The Centers for Disease Control reports that over time, excessive alcohol use can lead to chronic diseases and other serious problems, including alcohol use disorder and problems with learning, memory and mental health. Other chronic health conditions linked to excessive alcohol use include: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease and cancer.
Labcorp offers drug-free workplace instant saliva alcohol screening at many of its more than 2,000 patient service centers (PSCs) nationwide (check with Labcorp about availability). The instant saliva alcohol screen is performed on-site by trained professionals to obtain an immediate screening result.
The saliva alcohol test used by Labcorp conforms to the Department of Transportation (DOT) model specifications for screening devices that measure alcohol in bodily fluids. In the event that a positive screen is obtained with the instant test, DOT requires breath alcohol confirmation using an evidentiary breath alcohol testing instrument.
The following protocol applies to federally regulated and non-federally regulated saliva alcohol screening.
Labcorp offers laboratory-based oral fluid and blood alcohol testing for non-federally regulated drug-free workplace testing programs. Oral fluid alcohol testing may be performed as a single test or as part of an oral fluid drug test panel. Blood alcohol testing likewise may be performed as a single test or in conjunction with a blood, oral fluid or urine drug test panel. The same Labcorp PSC network that conducts saliva alcohol screening may also be used for oral fluid or blood alcohol specimen collections.
To set up an alcohol testing program, contact Labcorp sales.