BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) increases.
While measuring the person’s BAC can show the amount of alcohol they have consumed recently, alcohol metabolites can be measured to measure chronic alcohol use or relapse after a period of sobriety.
Alcohol can be detected in the blood within the minutes of a person’s first drink. The time frame in which the alcohol use can be detected in the blood, called its detection window, depends on several factors, including the type of test conducted.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 12 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test in Bangalore is Rs.680.
How often should I get tested for the Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test?
The Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test?
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book an Alcohol (Ethanol) Screen Serum test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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