Breathalyzer Tubes
Box of 20 Tests

Detects Intoxication in Breath

Item: C031-011-02 (BAC 0.02%)

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Item: C031-011-08 (BAC 0.08%)

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Summary

  • Detects intoxication in human breath at established BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) cutoff levels.

  • Two BAC cutoff levels are offered: 0.02% BAC and 0.08% BAC. The 0.02% BAC breathalyzer test uses the lower cutoff level, meaning it is more sensitive to alcohol. This is a better option for a zero-tolerance testing scenario. The 0.08% BAC breathalyzer test reflects the cutoff level used by most US states to determine if an individual is legally intoxicated.

  • Results are obtained in 2 minutes.

  • FDA Approved.

Principal and Intended Use

The Mission Breath Alcohol Detector is intended to measure alcohol in human breath. Results are used in the diagnosis of alcohol intoxication. The Mission Breath Alcohol Detector is a semi-quantitative rapid screening test. It indicates relative Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at 0.02% or 0.08% cutoff levels. Each detector contains crystals that detect a specific cutoff level of BAC. The test is based on a chemical reaction. Alcohol reacts with the crystals in the detector to produce a color change from yellow to green or blue. The color change depends on the amount of alcohol in the breath. If the test is positive, the amount of alcohol in the breath is greater than or equal to the cutoff level of the detector.

Reagents

The test contains silica gel, inorganic acid, oxidative indicator, and other additives.

Precautions

  • For in vitro diagnostic use only.

  • For diagnosing intoxication.

  • Do not use after the expiration date printed on the sealed pouch.

  • Keep out of reach of children.

  • Do not swallow or eat the crystals.

  • Do not reuse the test.

  • Do not use if the Inner Glass Tube has been broken.

  • Do not use if the crystals are not yellow.

  • Results are affected by color perception and the lighting conditions when the test is read.

  • Do not immerse in liquid.

  • Dispose of properly.

Storage and Handling

Store as packaged. Keep detector in the sealed pouch until use. Store at room temperature or refrigerated (36–86°F or 2–30°C). Do not freeze. Do not leave the test in direct sunlight or near heat sources.

Materials Provided

  • Detectors

  • Package Insert

Materials Required but Not Provided

  • Timer

Alcohol Test Procedure

Refer to diagram below.

Breath Alcohol Tests - Diagram

Wait 15 minutes after the last alcohol intake or drink a glass of water before testing.

  1. Bring the pouch to room temperature (59–86°F or 15–30°C) before opening. Remove the detector from the sealed pouch. Do not touch the Mouthpiece to avoid contamination.

  2. Hold the middle of the detector. Firmly squeeze the detector to break the Inner Glass Tube. Perform the test as soon as possible to avoid the effects of humidity. Do not crush or bend the detector.

    Breath Alcohol Tests - Procedure - Step 2
  3. Hold the detector vertically with the arrows on the detector pointing down. Take a deep breath then blow down into the Mouthpiece in the same direction as the Detector Arrows. Blow hard into the detector for 12 seconds without stopping to take another breath.

    Note:  Failure to blow hard, or for 12 seconds, may cause false results. Do not inhale while blowing into the detector.

    Breath Alcohol Tests - Procedure - Step 3
  4. Shake the detector from side to side and in the horizontal position to distribute the crystals evenly in the Test Window.

  5. Read results after 2 minutes by comparing the color of the majority of crystals to the Color Chart on the detector label. Do not read results after 15 minutes.

Interpretation of Alcohol Test Results

Refer to diagram below.

  • Compare the color of the majority of crystals in the detector to the color blocks on the Color Chart on the detector label. Both color blocks indicate a positive test result. The first color block indicates the color of a positive test result at the cutoff level. The second color block indicates the color of a positive test result above the cutoff level.

  • NEGATIVE:  The majority of the crystals are yellow, light yellow, or light green, but still more yellow than the first color block of the Color Chart on the detector label. The relative BAC is below the cutoff level of the detector.

  • POSITIVE:  The majority of the crystals are the same color as either color block on the Color Chart, a color in between them, or blue. The relative BAC is at or above the cutoff level of the detector.

Breath Alcohol Tests - Diagram

Limitations

  • Alcohol impairs judgment. The test should be administered and interpreted by someone who is not under the influence of alcohol.

  • The Breath Alcohol Detector is a screening test. It cannot detect exact BAC. Confirm results with an approved alcohol test before taking legal action. The test should not be used to determine if the user is capable of operating machinery or driving. Actions of any person, based on the outcome of the test, are at the person's own risk.

  • Failure to wait 15 minutes after the last alcohol intake or to drink a glass of water before testing may cause false results.

  • Wait 15 minutes after using over-the-counter products, eating, smoking, or chewing gum before testing. Such items may cause false positive results.

  • People who are color-blind or visually impaired should not read results.

  • Read the test under incandescent, fluorescent, or indirect sunlight. Do not read under streetlights. Sodium vapor from streetlights can cause colors to appear differently. Use a flashlight to read the results. Shine the light on the side of the detector and not directly on it.

  • Sex, age, physical condition, and the amount of food or drugs consumed may affect the test. A person under the influence of alcohol may test negative.

  • The test is highly sensitive to alcohol and alcohol vapors in the air. Perform the test in an area free of vapors.

Performance Characteristics

The Breath Alcohol Detector will react with ethyl alcohol and other volatile alcohols. Some substances such as volatile alcohols, volatile aldehydes, and volatile alkenes, do not normally interfere with the Breath Alcohol Detector in sufficient quantity.