SUMMARY Two-thirds of all adults drink alcohol. The blood alcohol concentration at which a person becomes impaired is variable dependent upon the individual. Each individual has specific parameters that affect the level of impairment such as size, weight, eating habits and alcohol tolerance. Inappropriate consumption of alcohol can be a contributing factor to many accidents, injuries, and medical conditions. The Alcohol Rapid Test Strip (Milk) is a rapid, highly sensitive method to detect the presence of Alcohol in human milk This test provides a preliminary result only. A more specific alternate chemical method must be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result. Gas chromatography (GC) is the preferred confirmatory method. Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any result, particularly when preliminary positive results are indicated.
TEST PROCEDURE FOR Alochol Test
Allow the pouched strip to equilibrate to room temperature (15-30C) prior to testing. 1. Remove the test strip from the sealed pouch and use it as soon as possible. Do not use the test strip if the reaction pad has a blue color before the breast milk is applied or is otherwise discolored. 2. Saturate the reaction pad with breast milk from the collection container or by applying the breast milk directly to the reaction pad. (It usually takes 6-8 seconds to be saturated.) 3. Read results at 2 minutes by visually comparing the color of the reaction pad with the color chart to determine the relative blood alcohol level.