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Urine Tests Produce Too Many False Positives

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The EtG test is a biomarker test that detects the presence of ethyl glucuronide in urine samples. Usually, it is used to monitor alcohol consumption in individuals who are legally prohibited from drinking alcohol by the justice system or restricted from drinking by their employers. (Source)  The EtG urine alcohol test has come under criticism because it is so sensitive that “it can give positive results for merely coming in contact with common household products that contain alcohol, [Read the full post. . .]

Alcohol Tests Under Heightened Scrutiny

blood, human, splatter, dropsThe following article, by Andy Coghlan appeared today’s version of New Scientist. [HERE]  It represents possible scientific defenses to blood and urine alcohol tests.  Dayton DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II is committed to learning as much as possible about scientific advances in DUI defense.  He is currently the only attorney in the State of Ohio to be certified in Forensic Sobriety Assessment.

Fail an alcohol test and you could lose your job. But confidence is

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