Alcohol is quickly absorbed into the blood and can be measured shortly after the consumption of an alcoholic drink.
- Alcohol is quickly absorbed into the blood and can be measured shortly after the consumption of an alcoholic drink.
- The test measures the amount of alcohol (ethanol) present in the body based on exhaled breath.
- The alcohol test is a disposable alcohol indicator containing indicator chemistry that changes colour in the presence of alcohol. The three colours indicate whether you have zero (0%), low (0.04%) or high (0.08%) alcohol level.
Alcohol tests are used for checking alcohol levels to ensure safe and legal driving or operating of machinery, as well as for testing underage people or other people who should abstain from alcohol. They can also be useful in helping determine the cause of altered mental status, such as confusion, unpredictable behaviour or coma.
- Symptoms of alcohol intoxication include lack of coordination and unsteadiness, which make it hard to stand or walk, or erratic, unsafe driving.
- The legal driving limit in Denmark is 0.05% BrAC (Breath alcohol concentration). If found to be in excess of the limit, penalties can include large fines or even a prison sentence.