Because concomitant sequelae of alcoholism are often present in addicts an alcohol screen should be done. The Alcohol Screen is a qualitative enzymatic quick test for the detection of alcohol in saliva or urine. The Alcohol Screen is simple and fast and shows a positive result if the level is above 0.1% alcohol. The assay detects ethanol at concentrations of 0.1% or 10mg/dL respectively by color change of the test pad to light greenish-grey. The green color intensifies with higher alcohol concentration in the sample. Thus, Alcohol-Screen produces a color change in the presence of alcohol in the specimen ranging from a light green-grey color at 0.1% concentrations via middle green at medium concentrations to a dark greenish-grey color at a 3.0% alcohol concentration (Figure V-15).
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Alcoholism is something that can't be formed in easy terms. Alcoholism as a whole refers to the circumstance whereby there's an obsession in man to keep ingesting beverages with alcohol content which is injurious to health. The circumstance of alcoholism doesn't let the person addicted have any command over ingestion despite being cognizant of the damaging consequences ensuing from it.