Description of Alcohol quick saliva test 0,2-3,0%:
- Alcohol quick saliva test detects the presence of alcohol in saliva and provide an approximation of relative blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at 0.02% or greater.
- detection ranges from 0.2‰ through to 3.0‰ for the approximate relative blood alcohol concentration
- gives an accurate, quantitative result with saliva
- results can be received in 2 minutes
- instruction insert is included in package
NOTE: if you are testing against alcohol level of 0.5 ‰ (which is the legal limit in many countries to disallow driving of motor vehicles), use the quick breath test instead.
According to the definition by Magnus Huss, alcoholism is a chronic continual drinking or periodic consumption of alcohol, which is characterized by impaired control over drinking, frequent episodes of intoxication, and preoccupation with alcohol and the use of alcohol despite adverse consequences.
It was estimated that 5.9% of deaths each year are caused by the alcohol abuse. Alcohol attributes to 25% of the deaths in the age group aged 20 – 39 years.
Essential and reactive alcoholism are distinguished. The essential alcoholism is supposed to be predisposed genetically, while reactive alcoholism develops due to other disorders.
In the United Kingdom the following terms referred to drinking are used:
- Binge drinking: Over twice the daily guidelines in one day (8 units for men, 6 units for women).
- Low to moderate: Weekly, drinking up to 14 units for women and 21 units for men.
- Heavy to moderate: Weekly, drinking 14–35 units for women and 21–50 units for men.
- Very heavy drinking: Weekly consumption of 35 units or more for women, and 50 units or more for men.
- Chronic: Sustained drinking, which is causing or is likely to cause harm.