Consumer Genetics Announces The AbuseCheck(TM) Hair Alcohol Test
Published: Oct 29, 2008
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoholism poses serious health issues with major socio-economic consequences to society. Four major areas of concern are public transportation, child custody rights, measuring underage drinking, and tools for monitoring rehabilitation. The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking, railroads, mass transit, pipelines and other transportation industries. Monies paid to courts for child custody or divorce cases that stem from alcohol use could be significantly decreased if long term alcohol use could be reliably established. A historical alcohol consumption test could also be helpful in optimizing rehabilitation treatment programs and monitoring repeat “driving under the influence” (DUI) offenders. Current testing methods such as breath, blood, or urine, can be more invasive, and provide alcohol use information for a window of only a few hours after alcohol consumption. These tests do not provide quantitative long term information.