Urine alcohol tests are given to determine if someone has been drinking in the recent past, and not if they are presently under the influence. Breath tests are used to detect the current presence of alcohol as in the case of a drinking and driving scenario.
Reasons for Ordering Urine Alcohol Tests
RaBu Diagnostics offers several urine alcohol tests, including tests that can detect the presence of both alcohol and additional substances. Urine Alcohol tests are commonly used in cases involving custody situations where a parent is required by court order to remain sober during a custodial period. Testing would take place at the end of the custody period to verify that no alcohol was consumed in the recent past.