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Detection and quantitation of prior consumption or administration of ethanol
Ethanol is the single most important substance of abuse in the United States. It is the active agent in beer, wine, vodka, whiskey, rum, and other liquors.
Ethanol acts on cerebral functions as a depressant similar to general anesthetics. This depression causes most of the typical symptoms of intoxication including impaired thought, clouded judgment, and changed behavior. As the level of alcohol increases, the degree of impairment becomes progressively increased.
None detected (Positive results are quantitated.)
Cutoff concentration: 10 mg/dL
Individuals who chronically consume ethanol develop a tolerance to the drug, and require higher levels than described above to achieve various states of intoxication.
Quantitation in urine correlates poorly with the degree of intoxication.
Not intended for use in employment-related testing or issues regarding legal ethanol intoxication.
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