Excessive drinking is an increasingly critical concern in the US. An increased amount of alcohol consumption can increase the likelihood of violence, irresponsible sexual behavior, poisoning, and injuries of various sorts. That’s what stands on the short-term scale. In the long run, alcohol consumption can lead to addiction, heart disease, liver disease, cancer, and other mental health issues, including depression. With a higher than the national average excessive drinking rate, Ford Biomedical Laboratories has served as a source for the Michigan Alcohol Test and a partner with several organizations and entities for testing and analysis.
The Biology of It
Beer, wine, and alcoholic beverages all include the intoxicating substance ethyl alcohol. The fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches results in the production of alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant of the central nervous system that enters the bloodstream quickly from the stomach. The liver is where alcohol is broken down, but because the liver can only process a tiny amount of alcohol at once, extra alcohol circulates in the bloodstream. Alcohol use has immediate effects on the body that are proportional to the amount ingested. Age, gender, and the quantity of food consumed prior to drinking are just a few of the many variables that affect how each individual responds to alcohol.
What types of alcohol tests do Ford Biomedical Laboratories offer?
Urine ETOH Alcohol: A test that detects the ingestion of ethanol within the past 12-36 hours.
Urine EtG Alcohol: A test that detects the ingestion of ethanol within the past 80 hours.
Blood PEth Alcohol Drug Test: A test for PEth that shows whether the alcohol consumed is intentional or incidental.
Instant EtG Screen (Urine): A test that detect EtG in urine for up to 80 hours after the last consumption of an alcoholic beverage. This test is considered a screening tool only.
If you’re a patient concerned about drinking habits or a healthcare or other organization interested in Michigan alcohol test collaboration, contact us or walk in!
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