The Mission Saliva Alcohol Test Strip is a screening test used to semi-quantitatively measure alcohol in human saliva. The test strip indicates relative Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at 0.0%, 0.02%, 0.04%, 0.08%, and 0.30% cutoff levels. Results are used in the diagnosis of alcohol intoxication. For in vitro diagnostic use only. The test is a firm plastic strip with a test pad attached at the tip. The test pad contains chemicals that are highly sensitive to alcohol. Alcohol in saliva reacts with the chemicals to produce a color change on the test pad. The color change depends on the amount of alcohol present. The results are read by comparing the color of the test pad with the color chart. A lower Cutoff indicates greater sensitivity to the substance.
The test strip contains Tetramethylbenzidine, Alcohol Oxidase (EC 188.8.131.52), Peroxidase (EC 184.108.40.206), and other additives.
The Mission Saliva Alcohol Test Strip can detect relative BAC from 0.02% to 0.30%. Acceptable limits of BAC depend on local regulations. The Mission Saliva Alcohol Test Strip will react with methyl, ethyl, propyl, and butyl alcohols. The following substances have been tested and do not interfere with the Mission Saliva Alcohol Test Strip at the concentration listed.